Jesus, Our Senior Leader
We believe that, ultimately, Jesus Christ is our Lead Pastor, our Lead Elder and our Chief Shepherd, and it is Him that we serve with gladness (see Ephesians 4:15 and 1 Peter 5:4). All major decisions over the church as well as vision for the church are submitted to His authority, through prayer and through careful and humble investigation of the Scriptures.
We have a team of elders who serve in a variety of capacities to pastor, equip, and lead the Reality church family. Two of these individuals serve the church in pastoral staff roles, while the others serve and lead in a non-staff capacity. Ultimately, all of the elders of Reality Church serve as a team.
Leads Teaching and Preaching
Our hope is to train and send individuals and teams, as well as partner with leaders and organizations that aim to see their neighborhoods and cities renewed through the planting of new gospel-centered churches.
Soma Church - Federal Way, WA
Soma Federal Way was officially sent out of Soma Tacoma in February of 2015 to start a new church. For years, a few missional communities were living on mission in Federal Way as part of Soma Tacoma. Soma Federal Way is led by a team who are seeking establish a new church in a city that is rapidly changing.
Federal Way is a very diverse community that sits in the heart of the Seattle-Tacoma area. We have a desire to see new churches in our region and are excited to be able to partner with what is happening with Soma Federal Way. Learn more at somafw.org
Citizens Church - San Fransisco, CA
C.J. and Renee Bergmen have been ministering in San Fransisco for the past 4 years. They, along with the church family that is growing around them, have a burden to be part of a diverse, multigenerational, multiethnic church that serves the least of these, pursues health, and is a safe place for those who are hurting. We are excited to partner with Citizens Church to see the gospel change lives and form a new church family in the heart of San Fransisco. Learn more at citizenssf.com
Neighborhood Church - Orlando, FL
Dylan and Chevas Grace have been living and ministering in Florida for years. In the last couple years, God began to stir a vision for a new church that would seek to bring the Gospel to the various neighborhoods of Orlando. Along with leading Neighborhood Church, Dylan is currently participating in Soma Sending, a 2 year church planting residency. Reality Church is partnering with Dylan and Soma through the residency process. Learn more at wearesoma.com/soma-sending
A team from Reality partners with First Baptist Olympia to provide a meal for those in need on the 1st and 5th Sundays of the month. Interested in helping? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Serve India Ministries (SIM)
SIM exists to plant churches in villages throughout India. We support local pastors in their effort to bring the gospel to those who have not heard about Jesus.
Converge Worldwide - Ian Smith
Ian is serving in Tokyo, Japan, with the intention of helping to catalyze the planting of new Churches. To learn more or to financially partner with Ian, visit convergeworldwide.org