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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 […]
10:34 am - 13 Aug 2017
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 […]
12:19 am - 12 Aug 2017
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 […]
7:09 pm - 11 Aug 2017
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 […]
8:36 pm - 8 Jul 2017
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. […]
11:15 am - 1 Jun 2017
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 […]
9:13 pm - 6 May 2017
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 […]
9:02 pm - 20 Mar 2017
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 […]
6:06 pm - 5 Aug 2016
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 […]
11:49 pm - 8 Jun 2016
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 […]
6:29 pm - 8 Jun 2016
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 […]
2:04 pm - 19 Aug 2017
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 […]
8:34 pm - 18 Aug 2017
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 […]
1:05 pm - 17 Jul 2017
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 […]
11:01 am - 30 Jul 2017
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 […]
4:40 pm - 29 Jul 2017
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 […]
4:13 am - 28 Jul 2017
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 […]
9:54 pm - 3 Jul 2017
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 […]
11:02 am - 4 Jun 2017
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 […]
10:10 am - 3 Jun 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.
6:19 pm - 21 Aug 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.
11:03 am - 14 Aug 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.
6:21 pm - 7 Aug 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.
6:12 pm - 31 Jul 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.
6:25 pm - 24 Jul 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.
6:25 pm - 17 Jul 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.
6:55 pm - 10 Jul 2017