Connect with what’s going on at your church anytime. Contact your small groups, coordinate group activities, RSVP to church events and meetings, manage your giving, update your information, and more.
// This app is only for people who attend a church that is using Realm Connect—the app-enabled version—for its church's administration, finances, and community. Please check with your church staff before connecting. //
CONNECT WITH YOUR CHURCH COMMUNITY
• Post messages or prayer requests to a group newsfeed
• Add comments to messages and events
• Share photos of your ministry activities
• Communicate with your church groups throughout the week
KEEP EVENT DETAILS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
• RSVP to group or church-wide events
• Sign up to bring items to an event
• See who is attending and who can't make it
• Add comments to events
Realm is a church ministry tool designed and developed by ACS Technologies. It connects your entire church and personalizes everyone’s involvement in your ministry. This app fully integrates with your church’s Realm database and is included with your Realm Connect subscription at no additional charge.
Ratings and Reviews
Decent... when it works
Our church has been using this app for about a year now, and I have noticed that the same problems have been happening constantly. Every few days there’s an error message saying Realm couldn’t connect to the server, so I don’t get notifications for hours. Push notifications for this app is hit or miss: sometimes it sends me alerts, sometimes it doesn’t. I have to constantly check it to see what we are doing for choir, practices, youth events, etc. because I don’t trust that it will alert me when a church admin tries to inform us of an event. Realm has not proven itself to be consistently stable and trustworthy for notifications. Every now and then it will kick me off and make me log back in again, posts from two years ago come up as the most recent post, and, again, it crashes every now and then so we have no communication between teams during that time. I give it two stars instead of one because when it does work, its features work very well! Being able to be apart of several ministry groups at once, having push notifications for time-sensitive matters and tithing & giving records are great features, and although the app is great overall, it needs to be stabilized and prove itself reliable for notifications (without being babysat by checking it every hour) before I give it a higher rating.
Notifications, messages, posting to newsfeed not working
Guys, it’s been like 8 months of this, and it seems like almost nothing on this app works the way it should. Of course that’s an exaggeration, but that’s how it feels because the problems are really basic problems. The app is buggy, wont let me post photos from my phone, doesn’t update notifications, messages don’t work at all for most of our church right now (and they don’t want to log into a computer to send messages to each other)—it doesn’t work even for the most basic functions. The past few weeks, people have missed events, showed up at the wrong place at the right time due to failure of the app to update and actually facilitate communication.
Our church groups are probably about to abandon and go back to GroupMe, which is a pain, but at least it works. My patient group leaders have waited with me, because I asked Realm support on the phone about R&D and was told that there were over 100 people on the R&D team. To be blunt, though, the actual updates that are released make it seem, along with the ongoing, seemingly unaddressed problems, seem like there’s one or two people cranking out little upgrades here and there that have nothing to do with the functions that I and our people actually want to use (messaging each other, posting photos to their newsfeeds, and RSVPing to group events).
Developer Response ,
We had an issue right after an update this week, however we have corrected the problem. Please update the app and you will be able to login. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Released before it was ready.
Whoever is rating this app as 5 stars is either working for The Realm, not being honest with themselves, or hasn’t actually tried to use it for what it’s made for.
This app is essentially in beta testing as has been for over a year, despite ACS(The Realm) charging our church for it. So for a year our staff has called their “support” team to let them know about issues they should have tested for. Their support team has argued with our staff about functions that “should work” but they clearly have not actually tested them. Their solutions continue to have vague timelines attached to them and never actually followed through on.
Our church members are frustrated with the how poorly it functions and how inconsistent the app is. Because we use it for online giving, it does affect us financially in addition to us paying for the service. Also our member participation with the app has suffered immensely due to the difficulty of learning the apps non-intuitive setup. Engaging with the app and creating events and groups is painfully bad. Because transitioning to an app was a fairly large move for our church, this has been incredibly disappointing considering how much effort we have put into convincing people it would be a good move.
All in all, the app does “function” most of the time, but has major issues that should be considered before implementing it.
- ACS Technologies Group, Inc.
- 33.2 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011-2016 ACS Technologies Group, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.