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CG Material

By: Reality SF

With our CG Material, we are currently in Regular Time, which is a term borrowed from Ancient Church calendar language. Each week, your community will engage with the past Sunday’s central Scripture and sermon through one of these four emphases: Scriptural, Prayerful, Relational, or Practical. For Regular Time material, each guide below is designed to be used repeatedly. For […]

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Weekly Sermon Reflection

By: Reality SF

11.13.17 Are You Ready to Obey Jesus? (Or Willing?) At yesterday’s gatherings, we reflected on what it means to obey Jesus and bring our lives into conformity with His life and teachings. In his sermon, Dave explained obedience to Jesus as adjusting the pace and boundaries of your life to what Jesus commands. And that includes every area of your life: […]

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Connecting the Mind & the Soul Lecture Audio

By: Reality SF

God’s story in Scripture is one of justice, beauty, and goodness, and He has designed us for the same. So why is it so challenging to live into the story of God? How do we reconcile His story with our own circumstances and the subtle messages that pull us in other directions? Why do we all […]

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1 John Reading & Wallpapers

By: Reality SF

At the start of our “Becoming Like Jesus” series, Dave Lomas encouraged us to read 1 John once a week: a chapter per day, Monday through Friday. The goal of this reading plan is to daily take in John’s powerful words, so they really sink into our hearts and minds. To help you remember and meditate […]

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Prayer for Las Vegas

By: Reality SF

At our Sunday gatherings on October 8th, we mourned the October 1st shooting in Las Vegas. Using our Prayers of the People liturgy, we prayed for those who were lost and those who are still fighting for their lives. You can watch the video of our communal experience here or read the prayer below: Father, hear our grief. […]

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Pray for Baby Jordan

By: Reality SF

On Sunday, we shared the story of a wonderful family in our church community. They are Leonard and Kijong Lee, and they have a beautiful baby son, Jordan, who is 10½ months old. In the past 10½ months, Jordan has already lived a lifetime’s worth of trials and difficulty. In May, Jordan was diagnosed with a grade-3 […]

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Responding to Hurricane Harvey

By: Reality SF

It’s been said that when the night is at its darkest, the light of the local church must be at its brightest. So in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we have a unique opportunity as the people of God here in San Francisco to prayerfully and financially contribute to the needs of […]

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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

We have recently started using 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 call-and-response […]

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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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Marriage & Family Survey

When: Ongoing

Where: San Francisco

Families of Reality SF: In an effort to better minister to and support you, we have a Marriage & Family Survey we’d love for you fill out. Whether you’re married without kids, have some kids in The Village, or if you’ve got kids who are already grown — we’d love to hear from you. You can […]

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Morning Mingle

When: November 19th | 9:30AM-10:30AM

Where: Everett Family Room

November 19th — 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 […]

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Perspectives Class

When: January 29 - May 21 (Info Session on December 10th)

Where: Bethel Christian Church

January 29 – May 21 — Perspectives is a semester-long course that explores the world Christian movement through four vantage points: Biblical, historical, cultural and strategic. Each week, participants will hear from guest speakers and discuss articles on a range of topics relating to the Bible and mission, including cross-cultural ministry, unreached people groups, and church mobilization. […]

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Connecting the Mind & the Soul Lecture Audio

When: October 2017

Where: SF

God’s story in Scripture is one of justice, beauty, and goodness, and He has designed us for the same. So why is it so challenging to live into the story of God? How do we reconcile His story with our own circumstances and the subtle messages that pull us in other directions? Why do we all […]

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Wildfires Relief: Long-Term Involvement

When: Upcoming

Where: North Bay

The following is an update from Neighborhood Minister Tobi Grunick, who is leading our church’s wildfires relief efforts: Dear Church, First, I wanted to thank all those who have prayed for and/or donated to victims of the Northern California wildfires. The donations were greatly appreciated by the organizations who received them, and the items have […]

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Intro to Community Group Dinners

When: November 14th and 15th (Sign-Up 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 […]

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No All Church Prayer in Oct. or Nov.

When: October and November

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Our leaders are currently stepping back and reimagining how we approach and facilitate our All Church Prayer gatherings. Therefore, we will not host monthly All Church Prayer Gatherings in October or November. The plan is to return in December with some form of an All Church Prayer gathering. Even though we will not be hosting […]

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A Triad of Christlikeness (Part 2: Obeying)

Dave Lomas | 1 John 2:3-6; 2:15-17; 5:1-5 | 41:27 | 12 November 2017

Dave Lomas speaks from 1 John 2:3-6, 2:15-17, and 5:1-5 on what it means to obey Jesus and bring your life into conformity with His life and teachings. (Also on iTunes)

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A Triad of Christlikeness (Part 1: Knowing)

Dave Lomas | 1 John 2:3-11 | 41:13 | 05 November 2017

Dave Lomas speaks from 1 John 2:3-11 on knowing Jesus through meditating on His life and teachings, practicing His way of life, and experiencing His intimate presence in prayer and worship. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video)

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Understanding Sin and Forgiveness

Kevin Cooke | 1 John 1:6-2:2 | 26:54 | 29 October 2017

Kevin Cooke speaks from 1 John 1:6-2:2 on how we can become like Jesus by walking in the light, confessing our sins, and taking in the forgiveness of Jesus. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Kevin Cooke is a Reality SF elder and the Marriage & Family Pastor.

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God Is Light — and Our Response

Christian Huang | 1 John 1:5-10 | 46:26 | 22 October 2017

Christian Huang continues our series “Becoming Like Jesus” in 1 John by speaking on God as light and the different ways we respond to His nature and presence. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Christian Huang is the Executive Director of Mobilize Love.

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Heavenly Intrusion

Toby Kurth | Genesis 1:28 | 32:48 | 22 October 2017

Toby Kurth speaks on the theme of God’s presence in Scripture and how it daily influences and forms us as followers of Jesus. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Toby Kurth is the Lead Pastor of Christ Church SF.

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What Jesus Was Like

Dave Lomas | 1 John 1:1-3 | 48:35 | 15 October 2017

Introducing our series “Becoming Like Jesus” in 1 John, Dave Lomas speaks from 1 John 1:1-3 on experiencing Jesus as the eternal life who truly satisfies. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video)

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What to Wear to a War

Dave Lomas | Ephesians 6:10-18 | 41:31 | 08 October 2017

Dave Lomas speaks from Ephesians 6:10-18 on the forces actually at work in spiritual warfare and what it means for us to put on “the armor of God.” (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video)

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