A connected church can do more.
Bring people, ministry, and operations together in one place. Realm is our next-generation Web and mobile ChMS that equips your staff and connects your church.
Cheerful greeters make a positive first impression. With Realm®, you can create a group for your welcome team, and then use the mobile app to communicate with your team and share the schedule.
Show visitors that your church is efficient, organized, and prepared to handle their visit as seamlessly as possible. And for guests with kids, demonstrate you have a safe, secure environment for children.
From welcome center kiosks to child check-in or guest notecards, there are multiple ways you can capture visitor information and securely store it online in Realm®.
A consistent follow-up process speaks volumes about your church. With Realm®, you can manage interactions, personalize communication, and start plugging visitors in.
Connect beyond the foyer or fellowship hall with people-driven ministry tools to help you foster meaningful relationships at any time, from anywhere on any device.
Real, personal connections make a church visit memorable and authentic. Realm® helps your visitors connect with your welcome team without feeling “handled” or pressured.
Find someone you don’t recognize and start the conversation off with a simple question. If they are new, you can connect them to your process. If they’re not, you’ve met someone new.
Give visitors an opportunity to ask questions about your church. Make sure regular attenders know where to direct people when they can’t give an answer.
This could provide a lot of insight into how connected a visitor may feel to your church. If they don’t know anyone, you have an opportunity to become that friend.
What you say and what you do defines the atmosphere of your church. Use these seven healthy habits to set the right tone for building a welcoming environment:
Relationships don’t happen over night. They take time. So how do we make time for relationships to bloom? Well, it starts with creating opportunities to connect. But if people never come back, you never get the chance.
Three factors determine whether or not a visitor will come back:
Instead of passively hoping your church website does enough to communicate group information to visitors, assign someone to personally commit to getting your visitors involved in a way that fits them. We like to call these volunteers “Connection Agents,” and we are seeing churches use them with tremendous success. For example, one way is to connect the visitor with a small group leader or a leader on a serving team, where a personal invitation can be extended.
Touchpoints are important ways to connect with visitors, create moments of interaction, and reinforce the identity of your church. They can be as simple as a street sign and as elaborate as a website. One study analyzed 5 different growing churches and discovered the important role these touchpoints had with assimilation and growth. And while our software cannot produce signs, placards, and packets, we can help you manage the process and resources you need to make all of these ministry touchpoints a part of your church’s assimilation strategy.
"We have had a great experience with Realm! Our staff members are able to maintain records with the help of parishioners and our parishioners find it easy to use."
– Dianna, Pastoral Associate in Cornstock Park, MI
"Realm makes it easy to track members' information and helps us keep in contact with our congregation no matter where they are in the process of being involved with our church."
– Lindsey, Business Manager in Littleton, CO
“Pathways allows people in any process at the church to not fall through the cracks, and for staff to have oversight into who is in any step of any given process at a particular time."
– Jenn, Director of Ministry Process Development in McMurray, PA
“We love Pathways. We see it as being one thing that will help us more than any other to disciple our congregation, make sure new people get involved, and make sure people are cared for."
– Jimmie, Elder in Fort Worth, TX