Experience Overview
Impact 360 Masters equips young professionals to be culture-shaping, Christ-centered servant leaders. Our residentially-based program supports flexible-format degrees and includes a paid assistantship. This program includes hands-on experience in equipping the next generation, relevant seminars, coaching, and includes the opportunity to assist in leading a one-month international immersion experience.
Who This is For
Do you have a desire to lead, disciple and train the next generation? Do you want to live within the context of authentic community while also investing deeply into the lives of others? If so, this could be the experience you are looking for. This program is designed to prepare students pursuing careers in higher education, intercultural ministry, and the helping professions.


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John Basie
Director of Impact 360 Masters

John Basie

John D. Basie, Ph.D.
Background and Experience
John is an accomplished leader in the higher education industry, having held faculty and administrative leadership roles in Washington, D.C., Columbia, SC., as well as having served his alma mater, Erskine College (SC), as Provost and Associate Professor of Philosophy & Ethics. As one of the founding team members for the Impact 360 Institute, John has served the Institute in various capacities since its beginning in 2006. He is presently the Director of Impact 360  Masters (impact360.org)—an academically rigorous and innovative graduate leadership program affiliated with Lifeshape Foundation and Chick-fil-A, Inc.
In addition to his experience in higher education, John is a certified executive coach and practitioner of coaching assessments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, the Strong Interest Inventory®, the Gallup-Clifton Strengthsfinder®, the EQ-i 2.0® (emotional intelligence), and Big 5 Workplace®. His past coaching assignments include executives, owner-operators, and team members at Chick-fil-A, Inc. (Atlanta), Merrill-Lynch, MassMutual, Xerox, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, Mantrain, and the Federal Reserve. One of John’s passions is to coach graduate students and young professionals in a process to identify their strengths and God-given callings early in their career.  He has coached students at institutions across the United States, including Dartmouth College, The College of William and Mary, Baylor University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his coaching assignments, John has consulted with Chick-fil-A Owner Operator Regional teams around the country on how to attract, retain, and develop millennial generation leaders in their businesses.
Ph.D., Church-State Studies; Baylor University (TX)
M.A., Philosophy of Religion & Ethics; Talbot School of Theology at Biola University (CA)
B.A., Psychology & Christian Education; Erskine College (SC)
University of Chicago, Studies in Developmental Psychology. 
 John resides in Pine Mountain, Georgia, with his wife and their three children.
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Phil Alsup
Executive Director

Phil Alsup

Ed. D. Doctor of Leadership and Education, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary M.A. Religious Education and Youth Recreation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary B.S. English, Middle Tennessee State University Phil comes to Impact 360 Institute after serving as the Senior Director for Student Ministry with the WinShape Foundation. Phil oversees the businesses dedicated to developing biblical worldview and leadership among collegians and students for Impact 360 Institute. He is passionate about leadership training, Biblical teaching, discipleship and theology. Phil served fifteen years in various leadership capacities at LifeWay Christian Resources after working in family ministries at two large Baptist churches in Tennessee. Phil resides in Peachtree City, Georgia, with his wife, Vicki, and their three children.
Karen Chantlos
Associate Director, Talent Stewardship
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Greg Brown
Spiritual Advisor

Greg Brown

B.A. Mercer University M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary D.Min. Besson Divinity, Samford University

You will experience

Developing Your 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.
Exploring Your 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.
Coaching In 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.
Growing In 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. 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.

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More Information
Q: How do I apply for the Impact 360 Masters program?
A: Impact 360 Masters 100 Impact Circle Pine Mountain, GA 31822 Fax 706 663 8055 Email: [email protected]
Q: What are the application requirements?
A: Application form, three references (see application), and an interview with Impact 360 Masters Admissions Committee.
Q: What compensation is offered for the Impact 360 Masters program?
A: After the activity fee is paid at the beginning of the year compensation includes: - Housing (either a brand new apartment on the new campus or a two bedroom apartment on the current Davis campus) is completely covered by Impact 360 with no cost to the masters student August to May. This includes rent and utilities which is around a $500 per month value. - Meals are also provided to the masters student during the Gap Year at no cost as well (15 meals per week). - Cell phone stipend up to $25 per month. - Paid graduate assistantship (in residence life or academics) over the course of the nine months averages into about 25 hours a week (some weeks more, some weeks less) at around $10 an hour.
Q: What if I have more questions about Impact 360 Masters?
A: For more information please contact [email protected]
Q: What Graduate Degrees Do You Offer
A: We are not a degree-granting institution. Masters students are enrolled in another university with a flexible format program and live, work and grow with our community.
Q: Is Housing Offered?
A: Private Accommodations are provided for every Masters student.