San Antonio First Church is a place where people can meet Jesus, engage in life-giving community, and everyone is welcome. We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ, discover their gifts and use them for God's glory. Join us for our Sunday services in person or online. Dive into the content and resources we offer. We are here to support you in your next faith step.
Sundays at 11am
on campus and live online
on campus and live online
What To Expect
A typical service will last about 1 hour. We sing worship music that is relevant to our community, mostly contemporary. Currently, due to COVID-19, there is no childcare or children's services available. At this time, services follow guidelines in order to protect our community. To learn more about the our protocols, click here.
50 minute service
Our services are currently a 50 minute format, with entry being 10 minutes prior. Due to COVID-19 we are dismissing immediately to the outside campus where people can fellowship together with good social distancing.
All walks of life attend SAF! You will see some in their Sunday best and others in their Saturday comfort. We encourage everyone to come as they are and as they feel comfortable. We have an easy atmosphere on a natural and calming campus.
casual teaching style
Ps. Matt's teaching style is casual, crafted to be beneficial for anyone to hear. Sermon notes are available on the app. Scriptures used in the message is printed int he notes and available on the app. No prior knowledge is necessary to receive something good from the messages.
Music at SAF is inclusive, ranging from folksy, to older hymns, to modern worship music. We have a diverse worship team, with our oldest member 76yrs and youngest 15yrs. Our goal is lead worship so that anyone can either sing along or enjoy sitting and listening. Currently, due to COVID-19, our full band leads once monthly, and our worship director leads the other services.
How to Engage
Attending Sunday, whether online, in person, or on demand is great. We obviously encourage it! But, it's not the only method of worship expression or growth. In fact, we also highly recommend it be only one part of your faith walk. Here are some ways to be intentional in your faith that are not attending Sunday services:
A lot of faith is lived out when no one is looking. We offer resources to help you grow personally. If you don't know what type of personal faith development plan (aka "what to read next"), then we are available to listen to your story and suggest the right next step.
Saf.Church Pod drops a new episode each week with a different host, a different topic, and a different vibe. There is something for every walk, so join the conversation! Plus, every week we broadcast the Dive Deeper series, a video podcast where a small group people take a deeper dive into the message series content.
Small groups are a great way to start meeting people who can add insight, support, and encourage you on your journey. Plus, it's a great way to have fun and make friends.