First Baptist Lafayette is rolling out a new digital tool that will help give members the ability to communicate with each other and have access to directory information, resources, and other tools. REALM is a product of ACS Technologies, who has provided software for our church for over 30 years.
REALM is an online ministry tool designed for real-time connection. It helps our staff and leaders connect with you and you to connect with each other. 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, control your giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you.
Why use Realm?
Being the church doesn’t just happen at the church building. REALM helps us be the church 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 growth and fellowship. When we share life together, we will grow together.
What about my privacy?
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 is open to everyone. REALM keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it.
What about online giving?
Giving should be easy, and REALM places giving right in the palm of your hand. You may set up recurring gifts, view your giving history, and make changes at any time. REALM automatically records all electronic gifts and adds them to your giving record making it easy for you to give, and easy for our bookkeeper to track.
How do I get REALM?
If you are a First Baptist Lafayette church or Sunday School member you should have received an email inviting you to REALM. (Be sure to check your spam and junk mail folders.) If you didn't receive the email we probably don't have your email address. You can contact us at or call 337-593-3645 and we will send you an invitation. Once you accept the invitation and log in the first time via a browser, you can download the REALM CONNECT app on your mobile device (from your app store) and then stay in touch from your phone or tablet.
REALM is critical during the Pandemic
We've been getting ready for REALM for a few months now, not realizing how important it would be during the current coronavirus pandemic. It is incredibly important that we stay in touch with other believers, encouraging each other, praying for each other, and being the church on mission. REALM will help us accomplish this. Follow the instructions on the email invitation to get started with REALM.