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By: Reality SF

The Year of Authentic Community: God & Sex 08.19.19 | The Future of Sex – A Wisdom for Now   If you have any encouragements or suggestions related to this CG Material, please email cgmaterial@realitysf.com. New CG Launch Material CG Material Archive

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Invitation to Fasting

By: Reality SF

During our four-week teaching series God & Sex from August 18th to September 14th, we’d like to invite our whole church to practice a 24-hour fast on Wednesdays. By this we don’t mean fasting from Netflix, social media, online shopping, or just certain types of foods… we mean fasting from all food for a 24-hour period. […]

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Youth Boating Trip Recap

By: Melissa Weinish, RSF Youth Minister

Since January, we’ve been sharing a lot about the Youth Ministry in our church. Perhaps you’ve heard us share about luaus, donut fundraisers, and most recently, house boating. Or you’ve seen our youth on stage doing Call to Worship or greeting at the Opera House on Easter. And hopefully, you’ve seen their faces over on […]

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The Gospel & Race Resources

By: Reality SF

In addition to our sermon series, Emotionally Healthy Relationships, which focused on building the inner capacities needed to have difficult conversations, here are some past lectures that will be valuable in helping you address the topic of race and ethnicity in our current series, The Gospel & Race. Lecture on Unity in the Midst of Diversity […]

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Emotionally Healthy Relationships Resources

By: Reality SF

Throughout our series, “Emotionally Healthy Relationships,” we have been focusing on the internal work needed to pursue true authentic community. To help aid you in this ongoing, transformative process, we recommend these two books: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero The Relational Soul by Richard Plass & James Cofield   In addition, we’ve created some helpful quick-reference […]

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Foster Care Awareness Month

By: Reality SF

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Foster care is something near and dear to the heart of our church – One of the reasons being that foster children are some of the most neglected and vulnerable individuals in our country, and specifically in our city.  As followers of Jesus, we are to be the first […]

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The Village Renovation

By: Reality SF

At Annual Vision & Prayer in January, we shared about coming out of a season of building as a church and now moving into a season of establishing. Admittedly, the work of establishing is not as exciting as building — but it’s crucial if we want our church to have a future and be a Gospel […]

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Volunteer Stories

By: Reality SF

In this blog, we’ll post stories of men and women who sacrificially serve our community. To learn more about joining a Sunday serving team, click here. Jon Logan Morning Audio-Visual Team Can you share about how you first got connected with this ministry? My wife Rachel and I began coming to Reality a few months […]

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Local Ministry Stories

By: Reality SF

In this blog, we regularly add profiles of our Local Missionaries and Local Ministry Partners, whom we offer partial financial support through Local Ministry. Joanna Clark Young Life San Francisco Share about what you do in your current ministry. My current role is the Area Director of Young Life San Francisco. I get the privilege […]

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Advent Series Parent Resources

By: Reality SF

Hello Parents, The word advent means “to come” and it refers to Jesus’ coming to earth. The season of Advent is all about looking forward to celebrating the day when our almighty God stepped into history as a human being. In days past, Christians would prepare their hearts to celebrate the arrival of God’s Son. […]

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Current Event
God & the Gay Community

God & the Gay Community w/ Sam Allberry

When: August 26th at 7PM (Doors at 6PM)

Where: Dolores Park Church

As followers of Jesus, how do we engage with the complex topic of same-sex relationships, and how can we lovingly engage with people who identify as LGBTQ? What does it look like to pursue the heart of Jesus in this area and become more like Him? When it comes to this topic, we need much more […]

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A Lecture on Sexual Formation

A Lecture on Sexual Formation w/ Jon Tyson

When: September 3rd at 7PM (Doors open at 6PM)

Where: Dolores Park Church

For anyone who has read the New Testament, it’s clear that Jesus’ vision of sexuality is starkly different from the thinking and practices of our western culture. And while Jesus has things to say about the morality of our thinking and practices around sexuality, He also cares deeply about how our sexuality forms who we […]

