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What is Realm Connect? 

Realm Connect is a real ministry tool. 

Realm Connect is an online ministry tool designed for real time connection. It helps our church connect with you and you connect with us. If you consider yourself part of this church family, you’ll love it. Realm Connect allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, control your giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you.


Why use Realm Connect? 

Realm Connect strengthens our connections. 

Being the church doesn’t just happen at the church. Realm Connect helps us serve you better and leads this church well between Sundays. Everyone can be connected from anywhere at any time, right from our mobile devices. It engages everyone in the life of our church by supporting the healthy relationships essential to our church’s mission. We’ll stay organized, and you’ll stay informed about all of the opportunities for fellowship. When we share life together, we will grow together.

What about my privacy? 

Realm Connect is safe, private, and secure.

Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns. Realm Connect is only made up of the people in your church—it’s not like a social network that’s open to everyone. Realm Connect keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it.


Parents (or guardians) determine whether or not to display their child’s name in our church directory. For safety reasons, birthdays are required for children (in order to limit or prohibit access), but parents (or guardians) can choose whether or not to share their child’s birthdate with the rest of the congregation. For children under 18, sharing contact and personal information is limited. For children under 13, their parent(s) or guardian(s) receive all communications on behalf of their child. (Children under 13 will not be able to create their own sign in.)





What about giving? 

Realm Connect gives you control over your giving.

Giving should be easy, and Realm Connect places giving right in the palm of your hands. You may set up recurring gifts, view your giving history, and make changes at any time. Realm Connect automatically records all electronic gifts and adds them to your giving record making it easy for you to give, and easy for our financial assistant to track. 

How to Join Realm: Just a few simple steps...

  • ​Click the link inside your invitation email to create your password.

    • Didn’t get an invitation email? Check your Spam or Junk folders—sometimes these emails end up there. If you still don’t see it, email Art Giattino and Laura Dickerson. They are on stand-by waiting to help!


  • ​You’ll then receive a verification email.

    • Click on the link within this email to verify your account.




Want Realm for your phone? Download the app!

  • For Android phones, open Google Play and download "Connect - Our Church Community" by ACS Technologies

  • For Apple phones, open the App Store and download "Realm Connect - For Our Church - Connecting Our Community" by ACS Technologies Group, Inc.

Use the code HickoryFlatUnit when setting up your account.

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