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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) Week 5 (July 2nd) Week 6 (July 9th) Week 7 (July […]

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Weekly Sermon Reflection

By: Reality SF

08.21.17 What Are You Asking, Seeking and Knocking for? At yesterday’s gatherings, we reflected on Jesus’ command in Matthew 7:7-11 to continually pursue our Father in Heaven through prayer. In his sermon, Britt Merrick highlighted a problem in how we typically view prayer – as a means to our own ends and desires. God’s great purpose in prayer, however, is […]

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Our Prayer for Charlottesville and Our Nation

By: Reality San Francisco Elders

A few weeks ago, our church participated in a traditional form of prayer called The Prayers of the People. These prayers provide a space to call upon the Lord’s mercy in our world, as well as to bring our laments before Him and mourn together over all the displays of brokenness in our world, as […]

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Prayers of the People Liturgy

By: Reality SF

Yesterday at our gatherings, we tried a liturgy (i.e. a ritual for public worship) that is new for us, but is certainly not new in the history of the Christian church. The Prayers of The People is a tradition that has become woven into the liturgical fabric of the global church through the centuries. It is a […]

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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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Welcome to Serving Dinner

When: Monday, August 28th | 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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Creative Collective Interest Gathering

When: September 8th | 7PM (Please RSVP)

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

Creativity is at the core of God’s identity. And as beings made in His image, we are created and crafted to also create, craft, and cultivate beauty in our world. And for some of us, there can be a disconnect between our faith and our passion for art and creating. Perhaps you work or collaborate in […]

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All Church Prayer

When: September 11th | 7PM

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

Join us Monday, September 11th, at 7PM for All Church Prayer. This monthly prayer meeting is open to everyone in our community and is intended to align our hearts and minds with Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, as we worship and make requests of Him. Reality SF was birthed through much prayer, so group prayer gatherings such as these are […]

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Welcome to Reality Reception

When: September 17th | 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, September 17th, after both morning […]

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Fall Premarital Class 2017

When: September 10 - October 15 (Registration Required)

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

If you and your fiancé are followers of Christ and are preparing for a life together, we invite you to enroll in our upcoming Premarital Class. Led by Marriage and Family Pastor Kevin Cooke and several mentor couples, this class aims to help engaged couples explore the meaning of Christian covenantal marriage. We will discuss some of the […]

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Intentional Parents Conference

When: September 15-16 (Registration Required)

Where: Dolores Park Church

The next generation of children can change the world. They matter—to God, to you, and to the church. That’s why we’re hosting the Intentional Parents Conference with Phil and Diane Comer! This is a two-day conference created to give parents an in-depth Biblical understanding of what it looks like to raise passionate Jesus followers. The Comers […]

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Connecting the Mind and Soul

When: October 6-7 (Registration Required)

Where: Dolores Park Church

What is the biggest hindrance to growth and flourishing in your Christian life?Why is it so challenging to live into the story of God found in Scripture?How do you reconcile that story with your own circumstances and the subtle messages that pull you in other directions? These are the very questions we hope to answer […]

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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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Intro to Community Group Dinners

When: November 14th and 15th

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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The Problem with Us and Prayer

Britt Merrick | Matthew 7:7-11 | 45:02 | 20 August 2017

Britt Merrick speaks from Matthew 7:7-11 on Jesus’ command to continually pursue our Father in Heaven through prayer and what we will experience as a result. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Britt Merrick is the Founder of the Reality Family of Churches and the Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Reality Carpinteria.

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Something More

Ruthie Kim | Matthew 7:1-6, 12 | 39:14 | 13 August 2017

Ruthie Kim speaks from Matthew 7:1-6, 12 on Jesus’ command to not hold others in condemning judgment but rather to offer compassion and truth in love. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Ruthie Kim is part of the Reality SF teaching team and the Founder & CEO of Because Justice Matters.

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How Jesus Speaks to the Cares of Your Soul

Tim Chaddick | Matthew 6:25-34 | 48:42 | 06 August 2017

Tim Chaddick speaks from Matthew 6:25-34 on Jesus’ command not to worry but to instead entrust ourselves to the gracious, attentive care of God. (Also in iTunes: Audio | Video) Tim Chaddick is the Lead Pastor of Reality Church London.

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True Treasure

Rashad Clemons | Matthew 6:19-24 | 36:06 | 30 July 2017

Rashad Clemons speaks from Matthew 6:19-24 on Jesus’ command to pursue God as our ultimadte treasure instead of the fleeting pleasures of wealth. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Rashad Clemons is the Lead Pastor of Trinity Grace Church Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York.

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Disciplines of Desire

Al Abdulla | Matthew 6:5-18 | 42:21 | 23 July 2017

Al Abdulla speaks from Matthew 6:5-18 on the ways God satisfies our deepest desires through the spiritual disciplines. The closing prayer, along with all the other sermon slides, can be found here. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Al Abdulla is the Lead Pastor of Reality Church Boston.

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The Hidden Life

Ryan Jones | Matthew 6:1-4 | 42:11 | 16 July 2017

Ryan Jones speaks from Matthew 6:1-4 on the audience we’re living our lives for and how to pursue living in reference to God alone. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Ryan Jones is the Rector/Lead Priest of Eucharist Church SF.

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Retaliation and Loving Your Enemies

Josh Waidley | Matthew 5:38-48 | 33:13 | 09 July 2017

Josh Waidley speaks from Matthew 5:38-48 on Jesus’ commands of how to respond to and love our enemies. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Josh Waidley is a Neighborhood Minister on staff at Reality SF.

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