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.
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 Residency
Impact 360 Residency is a graduate-level leadership experience designed to equip leaders to take action where the Lord has called them. Each year, Impact 360 Institute welcomes a small cohort of leaders to live, learn, and grow with us for two years. Residents launch into their calling with a Master of Arts in Leadership, a deepened biblical worldview, a foundation of servant leadership, and a heart to serve, no matter their specific calling.
Join our team for two years as an Impact 360 Institute staff member. Learn to lead like Jesus in the workplace and in your relationships. Grow alongside trusted mentors as you develop professionally and discover your vocation. Receive extensive training, mentoring, and hands-on experiences that allow you to gain the necessary knowledge and skills required to lead in today’s world. Directly apply what you are learning to meaningful work in one of two roles.
Program Hours: 36
Location: 100% Residential in Pine Mountain, Georgia
Concentrations: Spiritual Formation and Servant Leadership
The Master of Arts in Leadership program, offered in partnership with North Greenville University, is designed to develop young professionals in pursuit of a life of Christlikeness who make a difference. Become a transformational, faith-filled leader in the church and society through the Master of Arts in Leadership.
Master of Arts in Leadership Course Descriptions
Master of Arts in Leadership two-year degree plan sample
Become equipped holistically to launch into your calling by receiving extensive training, mentoring, and hands-on experience.
Apply biblical worldview and servant leadership training through spiritual conversations in Utah, develop professional and personal calling on an annual Residency retreat, engage with leaders in Washington, D.C., design a plan for your spiritual growth, life rhythms, and practice while backpacking. Lead for one month on an overseas international immersion experience (Student Discipleship Residents only) or learn how to bring healthy and sustainable change to an organization by leading a change project within Impact 360 Institute (Organizational Leadership Residents only).
Discover and direct your unique calling as a leader and be ready to take action no matter where the Lord leads. Enrich your understanding of how God has designed you as a leader through professional coaching and spiritual development from trained experts in life-purpose planning, career goal setting, professional assessments and development (MBTI/EQI/StrenghtsFinder), and spiritual direction mentoring and discernment of calling.