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Kids & Family Vision

Our priority is to present the Gospel in a way our kids will never forget. We want our kids to experience the WONDER of a loving Creator who restores a world beset by sin. We want our kids to ENCOUNTER the person of Jesus Christ who gave His life to rescue them from eternity without God. We want our kids to WITNESS the passions of believers, living in community, empowered by the Holy Spirit to embody the Gospel.

Our Classes

Each Sunday, we have a time of worship, teaching, sharing, learning and praying, all enveloped in the presence of the Holy Spirit. The rhythm of the day is uniquely catered towards each age group.

Nursery (6- 18 months): Our dedicated volunteers will care for your child, praying and speaking God’s truths over them. If your child has a hard time being separated from you, we always work with you, doing whatever you are happy and comfortable with.  We have a paging system, where we can easily contact you, should your child need you. 1:2 Volunteer to Child ratio

Toddlers (18-24 months):  Our volunteers love our curious and energetic toddlers.  This is a fun class with a short bible story time, a time of singing, age-appropriate toys to play with, and snack time.* 1:3 Volunteer to Child ratio

2 year olds: Our passionate volunteers create a wonderful classroom just for our two-year-olds. This class is a little more structured than our toddler class, with an age-appropriate lesson, worship time, free play time, along with time to run off energy at the gym. Snack is also provided*. We want our 2-year-old children to know that God made them, God loves them, and God is with them.  1:4 Volunteer to Child ratio

Pre-School 3-4 year olds: Our energetic volunteers love to work with the natural curiosity of preschoolers. Just like our two-year-old class, we have a structured lesson for them with worship, teaching, crafts, gym and snack*. We want our preschoolers to be invited to experience the wonder of who God is.  1:5 Volunteer to Child ratio

Elementary: Our volunteers love to work with the growing minds and hearts of our elementary aged kids.  The kids experience a structured lesson with worship, teaching, crafts, gym and snack.* With our Elementary-aged kids, we desire to work with them to help reveal God’s incredible plan for their lives and how He invites each child to be a part of it.

Class 1: Kindergarten and 1st Grade

1:5 Volunteer to Child ratio                                                

Class 2: 2-3rd Graders

1:8 Volunteer to Child ratio

Class 3: 4-5th Graders

1:8 Volunteer to Child ratio

*If your child has dietary restrictions, please bring something he/she can snack on during class should they get hungry. Otherwise we will provide something during snack time.

Our Volunteers

Kids learn in the context of relationships, when their lives intersect with others. While your kid’s most significant relationship is with you at home, they have a better chance of understanding and interpreting life-changing truth when multiple influences are all saying the same thing.

Our volunteers are trained and equipped to share the love of Christ and the truth about how God sees each child. Our volunteers are like shepherds and mentors for our kids, desiring to see each child grow in their love for Christ.

Security and Safety

We ensure every child’s safety and security under our care, through various security systems.  We have an easy check-in system that you sign into, each time you attend church. In addition, all of our Volunteers are cleared through background checks and given safety training.

All parents/guardians are given a security sticker when checking their child in to The Village and must present it upon picking up their child. No child will ever be released without the parent/guardian presenting the security sticker.

Check-In

Check-In opens at 10:15am and closes 15 minutes after service.

Parking

We have provided a parking area just for families that ensures you know there are dedicated spots available to you; one less thing to worry about when getting your family ready for church.

Please pick up a family parking sticker to go on the inside windshield of your car to help our parking team identify you and get you to the right spot.

Outside of Sundays

While our time with your kids on Sunday is intentional in sharing the Gospel, we believe that much of Jesus’ story is portrayed through life together. We are dedicated to providing you and your family with sacred spaces to live in community within our Reality SF family. We believe this partnership will develop through meaningful relationships, educational and biblically sound resources, spiritual counseling, Community Groups, and a variety of seasonal family events and activities.

Meet Some of Our Volunteers

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Amber Williams

Amber refers to herself as a California girl with an East Coast heart that once lived in the mountains. After living in DC and Wyoming, Amber was ready for the next thing and thought, “why not San Francisco?”. She has been working with families for 7 years and in 2013 became a certified postpartum doula. She will continue to work with the families of San Francisco until God says otherwise. Amber’s desire is for all children to have truth spoken into their lives so they know the grace and love of their Creator. In San Francisco, as it is in Heaven.

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Grace Kim

Grace is a Texas native with an appetite for life as big as the state itself. Grace began attending Reality in 2012 when she moved to SF and has been volunteering with The Village since 2013. The kids seem to welcome her as their own! Grace now understands and deeply respects her mother’s patience in enduring her endless stream of questions as a child. She feels blessed that God has provided her with a passion for teaching and an opportunity to communicate the joy of knowing Him with people of all ages. Grace is fueled mostly by macarons and frozen yogurt.

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Iman Hall

Reality has been Iman’s home church since 2012. She enjoys building relationships with 2-year-olds as a volunteer in The Village. Even the youngest kids hear what she says about God’s love and she is enthused to be part of their walk with Jesus. Iman has seen the kids grow tremendously, so much that they have become less reluctant to depart from mom and dad while exploring their independence. Reality has been a great community for growth and her desire is to show the love of God in deep, personal ways to the lost through this community.

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Ian Rountree

Ian grew up in Florida and lived in Tennessee for ten years, but he has always been very close to his (agnostic) aunt and uncle in SF. The city he knew through them was ostensibly devoid of the Christian community that was in his lifeblood in Nashville. When he moved to SF in 2012, his biggest fear was settling for a skeletal church with non-scriptural teachings. He was led to Reality where he saw glimpses of God’s plan for SF. Ian volunteers with The Village to train himself for fatherhood and also to help parents and children see the city he sees.

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Bernadine Lui

Post college, Bernadine moved back to her hometown of Walnut Creek for 8 years before moving to SF. In those 8 years, she built community with friends who started having kids and found great joy in watching her friends’ kids grow. As a result, she began serving in the church’s nursery to be able to play and care for them on Sundays. In January 2013, she moved out to SF and joined Reality where she wanted to continue serving in the same manner and has enjoyed seeing The Village grow into what it is today.

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Kristine Torres

Kristine is a transplant resident from San Diego and Irvine. She currently serves in the children’s ministry, typically with the rambunctious and loving one and two year olds. She part of the Sunset 1 Community Group and is extremely thankful to be in community with both Sunset 1 and Reality SF as a whole, growing together in the Spirit. Outside of Reality SF, she is an admin assistant in surgery at UCSF, avid dancer, music and art enthusiast, food bank volunteer, Lyft driver, Yelp Elite, explorer of new ventures, and ultimately, a follower and child of God.

“These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.”

Colossians 2:17

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