ACS Realm Instructions

We are making a gradual transition from our old membership system to a Web-based system called ACS Realm. Our old web portal for members is still accessible and the Church Life app still works, but they are no longer being updated. 

To make the transition go as smoothly as possible, we need your help right away.

First, sign in to Realm. Here’s how:

Step 1 — Log In

  • On your computer, go to the website
  • Enter your email address and old password.
  • The system will ask you to create a new password. (Alternatively, it may ask, “Forgot your password?” Click that link and follow the instructions.)
  • The personal Profile and Giving functions are fully operational. In fact, to view and manage your current giving, you must log in to Realm to see up-to-date results.

Step 2 — Check your Profile

  • When you’ve successfully logged in, the News page will be displayed. (This feature is currently inactive.)
  • Look for your name in the upper right corner of the screen. There is a down-arrow next to it. Click that to reveal your account menu.
  • Click My Profile. Your contact information will be displayed.
  • To verify the info or to make changes, click Edit Profile.
    • (You will notice a padlock icon next to each field that contains information. You can use that to manage the privacy of that info. “Everyone” means that it is visible in the directory. To change Privacy settings, see below.)
  • When you are satisfied all your information is correct, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Save.
  • To manage privacy settings, click Manage Privacy. 
    • You can choose what information appears in the Directory by selecting Everyone next to any item in your contact info.
    • “Everyone” means all church members and staff (not everyone in the public sense.)

Step 3 — Check your Giving info

  • In the left column, click “Giving.” Your giving information will be displayed.
  • There are a number of tasks you can manage on this page.
    • The Giving tab is preselected, showing the gifts you have made in the current year. If the online records don’t match yours, send a note to [email protected] so that the discrepancy can be resolved.
    • To make a donation click + Give.
    • In the Current Pledges box on the right, you can view Past, Current, and Future pledges.
    • The Make a New Pledge feature is not yet active.  For now, send a note with the details of your pledge to [email protected] to make a new pledge.

Step 4 — Get the App!

  • The new app is called Realm Connect. 
  • Here is the info on how to obtain it:
  • Open the app and sign in.
  • As with the Web portal, the first page that displays is News. 
  • To find people, tap the magnifying glass in the upper right corner. 
  • To view your Giving or to make a gift, tap the Giving icon at the bottom of your screen.
  • To manage your Profile, tap the More icon ( ••• ) at the bottom of your screen, then tap Profile.