Who this is for
Immersion is a 2-week transformational worldview and leadership experience for high school students where they will learn what they believe, why they believe it, and how to live it out in the real world. This summer, own your faith.
What to expect
At Immersion, students will learn from some of the best minds in biblical worldview and apologetics. They will also engage in powerful times of worship. This is paired with incredibly fun excursions to make memories that last a lifetime. Immersion isn't just a summer camp, it's a chance to dive into your faith and make it your own.

Speakers

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Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell

A very popular speaker and author of numerous books including Apologetics for a New Generation and Understanding Intelligent Design. Sean taught Bible and Christian worldview to high school students for over 10 years before joining the faculty at Biola University.
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Derek Minor

Derek Minor

Nashville native, Derek Minor, graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors degree in Recording Industry Management. His latest album, Minorville, debuted #1 on Billboard Gospel.​
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J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, Christian case maker and author. J. Warner was a conscientious and vocal atheist through his undergraduate and graduate work in Design and Architecture (CSULB and UCLA); he always considered himself to be an "evidentialist". His experience in law enforcement only served to strengthen his conviction that truth is tied directly to evidence. But at the age of thirty-five, J. Warner took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. After becoming a Christ follower in 1996, Jim continued to take an evidential approach to truth as he examined the Christian worldview.
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Jonathan Morrow
Director of Cultural Engagement

Jonathan Morrow

D. Min in Engaging Mind and Culture at Talbot School of Theology M.A. and M.Div in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University / Talbot School of Theology B.A. English, Middle Tennessee State University Jonathan is the author of Welcome to College, Questioning the Bible, and Think Christianly and coauthor of Is God Just a Human Invention? He also contributed to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He enjoys teaching in the summer Impact 360 Immersion experience, the 9 month Gap Year experience, and the Masters experience for graduate students. As the founder of Think Christianly (thinkchristianly.org), Jonathan speaks nationally on worldview, apologetics, and culture and is passionate about seeing a new generation of Christ-followers understand what they believe, why they believe it, and why it matters in life. His books have been featured on shows like Family Life Today, Stand to Reason, Breakpoint, WAY-FM, In the Market with Janet Parshall, The Janet Mefferd Show, and Apologetics 315. He and his wife have been married for 13 years and have three children. http://jonathanmorrow.org twitter.com/jonathan_morrow
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Seth & Nirva Ready

Seth & Nirva Ready

Seth and Nirva Ready are Christian artists and young adult pastors at their local church. Nirva is a member of TobyMac and DC Band.
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Brett Kunkle

Brett Kunkle

Brett is a sought-after speaker on Christian worldview and apologetics (M.A. Biola University). Brett is the founder and CEO of Maven Truth and is a Teaching Fellow with Impact 360 Institute.
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Alan Shlemon

Alan Shlemon

As a national speaker for Stand to Reason, Alan trains Christians to make a thoughtful defense of their faith in the public square (M.A. Biola University).
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Jay Watts

Jay Watts

As a national speaker and writer for the Life Training Institute, Jay has winsomely made the case for life in venues like Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is passionate about training a new generation of students to do the same.

You will experience

Engaging Media and Film
Every day we encounter hundreds of images and messages through media, TV, News, and film. In this worldview experience our faculty will train students how to think Christianly about the media they consume.
Prepare for Influence
Leadership is about influence. And influence flows from who you are. Your identity. During this leadership experience our faculty and staff will help students discover how God might be calling them to participate in the larger redemptive story that God is writing by visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.
Engaging Worldviews on Campus
Our faculty and staff will take students to visit a nearby college campus where they will have the have the opportunity to interact with those who believe differently than they do about God and spirituality. Afterwards we will share what we learned from this worldview experience together and then address any challenging questions encountered. This confidence building experience is a favorite of our students.
The Art of Spiritual Conversation
Our culture is full of soundbites and slogans. Many of these slogans often shut Christians down before they can engage. This unique experience gives students confidence and hands-on training in how to use questions to guide conversations with friends, family, and professors in a spiritually productive way.
Engaging Islam
One of the best ways to explore what you believe is to interact with those who believe differently. Our faculty and staff will take students to visit a nearby mosque where they will have the have the opportunity to learn about Islam from people who actually practice it. Afterwards, we will share what we learned from this worldview experience together, discuss the significant differences between Christianity and Islam and the importance of clearly understanding the Gospel.
Leading Together
Life is a team sport and leadership requires community. Through fun, high energy experiences like the tree-top zip line adventure and whitewater rafting students will learn how to leverage their unique personalities, how to work together with their peers toward a common vision, and how to overcome adversity together.
Engaging Big Questions
  • Does God Exist?
  • Everyone Has a Worldview
  • Dealing with DoubtIs Truth Relative?
  • Origin and Reliability of the Bible
  • Problem of Evil and Suffering
  • Who Was Jesus?
  • Thinking Christianly About Music, Film and Pop Culture
  • Moral Relativism
  • Defending Your Faith on Campus and in the Classroom
  • Making the Case for Life in the Public Square
  • Discovering Your Identity in Christ
  • God’s Design for Sexuality in a Confused Culture
  • Engaging Culture Through Imagination & the Arts
  • Is Jesus the Only Way?
  • Is Evolution True?
  • Learning From Jesus How to LiveFinding God’s Will
  • Did Jesus Rise From The Dead?
  • Cultivating Wise Relationships
  • Do Humans Have Souls?
More
  • Does God Exist?
  • Everyone Has a Worldview
  • Dealing with DoubtIs Truth Relative?
  • Origin and Reliability of the Bible
  • Problem of Evil and Suffering
  • Who Was Jesus?
  • Thinking Christianly About Music, Film and Pop Culture
  • Moral Relativism
  • Defending Your Faith on Campus and in the Classroom
  • Making the Case for Life in the Public Square
  • Discovering Your Identity in Christ
  • God’s Design for Sexuality in a Confused Culture
  • Engaging Culture Through Imagination & the Arts
  • Is Jesus the Only Way?
  • Is Evolution True?
  • Learning From Jesus How to LiveFinding God’s Will
  • Did Jesus Rise From The Dead?
  • Cultivating Wise Relationships
  • Do Humans Have Souls?
Highlights
  • Discover a safe place to ask tough questions and share honest doubts
  • Experience real community with other truth-seekers
  • Gain the confidence to follow Christ in college
  • Participate in worldview experiences that get you out of the classroom and into the real world
  • Deepen your personal relationship with God
  • Be mentored in small groups by Impact 360 Gap Year alumni committed to living out their faith on campus
  • Experience a smaller learning environment where you will get more personal interaction w/ faculty, staff, and other students (space is limited)
  • Engage with people who believe differently than you do
  • Be equipped to influence those around you for Christ
  • Learn how to think critically about your faith and evaluate other worldviews
  • Find your unique place in the story God is writing
  • Be eligible to earn college credit*
  • Have fun with new friends zip-lining, whitewater rafting and more!
More
  • Discover a safe place to ask tough questions and share honest doubts
  • Experience real community with other truth-seekers
  • Gain the confidence to follow Christ in college
  • Participate in worldview experiences that get you out of the classroom and into the real world
  • Deepen your personal relationship with God
  • Be mentored in small groups by Impact 360 Gap Year alumni committed to living out their faith on campus
  • Experience a smaller learning environment where you will get more personal interaction w/ faculty, staff, and other students (space is limited)
  • Engage with people who believe differently than you do
  • Be equipped to influence those around you for Christ
  • Learn how to think critically about your faith and evaluate other worldviews
  • Find your unique place in the story God is writing
  • Be eligible to earn college credit*
  • Have fun with new friends zip-lining, whitewater rafting and more!
What leaders, parents, and students are saying.

