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, 

9:00 am

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

 

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, simple 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.  Please email Marley at marley.stevens@gmail.com if you would like more information about visiting and/or joining our group.  


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. Please email Eric and Sandra at graytexas@yahoo.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group.


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). Please email Mike at mike@firstsf.com or Stephanie at sjgoeke5@gmail.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group! 


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.  Please email Jay Bulosan at JJnasolub659@gmail.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group! 


TWO SUNDAYS A MONTH

Outer SF/Daly City/South City

4:00 - 7:00pm

Leaders: Esther Lam and Bernie & Cheryl Vidales


We welcome families, youth, and singles to share a potluck meal, worship, Scripture study, and prayer. Children and youth participate in all aspects of the group. Contact Cheryl Vidales at cjvidales@yahoo.com for more information. 


Monday

EVERY OTHER WEEK

SOMA (Near Moscone Center @ Folsom & 5th)

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). 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!





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 - 9:30 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. Please email Andrew at andrewward1980@gmail.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group!


TWO TUESDAYS A 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. Please email AmyEstelle at aetrout@firstsf.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group! 




Thursday

WEEKLY

Sunset (near 22nd and Irving)

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Leader: Samantha Frank

 

This group is open to anyone of all ages and life stages. Kids are welcome too, but there is no childcare. We will share a meal, study the Bible, and pray together. There is limited parking but is easily accessible by MUNI. Please email Samantha at samanthamfrank@gmail.com if you would like more information or if you are interested in visiting this group.


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 professionals in their 20s and 30s. This is an adults only group and there is no childcare provided. The Thursday night group meeting involves fellowship and a 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.  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

6:30 – 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 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.



friday

EVERY OTHER WEEK (Starting January 27)

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