The Way SF

The Way, a ministry of Crazy Love, is a discipleship home for men and women coming out of difficult situations. Our hope is to see the lives of those we serve totally transformed through the power of Jesus and daily holistic discipleship.

The Way is a discipleship home for men and women coming out of difficult situations.

As Christians, God calls us to love each other deeply just like family. Some of our brothers and sisters need more than mere Bible teaching. Because of troubled backgrounds or poor choices, they need assistance in areas that we often take for granted. Those coming out of incarceration, addiction, or abusive homes often don’t get the same opportunities as others. Therefore, we want to assist them with housing and employment options. Our desire is to help change the trajectory of at-risk individuals by surrounding them with a loving community, encouragement, and prayer. We believe that with some mentoring and leadership development, these individuals can flourish and in turn help others.

Operating as usual

03/29/2021

Posted @withregram • @ffdc_finesseorgetfinessed 🥬 Such an amazing day with THE WAY SF ✨

🙏🏾 THANK YOU 🙏🏾

Posted @withregram • @ffdc_finesseorgetfinessed 🥬 Such an amazing day with THE WAY SF ✨

🙏🏾 THANK YOU 🙏🏾

03/24/2021

Our mentors were able to get away for a mini prayer & fasting retreat this past weekend!

They are refreshed and ready to disciple those who want to experience freedom from life controlling struggles! If you or someone you know is in need, visit the link in our bio to learn more!

Our mentors were able to get away for a mini prayer & fasting retreat this past weekend!

They are refreshed and ready to disciple those who want to experience freedom from life controlling struggles! If you or someone you know is in need, visit the link in our bio to learn more!

03/16/2021

The Green Thumbs Garden initiative launched this past Saturday! It was awesome to serve alongside the youth in our neighborhood. Shout out to We Are Church for their commitment to serve over the next 5 months!

The Green Thumbs Garden initiative launched this past Saturday! It was awesome to serve alongside the youth in our neighborhood. Shout out to We Are Church for their commitment to serve over the next 5 months!

02/24/2021

Happy birthday to you, Kevin Shedden! We appreciate and love you!

02/16/2021

Hi everyone! I’m Amy, the newest mentor at The Way! God led me to San Francisco almost 3 years ago having no idea what was in store here. I moved across the country and decided to leave my job as a registered nurse and pursue my dream of working as a barista in a specialty coffee shop here in SF. Since then, I’ve been seeking and asking God what He would have me do, and over this past year I began to feel His promptings to move into the women’s home! I’ve already personally experienced greater freedom since making the decision to come into The Way as God has been deepening my trust in Him and revealing more of His faithfulness and loving kindness. I’m excited and expectant that He will lead others into greater freedom as we continue to taste and see together that He is good (Psalm 34:8)!!

Check out our story to hear more from Amy!
#learning #mentormonday

Hi everyone! I’m Amy, the newest mentor at The Way! God led me to San Francisco almost 3 years ago having no idea what was in store here. I moved across the country and decided to leave my job as a registered nurse and pursue my dream of working as a barista in a specialty coffee shop here in SF. Since then, I’ve been seeking and asking God what He would have me do, and over this past year I began to feel His promptings to move into the women’s home! I’ve already personally experienced greater freedom since making the decision to come into The Way as God has been deepening my trust in Him and revealing more of His faithfulness and loving kindness. I’m excited and expectant that He will lead others into greater freedom as we continue to taste and see together that He is good (Psalm 34:8)!!

Check out our story to hear more from Amy!
#learning #mentormonday

02/09/2021

Support our ministry by visiting our partners at Sunday Gather, an amazing restaurant and bakery located below our men's home! They not only prepare great food, but they provide job training services for the men and women in our discipleship homes! Their work is essential to what we do at The Way, so be sure stop by and grab a lunch plate next time you're in the Bayview! Also, they cater! So remember Sunday Gather when your planning your next event. Supporting this restaurant supports what God is doing at The Way!

#sfrestaurants #hawaiianfood #sfeats

Support our ministry by visiting our partners at Sunday Gather, an amazing restaurant and bakery located below our men's home! They not only prepare great food, but they provide job training services for the men and women in our discipleship homes! Their work is essential to what we do at The Way, so be sure stop by and grab a lunch plate next time you're in the Bayview! Also, they cater! So remember Sunday Gather when your planning your next event. Supporting this restaurant supports what God is doing at The Way!

#sfrestaurants #hawaiianfood #sfeats

Photos from The Way SF's post 02/06/2021

The women’s home transformed their garage into a gym at the start of covid. When the time is right, they are praying God will bring in women from the community to join them 💪🏾🏋🏻‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️

#rogue #crossfit #heavylifting

01/26/2021

Newsletter drops this week! If you want to learn more, visit the link in our bio to subscribe!

Newsletter drops this week! If you want to learn more, visit the link in our bio to subscribe!

