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CG Material

By: Reality SF

Below, you can find the current material for Reality SF Community Groups. The Practice of Silence Part 1 (Print)   Practicing the Way of Jesus Part 1 (Print) Part 2 (Print) Part 3 (Print) Part 4 (Print) Part 5 (Print) Part 6 (Print)   If you’re part of a new Community Group, you can find the 6-Part Launch Material here.

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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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Wisdom for Charity Blog Series

By: Reality SF

Wisdom isn’t selfish. The good life that she enables us to live is one of mercy, sacrifice and generosity, loving our neighbors as ourselves. It is a life of charity, defined as benevolent goodwill toward others. This 5-part blog series, appearing every other Friday beginning on April 11th, will focus on various elements of wisdom as […]

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Sabbath Blog Series

By: Reality SF

One of the best parts of being in school was the summer. As a kid you looked forward to the freedom of summer, the carefree nature of sleeping in as long as you wanted, going to the beach or lake, spending time in the sun, or just being with little to no responsibilities, knowing the […]

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Inviting Jesus Into My Everyday Reality

By: Brenna Esparza

Brenna has lived in San Francisco for 6 years and has been a part of Reality SF since 2010, attending the Alamo Squared (Alamo 2) Community Group. Currently, she lives in the Lower Haight with her husband, Jake, and works as a pediatric ICU nurse at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco. She enjoys […]

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Welcome to Serving Dinner

When: Monday, Feb 27 | 7PM (RSVP Required)

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

Our Welcome to Serving Dinner is an evening for anyone who would like to learn about volunteering at Reality SF. Leaders of various volunteer ministries* will share about our church’s commitment to cultivating a culture of servanthood — which is an active, lifelong pursuit of holding space for one another through serving opportunities. Come enjoy […]

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The Village Workshop on Education in SF

When: March 21st | 7PM - 9:30PM

Where: RSF Headquarters

The options and procedures for schooling in San Francisco can be extremely complex and often puzzling for families seeking to raise kids here. So in line with our church’s value of rootedness, The Village is hosting a workshop to equip parents in how to navigate SF’s education system so their kids can flourish in it! Cayla Allen, an expert from the organization Parents for […]

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Intro to Community Group Dinners

When: March 7 and 8 | 7PM (RSVP Required)

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 with others who […]

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Honolulu Prayer Tour

When: July 24-28 (Application Required)

Where: Honolulu, Hawaii

Prayer tours are an integral part of the Reality Family of Churches’ approach to planting in new cities. As we prepare to plant in Honolulu this Fall with Pastor Ryan Hillner, we invite you to join us July 24th- 28th in laying a foundation of prayer in the city. Learn more and apply

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All Church Prayer

When: Monday, March 6 | 7PM

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

Our next All Church Prayer gathering will be Monday, March 6th, from 7PM – 9PM at the Reality SF Headquarters. Doors open at 7PM with light refreshments, and prayer starts at 7:30PM. All are welcome! More on All Church Prayer: On a Monday night each month, we hold an All Church Prayer gathering that is open to our […]

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Ministry Center Campaign

When: Nov & Dec 2016

Where: Reality SF HQ (1504 Bryant St.)

One of our big dreams has been to have a physical space in San Francisco where our church can minister out of and also invite others into. We already have a plan for a complete reconfiguration and redesign of our current headquarters on Bryant Street, and we are ready to move forward next year. To learn about […]

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New Year of Biblical Literacy Site

When: 2016

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This year, our church went through something called the Year of Biblical Literacy to engage with the Bible. We recently launched a new site that will permanently house all of the year’s videos, sermons, lectures, small group guides, and other resources. Check it out, and send it to friends and family who may be interested in […]

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Holy Longing

Dave Lomas | Mark 10:46-52 | 38:07 | 19 February 2017

Dave Lomas speaks on the simple yet profound faith of the blind man, Bartimaeus, whom Jesus heals in Mark 10:46-52. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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The Cure for Restlessness

Ryan Jones | 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 | 38:44 | 12 February 2017

Ryan Jones speaks on how the steadfast love of Jesus cures our restless hearts in 1 Corinthians 7:17-24. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Toby Kurth | Matthew 5:9 | 44:48 | 05 February 2017

Toby Kurth speaks on the foundations of our calling as Christians to be peacemakers in Matthew 5:9. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Silent Like Jesus

Matt Barrios | Luke 5:12-16 | 44:33 | 29 January 2017

Matt Barrios speaks on the spiritual practice of silence in Luke 5:12-16. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Pause Before the Battle

Ruthie Kim | Joshua 3:5-16 | 47:11 | 22 January 2017

Ruthie Kim speaks on the importance of pausing in the midst of life to remember God’s faithfulness and promises in Joshua 3:5-16. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video

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Hope and Peace with God

Francis Chan | Romans 5:1-2 | 40:46 | 15 January 2017

Francis Chan speaks on being people who live in the hope, peace, and presence of God through the Gospel of Jesus in Romans 5:1-2. Also on iTunes: Audio | Video

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The Eyes of Your Heart Enlightened

Francis Chan | Ephesians 1:18-19 | 37:24 | 8 January 2017

Francis Chan speaks on knowing and experiencing hope in Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit in Ephesians 1:18-19. Also available on iTunes: Audio | Video (Note: Due to a power outage during service, this teaching’s audio was recorded on an iPhone; therefore, audio is below normal quality.)

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