As a Church, we at RiverLakes are committed to participating in the fulfillment of the "Great Commission" (Matt. 28:18-20). We understand this to mean the discipling of people in every culture through persuading them to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and gathering them into congregations where they can learn to obey all that Jesus has commanded. This we do while not neglecting to show Christian love through the meeting of other human needs.
The Urquharts reach out to students from around the world through the international arm of Cru called Bridges International. They lead staff in their region while working locally with international students at CSUB. Both have ministered with Cru since 1975 and Don served in Japan for two years before marrying Bev in 1980. Married life began for the Urquharts in the heart of L.A. as they trained Cru missionaries, continuing in that work after moving to Bakersfield in 1988. Don and Bev joined Bridges International in 2004.