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The coronavirus (COVID-19) may mean church services and small groups are canceled, but it’s during these trying times that we need to rely on our faith and the support of one another.
Realm is more than just a church management system for your staff; it’s also the virtual hub where your congregation can interact. Here are a few ways you can leverage Realm to keep your church connected.
Take your small groups online
Create a group in Realm and assign your leader or leaders.
Your leaders can now invite participants within Realm.
Create virtual meetings
Group leaders can also create events, such as a virtual Bible study, and use free conference tools such as GoToMeeting to meet. Leaders can also mark attendance in the event in Realm.
Members can post prayer requests, provide updates on their health, or ask for assistance with things such as having groceries delivered. Everyone in the group has the ability to comment on posts, and all communications are private and accessible only to the group.
Invite others to your group
If you want to broaden your small group, you can make the Realm group searchable. Anyone with a Realm account can search for groups, choose their areas of interest, and request to join. The leader will receive a notification and can accept or decline.
The leader can also invite anyone in Realm by searching for their record. Once everyone is added as a participant, the leader can invite them with a click of a button.
Keeping your congregation connected and fostering discipleship during the COVID-19 pandemic can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. With Realm, your congregation can continue their relationship with God, your church, and other congregants.