What is Realm?
Realm is a new app that replaces The City, MyTPC portal, and ChurchLife app all in just one place! This new app has been developed by ACS, the same company that built The City, and who provide our church’s database, finance, and facilities management software. Moving to Realm will merge “My TPC Portal” with The City. This means you’ll have one login and one system to use for online donations, registrations, group participation, and private church based social media.
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. On Realm you can post events, group updates, upload photos, make donations, register for events and connect with others. Just like on The City, this is an invitation only app, so please watch for your invitation to join Realm in the coming weeks.
Additionally, Realm will become the new method for looking up directory information. Users will be able to search for a congregation member, click on phone numbers to make a call or send a message, and click on the address to find on a map. However, the Calendar section of ChurchLife and the TPC website will not change at this time.
All existing recurring gifts set up in the MyTPC Portal are transitioned into Realm. However, after you have created your profile you can set up new recurring gifts on Realm.
Giving via text remains the same. To donate via text, follow these instructions:
- Go to texting area on your smartphone and enter 73256 for the number/recipient, then type tpcmckinney for the message. You will receive a link to set up your texted contribution. (Beware of auto correction, your phone will try to change tpcmckinney into a standard word.)
Stay tuned for your invitation to download the new app, update your password and start connecting soon! As with any transition, there may be a short learning curve, but we are optimistic that this will be a positive change and ultimately make it easier to stay connected at Trinity. Beth Sefcik and Jen Zaccarella will schedule Help Desk time for anyone who needs help with Realm.