We are called to help men, women and children in the Salt Lake Region who are caught in the cycles of poverty, homelessness, hopelessness, and dependencies of various kinds. We are called to serve those who need to experience a change in life.
Who We Are
Salt Lake City Mission is a non-profit Inner-City Church based Rescue Mission Ministry. We are called to minister to men, women and children in the Salt Lake Region who are caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness, and dependencies of many kinds.
We provide the basic essentials like: food; clothing; blankets; sleeping bags; hygiene items to the homeless and others in need. We have services that assist in crisis intervention and counseling, job counseling and placement, educational assistance; birth certificates & I.D assistance. We offer a residential rehabilitation program to men who are struggling, and those who are desperately in need of a renewed life. We have a daily shuttle service bringing the homeless to our Day Center to seek assistance through the support programs we offer.
We coordinate all of our efforts through networking with other organizations in order to obtain the maximum assistance possible for our clientele. We are committed to help those who are destitute and homeless change their lives, and again become self-sufficient, productive members of society.
Our hope is in the One True God. We pray for those who come to us in need of life change to be transformed through the love and power of Jesus Christ. We offer our available resources and services, and assist everyone with a genuine need, regardless of race, creed, political and or religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, age, national origin or religious beliefs.
“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Salt Lake City Mission we established in 1993 as a Church/Gospel Rescue Mission by Rev. Wayne Wilson and Fred Roennbeck, Salt Lake City Mission was established to help the homeless and the poor, to provide programs to help others in need become independent, productive members of society through a life centered in Jesus Christ.
In 1997, the Mission joined the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (A.R.G.M. and formerly known as the International Union of Gospel Missions), and continues to be in good standing in the 300-member organization.
Today, by providing emergency services and long-term recovery programs, the Salt Lake City Mission helps to meet the physical, mental, educational, and spiritual needs of individuals in the greater Salt Lake area.
January 2019 marked our 26th year of serving the greater Salt Lake Region.
Salt Lake City Mission was established to help the many men, women and children who struggle daily through adverse circumstances, poverty, and homelessness. Those who need a life change. We ourselves were once ensnared in the same circumstances experiencing great difficulties in life… trapped in destructive cycles… stuck in difficult situations… We understand the hardship and pain of living life the wrong way. We once also lived lives that were a wreck. Everyone including friends and family gave up on us too, except for GOD.
Then, through the help of others, GOD helped us overcome and gave us the victory over the life controlling problems that kept us in bondage – that kept us from experiencing the best He had for each of us. GOD made us living Testimonies to the fact that “GOD IS REAL” and “GOD REALLY DOES EXIST”. And that HE is an ever present help in our time of need!
Out of this reality and overcoming victory came the drive to help others overcome difficult lives and realize a better way. GOD instructed us to comfort others with the comfort that we were comforted with, and to be faithful unto death.
What We Believe
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God.
- We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is deity, that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His Shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into Heaven, and that He will come again in power and great glory.
- We believe that men are saved through a direct personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This event we hold to be and experience, rather than a doctrinal supposition.
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whom Christ indwells each believer enabling him to live a godly life of obedience as he reaches for maturity.
- We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the Church.