About the CYL Team

Our Mission: Exalting God through GROWING in Christ, CONNECTING to His Church and SERVING His World

Graduation day grants a diploma, but it also reveals a product.

That product is you.  College years are life-changing and life-forming years. Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced alumnus, it doesn’t take long to highlight significant life-change and life-forming collegiate experiences.

The question is, what does the product look like?  In fact, the real question is not what, but who.  So, who are you?  Jesus told us to make disciples, and this question and its answer surely find solution in the everyday journey of growing in Christ, connecting to His church, and serving His world.  

For Christ followers the product should look like Jesus.  The Collegiate and Young Leaders Team is committed to exalting God by preparing students for college; challenging collegians to grow in Christ, connect with His church, and serve His world; and then sending out these graduates as godly young professionals.

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Who We Are

We are one of the five ministry team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC)



Who We Engage



How We Engage

BeONE provides events and experiences for High School Students, Collegians, and Young Pros which will guide them to be intentional in living out the Gospel. Living like a missionary both locally and globally.


Engage the Nations: CYL is leading churches and college students to fulfill the Great Commission by engaging the more than 4700 International Students from 129 different countries on the campuses of Arkansas.

Truth Walks: Crafting Curriculum to strengthen students in what they believe, why they believe it and how to engage a lost world throughout life.

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Campus-based: Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) is on 39 campuses across the state representing over 160,000 students.

Church-based: CYL offers tools and resources to enhance the ministries of church-based collegiate ministries across the state.