01/25/2021

Join Our Team

Interested in joining our discipleship team? It's not too late! The deadline to apply for our spring term is February 1st! Visit https://www.thewaysf.org/mentor to apply today!

01/22/2021

The Way SF | Junior's Story

Do you want to experience freedom from addiction, homelessness, or some other life controlling struggle? Reach out to learn more about what it would look like for you to join our family here at The Way. www.thewaysf.org

01/21/2021

The Way SF | Mentor Experience

At The Way, we are looking for passionate disciple makers to serve on our mentorship team! If you are ready for an immersive season of ministry, apply now to join. This is a place for believers to learn and grow together, discovering what it means to be a disciple that makes disciples. Becoming a part of our family means being engaged in a thriving Christian community, committed to living on mission. Visit www.thewaysf.org for more information.

01/18/2021

Stay tuned to learn more about what God is doing here, in the heart of San Francisco.

01/15/2021

Hey! I'm Kevin and I got involved at The Way over 7 years ago when I first moved into the men's home as a mentor. Since then, I helped open our non-profit restaurant, directed our men's and women's discipleship homes, and am now leading The Way into our newest vertical of loving those the world has placed on the margins of society. It is such an honor to work with the team we have here and partner with God to build His Kingdom in San Francisco as it is in Heaven!

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Check out our Learning highlight to hear more about where The Way is heading in 2021!

#kingdombuilding

Hey! I'm Kevin and I got involved at The Way over 7 years ago when I first moved into the men's home as a mentor. Since then, I helped open our non-profit restaurant, directed our men's and women's discipleship homes, and am now leading The Way into our newest vertical of loving those the world has placed on the margins of society. It is such an honor to work with the team we have here and partner with God to build His Kingdom in San Francisco as it is in Heaven!

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Check out our Learning highlight to hear more about where The Way is heading in 2021!

#kingdombuilding

01/12/2021

#discipleship #thewaysf

#discipleship #thewaysf

01/07/2021

We are passionate about seeing God’s transformative power displayed in our ministry. We believe worship and prayer are an essential part of that process.

#worship #prayer #thewaysf

We are passionate about seeing God’s transformative power displayed in our ministry. We believe worship and prayer are an essential part of that process.

#worship #prayer #thewaysf

01/01/2021

Happy New Year from The Way!

12/21/2020

The Way will be saying good bye to a dear friend, sister and past house manager as she moves from San Francisco to Colorado Springs this week. Her impact will continue to ripple out as she has faithfully loved and served the people in this city. We love and honor you Heather! May God continue to give you greater vision and insight on what is to come!

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Check out Heather’s formula for success on our Mentor Monday highlight.

#discipleship #thewaysf

12/19/2020

Women’s home making quarantine Christmas cookies 🎁🎄✨

12/15/2020

We are excited to announce that we recently celebrated the graduation of Aaron Gressett from our men’s discipleship home. Not only has his life changed, but he has also been an inspiration to many others. We are excited to see what the future holds for Aaron and the impact he will have for Jesus!

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To read more about Aaron’s story, subscribe to our newsletter. Link in bio.

#discipleship #graduation #thewaysf

12/14/2020

Hi! My name is Christopher Richardson. I came into the home as a mentee in 2018. Since then I have graduated from the home and have became a mentor. These have been the best two years of my life. God has been growing me in ways I never could've imagined. I am so thankful for The Way and We are Church. God has really used them as tools for my spiritual growth.

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Check out more of Mentor Monday highlight on Instagram to hear more of Christopher’s story!

@crazylove

#discipleship #thewaysf

12/07/2020

Hey guys, I’m Melissa Vance and I am the women’s home director at The Way. Long story short, I moved to SF almost 2 years ago to continue my career as an interior designer who specialized in luxury cabinetry design. What I didn’t know was that God was going to speak to me about resigning from my career of 12 years so that I could move into the women’s home as a mentor. A lot of people thought I was crazy and at times I did too.

I’ve been here for about 11 months, and it has been so fun to watch women walk in the freedom Christ offers us when we believe!

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Check out more of Mentor Monday highlight on Instagram to hear more of Melissa’s story!

@crazylove

#discipleship #thewaysf

12/07/2020

Found the Christmas trees for the houses 🌲#cutyourowntree

11/28/2020

Crazy Love

The Way is participating in #GivingTuesday this year! Please visit the https://bit.ly/GivingTuesday-TW to make a difference today.

Our first Crazy Love ministry highlight for this Giving Tuesday is The Way SF!

When we read scripture, we can't ignore God's heart for those on the margins of society. One of the ways we are pursuing God's heart is through our discipleship homes in the inner-city of San Francisco. The Way is a discipleship home that brings in men and women coming out of prison, gangs, and addiction and invite them into a life-on-life discipleship experience with Godly mentors.

