"We desire to engage our community with the love of Christ in order to see lives forever changed by the good news of Jesus."
In 2014, God began to stir in Derek and Kristin’s heart a desire to move their lives to the Salt Lake area to serve and love the people there. Having never been to Salt Lake City and not knowing what ministry would look like, they took a trip out in early 2015, and after visiting the city, believed God was leading them to plant a church in the valley. In February of 2017 they moved to Herriman, UT where they were joined by four other families who also moved out to be a part of the church.
Driven by a passion to see the city of Herriman and the surrounding cities, come to experience the love of Jesus, they launched Awaken City Church on March 25, 2018.
What we Value
Commitment to God & His Word:
We want all that we do, inside and outside the church, to be centered on our love for and commitment to God and His revealed word to us: the Bible.
We want to use the resources God has given us to serve others and make Jesus known, by laying everything we possess on the table and giving with open hands and great joy.
We want to see every relationship as a God-given opportunity to point others toward the lasting hope & joy we have found in Jesus.
We want to be a church that produces & reproduces followers of Jesus, resulting in new gospel works beginning in the surrounding communities.
What to expect
Where do I go?
We meet at the Herriman Rec Center (JL Sorenson Building). When you arrive come around the back of the building to the main entrance. You will be greeted by someone from our connections team and will also see signs directing you where to go.
How long is the service?
Our service lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. If you have any questions, we would love for you to ask one of our connection team members before or after the service. (Hint: you can usually find them hovering around the donuts!)
What do I do with my kids?
All children are welcome to stay in the service with you, or take part in Awaken City Tots & Kids, where children 4th grade and younger experience Jesus on their own level. Each of our Awaken City Kids team volunteers, have been background-checked to make sure we're providing a safe & fun environment, where you can feel comfortable with your children attending, and one your kids will ask to come back to, week after week!
We also recommend if this is your first time joining us, to pre-register your children by clicking the link below, or arrive 15 minutes early to have time register them in person.
What should I wear?
Don’t feel like you have to dress up. Most people wear casual attire, but you are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable.
Is there a way to listen to a message before I come?
Yes! Each week we post the latest message from our Sunday morning service. You can listen to our most recent message or pick another from our archived messages, by clicking here.
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