Realm - New Software and App to Keep Centenary Connected
For the past year, Realm, our church management software, has proven an invaluable tool for Centenary staff. We use it for record-keeping, membership documentation, managing contact information, accounting, and tracking donations. We’ve also dipped our toes into a few of the other features, including online pledges, small-group management, volunteer scheduling, and more.
We are now ready to invite every member of Centenary (plus a few constituents and committee members) to create their own Realm account.
The benefits of having a Realm account are many, but two main highlights include being able to view giving and pledges, with history back to 2010, and, having an up-to-date directory, with pictures.
In the beginning of February, watch your email for an invitation to create a Realm account. The invitation will be emailed to the address we have on file for you at church.
Once you create your account, you can browse the features Realm has to offer. Please check your contact and profile information, and look at your privacy settings. Let me know if you see any mistakes or outdated information. You should also be able to see members of your immediate family, such as a partner or spouse, or children. Adult children will not be listed with your family, and some young adults may or may not be listed with your family.
Beginning in March, I will begin the process of formalizing the online directory. If you create an account, your name will appear in the directory list. You can choose to keep some information private. If you haven’t created a Realm account by March 1st, I will opt you in to the directory. You will get an email notification if I need to do this. Please know that the directory in Realm is very much like the paper directories that Centenary has printed in the past. If you have question or concerns about what information will appear in the directory, please call or email me.
Above all, we want this to be a valuable and useful tool for the congregation, and we want the signup process to go smoothly for everyone. Please don’t hesitate to call or email me with any questions.
– Kylie Beran, Communications and Data Management