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.
Trent and Vivian have impacted Eastern Europe and Russia for the gospel since 1972 when they joined Campus Crusade for Christ. In 1994 Trent founded the Institute for Biblical and Theological Studies in Budapest, Hungary. The purpose of ITBS has been to equip Cru staff to be biblical thinkers and passionate followers of Christ. In 2012 he handed over directorship to his successor and the Hyatts relocated to Dayton, OH. Trent continues to carry a full teaching load as he “commutes” regularly to Budapest and fulfills his duties as Teaching and Research Fellow with IBTS. He and Vivian both engage in research and writing projects.