It Takes a Village

We partner with families to raise kids who love, follow, and share Jesus.
New Families

Our Children’s Ministry Values

Humility: We serve one another, learn from each other, and seek to love as Christ loves us.
Faith: We courageously trust Jesus, believing He is at work in all that we do.
Love: We serve and care for others so they may discover the depths of God’s affection.
Safety: We foster a physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe space so every child can feel the freedom to be themselves.
Joy: We learn and practice joy, remembering our heavenly Father is always with us.

New Families Joining The Village

If your family is new to Reality SF, welcome! During this unique time while we cannot regularly all gather in person, we as a ministry still want to meet you and your children both online via Zoom and in person at one of Family Socials See below for details on our monthly rhythms.

If you’re new and would like your children to be able to participate with us online, please fill out The Card, which is our church’s main tool for connecting with new people. After you complete The Card, a member of our Family Ministry staff will follow up with you and send you information about how your children can join on Sundays. (In The Card, you’ll see a section called “I want to get involved at Reality SF.” Be sure to check “FAMILY” in this section.)

Age-Group Details

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Sundays with The Village

During this time away from regularly gathering in person, we are following a unique monthly schedule which includes both online and in-person rhythms. See below for details.

First & Third Sundays

Story & Share | 9:30AM-10:10AM (On Zoom, 6 calls/rooms)

Purpose: to gather, explore a Bible story, engage in an activity/sharing time, and pray. Consistency is helpful in building relationships with each child.

Intended for: Preschool to Elementary-age children (6 age-specific Zoom rooms)

Second Sundays

Music & Move | 9:30AM-9:55AM (On Zoom, 1 call/room)

Purpose: to worship and praise God as one through music and movement. Each time is led by one musician and two people doing hand-motions/dances/movement.

Intended for: everyone (nursery families, preschoolers, elementary kids, and Village leaders). 

Fourth Sundays

Family Social | 9-10am (Primarily Golden Gate Park locations)

Purpose: creating opportunities for in-person connection, conversations, prayer and communion.

Intended for: everyone (nursery families, preschoolers, elementary kids, and Village leaders).

Fifth Sundays

(4 times a year): Sabbath

Purpose: to rest from program-oriented connection points. Families and leaders will be resourced with suggestions on ways to enjoy time with our Creator.

Intended for: everyone (nursery families, preschoolers, elementary kids, and Village leaders).

Safety in The Village

As we meet online during this time, we’re ensuring security and safety for every child in a few specific ways:

  1. All of our volunteers who are engaging with the children have been cleared through background checks.
  2. The Sunday Zoom meeting links are password protected and shared privately with only known families.
  3. All participants begin in a waiting room and are given access to the Zoom rooms once the host verifies their identity.
  4. In order to protect the privacy of our families, volunteers never take photos or screenshots of the children or post online about The Village Zoom rooms.

Child-Wellness Policy

Volunteers Who Are Invested

We call ourselves “The Village” because we believe that faith in Jesus becomes captivating for young people when they witness the passion of a wide variety of believers in community, empowered by the Holy Spirit to embody the Gospel. And while your child’s most significant relationship is with you at home, they have a better chance of understanding life-changing truths when multiple influences are all reinforcing the same thing. That’s why our volunteers are trained and equipped to share the love of Jesus and embody God’s delight in every child. Our volunteers are like shepherds and mentors for our kids, desiring to see each child grow in their love for Christ.

Get Involved with The Village

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Questions?

Do you have questions about The Village or how your family can be involved at Reality SF? Please email us.

children@realitysf.com

Our Family Ministries

Explore our church’s other communities of care and discipleship for families.

Marriage Ministry

Season Small Groups, Premarital Class, and other resources.

View Marriage Ministry

Parent Ministry

Peer Groups, devotionals, and family practices.

View Parent Ministry

Youth Ministry

Weekly connection events for middle school and high school students.

View Youth Ministry