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! 


CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT GROUP OPTIONS BELOW:

sunday


WEEKLY

First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Adult Classroom #2, 

9:00am

Adults with Cognitive or Learning Challenges

Leaders: Special Needs Ministry Team


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. For more information please contact Cheryl Vidales at breathe@firstsf.com or call 415-810-1464. 


WEEKLY

Lakeside/Ingelside/Stonestown Mall

6:00 - 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). Please email Mike at mgoeke@fbcsf.org or Stephanie at sjgoeke5@gmail.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group! 


1ST AND 3RD SUNDAYS OF EACH MONTH

San Francisco/Daly City Community

4:00-7:00pm

Leaders: Esther Lam and Cheryl Vidales


This group includes adults, young adults, and youth. Contact Cheryl Vidales at cjvidales@yahoo.com for more information. 


TWO SUNDAYS A MONTH

Bayview/ Filipino Families

3:00 - 6:00 pm  

Leader: Jay Bulosan


This is a NEW group open to all, but note that space is LIMITED. This group will occasionally enjoy a potluck meal together. Please email Jay Bulosan at JJnasolub659@gmail.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group! 

Monday

WEEKLY

SOMA Adults (Near Moscone Center @ Folsom & 5th)

7:00 - 9:00 pm  

Leaders: Wilfred and Carolina Selvaraj


This group is open to single professionals 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). Please email Wilfred at frontiervision@gmail.com or Carolina at cws1970@gmail.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group!


EVERY OTHER MONDAY

Daly City (Serramonte Shopping Center Area)

6:00 - 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. Please email Judy at mydccave@yahoo.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group! 


EVERY OTHER MONDAY  

Sunset (Near 21st and Judah)

6:30 - 8:30pm  

Leaders: Tim and Gracia Wiarda


This group is open to single and married adults of all ages and life stages! There is no childcare available. This group enjoys a potluck meal, a discussion style Bible study, and prayer. There is street parking and this location is easily accessible by MUNI (N Line). Please email Tim and Gracia at gtwiarda@comcast.net if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group! 

tuesday

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. Please email Joe and Megan at joeandmeganfraser@yahoo.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group!


WEEKLY

Alameda (East Bay) 

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Leader: Andrew 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. Please email Andrew at andrewward1980@gmail.com or call him at 510-332-4287 if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group!


EVERY 1st and 3rd TUESDAY

Hayes Valley

6:30 - 8:30 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. Please email AmyEstelle at aetrout@firstsf.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group! 

WEDNESDAY



Thursday

Every Other Week

First Baptist Church San Francisco

7:00 - 9:30 pm

Leaders: Caprice Applequist and Spencer Sims


This group is open to young adults and college students (including international students) generally aged 18-26. This is an adults only group and there is no childcare provided. The Thursday night group meeting involves fellowship and a discussion oriented Bible study. In addition to the Thursday nights, this group meets frequently during the week for meals and various forms of fun – check out the YACS page. Please email Caprice or Spencer at yacs@firstsf.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group! 


2nd & 4th THURSDAYS

Mission Dolores / Upper Market

6:00 – 9:00pm

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 served. There is street parking and group location is easily accessible by all MUNI lines (Church Station) and a short walk from BART (16th and Mission). Please email Michael and Rose at michael.plato@gmail.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group.


WEEKLY

Marina/Cow Hollow

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Leaders: Chris and Julia Tan


This group is open primarily to young families and single professionals. Many families in this group have young children. During group discussion time, the kids hang out in the playroom with a group member. Dinner preparation and childcare are done on a (voluntary) rotation basis. This group eats together, prays together, and does various types of Bible studies together. There is parking fairly close and this location is also easily accessible by MUNI (#30 bus). Please email Julia Tan at julia@plusstan.com or Chris Tan at christan@pobox.com if you would like more information or are interested in visiting this group!



friday

WEEKLY

Tenderloin

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Adults Leader: Stephen Nogy


This group is open to all adults. There is no childcare provided. This group focuses on Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Additionally, at least once a month, this group prepares and delivers food to many of the homeless of San Francisco. Please email Stephen at stephenmnogy@yahoo.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group!