One of our big dreams has been to have a physical space in San Francisco where our church can minister out of and also invite others into. We have looked at and considered several beautiful buildings across the city, and we have also reimagined how our current space at our headquarters could serve this purpose as well. Most recently, we considered a building on Valencia Street, which we decided to not move forward with.
What this means at this particular time is this: we know that we will move toward the buildout of some sort of Ministry Center next year. It’s not yet fully known where that Ministry Center will be; however, we believe that it will likely be at our headquarters at 1504 Bryant Street. We already have a plan for a complete reconfiguration and redesign of our current space and we are ready to move forward next year, should that be what God affirms. Regardless of where we end up, the vision will be the same. So imagine with us what this Ministry Center space might be…
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The design concept for the Reality San Francisco Ministry Center began with the idea of abiding, as we often talk about abiding in God as we abide in San Francisco. We also dreamed about creating a dynamic collective of spaces, with individual feel and focus, that add up to a whole, the way San Francisco’s different neighborhoods come together to make up the amazing city that we live in. As we thought about these two ideas, a design began to emerge that we believe embodies our vision to be a community following Jesus, seeking renewal in our city.
So, imagine a space where you can come and work during the week, a space where you can create alongside our staff and church leaders. Imagine a space where you can pray with others, or individually, anytime in the week, or share a cup of coffee with a friend. Imagine a space where your community can cook and enjoy a meal together, a space where you can bring your kids throughout the week to play alongside one another and let their imaginations run free. Imagine a space designed for all of us to create, abide, and seek renewal in our city, together.
This Ministry Center is for you, our church, and our city now and in the future. And, we are inviting you to pray and dream big with us for how the Ministry Center will be built and used.
When the Reality San Francisco elders shared the Ministry Center vision with our board of directors and asked how we should raise the capital, or if we should finance the project, the first thing they said was to tell the church about the Ministry Center vision so that they can get behind it as they will want to!
We have preliminary estimates that this project will cost $750,000. But we have already committed $250,000 from last years budget surplus. Our goal is to raise the remaining $500,000 by December 31st.
Our church is invited to be part of the creation, and all donations, no matter how large or small, can be made below. Thank you for your generosity. May we abide in God as we abide in San Francisco. Together.