Anyone can possess knowledge, but leaders are those who have been inspired to use what they know to do great things. Our world is in desperate need of the next-generation of Christian leaders that Impact 360 Institute trains both inside and outside of the classroom. If you are a young leader who desires to leverage your service to help the world come to know and experience Jesus, then Impact 360 Institute is the right place for you.

Dan T. Cathy
Chairman & CEO, Chick-fil-A

I can't think of anything better between high school and the college years than to set aside time to discover God, explore the world and fine-tune your vision for the rest of your life. That's what Impact 360 is all about, combining great teaching with practical experience preparing your role in God's amazing story.

Louie Giglio
Pastor, Passion City Church, Passion Conferences, sixsteps records
 

Two weeks could change your life forever… Are you ready to own your faith?

Dates: July 8-21, 2018 | $1,699.00 [All-Inclusive]
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F.A.Q.
Q: How do I register for Impact 360 Immersion?
A: You can register directly on our site!
Q: Where is Impact 360 Institute located?
A: 100 Impact Circle Pine Mountain, GA 31822 Note: Friends and family are welcome to send letters, cards, and your student’s favorite cookies to them while at Immersion! (Please use your student’s name when you send).
Q: What are the 2018 dates for Impact 360 Immersion?
A: The dates for Impact 360 Immersion 2018 are July 8, 2018 – July 21, 2018.
Q: What airport should I fly to and how should I get to campus?
A: ATL Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the best location. It’s approximately 1 ½ hour from Impact 360’s campus. If you fly into ATL on the day of registration by 1 PM, then Impact 360 Immersion staff members will be there to receive you and take you to Impact 360 Institute. On the last day of Immersion, we will also take you to the airport after 12:00PM for flights leaving at 2PM and later. Our closing program will end at 11:30AM, so we will not be able to take students to the airport for flights earlier than 2:30PM.
Q: What does Impact 360 Immersion 2018 cost?
A: The cost for Impact 360 Immersion 2018 is $1,699.00. This all-inclusive price will cover every cost associated with Immersion including all of our off-campus excursions. This price does not include travel and expenses to and from Impact 360 or Union University college credit. We recognize this is an investment in the spiritual growth of your student. In light of this we encourage families to consider raising support for their student(s) to participate in Immersion. Think of it as a real-life worldview and leadership mission trip. Immersion is a life-transforming experience and is well worth requesting the financial partnership and support of friends, fellow church members, coworkers and extended family members. For your convenience and to help make this more manageable financially, we have made payment plan options available when you check out.
Q: Should my son or daughter bring spending money?
A: Yes. Your son or daughter will have the opportunity to buy books and merchandise from the Impact 360 store, and also various opportunities to buy drinks and snacks both on campus and during our off campus experiences. $100.00 should be adequate spending money.
Q: How does my son or daughter obtain Union University college credit?
A: Union University college credit should be obtained through registering your student and completing the online form in the registration process, then submitting that form to Mitch Aldridge at [email protected] The cost for Union University college credit will be shared upon requesting more information. This must be paid in full before Immersion begins. Checks should be made to Impact 360 Institute.
Q: Where can parents stay overnight when we’re dropping-off or picking-up our students?
A: The best place to stay locally is the Mountain Creek Inn. MCI features free WiFi, a swimming pool, exercise facility, and is located less than 2 miles from Impact 360 Institute.