First Baptist Church St Mary’s, located in St Marys, GA, is living out their mission “to worship Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, share His Word with the world, train and equip disciples to minister to others, while maintaining fellowship within the body of Christ.” In line with this mission, they provide a number of activities and group gatherings to facilitate discipleship and fellowship for their community. From the senior groups, youth groups, kid’s camps, adult disciple life ministry groups and more, it is clear they are focused on having something for everyone.
Anyone in ministry knows, real ministry takes real time and resources. Maintaining and funding all of these activities can be accomplished with good stewardship of funds and easy membership management. First Baptist Church St Mary’s has been an ACS ministry partner for years and felt like it was the right time to take the next steps in keeping up with the ministry God had entrusted to them. That’s where Realm came in.
They started using Realm, a cloud-based ChMS, and love the ease and convenience of Realm’s features. Jan, Financial Secretary at FBC St Mary’s said, “I love the Profile display and how all the information is accessible from one place.” She also expressed how much easier her job has become saying, “in the old system, it used to take a long time to post someone’s Giving information and now I click 3 buttons and I’m done.” She also loves that Realm’s integrated eGiving solution automatically posts to giving statements. They noted a significant savings with the lower processing rates than their previous giving payment processor. They hope to launch Realm’s secure child check-in feature later next month to save time in checking everyone in.