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Case Study

Friends Church Builds Community with Engaging Technology

Friends Church


Yorba Linda, CA



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members engaged in small groups

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Over 100 years old, Friends Church in Yorba Linda, CA has spent decades committed to becoming a community of Christ-followers dedicated to changing the world. Their mission is to create a community of authentic Christ-followers committed to reaching the world. That mission comes into practice in their efforts to plant churches to reach lost communities. Friends Church has already planted 2 churches and has set the goal to plant 10 churches total by 2029, five English speaking and five Spanish speaking.


The desire to create a community of believers starts with connecting people on a personal level. Friends Church needed to connect members, visitors, and staff in a meaningful way. That would require a reliable church management software that would enable them to build friendships and mentorships within small groups without letting anyone fall through the cracks or become disengaged from their fellow believers. Senior Pastor Matthew Cork says that without good systems in place, congregants very easily get disconnected from the church.


Realm changes the way Friends Church creates community by providing a simple, quick way for members to be communicated with, connected to, and prayed for through the news feeds, profiles, and groups. With Realm, Friends Church is able to accomplish what they set out to do: connect their people and build a community together. Through the Realm Connect app, it’s become easier for members to connect, find life groups, register, and more in one place.