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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 tainted by sin.
  • To encounter the person of Jesus Christ, who gave His life to rescue them from eternity without God.
  • To witness the passion of fellow believers in our community, who are empowered by the Holy Spirit to embody the Gospel.

 

Morning Gathering
Classes for kids from 6 months old to 5th grade are available on Sundays during our morning gathering at Everett Middle School. The Family Room is also available for families with young babies, where they’ll find age-appropriate toys, a changing table, and comfortable chairs for nursing. A video feed of the main gathering (worship, sermon, etc.) is also available in the Family Room.

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.

Check-In
Check-in opens at 10:15AM and closes 15 minutes into the main gathering.

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 truths when multiple influences are all communicating the same thing. That’s why our volunteers are trained and equipped to share the love of Christ and the truth about how God cherishes every 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 kid(s) 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.

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

Nursery (6-18 months):

  • If your child has a hard time being separated from you, we always work with what is most comfortable for you
  • We have a paging system, where we can easily contact you, should your child need you
  • Dedicated volunteers care, pray, and speak God’s truths over babies

 

Walkers (18-24 months):

  • Flexible schedule of activities include: a short Bible story, a time of singing, age-appropriate toys to play with, and snack time*

 

2 year olds and 3 year olds (separate classes):

  • These two classes are a little more structured, with an age-appropriate lesson, worship time, free-play time, time to run off energy in the gym, a time for response in Jesus’ presence, and snack time*
  • We want our 2-year-old children to know that God made them, God loves them, and God is with them

 

4 year olds:

  • Structured lesson with worship, teaching, a time for response in Jesus’ presence, gym, and snack*
  • We want our preschoolers to be invited to experience the wonder of who God is

 

Elementary:

  • The kids experience a structured lesson with worship, teaching, a time for response in Jesus’ presence, gym, and snack*
  • We desire to work with elementary-age children 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-1st Grade
  • Class 2: 2nd-3rd Grade
  • Class 3: 4th-5th Grade

 

*If your child has dietary restrictions, please bring something that he or she can snack on during our snack time.

Beyond Sundays
While our time with your kids on Sundays 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.

Middle School and High School Ministries
Our Middle School and High School Ministries seek to equip and connect youth that are entering or currently in middle school and high school. You can find more info on these ministries 
here.

Meet Some of Our Volunteers

Nursery Volunteer
Erica McDonnell 700

Erica McDonnell

Born and raised in San Francisco, Erica started attending Reality SF in early 2014. She is currently the Team Lead for the Nursery (6-18 months old) and absolutely loves serving in kids ministry. Watching our little ones literally experience the world for the first time: first smiles, first words, first steps, first interactions with God and His love for them? Erica wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Walkers Volunteer
Kristi Ware 700

Kristi Ware

Originally from Santa Barbara, Kristi moved to the Bay Area to pursue her education at UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). In 2012, she started attending Reality SF and is forever thankful for the community she has found here. Kristi serves in the Walkers class (18-24 months old), where she loves watching the kids’ adventurous, silly, creative, and loving personalities emerge as they discover the Lord and the world He has created.

Two-Year-Olds Volunteer
Sam Ready 700

Sam Ready

Sam grew up in the Chicagoland area and moved to San Francisco in 2012. She has been attending Reality SF since 2015 and volunteering in The Village since 2016. She currently works with the two year olds and loves watching the kiddos grow in God’s love and stature. God has shown her His love through the smiles and excitement of the little ones each and every week. Sam’s favorite thing about serving in The Village is the warm hugs and high hives from the kiddos.

Three-Year-Olds Volunteer
Olivia Hoang 700

Olivia Hoang

Growing up in Austin, Texas, Olivia came to the Bay Area in 2013 and started attending Reality SF in early 2016. She loves serving with the three year-olds. For one thing, she adores their super stylish outfits. Can they make those in adult size? On a more serious note, Olivia has learned so much from serving in kid’s ministry—life when serving is sillier, more unpredictable, and sweeter. She has seen kids go from crying to forgiving fully in seconds! In many ways, serving in The Village has felt more like being served by The Village. These kids have a lot of wisdom packed into them, and it’s a joy to experience when it shines through.

Four-Year-Olds Volunteer
Jessica Carbonneau 700

Jessica Carbonneau

Jessica grew up in the Bay Area, and in 2015 she moved to SF and started attending Reality SF after school in LA. She serves in the four-year-olds class and absolutely loves just getting to spend time with the kids and experience the beginnings of their relationships’ with Jesus.

2nd & 3rd Grade Volunteer
Taylor Marsoobian 700

Taylor Marsoobian

Originally from Fresno, California, Taylor moved up to San Francisco in January 2014 after graduating from UCSB. She attended Reality Santa Barbara during her years in college and was so excited to become part of a new Reality family in the Bay Area. Taylor works with the elementary kids in The Village and absolutely loves it. She is currently studying to become an elementary school teacher, so serving in the kids ministry is a wonderful extension of her passion. To see the light and love of Jesus shining through the kids is a true joy and blessing. They have taught her so much about that pure and joyful love that our Savior has for people. And getting an extra 20 minutes of exercise via soccer, jump rope, dodgeball, and basketball with the kids is just an added bonus!

4th & 5th Grade Volunteer
Brandon See 700

Brandon See

Brandon grew up in Bentonville, Arkansas, and moved to SF in 2014. He started attending Reality SF and volunteering with The Village in 2015. Brandon currently serves with the 4th and 5th graders, and he love The Village because it gives him a chance to see children grow in their faith and maturity. Having siblings who are the same age as the students makes Brandon appreciate this precious time in their lives.

“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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