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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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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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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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Volunteering in The Village

When: Starting Summer 2017

Where: Everett Middle School

The Village has recently expanded to eight classrooms, encompassing space downstairs and upstairs at Everett. The goal of this expansion is to create a more hospitable space for our kids to play, create, and experience the love of Jesus. With this expansion, we have a need for many more volunteers. For our kids ministry to thrive, we need […]

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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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Welcome to Reality Reception

When: Sunday, August 6th | 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, August 6th, after both morning […]

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All Church Prayer

When: August 7th | 7PM

Where: Reality SF Headquarters

Join us on Monday, August 7th 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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Morning Mingle

When: August 20th | 9:30AM-10:30AM

Where: Everett Middle School Family Room

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 similar stage of […]

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Intro to Community Group Dinners

When: August 22nd and 23rd

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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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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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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Focus on the Greater Vow

Christian Huang | Matthew 5:33-37 | 38:19 | 02 July 2017

Christian Huang speaks from Matthew 5:33-37 on the costliness and danger of making vows and the importance of focusing on God’s vow of faithfulness to us. Christian Huang is the Executive Director of SF City Impact.

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The Great Fulfillment

Jeremy Treat | Matthew 5:17-26 | 52:48 | 25 June 2017

Jeremy Treat speaks from Matthew 5:17-26 on how Jesus fulfills the story of the Old Testament, and how that impacts the ways we approach righteousness and anger. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Jeremy Treat is the Pastor for Preaching & Vision at Reality LA.

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Bright Lights in a Dark World

Ruthie Kim | Matthew 5:13-16 | 49:19 | 18 June 2017

Ruthie Kim speaks from Matthew 5:13-16 on the theme of light in Scripture, what it tells us about God, and how that informs the way we live in a world that often feels dark. (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) Ruthie Kim is part of the Reality SF teaching team and the Founder & CEO of Because […]

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God’s Good News for the Unexpected and Undeserving

Britt Merrick | Matthew 5:1-12 | 40:03 | 11 June 2017

Britt Merrick speaks from Matthew 5:1-12 on Jesus’ Beatitudes as the surprising announcement of who is blessed and who belongs in God’s Kingdom. (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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Hurry: The Great Enemy of Spiritual Life

John Mark Comer | Matthew 11:28-30 | 52:28 | 04 June 2017

Introducing our new teaching series “Summer on the Mount,” John Mark Comer speaks from Matthew 11:28-30 on adopting Jesus’ pace and lifestyle before attempting to take on his “yoke” (which refers to His teachings in the Sermon on the Mount). (Also on iTunes: Audio | Video) John Mark Comer is the Pastor of Vision & Teaching at Bridgetown Church in Portland, […]

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