Notice: New Realm Login Security Features
Below is an explanation of Realm's new security features. For now, please choose the "skip" option, until Realm makes some system updates.
Realm has implemented new optional security features. You now have the option to use your Google or Apple account to access Realm and enable multi-factor authentication for an extra level of security. You can decline the two-factor authentication and continue to use your current account information. You do not have to link your Google or Apple account to continue to use Realm. You do not currently have to activate two-factor authentication to continue to use Realm. Two-factor authentication will become mandatory later this year.
If you already have a Realm account, you can use your Google or Apple account to sign in. You must first connect to your Google or Apple account on the Realm Sign-In page. After that, Realm will remember your Google or Apple account.
You can enable 2-step verification when you sign in to ensure your Realm account stays secure. You can verify your account by email, text, or your device's security - such as face recognition.
Connect with others in the Church! Sign up for Realm!
Arcola Church has a connection tool called Realm. This tool allows invited members to do the following:
- Maintain profile info
- Set privacy settings*
- Access Church directory
- Monitor giving/pledge history
- Join groups
- Find volunteer opportunities
- Register for events
- Participate in group discussions
- Add individual or family photos
Download the Realm Connect App
Once you create your Realm account, you can click on the “?” in the upper right-hand corner and step-by-step instructions for that page will open for you in a separate tab.
You can choose who can view your contact info by clicking on the "Manage Privacy" button. To ensure that members of the church can view your contact information, please select "Anyone" as your privacy setting. (See screenshot below) If you choose "Anyone" the only information that will show will be your email, phone number, home address and birthdate without the year.
Setting your "Privacy" to either "Leaders & group/serving team members" or “Leaders” will opt you out of the Church directory. The Church Directory is where church members can look up your contact information, i.e., email, address (to possibly send a card) or a phone number.
Customizing Your Privacy - You can also choose different privacy levels for each specific contact fields and personal information.
Note that your contact information is always visible to staff.
Contact info for a child under the age of 18 is protected by Realm. Children's contact information will not be listed on a roster page.