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At Lifeshape, we believe life is more about the experiences we share and the relationships we build than the accomplishments we claim or the aspirations we strive to achieve. Life is about telling great stories with the time we have been given and investing in the stories of others.

We believe that great stories invite the listener to not only listen, but to actually become a part of it.

We all have opportunities to speak into the hearts and minds of the people we meet every day. We know that when we take advantage or these opportunities and embrace the idea of positively impacting the lives of others, we begin to share something much more powerful and meaningful than any of us can create on our own.

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The experience and education I received at IMPACT 360 not only prepared me to ‘go out into the world,’ it also gave me the confidence I needed to pursue a dream I have had for a very... Read Tiffany's Story
Kenny Kerrigan knows something about God closing doors only to open windows of opportunity. The Pompano Beach, Fla., native was on track to attend the University of Colorado Springs to... Read Kenny's Story
As a 17-year-old high school graduate, Chelsea Brown knew she wasn’t ready for a large-school college experience and the personal adjustments she would have to make. She was, however,... Read Chelsea's Story
IMPACT 360 student, Jordan Joseph, recently received a Presidential Scholarship from Erskine College, a Christian liberal arts college in Due West, S.C., where she will begin studies in the... Read Jordan's Story
The Lord really used IMPACT 360 to develop a love of Scripture in me. That’s something I didn’t have before; I didn’t love and thirst for it like I should. Now, I want other people to... Read Mitch's Story
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Who We Are

After 20 years of working in international missions, John and Trudy Cathy White recognized an increasing need for equipping young adults in the area of godly leadership.

Lifeshape was launched in 2003 to facilitate the holistic development of young women and men who have a passionate walk and authentic personal relationship with Christ. Lifeshape was established to help lead these young people to understand, explain and live their faith. 

IMPACT 360 was born out the vision of Lifeshape: to transform communities with the message of Jesus Christ by equipping young adults to become Christ-centered servant leaders.

Students today are bombarded with “secularism” and other misguided worldviews, and far too many are unprepared to explain and defend their beliefs. 

With the help of some of the world’s most respected teachers and leaders, IMPACT 360 offers students a nine-month gap-year program full of opportunities to learn and explore their faith. 

The founders, board of directors, and staff of Lifeshape desire to help students reframe their worldview, and find solid footing in their faith so that they might live a life that exemplifies a Christ-follower.

Statement of faith

God inspired the Bible, and in it He reveals His nature and mission. The Bible is absolutely true, without error, authoritative and instructive for our lives, work and ministries. God is the only true, sovereign God who reveals Himself in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the living Son of God. He was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit. He lived, worked and ministered without sin. He was crucified, buried, rose and ascended into heaven. He will come again and will establish God's kingdom forever. Those who are found in Him will reign with Him for eternity, while those apart from Him will be separated from Him for eternity. The Holy Spirit empowers followers of Jesus Christ today. He leads people to faith and serves as our Counselor and Encourager. God created people to worship and serve Him, but we all fall short of this purpose. We all choose to disobey God and as such we are all sinners, deserving condemnation and death. We can only be saved by receiving God's grace by faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ commissions His followers to serve through the local church as well as through partnerships that reach into the entire world.


To transform communities with the message of Jesus Christ. 


Lifeshape exists to break the cycle of spiritual poverty by intentionally influencing individuals, communities and nations.

Christ centered. We believe in the pre-eminence of Christ. He empowers The Church to fulfill His mission. We are dedicated to transforming the lives of others as we follow Him. 

Vision driven. We believe that vision is revealed by God and where there is vision people prosper.  

Committed to excellence. We believe excellence honors God and inspires people. God gave His best, therefore we give our best.

Dedicated to partnerships. We believe that our alliances will enable us to enhance our effectiveness and leverage our resources.

Servant focused. We believe in serving rather than being served. We will follow Christ's example to serve others with joy and compassion. 

John W. White, III
Maurice Graham
Trudy Cathy White
Rick Smith
Robert H. Yoe, Jr.
Terry Parker


IMPACT 360 is an academic gap-year experience for 18 to 20-year-olds that allows students to step outside the traditional classroom while challenging them to be better prepared to take that next big step in life. Through nine months of intensive study directed by expert faculty and renowned guest lecturers, students are equipped to stand firm in their faith while learning to lead and serve others through rigorous examination of Christian intellectual tradition, practiced defense of their beliefs, and guided experiences putting faith into action.

All donations to Lifeshape help to provide financial aid to some of the best and brightest young leaders in the nation. Your gifts provide critical scholarship opportunities to students who can’t otherwise afford to attend.

Help our students find solid footing in their faith and gain a deeper understanding of God's truth so they can dream big and live a life exemplifying what it means to be a Christ-follower.

To learn more about IMPACT 360 please visit

We want to see Christian leaders accomplish
great things when given the right training,
encouragement and motivation.


Why Lifeshape?

Lifeshape was established to resource young people with programming and initiatives that help them understand, explain and live out their faith in a fallen world. John and Trudy Cathy White founded and funded Lifeshape out of their desire to make a lasting difference - not only in the lives of these students, but in the hearts, homes, communities and world around them.

Today, Lifeshape resources IMPACT 360, and you now have the unique opportunity to join in their efforts. IMPACT 360 appeals to students from all walks of life. Many students hope to experience a life-changing program like IMPACT 360, but do not have the necessary resources. 

Because Lifeshape resources IMPACT 360, 100% of your gift will go to the IMPACT 360 Student Grant Fund, not administration, operations or overhead. John and Trudy are committed to grow the faculty, staff and campus of IMPACT 360 but they ask that you join them in funding the Student Grand Fund.


Will you please consider helping these students take a stand for Christ in their communities and their vocations to glorify the Kingdom of God? Too many qualified applicants to IMPACT 360 are not able to enroll because these are financially challenging times for families. We need likeminded individuals and organizations to come alongside us so that no qualified student is turned away due to financial reasons. As a Lifeshape ministry, IMPACT 360 is clearly aligned with Lifeshape’s mission to discern God’s timing and priorities and to multiply the impact of our giving by investing in the development of young Christ-centered leaders.

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