COMMUNITY GROUPS

LEADER: MIKE GOEKE  

Community Groups are designed to foster true Biblical community and are a great way to build real and lasting relationships with others in the First Baptist church family. Community Groups meet in homes throughout the week at various times and locations across the City and Bay Area. Each group is unique, with some designed for people in specific demographic categories and others more diverse in their makeup. While each group may look different, every group will include elements of fellowship, prayer and Bible study. 


We believe that participating in Community Groups is important to the unity, life and ministry of our church as well as the spiritual maturity of every person. You are encouraged to explore and visit more than one group until you find the one that is right for you! It is through these groups that First Baptist becomes smaller and more personal as it grows larger, impacting more lives in San Francisco! We look forward to growing and doing life with YOU in a Community Group soon! 


Click on the button below for all of the current Community Groups and/or scroll down for more information.

sunday

EVERY OTHER WEEK

First Baptist Church

12:00 - 2:00 pm

College Students

Leaders: Bryan Brown, Joe Fraser, and Samantha Frank

College students, come join us every other Sunday after the morning service as we gather for lunch and fellowship. Together we'll examine the Christian faith, share community, and be challenged to be salt and light in the City. 


WEEKLY

First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Adult Classroom #2, 

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Adults with Cognitive or Learning Challenges

Leaders: Judy Lawing and Cheryl Vidales

This group provides an opportunity for Bible study, discipleship, and fellowship at a slower pace and with plenty of time for discussion of individual questions and needs.


WEEKLY

Potrero Hill

5:00 - 7:00pm

Leaders: Ryan and Marley Stevens

This group is open to single and married adults of all stages of life.  Kids are welcome too!  This group shares a meal (one member prepares the meal for the week and we rotate who makes it), ice breaker question or game, Bible study and prayer each week.  Everyone fellowships together over dinner and then the children watch a movie in the other room while the adults meet.  Free street parking.  Bus lines: 10, 19 and 22.  You do need to be able to walk up/down a typical SF hill and up/down two flights of stairs in our building to get to our apartment.  Group meets in conjunction with the SFUSD school calendar.  


WEEKLY

Outer Mission/Oceanview

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Leaders: Eric and Sandra Gray

This group is open to single and married adults of all ages and life stages! Kids are welcome. This group enjoys a light meal, a discussion style Bible Study, and prayer. 


WEEKLY

Lakeside/Ingelside/Stonestown Mall

5:30 - 8:00 pm

Leaders: Mike and Stephanie Goeke


This group is open to single and married adults of all ages and life stages! Kids are welcome and will hang out downstairs during the Bible study portion of the evening. This group enjoys a potluck meal together, prays together and does a sermon-based Bible study together. There is plenty of parking and this group location is easily accessible by MUNI (M Line). 


1st & 3rd SUNDAYS

West Portal

5:30 - 8:00 pm

Leader: David Busch


This group is open to adults of all ages and life stages! Kids are welcome and will hang out downstairs during the Bible Study portion of the evening. This group enjoys a sermon-based Bible Study, and prays together. Whether or not we enjoy our potluck meals is entirely based on how good we can all cook that week! There is accessible parking and this group location is within easy walking distance from the West Portal Station. For those with cat allergies: we love you, but be sure to bring the Zyrtec as there are two adorable puffballs in attendance.


TWO SUNDAYS A MONTH

Outer Sunset/Filipino Families

2:00 - 5:00 pm  

Leader: Jay Bulosan


This group is open to singles and married couples with and without kids. Kids are welcome and a place to sleep or play will be provided during the Bible Study portion of the evening. This group enjoys a potluck meal together, prays together and studies the Bible together. There is plenty of parking.  



Monday

EVERY OTHER WEEK

SOMA (Near Moscone Center)

7:00 - 9:00 pm  

Leaders: Wilfred and Carolina Selvaraj


This group is open to single and married adults of all ages and life stages. Open for childcare. This group enjoys a potluck meal, prayer, and a discussion oriented Bible Study. There is street parking and this location is easily accessible by BART and MUNI. (It's just 3 blocks from Powell Bart Station). 





tuesday

WEEKLY

Alameda (East Bay) 

7:30 - 9:30 pm

Leaders: Andrew and Erica Ward

This group is open to single and married adults of all ages and life stages! This group gathers for fellowship, prayer, and Bible study. 


1st, 3rd, and 5th TUESDAYS EACH MONTH

Hayes Valley

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Leaders: Aaron and AmyEstelle Trout


This group is open to single and married adults of all ages and life stages. Kids are welcome! This group enjoys a meal together and gathers for fellowship, music, prayer, and discussion oriented Bible study. 

Thursday

EVERY OTHER WEEK

First Baptist Church San Francisco

7:00 - 9:30 pm

Leaders: Bryan Brown, Caprice Applequist, and Spencer Sims


This group is open to young adults and professionals in their 20s and 30s. This is an adults only group and there is no childcare provided. This group meeting involves fellowship and discussion oriented around a deeper Bible study. In addition to the Thursday nights, this group meets frequently during the week for meals and various forms of fun. 


BI-MONTHLY

Nob Hill

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Leaders: Tim and Poppy Dere

 

This group is open to single and married people of all ages and life stages. The group meets to study the Word together and fellowship, disciple, encourage and pray for each other. We are currently studying the Psalms. This group shares a meal (one member prepares the meal for the week and we rotate who makes it). Street parking is available, but can be a challenge. Public transportation is easily accessible from downtown by MUNI bus #1, #27 and cable car.


2nd & 4th THURSDAYS

Mission Dolores / Upper Market

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Leaders: Michael and Rose Plato


This group is open to single and married people of all ages and life stages. Group meets to study the Word together and fellowship, disciple, and encourage. A family style dinner is served. There is street parking and the group location is easily accessible by all MUNI lines (Church Station) and a short walk from BART (16th and Mission). 



friday

WEEKLY

The Richmond

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Leaders: Joe and Megan Fraser


This group is open to single and married adults of all ages and life stages. Kids are welcome! This group enjoys a meal together, prays together, and studies the Bible together.


FRIDAYS

Daly City Adults (Serramonte Shopping Center Area)

6:30 - 8:30pm

Leader: Judy Lawing


This group is open to single and married adults of all ages and life stages! This group enjoys a potluck mean together, prays together, and studies the Bible together. Nearby parking or SamTrans buses 120 or 122.