Our mission statement drives who we are and what we do. It motivates us in our programming and inspires us as we pray and seeks God’s will! Our mission is:

“To graduate and develop mature, responsible, and independent disciples of Jesus Christ so they continue their faith wherever they go.”

Our MISSION is carried out by our VISION (UR6ENCY). Everything we do at CLS reflects this statement and works toward this goal. Our VISION, or ministry paradigm, is multi-faceted and may have its own identity, but it still all works toward our common goal (the CLS MISSION above). We believe in our VISION and we believe if a student commits to this ministry, then God will save them from their sins and they can begin their journey to becoming a mature, responsible, and independent disciple of Jesus Christ so they continue their faith wherever they go.

Sunday Nights – 6-730pm @ CrossLink

Students Grades 6 – 12

UR6ENCY is our main middle school and high school student program at CLS and it is CLS’s primary vision. UR6ENCY is taken from 2 Corinthians 6:2 which states:

“…now is the time of God’s favor, NOW is the day of salvation!”

This passage really speaks to the mindset of the believer – how Jesus took the sins of the world on his shoulders and how we are made new in Christ Jesus. What we are trying to mobilize is this understanding that EVERYONE needs to hear about this transformation. Every single student. Not next month. Not next weekend. Not tomorrow. Now. Today. NOW is the day of salvation. We are praying this UR6ENCY over these students that they develop a heart for the lost and broken.

Complete with a student praise band, biblically sound teaching, and small groups, UR6ENCY starts at 6:00 at CrossLink Community Church and offers a snack bar and free pizza at the end of the night. Our main goal at UR6ENCY is to see students walk in this new creation and new life (5:17). We want to see as many salvations as possible and REAL LIFE CHANGE in these students. In order to graduate and develop mature, responsible, and independent disciples of Jesus Christ, the students first need to be Christ followers – UR6ENCY will help students make that decision. Again, remember everything has a purpose.

We believe one of the best ways to help student acclimate to corporate worship after high school is to make our Student Ministry services as similar as possible to our Sunday Morning services here at CrossLink. That means we have a Welcome Team, Prayer Team, Worship Team, Student Leadership Team, sermon series, openly discuss salvation, holiness, and tithing, AND regularly partake in communion and practice baptism! Join us in this crazy and exciting adventure, will you?

For more information please email Pastor Chase at: or tweet him at @thechasesmith