SMCC is a multi-site, non-denominational Christian church, meeting at three locations throughout Utah – Draper and Daybreak campuses in the north and the Springs campus in St. George. At SMCC, we value our new guests and invite you to visit one of our campuses.
Our vision (preferred future) isn’t about the size of our ministry or any particular accomplishment. Instead, we envision SMCC as a particular kind of church; a healthy church with a particular kind culture. We are committed to being a church where…
We want you to feel at home here at SMCC while you grow in your relationship with God. Our Mainstreet greeting team is ready and willing to assist you in any way possible. If you have a question or need help finding your way around the church, look for a volunteer in a Mainstreet shirt.
We take seriously the responsibility to tell the truth about God and about what He says to us.
Our goal is to see the children dragging their parents back to church. Our Sunday programming offers INFANTS through HIGH SCHOOL an age appropriate environment that is staffed with a combination of child-familiar caregivers, staff members and amazing volunteers.
Our SMCC Youth Ministry seeks to create an authentic atmosphere where students from any background can discover what it means to be a fully devoted and fully delighted follower of Jesus Christ. We have both Junior High (6th-8th Grade) and High School (9th-12th Grade) groups that are designed to provide an environment that is age appropriate, fun, and understandable.
We have made a solid effort to keep our worship music contemporary and meaningful. Do not expect to be put to sleep.
We believe that every person best experiences life-change in the context of Christian community (a small group). Small groups provide the ideal setting for growing in relationship with God and each other, for serving/caring for one another, for reaching out to our community and for prayer and praise.
SMCC is a Non-Denominational Church that enjoys a voluntary affiliation with the Mennonite Brethren.
In March 1998 Paul and Jini Robie moved with their two boys (Benjamin and Evan) to plant a church in Draper, Utah. At that time the city of Draper had a population of approximately 28,000, and yet, no Protestant churches. The Robies began by starting a home Bible study with a few people they had met. In the first three months, one of the couples in their study became Christians, and they were baptized. By October 1998, they had gathered a core group of 14 adults including Mike Bell (Youth and Music Pastor) and his wife, Joani, from Seattle and were ready to start church services. Their first meeting space was 2,000 square feet in an office complex, and at their first church service they had 45 people.
That meeting space (9th E. in Draper) was soon outgrown and the church moved to an 8,000 sq. ft. warehouse space, also in Draper. As the congregation grew it was necessary to expand two more times to the adjoining units (15,000 more sq. ft.)
In 2003, SMCC became a “parent” of a daughter church (Shadow Mountain Church) in West Jordan.
In 2005, a decision was made to open a new campus in the Daybreak Community on the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. A core of SMCC members from the Draper Campus, led by Michael and Rachel Trostrud, who lived in the Daybreak area, felt the call to be a part of this new adventure and committed themselves to be a part of expanding opportunities to spread the gospel in Utah. Easter of 2006 was launch day and services officially began at the Daybreak Community Center. Since then, they have enjoyed healthy and steady growth. Pastor Rod Jost and his team have made SMCC’s Daybreak Campus a viable part of the greater Daybreak Community. Today SMCC’s Daybreak Campus enjoys an average attendance of 250, with strong worship, children, youth, home group, women and men’s Ministries.
In the spring of 2008 Pastor Paul invited Pastor Tom Mertz and The Springs Church in St. George, Utah, to become a campus of SMCC, and what had previously been a loose alliance between the two churches soon became a formal relationship. In the fall of 2008 Phil Wiebe (previously a youth pastor at SMCC Draper campus) came on staff at the Springs Church as the Associate Pastor to assist Tom, and in January of 2009 The Springs Church officially became SMCC Springs Campus. The marriage of The Springs Church to SMCC has proven to be a match made in heaven and has resulted in exponential growth with an increase in new converts, baptisms, life-change, and increased outreach in St. George.
The SMCC church family is now almost 2000 strong. We are careful to thank God for His goodness and generous grace on us as a church.
In 2012, the SMCC Draper Campus moved into its own 40,000 sf facility. The Springs has renovated its facility to accommodate growth and in the Fall of 2014 changed its name to the St George Campus. In summer 2014, in conjunction with the opening of a midweek facility near The District, the Daybreak Campus changed its name to the South Jordan Campus.
SMCC exists to help as many people as possible take their next step toward becoming fully devoted and fully delighted followers of Jesus Christ.
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