Impact 360 Masters

Our mission is to equip young professionals to be culture-shaping, Christ-centered servant leaders in their various vocations.

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Impact 360 Institute is partnering with Union University to offer a unique, residentially-based Master of Christian Studies Degree. The program is designed for young professionals who aspire to leadership in academics, student development, or student ministry in a college or university setting.

Outcomes

Character
Exemplary Christian character as defined by the virtues outlined in Galatians: Personal exercise of spiritual disciplines including Bible study, solitude, silence, and worship.

Character coaching through regular one-on-one and graduate cohort coaching sessions with Impact 360 Masters Director and Impact 360 resident faculty. Mentoring with an “external” Christ-following mentor. Seeking to embody love of God and love of neighbor in all things.

Chemistry
Ability to connect to a diverse group of believers and non-believers alike.

Self-awareness of how one is being experienced by others is key in gaining trust and influence. Chemistry “coaching” through one-on-one and graduate small groups. A battery of personality assessments, combined with expert coaching, over the course of your program will play a key role. Most graduate students do not ever receive this kind of coaching. Annual performance reviews with your supervisor will address this as it pertains to your assistantship work.

Calling
Demonstrate a growing confidence in your God-given calling.

Your growing sense of personal calling will be a major emphasis at Impact 360 Masters. Readings, discussions, spiritual disciplines, leadership experiences, and coaching will serve to assist you in clarifying the next station in your God-given vocation.

Competence
The highest level of competence in Christ-centered higher education as successfully demonstrated through coursework, a graduate assistantship, and leadership with undergraduate college students.

Coursework: Biblical worldview, theology, leadership, and educational theory and practice. A robust, Christian liberal arts philosophy of education will undergird all Impact 360 Masters and Union University graduate coursework and seminars. Critical thinking, discussion, and debate will be expected. Graduate assistantship: A university-style assistantship with emphases on active learning classroom instruction, experiential learning, and student life. Placement of graduates in stations of strategic servant leadership or doctoral work immediately upon graduation. Impact 360 Masters seminars: Graduate-level, discussion-based seminars with Impact 360 faculty and guest faculty. Discussions will be based on assigned readings and experiences, including leadership assignments and experiences with leaders at Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Endorsements & Testimonials

J.P. Moreland

Visiting Faculty

Impact 360 Masters

J.P. Moreland
Ph.D., Biola University

Jay Richards
Ph.D., Discovery Institute

Victor Claar
Ph.D., Henderson State University

Gene Fant
Ph.D., Palm Beach Atlantic University

Scott Rae
Ph.D., Biola University

John Stonestreet
M.A., The Colson Center for Christian Worldview

Cynthia Jayne
Ph.D., Union University

Frank Beckwith
Ph.D., Baylor University

Staff

Dr. Phil Alsup
Executive Director

Phil comes to Impact 360 Institute after serving as the Senior Director for Student Ministry with the WinShape Foundation. Phil oversees...

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Dr. John Basie
Director

Known affectionately as “Basie” around campus, John came to Impact 360 to live out his passion of equipping students to become...

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Dr. Jonathan Morrow
Director of Creative Strategies

Jonathan Morrow is the Director of Creative Strategies at Impact 360 Institute and serves as adjunct faculty with Union University. He...

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Ed Bort
Associate Director of Academics

Before serving Impact 360 Institute as the Associate Director of Academics, Ed served with Campus Crusade for Christ at California Polytechnic...

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Trent Wilbanks
Associate Director

Trent joined the Impact 360 Institute team in 2008, after serving five years as director at the Lifeshape Foundation’s retreat center,...

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Eric Turner
Director of Operations

Eric brings five years working with the North American Mission Board and nine years working with the International Mission board...

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Selection and placement is based in part on applicants’ personal strengths and stated objectives for study. To apply, be sure to download the application and return the application along with $50 to the Impact's main address.

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$50 Application / person