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Missional Renewal Prayer Night

Missional Renewal Prayer Night

When: Tuesday, September 10th | 7PM

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

Our vision as a church is to be a community following Jesus, seeking renewal in our city. One way we fulfill this vision is by partnering with organizations in our city in restorative justice and making disciples of Jesus. Historically, our approach to outreach and justice has been to partner with a wide range of […]

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Intercession Night

Intercession Night

When: First Friday of Every Month | 7PM

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

At our Intercession Night on the first Friday of every month, we pray together for what is currently going on in our church and city. As we pray together, we aim to experience the presence of Holy Spirit, the heart of the Father for His children, and the guidance of the Lord Jesus for His church. If […]

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Newcomer Community

When: Wednesdays at 7 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM) & Sundays at 8:15 PM

Where: Reality SF Headquarters & Dolores Park Church

At Reality SF, we deeply value living in authentic community with other followers of Jesus. To facilitate a welcoming environment for all those entering community for the first time or those renewing commitment to community after a hiatus, we provide the Wednesday Newcomer Community Group. Hosted every week, Wednesday Newcomer CG serves as a space to […]

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Community Sports

When: Sign Up Now | Teams Play August - December

Where: San Francisco

In an effort to build relationships inside and outside of our church, we now have two ways in which you can build community and have fun! First, we are collaborating with ZogSports for several Reality SF community sports teams in their Fall 2019 season! Sign Up for a Fall Community Sports Team Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Touch […]

Latest Sermon

The Future of Sex: A Wisdom For Now

Dave Lomas | Genesis 1 & Matthew 19 | 52:23 | 18 August 2019

Dave Lomas teaches from Genesis 1 and Matthew 19 on the wisdom we need about our sexuality and how it closely relates to our spirituality. Apple Podcasts | Spotify

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Being Known & Being Loved

Nancy Ortberg | Various | 35:22 | 11 August 2019

Nancy Ortberg teaches on the two longings that all of us have — to be known and to be loved — and how marriage is just one reflection of this experience in our relationships with one another, and ultimately with Christ. Nancy is the CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ. Apple Podcasts | Spotify

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Marriage As Ministry

Kevin & Bethany Cooke | Acts 18:1-4, 18-19, 23-27 | 28:57 | 4 August 2019

Kevin & Bethany Cooke teach from Acts 18 on what marriage as ministry means, how it happens, and what it can produce. Kevin is the Marriage & Family Pastor on staff at Reality SF. Apple Podcasts | Spotify

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Marriage As Commitment

Dave Lomas | Matthew 19:1-6 | 43:18 | 28 July 2019

Dave Lomas teaches from Matthew 19:1-6 on Jesus’ commentary on marriage, which can be framed as a “spark,” a leaving, and a joining. Apple Podcasts | Spotify

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Carry His Mercy Well

Dale Gustafson | Mark 4:35-5:20 | 38:47 | 21 July 2019

Dale Gustafson teaches from Mark 4:35-5:20 on bringing light into dark places by showing mercy to those who clearly need it, as well as those we’d least expect to receive it. Dale is the Executive Director on staff at Reality SF. Apple Podcasts | Spotify

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Carry His Name Well

Dale Gustafson | 2 Kings 5:1-19 | 38:43 | 14 July 2019

Dale Gustafson teaches from 2 Kings 5:1-19 on the story of Naaman and Elisha the prophet — drawing out lessons on humility, faith, and peace that can empower us to carry God’s name well in our daily lives. Dale is the Executive Director on staff at Reality SF. Apple Podcasts | Spotify

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Disrupting Racism

Dave Lomas | Galatians 3:26-28 & 1 Corinthians 12:12-20 | 51:25 | 7 July 2019

Dave Lomas teaches from Galatians 3:26-28 and 1 Corinthians 12:12-20 on the centrality of racial and ethnic harmony in the church, and ways we can personally and communally disrupt racism as followers of Jesus. (At the end of the slides, we’ve included the communal lament which our community participated in following the teaching. As part […]

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