Take your pastoral care ministry to the next level by giving pastors and pastoral staff on-the-go mobile access to your church directory, groups, next step pathways and pastoral notes in Realm.

• Look up the names of people in your church
• See related family members
• View participation in small groups
• Track where people are in their spiritual journey

• Connect your notes to a specific individual in your church
• Keep records of your interactions in one place
• Note discipleship and spiritual formation progress
• Record visitation notes wherever you go

• Full names
• Names of family members
• Relationships to family members
• Contact information
• Addresses
• Birthday
• Photos
• Groups
• Pathway Participation

Realm® Shepherd is a FREE app for pastors at churches that use Realm. It is included in your church’s monthly subscription to Realm. You must have an active user account to sign and use this app. Thank you for serving in ministry!

Realm is an online church ministry tool designed and developed by ACS Technologies. It connects your entire church and personalizes everyone’s involvement in your ministry. Realm brings together a church’s business administration, bookkeeping, and personal connections into one system, so it offers something for everyone at your church. It’s a whole-church ministry tool, and thousands of churches across the US use it everyday to impact our world with real ministry. If you are looking for a new way to engage your entire church in ministry, become a Realm Church today. More at

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What’s New

Version 2021.9.0

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.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Chxdj ,

Better for staff

This app is definitely an improvement for staff members who need more info at their fingertips. That said, it is still mostly a rolodex - not much improvement on tasks or workflows. Would be at least 4 stars if it included functionality for updating and completing Pathway assignments. Hopefully that’s in the works!

JB6184 ,

Great tool for congregational care

Agree more functionality needed for Pathways in the Shepherd app, but it’s a fantastic tool for pastors to have at their fingertips to care for their congregation. Access notes on profiles and see group and pathway involvement, easily send texts or call congregants. Excellent and simple to use.

joncarr875 ,

Still missing major functionality

This app is easier to find people and their info than the connect app (and you can finally see their age, groups, etc). But it is still missing critical functions such as access to pathways.

App Privacy

The developer, ACS Technologies Group, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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