PBC Realm - Let's Connect

Realm brings our church community online, so that we can stay in contact throughout the week.  You can manage your personal and contact information, donate, see your giving history, and connect easily with others in the congregation-all from a computer or mobile device.  A private environment only for our church, Realm requires each user to log in with an email address and a password.

What is Realm? Realm is a real ministry tool.

Realm is an online ministry tool designed for real time connection. It helps our church connect with you and you connect with us. If you consider yourself part of this church family, you’ll love it. Realm allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, control your giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you.

Why use Realm? Realm strengthens church connections.

Being the church doesn’t just happen at the church. Realm helps us serve you better and leads this church well between Sundays. Everyone can be connected from anywhere at any time, right from our mobile devices. It engages everyone in the life of our church by supporting the healthy relationships essential to our church’s mission. We’ll stay organized, and you’ll stay informed about all of the opportunities for fellowship. When we share life together, we will grow together.

What about my privacy? Realm is safe, private, and secure.

Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns.  Realm is only made up of the people in your church, it's not like a social network that's open to everyone.  Realm keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it.

What about giving? Realm gives you control over your giving.

Giving should be easy, and Realm places giving right in the palm of your hands. You may set up recurring gifts, view your giving history, and make changes at any time. Realm automatically records all electronic gifts and adds them to your giving record making it easy for you to give.


Step 1: Check Your Email and Activate your Profile

If you have an email address on file with the church, you should have received an email message from us inviting you to join Realm, our online community. Open the email and follow the instructions to create your password. Then watch for a verification email, and follow the instructions to activate your profile.

If you do not receive an email invitation and know that you have a valid email address on file with the church, please check your spam/junk folder. If the email invitation isn’t there, or if you haven’t given the church an email address, contact the office during business hours.

Step 2: Check Your Contact Information and Privacy Settings

After you have activated your profile and logged in, click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right corner of your profile screen. Select “My Profile” to check the information about you and your privacy settings. Click on “Edit Profile” to change your contact information.

To see your privacy settings, click on “Manage Privacy.” We urge everyone over 18 to choose “Everyone in our church.” This allows other Realm users in the church will be able to see your email and home address, phone number, birthday (month and day, not year), marital status, and the names of members of your household. If you prefer to keep certain information private, you can choose one of the other options.

Parents: Privacy settings of children under 18 are set to “Only the Church Staff” and should not be changed.

Step 3: Change Your Email Settings

Click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right corner of your profile screen. Select “Email Settings.” Select “New posts only” or “All posts and replies.”

Step 4: Upload a Photo of Yourself

In a church as large as ours, connecting a name with a face helps us get to know each other. Please add a headshot that shows your face clearly. To upload a photo from your computer, click on the circle containing your initials.

Step 5: Explore!

Click on the choices in the left column to see news, your giving history, ministry groups that you belong to or may want to join, our church directory, and more!

Step 6: If You Use a Smartphone or Tablet, Get the Realm App

After you have activated your profile, you can use Realm on your smartphone or tablet. To download app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, search for “Connect – Our Church Community” from ACS Technologies.



After you have activated your account, don't forget to download the app on your smartphone or Ipad!