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CG Material

By: Reality SF

During our Summer on the Mount teaching series, you’ll be able to access the weekly Community Group Material guides here. If you have any questions about this material, please email neighborhoodministers@realitysf.com. Week 1 (June 4th) Week 2 (June 11th) Week 3 (June 18th) Week 4 (June 25th)     If you’re part of a new Community Group, you […]

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Sabbatical Letter from Dave Lomas

By: Dave Lomas

I remember the way the morning felt on the first day we woke up in our new home. We woke up on an air mattress, awaiting the moving truck that would arrive soon, filled with all our furniture and some friends from Reality Carpinteria. It took about an hour for them to move us in. […]

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Practicing a Day of Silence

By: Reality SF

In our busy lives, it is good to occasionally slow down and plan for an intentional day of rest and reflection. Two times per year, the Reality SF elders lead the staff in such a day, and many can attest to its value for long-term growth and health. Much can be said about the spiritual practice […]

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Local Ministry Spotlight: Korin Okamura

By: Reality SF

In preparation for our Local Ministry Volunteer Training on Saturday, April 8th, we’re sharing the experience of one of our Local Ministry Volunteers, Korin Okamura. Why did you decide to serve in Local Ministry? I strongly believe in the transformative power of relationships, and that God’s call to defend the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, and […]

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How to Interpret Paul & the Epistles

By: Reality SF

As we continue in the Year of Biblical Literacy, we will be providing a few hermeneutic (the art of interpreting the Bible) tools to help you engage with Scripture in your personal reading and also communal settings. This piece walks through five important and fundamental aspects to Paul and the Epistles, which are outlined below. The […]

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How to Interpret The Prophets

By: Reality SF

As we continue in the Year of Biblical Literacy, we will be providing a few hermeneutic (the art of interpreting the Bible) tools to help you engage with Scripture in your personal reading and also communal settings. This piece written on The Prophets walks through five important and fundamental aspects to The Prophets, which are […]

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Reading the Bible as a Whole

By: Reality SF

As we continue in the Year of Biblical Literacy, we will be providing a few hermeneutic (the art of interpreting the Bible) tools to help you engage with Scripture in your personal reading and also in communal settings. This piece focuses on how to read the Bible as a whole and walks through various ways […]

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Invitation from the Leaders of Race Intensive 1.0

By: Reality SF

At Race Intensive 1.0, individuals will participate in two weeknight gatherings with people of their same racial background before uniting in a larger, shared Saturday event. The goal of these separate gathering spaces is to allow the safety to speak freely, confess, lament, and ask questions. Each of these race-specific gathering spaces are being led and […]

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Journey Through John Blog Series

By: Reality SF

The disciple John was a masterful storyteller, sharing about Jesus in a way that appealed to the Jewish and Greek audiences of his time. John was able to use the cultural understandings of the day to convey the reality of who Jesus was. But what about our modern context here today? How is Jesus is being made […]

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Redeemed Heart Blog Series

By: Julie Barrios

The following blog series is meant to help guide us in posturing our hearts to invite the Holy Spirit into some of our most shadowed experiences. As followers of Christ we are all called to live a holy life as Christ is holy. Sadly, oftentimes we can focus more on our outward behavior than on […]

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Summer on the Mount Prayer Plan

When: June 6 - September 2

Where: San Francisco and East Bay

Mobile Version Print Version For many, summertime involves a good amount of travel and departure from regular rhythms. So the intention of this plan is to unify our church and practice prayer together during the months of our Summer on the Mount teaching series. The plan consists of three prayers each day. In the morning, we’ll […]

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The Village Classroom Expansion

When: June 25th

Where: Everett Middle School

Starting on Sunday, June 25th, The Village will be expanding to eight classrooms, encompassing space downstairs and upstairs at Everett. The goal of this expansion is to create a more hospitable space for our little ones to encounter and experience Jesus. While room locations are changing, check-in for all ages will still be in the hallway to the […]

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Welcome to Reality Reception

When: Sunday, June 25th | after both gatherings

Where: Everett Courtyard & DPC Fellowship Room

If you are new to our church, we invite you to attend our next Welcome to Reality reception. At this 20-minute event, some of our elders will share about our history, vision, and values as a church in San Francisco, and they’ll also offer some practical next steps for becoming involved at Reality. Details: Sunday, June 25th, after both morning […]

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All Church Prayer

When: July 10th | 7PM

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”     – Jesus in John 14:13-14 Join us on Monday, July 10th, for our next All Church Prayer. This monthly […]

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Intro to Community Group Dinners

When: August 22nd and 23rd

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

At Reality SF, we consider Community Groups to be the lifeblood of our church. They are neighborhood-based communities that seek to know God and one another while practicing the way of Jesus together. If you are seeking to live your life — with all of its joy and sorrow combined — in a shared experience […]

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Morning Mingle

When: August 20th | 9:30AM-10:30AM

Where: Everett Middle School Family Room

Community is key in the Christian life, and it is especially important when you’re bringing up kids. As our Kids Ministry motto goes, “It takes a village.” That’s why The Village is hosting a relaxed and informal space for families who are either new to Reality SF or to parenthood to meet others in a similar stage of […]

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Bright Lights in a Dark World

Ruthie Kim | Matthew 5:13-16 | 49:19 | 18 June 2017

Ruthie Kim speaks from Matthew 5:13-16 on the theme of light in Scripture, what it tells us about God, and how that informs the way we live in a world that often feels dark. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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God’s Good News for the Unexpected and Undeserving

Britt Merrick | Matthew 5:1-12 | 40:03 | 11 June 2017

Britt Merrick speaks from Matthew 5:1-12 on Jesus’ Beatitudes as the surprising announcement of who is blessed and who belongs in God’s Kingdom. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Hurry: The Great Enemy of Spiritual Life

John Mark Comer | Matthew 11:28-30 | 52:28 | 04 June 2017

Introducing our new teaching series “Summer on the Mount,” John Mark Comer speaks from Matthew 11:28-30 on adopting Jesus’ pace and lifestyle before attempting to take on his “yoke” (which refers to His teachings in the Sermon on the Mount). Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Modern Marriage Part 2

Dave Lomas | Ephesians 5:21-33 | 40:19 | 28 May 2017

In part two of this two-part teaching, Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 5:21-33 on the unity and reality of marriage. (If you have not watched or listened to part one, we highly recommend watching or listening to that first.) Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Modern Marriage Part 1

Dave Lomas | Ephesians 5:21-33 | 42:31 | 21 May 2017

In part one of this two-part teaching, Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 5:21-33 on the meaning of marriage. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Wine and Wisdom

Dave Lomas | Ephesians 5:15-20 | 39:17 | 14 May 2017

Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 5:15-20 on making thoughtful choices in how we live — with the specific example of abusing alcohol versus being influenced and guided by God’s Holy Spirit. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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On Christian Living

Dave Lomas | Ephesians 5:3-14 | 44:07 | 07 May 2017

Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 5:3-14 on how we are called to live as God’s holy, beloved people. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video Note: Due to some technical difficulties, the first 08:37 of this recording is lower-quality audio. But after that point, the rest is high-quality audio.

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