REALM Connect

Realm is an online ministry tool designed for real time connection. It helps our church connect with you and you connect with us. 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. 


Access to Realm Connect is by invite only and users must be approved by our Trinity Administrator.  

 Request access here.


Being the church doesn’t just happen at the church. Realm helps us serve you better and leads this church well 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 fellowship. When we share life together, we will grow together.

Realm Connect is safe, private, and secure. Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns. Realm Connect is only made up of the people in our church, it’s not like a social network that’s open to everyone. Realm Connect keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it.

Realm Connect gives you control over your giving. Giving should be easy, and Realm Connect places giving right in the palm of your hands. You may set up recurring gifts, view your giving history, and make changes at any time. Realm Connect automatically records all electronic gifts and adds them to your giving record making it easy for you to give.


  • Step 1: If you have not already received an email invitation to join Trinity Hudson Realm, you may submit a request  by filling out the online request form.
  • Step 2: When you receive the email invitation, click on the activation link and begin setting up your account. Explore your Connect Portal and check to make sure that your address and other personal information are entered correctly under My Profile. Don’t forget to add your picture so fellow TLC Members can recognize you!  If anything is incorrect, you have the ability to change it.
  • Step 3: If you have a smart phone or tablet, download and install the Realm Connect Apple app from the Apple Store or the Andriod app from Google Play. Your Realm login works on your home computer and on your mobile devices, so when you sign into Realm, use the login and password you created in step 2.  To login via computer go to to login.

You can change your privacy settings (through Manage Privacy) so that other Trinity Lutheran Church Realm users can see your basic contact information if desired or you can leave it with just staff.  Sharing basic information allows you to be included in the online directory, which is accessible only to approved TLC Realm users.

Information contained in this directory is for church-related purposes only and is not to be shared outside our church body. Please do not use this information for any type of solicitation purposes. By using this directory, you agree to use the information in accordance with the Privacy Policy. Thank you for respecting the privacy of your fellow church members.

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    1. You have complete control over who can see your contact and personal information.

    2. Contact information is never public or searchable on the Internet. Any information you elect to make visible to your church family is always protected behind a login.

    3. Authorized users will always have access to your profile information.

    4. You and certain authorized users may update your profile information. In some cases, your group leader may update your contact information if you have made it visible to group leaders.

    5. For safety reasons, sharing contact and personal information for children under 18 is limited. Parents determine whether or not to display their child's name in the church directory.

    6. Children under 13 may not participate and will not be able to sign in.

  • By default, the viewing of your contact and personal information is limited to members of groups you are in, group leaders, and staff members. If you choose to, however, you can make your information visible to the entire church. But if you prefer to be more private, you can customize how people see specific information.

    • Contact information: Name, Address, Phones, and Email.
    • Personal In formation: MaritalStatus, Family Position, Member Status, but you also have  the option of sharing your birthday, gender, allergy information, and skills with people in your church.

    *If you are a group leader or host an event, certain contact information may be visible regardless of the settings you choose.

    • Everyone— Like a church directory listing, everyone in our church will be able to see whatever profile information is marked as visible to everyone.
    • My Groups+Group Leaders+Church Staff— This setting means information will only be shared with the people you are involved with at church. This is the default setting.
    • Group Leaders+Church Staff— You would use this setting if you wanted to keep some profile information hidden from anyone who is not a group leader or on staff.

    • Church Staff Only— This setting effectively removes you from the church directory. Your information will only be available to authorized church staff.**

    • Custom Privacy— Choose different privacy levels for specific contact fields and personal information. You can do this in two places: when you edit your profile information or when you manage your privacy settings.***

      **While you can hide the majority of your information from most of your church, you should know that, regardless of your settings, contact data will still be visible to certain members of our church staff.

      ***The Directory page shows all individuals who have a login, along with individuals without a login who have been opted-in to the directory. Currently, individuals with a login cannot opt out of being listed in the directory.

  • A family member with a primary position such as "Head" or "Spouse" can change privacy settings for other members of the family and opt family members into the church directory. Birthdays are required for children (as a means to prohibit access), but it's up to you if you want to share the birth date with your church family.