Aware that many young adults choose to abandon their faith when unable to explain or defend it against advocates of secular humanism and other misguided worldviews, John and Trudy Cathy White began searching for ways to combat this critical shift in ideas and lifestyle occurring amongst college-age students.
After 20 years of working in International Missions, the Whites also recognized an increasing need for equipping young adults in the area of godly leadership.
Impact 360 Institute was born out of the vision to transform communities with the message of Jesus Christ by equipping young adults to become Christ-centered servant leaders.
Impact 360 Fellows is a nine-month Christian gap year experience that offers biblical worldview training put into action through a unique combination of experiential learning, dynamic teaching, vibrant community, domestic and international travel, and servant leadership training.
The Fellows experience is a holistic learning experience that incorporates both classroom learning and real-life application. During class lectures, Fellows engage with leading Christian scholars and thought leaders on a variety of relevant cultural and worldview issues. Outside the classroom, Fellows apply what they learn by living in intentional community, serving at local non-profits, and supporting ministries internationally during an international immersion experience in January.
Academics at Impact 360 Fellows isn’t about head knowledge, it’s about learning to truly own your faith.
Christian faith isn’t blind, it is active trust in what you have reasonable evidence to believe to be true. Dive deep into vital topics such as theology, biblical ethics, apologetics, servant leadership, and much more. Engage in exciting and challenging discussions as you unpack what it means to love God with your mind.
Impact 360 Fellows partners with a regionally accredited University (SACSCOC), Union University (Jackson, Tennessee), to offer 18 hours of transferable college credit to each student that attends. Impact 360 Fellows are fully enrolled students of Union University.
We believe that it is important and powerful for students to have the opportunity to be immersed in a different culture. Traditionally, students spend the month-long international experience serving and learning in Brazil. While abroad, service opportunities include working at youth camps and orphanages, ju-jitsu ministry, volunteering at local churches and schools, and staying in host homes. experience a new culture with an international experience. This is also an opportunity for students to implement their worldview training in a culture that believes differently than a biblical worldview.
Servant Leadership is at the heart of Impact 360 Institute and is embedded in every aspect of the Fellows experience. Fellows receive leadership training at Chick-fil-A Corporate and receive the SERVE model leadership certification, which is an opportunity normally reserved for Chick-fil-A Operators only. Each student also leads a group of their peers at least once throughout the program in their service teams.
Becoming a servant leader is not an easy task, it requires deep vision and commitment to “your why”. Learn how to live a life of service, and learn why it’s the best way to live. Each Impact 360 Fellow learns how to be a servant leader, but more than just learning, you get a chance to live it out every single day. Learn More
Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples, at Impact 360 Fellows we take this command seriously. Discipleship at Impact 360 Institute happens in the context of godly community. Learn how to make disciples while you are being discipled by our staff throughout the nine months.
God calls each of us into different calling and areas of the world to serve Him. The Fellows capstone research project is focused on a plan to influence the world around you, specifically an area of culture that you feel called to bring Kingdom influence.
Chantal Monique Duson has a background in social service and children’s ministry. She has worked with a diverse array of under-served communities.
Monique worked as a Missionary to South Africa for over 4 years, serving children and teachers impacted by drugs, violence, and trauma.
Monique spent 2 decades advocating for Critical Race Theory (CRT), but through a series of events began to see the contradictions of CRT with the historic Christian worldview. She is now convinced that CRT is not the best way to achieve racial unity and actively speaks out against the use of CRT within the church. Monique's vision is to promote a vision for racial healing based on the historic Christian worldview.
Monique has a BA in Sociology from Biola University. She is working on a MA in Theology.
Monique has appeared on shows such as Relatable (with Allie Beth Stuckey), the Alisa Childers podcast, and Breakpoint (with John Stonestreet).