Realm

Contact the Church Office for an Invitation to Join!

If you have created your account, click below to login.


What is Realm?

What is Realm?
Realm is a ministry tool.
Realm 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 allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, track your giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you.

Why use Realm?
Stay connected
Update your contact and personal information to keep our church database current. This will also provide us with an online Church Directory. To be included in the Church Directory you must login and register in Realm and you will determine what information is included.  Find out more and register for upcoming events. Communicate with others in your groups. Keep up with the latest news concerning group activities, prayer requests and more.

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

Questions?
Call the Church Office at 1 (513) 777-6300 or send an email to office@wcn.church.


Setup

In January 2019, an email will be sent from Realm inviting you to set up an account. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam or junk folder. If you believe that you did not receive an invitation please contact the church office.

 

When you click on the “Create an account” link you will be directed to a registration page.

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You will need to create a password. It must be at least eight characters and have a mix of upper and lower-case letters and numbers or symbols. When you have set your password, click on the blue “Create Realm Account”.

Now that you have registered Realm will open and you’ll be directed to the “News” page:

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Welcome to WCN’s online community! Go to Profile & Account Settings to get started.


Profile & Account Settings

You can update your profile and account settings by selecting the drop-down menu from the person icon.

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It is important that you at minimum review and update your Privacy and Email Settings.

My Profile – Select to review your contact information.

 

Then select “Edit Profile” to edit any of your contact or personal information. There is a “Contact Information” tab and “Personal Information” tab.

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Contact Information – select this tab if not already selected. Edit any of your contact information shown as needed. Press “Save” at the bottom of the screen. This information is used for the church directory, church mailings and email.

Manage Privacy – Privacy is in regards to your contact
information such as address, phone and email address that is shown to others on the WCN Realm site. No one outside of Realm can view this information. By default, your privacy settings are set so only Group Leaders + Church Staff can see your contact information.  We encourage you to change your privacy setting to “Everyone in Our Church” so your contact information is available to everyone in the Church Directory. This will make the Church Directory much more useful to everyone.

 

Using Realm

The “Community” area of Realm represents the social media portion for church group communications. Realm will default to the “News” page and will display any recent news posted to any of the Groups that you are a participant.

The Community functions include…

Messages

Any messages sent to you will be displayed here and this is where you can send messages to other members.  Once a message is sent the recipient will receive an email they have a message on Realm and also a notification on their smartphone if they have the Realm Connect app.

Events

Will show any calendar events posted for the congregation or for any of the groups you belong to.   If you respond to an event that you will be attending, you will receive an email reminder the day prior to the event.

Giving

Review your giving to the church. The default setting shows your giving for the current calendar year, but if you click on the “funnel” shaped icon above the “year to date” indicator, you can filter the results to show different date ranges.  The print icon will allow you to download a .pdf of the giving record that you can print.

Groups

Will list the groups you have joined or been added to by Staff.  Everyone should have “West Chester Nazarene” as a group.

Directory

Clicking on a member’s name open’s a page with contact and personal information that each person allows you to see. To send a message to the person, click the “Message” icon under the person’s name.  Only Realm users who have updated their
Privacy to “Everyone in Our Church” will have their contact information show in the Church Directory.


Realm Connect App

Using the free Realm Connect app on your mobile device will significantly improve communications of all Realm posts and calendar events for the WCN group and all other groups of which you belong. Once downloaded, notifications are setup specifically for the app and is separate from the email settings in the web version of Realm.

You must first have setup a Realm account via the email invitation sent before proceeding to use the app. Remember your login credentials for use in the app.

Download the app using your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

To download and setup Realm Connect app…

  1. Go to the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android): Search “Realm Connect”

  2. Select and download the app

 

Open the Realm Connect app and enter the same login credentials used in the computer version of Realm.  The username is the email address that was used to setup your Realm account. If you do not remember the email address used then call the Church Office for help to identify the email address used for your account.