new to smcc

If you are new, and want to know more about SMCC, the following information best describes who we are and what we are all about.

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 Mission

We exist to help as many people as possible take their Next Step toward becoming fully devoted and fully delighted followers of Jesus Christ.


Our Vision/Values

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…

    • Anyone new can belong before they believe.
    • The members value the guests.
    • The truth of the Bible is explained in helpful and hopeful ways.
    • The measure of maturity is not how much we know, but how well we love.
    • We honor the process in which God changes people from the inside out.

Our Beliefs

    • We believe the Bible to be inspired and infallible, and as such, the supreme authority in faith and life.
    • We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons ~ Father, Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit.
    • We believe that Jesus Christ, by offering Himself on the cross, paid the penalty of man’s sin, and all who receive Him by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
    • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
    • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost ~ those that are saved to the resurrection of eternal life and those that are lost to the resurrection of condemnation and eternal separation from God.
    • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, as He is understood from the Bible alone, regardless of denomination affiliation.
    • We believe that baptism is an outward sign of an inward reality demonstrating that a person has a new life in Jesus Christ and the recognition of the living presence of the Holy Spirit.
    • We believe that our purpose for living is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.

What to Expect When You Visit SMCC

You can expect to be welcomed.

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.

You can expect a meaningful, helpful and hopeful message from the Bible.

We take seriously the responsibility to tell the truth about God and about what He says to us.

You can expect to have a safe and fun place, for your CHILDREN and YOUTH to go on Sunday morning.

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.

You can expect Youth to have a group they can connect with.

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.

You can expect great music that helps connect you with God.

We have made a solid effort to keep our worship music contemporary and meaningful. Do not expect to be put to sleep.

You can expect a place to grow.

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.

Our Affiliation

SMCC is a Non-Denominational Church that enjoys a voluntary affiliation with the Mennonite Brethren.

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Our History

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.

Click HERE to view a video of our Draper Campus history.


SMCC is a Non-Denominational Church that enjoys a voluntary affiliation with the Mennonite Brethren.