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.
Find people using the directory. You can now view and search for people using the Directory in the expanded menu.
View assignment/position titles. If a personnel has an assignment/position, you can now see their title next to their name on their profile and in search.
App Help documentation. You can now find a Help link to app documentation in the expanded menu.
Ratings and Reviews
I Like the Realm App
I like the convenience of having the Connect App on my phone! It’s great to view to newsfeed, register for events or to check my giving. There are a number of communication modes with terminology that gets a little confusing, like a message is really an email, but overall it’s easy to use.
Adequate with Limitations and Bugs
Though I appreciate and often utilize the services that Realm provides, it consistently shows badge notifications after I’ve opened the application. I’ve had a badge notification on the Realm icon for weeks now, and the last time the app offered an update was in late April. I understand the times can limit fixes to things like this, but this isn’t new. The app has proven to be buggy since its inception, including limitations on posting. If you try to make a post that fills the visible area of your screen above the keyboard, the screen will not follow the cursor once it gets too big. Therefore, you lose visibility on your typing, which is dangerous for devices that like to autocorrect! Three stars is probably being generous.
It’s value is limited if everyone can’t use it
Realm has a very tight browser restriction for some reason—for example with Firefox they only support the latest version or the one previous to latest. I have one church member who doesn’t own a computer, she uses her computer at work to access Realm. At least she used to. After 4 months of successfully using Realm, she’s now blocked due to an unsupported browser. Her work computer is “locked down” so she can’t update her browser. Realm can offer no workarounds.
I didn’t detect this restriction when initially evaluating the system or we never would have chosen it.
Their browser restriction is, IMO, unnecessarily restrictive. We’ll have to evaluate whether we want to continue paying for a system that not everyone can use. And Realm is awfully buggy to boot. I’m sorry to say I can’t recommend Realm.
Data Not Linked to You
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- 29 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.1 or later.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.