On behalf of the entire team here at Impact 360 Institute, I want to welcome you to the Impact 360 Masters page. Our goal in this program is to equip young professionals to be culture-shaping, Christ-centered servant leaders in their various vocations.
Now, more than ever, there is a need for courageous yet humble leaders who follow Jesus. Specifically, there is a need for Christ-following servant leaders who are called to be change agents in companies, nonprofits, churches, and schools. More is required of leaders today than in years past because our culture is changing at lightning speed. The command and control leadership approach is long gone. Young professionals, in general, want to lead and be led, more collaboratively than just a decade ago. They also want more in the way of intrinsic rewards from their work than in the past. They want their work to have lasting value. They want their life purpose to connect to their daily work in tangible ways.
Leaders today are challenged on a daily basis to show consistent progress towards goals and make ethical decisions in a culture that is increasingly antithetical to a biblical worldview. In short, today’s leaders must be leaders of character who seek to serve others first. As the early church father Augustine put it, “Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” For many, laying this kind of foundation means taking a season of advanced academic and practical learning in an intentional and authentic Christian community.
These are just a few reasons why Impact 360 Masters, in partnership with North Greenville University, is offering one of the most unique residential graduate degree-granting programs in the world. Our philosophy of leadership is built on the Great Commandment Mandate in Matthew 22—to love God and to love our neighbor. Our rigorous curriculum builds on Impact 360 Institute’s core value of actively developing apprentices of Jesus, and it capitalizes on two of our historic strengths: spiritual formation and servant leadership. All the curricular and co-curricular elements in the program connect to this twin focus.
If you are looking for a transformative and immersive graduate experience that will prepare you for whatever leadership role God has for you in the future, I encourage you to get in touch with us. We will be praying for you as you seek to discern His will for your next steps.
John D. Basie, Ph.D.
Director, Impact 360 Masters
Impact 360 Masters is a two-year residential master’s degree program for young professionals in pursuit of a life of Christlikeness. Earn your M.A. as you grow in Spiritual Formation and Servant Leadership. This experience is integrated with vocational and life coaching, discipleship, and a graduate assistantship.
While earning your M.A., develop professionally and spiritually through a paid graduate assistantship working and living alongside Impact 360 Fellows.
Enjoy living in the present as you prepare for your future through an all-inclusive program: meals, private apartment (including utilities), and laundry facilities are free-of-charge.
Retreat and engage in off-campus experiences to undergird your equipping: Lead for one-month on an overseas international immersion experience, engage in spiritual conversations in Utah, practice spiritual disciplines while backpacking, develop your professional growth and calling on an annual Masters’ retreat, and other spiritual formation opportunities.
Enrich your calling through professional and spiritual coaching/development from trained experts in; life-purpose planning, career goal setting, professional assessments and development (MBTI/EQI/STRENGTHSFINDER), spiritual direction mentoring, and discernment of calling.
Engage in training from visiting faculty on worldview, leadership, and calling.