Our Story

WHY PLANT A CHURCH
Planting churches is the most effective way to reach the lost people of the world, who are desperately in need of the hope and peace that only Jesus can give them. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commissioned his disciples to go and make more disciples, baptizing and teaching them. Church planting is a fitting response -- typically 60-80% of those attending church plants are new believers.

New, mission-minded local churches expand the reach of the Universal Church to share the gospel and help people know and follow Jesus. Paul and other early church leaders used church planting as their own strategy, starting new churches to bring the life-changing good news of Jesus to the world around them. We, as believers, are called to do the same.

WHY UTAH
The religious landscape of Utah is such that many Utahns desperately feel the need to keep up with appearances, and it crushes them. As a result, Utah has among the highest rates in the nation for depression, suicide, plastic surgery, and pornography consumption. We recognize that breakthrough, healing, and light can only come through Jesus. Since the LDS culture dominates the landscape in Utah and nearly 98% of people do not personally know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, Utah is considered an unreached people group.

WHY DAYBREAK
Daybreak is a master-planned community in South Jordan, Utah. It is rapidly expanding and the developer has forecasted that its population will grow from about 15k to over 50k residents in the next 15 years. 1 in every 5 homes sold in Salt Lake County is in Daybreak. The buyers are often local families, but there has been a huge increase in out-of-state transplants moving in as the tech industry emerges in Utah. Many tech companies from Silicon Valley are adding operations in the south end of the Salt Lake Valley -- an area dubbed the Silicon Slopes -- just minutes away from Daybreak. The development currently contains 1 LDS temple, 8 LDS chapels with more under construction, and many future chapels being planned as the community expands. They currently have no evangelical churches.

Daybreak is in the southwestern portion of Salt Lake County, a prime starting point to spread the gospel south into Utah County (over 85% LDS) and west into Tooele County (70% LDS) as we dream to plant a church that plants more churches.

Want to know an amazing story about how we found out about Daybreak? Read it on the About Us page.

Join Our Prayer Team

We believe prayer invites God to move in our circumstances. We would love for you to pray with and for us as we press into this adventure with him. Complete the short form to the right to join our Prayer Team!

When you sign up, you'll receive a monthly email with updates, prayer requests, and ways to engage along the way.

Become a Financial Partner

There's no way around it -- it takes money to plant a church. We're so grateful for your partnership and investment in
transforming lives in the name of Jesus! 
 
There are 2 ways you can partner with us financially:
1. Give Online: click "Partner With Us" button below. This will redirect you to our giving page set up with Converge Rocky Mountain. 
2. Give by Check: make checks payable to Converge Rocky Mountain and write "Henderson Family" on the memo line. Mail your check to: Converge Rocky Mountain, 620 Southpark Dr, Littleton, CO 80125. After your first gift you will receive receipts and envelopes for your next gift.

All recurring and up front gifts are tax-deductible and are handled through our sending organization, Converge Rocky Mountain, to maintain financial integrity and accountability.

OUR HEART FOR DAYBREAK & UTAH


On January 13, David shared what God is doing in our lives at our sending church, Crow Hill Bible Church. The message that day was all about church planting, so it was the perfect opportunity to officially announce our plan to start a new church in South Jordan, UT! After sharing about God's calling and our hearts for the area, the church prayed over us.
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The Henderson Family