Our prayer for this next year is to serve as a bridge and resource to the Church in order to help the body of Christ reach and pursue those on the margins of society everywhere.

We would love to invite you to partner with our ministry, The Way SF
this Giving Tuesday! Please visit https://bit.ly/GivingTuesday-TW to make a difference today.

www.thewaysf.org

11/27/2020

Stayed tuned for ways to get involved and partner with us!

We are excited to announce that Crazy Love is participating in #GivingTuesday this year! We will be launching 4 unique ways you can partner with us in this global generosity movement. Each day leading up to December 1st, we will be highlighting one of our 4 ministries- The Way SF, Church Intensive by Crazy Love Ministries, Golden Shores Initiative, and the Crazy Love SuperFood Initiative.

Stay tuned! We can’t wait to share the visions and heart behind each ministry Crazy Love has been a part of, and all the work God is doing in these different verticals.

11/25/2020

"Those who don't laugh, don't last."

You might expect homes like ours to have a heavy or even depressing atmosphere. But pay us a visit, and you'll find that laughter and joy are constantly spilling all over the place!

L A U G H I N G

11/24/2020

“Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this. Whether it is a brief, single encounter or the daily fellowship of years, Christian community is only this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ.”
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

L I V I N G

11/23/2020

Hey Guys, my name is Kent. I've been serving here at the men's home for just over 3 years. My time living in this home has been both difficult and wonderful. We often say that it's impossible to be here and not grow. Boy, is that true. I moved into the men's home as a mentor after serving the homeless and addicted for many years in the Tenderloin district. I came here thinking I had so much to offer, only to be humbled by the fact that I had so much to learn.

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Check out our Mentor Monday highlight on Instagram to hear more about Kent’s story!

@crazylove

#discipleship #thewaysf

11/20/2020

"...the will of God is to love Him in a way that leaves no room for idols, and to love our neighbors in a way that liberates them from poverty and oppression, either spiritual or physical..."
- John M. Perkins, "Beyond Charity"

11/18/2020

We believe that a person who thinks they know everything will never learn anything. At The Way, we ask God for humility as we all learn and grow together.

11/18/2020

At The Way, we try our best to raise up leaders that are passionately in love with Jesus, ready to shepherd God’s people, and excited to use their gifts to bless the Church!

11/17/2020

Tim here! I moved from the East Coast to San Francisco in July 2019 to intern for Crazy Love Ministries. The Way wasn’t even on my radar until a couple of my leaders conspired against me and encouraged me to mentor in the men’s home. They believed it would challenge and shape me to grow in discernment and a Christ-like ability to love people even through disappointment and heartache. I was reluctant, but after praying into it and tasting the joyfulness of the men’s home, I trusted their wisdom and moved in.

Over a year later, I’m still here. The disappointment and heartache have been real, but I’ve spiritually gained and grown in ways beyond what I could’ve dreamed or asked. Words can’t do justice to how grateful I am to the Lord for the gift and joy it has been to be a part of this team and family.


To learn more about The Way and apply to be a mentor, check out our website: https://bit.ly/TheWay-Apply

11/15/2020

Happy Sunday!! 🍓☀️😊

11/09/2020

At The Way, one of our core values is faith. We try our best to believe in God for the impossible. Everything we do begins and ends with prayer.
#prayer #values #faith

10/30/2020

We have some exciting updates happening at The Way, and our monthly newsletter has all the details. You won’t want to miss this one so click the link in our bio to subscribe!

10/21/2020

Stay tuned, we have something exciting in store for you! #onset #storytelling #leadingtogether

Our Story

Back in 2013 we moved into the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco with a lot of hope and expectation that God was going to move in power and we were going to see lives transformed. We didn't have total clarity on what God wanted to do, but we knew through seeking Him that He would guide our steps and lead us into His vision for this ministry. Since then, we have seen God working wonders in the men and women who have come through our discipleship homes. Many have surrendered their lives to Christ in these houses and we are so thankful that we get to play a small part in that. In 2017, the leadership team at The Way (previously called Project Bayview) was sensing that God wanted to shift some of the way we did discipleship. We wanted to focus on intentional one-on-one discipleship relationships while also looking to build character. As we began to develop our 4 phase discipleship model, we also thought that the name Project Bayview didn't represent the ministry the way we wanted it to. There was not a lot of meaning behind the name, so after a lot of prayer, we decided to change our name to The Way Christian Ministries. Our houses are built on teaching men and women how to follow Jesus. Jesus calls himself the way, the truth and the life in John 14:6 and the early Christians were known as followers of The Way. As a ministry, this is the only thing we want to be known for - pointing people to The Way. The Way is excited to launch into this new year with a lot of momentum and we want to invite you to partner with us in prayer, financially, or serving alongside us in some way. We want to include you in all of the amazing things that God is doing here.

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4100 3rd St
San Francisco, CA
94124
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