About Us

Our Vision Statement

Impact students are challenged to enthusiastically embrace and critically understand
their ethnic identity as integral to the ministry of the Gospel on campus, in the
community, and throughout the world.

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Impact's Ten Values

Biblical IQ

Impact invites students to become astute learners and teachers of the Scriptures growing deeper and wider knowledge of the text through reading, studying and meditating. Students will engage the biblical text with responsible observation, interpretation and application to their lives. 2 Tim 2:14-15, Psalm 119.


We encourage students to live their lives within the context of a group of people that leads to intentional, transparent, honest, and loving relationships that reveal the very nature of God to one another and the world. The local church plays a critical role in providing and nurturing these relationships. Impact stands in partnership with and in specific dependence on the church. We are of the church, from the church, and desire to help build and strengthen the church in its dynamic witness to our community, the broader society, and the world. John 13:35.


Impact invites students to become followers of Christ through surrendering their lives to Jesus’ Lordship. We train mature believers to invest in relationships with inexperienced believers to help them walk with Jesus for a lifetime. Matt 28:18-20, II Tim 2:1-2, I Thess. 2:8-12.


Impact equips students to confidently share their faith in Jesus Christ with others by the power of the Holy Spirit, leaving the outcomes to God. Matt 28:18-20, Acts 1:8, I Cor. 15:1-4.

Ethnic Identity

God is sovereign (all-powerful and purposeful) and made humanity uniquely and intentionally to display the Lord’s power and glory. We are made in God’s image and therefore God values our ethnicity. Students, thus, should embrace their Christian and ethnic identities, using both to God’s glory. Jeremiah 1:5; Psalms 139:13-15.


God calls believers to be holy, set apart to be Godly in character and conduct because we live according to God’s Word by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a continuous process that starts when we begin our relationship with God and continues until we see God face to face. 2 Tim 1:9; 1 Pet 1:15b-16; Heb 12:14.


Seeking justice is seeking to value, hold as worthy and treat with dignity every human being as made in the image of God. Therefore each is equally valuable, worthy of life and to be treated with dignity. When a group or an individual is wronged or oppressed it is our responsibility as disciples of Christ to advocate for the righteous treatment of their humanity. Micah 6:8, Psalms 82: 3-4.


Impact invites students to take the good news of Jesus Christ, through word and actions, to those who haven’t heard; locally, nationally and globally. Acts 1:8, Matt 24:14.


Prayer is an intimate (speaking and listening) conversation with God, through which God and the believer engage in relationship, individually and corporately. Philippians 4:4-7; Colossians 1:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18.


Our life and lifestyle are not our own but God’s. We live as managers of resources (time, relationships, talents, education, career, gifts, money, etc), understanding that we will account for utilizing all God has entrusted to us for the Lord’s glory and the benefit of others. Acts 4:32-37, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.

Meet Anna

Click below to learn more about Campus Coach, Anna Ruffin, and her journey with The Impact Movement within Central Illinois.

Meet Anna