Like the rest of the country, your congregation is doing its part to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Instead of being connected on Sunday or throughout the week, they’re siloed in their homes, and in many cases, their connection and engagement with your church – and each other – is being impacted.
With everything that’s going on, how can your congregation continue to thrive throughout COVID-19 even when they aren’t together? Churches that use Realm are able to utilize the Realm Connect app, the mobile app built specifically to connect your congregation anywhere, anytime.
Churches that have launched the Realm Connect app are able to easily communicate with their congregation, small group leaders can engage with their group members, and congregants can connect with each other, pastors, and even give online. Let’s take a look at a few ways the Realm Connect app, even during these uncertain times, can connect your congregation too.
Connected, no matter what
The Realm Connect app allows your congregation to stay connected to your church no matter where they are. Even if they’re at home, they’ll always have access to the most important information they need about your church. The congregation can access the Realm’s Newsfeed, which includes any event, prayer, or informational topic created in your church and their small groups, such as information about how to access your Sunday services online.
Engage your small groups
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept most of us inside our homes, separated from the outside world. However, that doesn’t mean your small groups have to be disconnected in the same way. Using Realm or the Realm Connect app, small group leaders can still connect with group members through posts in Realm, texts or even phone calls. Group leaders can easily reach out to any elderly or at -risk in their groups, especially those who need it most, and ask if they need any assistance and more.
Give anywhere, anytime
One of the toughest aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic for many churches is coming to the realization that no physical worship services mean no donations. However, churches that have launched the Realm Connect app to their congregation are able to recoup much of what they’ve lost with Realm’s eGiving solution. Congregants can quickly and easily make a one-time gift directly in their Realm Connect app, no computer necessary. Best of all, they can set up recurring giving immediately so when lives get back to normal after the pandemic is over, they’ll still be giving to your church through Realm’s eGiving solution.
Your congregation thrives on connection and community, and that has been difficult as all churches find their way through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with all the tools offered in the Realm Connect app, your congregation can stay connected with your church, engaged with each other, and continue to help keep your ministry moving forward.