IMPACT trains leaders for the local church while also allowing you to earn a Masters of Arts degree in pastoral ministry. Students will grow through practical Bible teaching and leadership training as well as real ministry experience at Purpose Church. Impact the Kingdom of God for all eternity by preparing yourself for leadership and ministry.
IMPACT is a partnership between Hope International University and Purpose Church. The program requires 36 units to complete an M.A. in Ministry. This can be completed in one year or spread out over time. The cost for the program is $16,515 and can be broken down into two semester payments to Hope International University (HIU). Financial aid is also available. Acceptance into the program is based on your acceptance and enrollment with HIU and IMPACT.

Hope International University is a private Christian university founded in 1928. HIU’s mission is to empower students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. HIU is regionally accredited and offers bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, certificate programs, and credential programs to more than 2,000 students world-wide.

Half of the course work (18 units) is completed online through HIU graduate ministry classes. The other half of the course work (18 units) is completed through the Purpose Church IMPACT internship program. This is broken down into two 16-week semester blocks for your church internship.

Your internship at Purpose Church will be directed by one of the staff pastors who will walk with you in overseeing your ministry practicum. You may choose to specialize in an area that you are interested in focusing in through your internship. Examples of this would be: Family Ministry, Student Ministry, Care Ministry, Media Ministry, Worship Ministry, Recovery Ministry, Justice, Missions, etc.