Realm Church Membership & Engagement System

The Diocese of Washington is leading the way in helping parishes respond with new technology to manage parish information and engage with parishioners and visitors more responsively and effectively. In collaboration with ACS Technologies, the Diocese has negotiated to bring the online Realm system to all parishes in the Diocese of Washington at a discounted rate.

Realm is a fully online parish membership system. The diocesan plan includes premium features such as a complete online suite for:

  • managing all membership and contributions data,
  • accepting online pledges, and giving directly into the system,
  • enabling extensive customization of the system’s capabilities,
  • managing parish groups and committees, event registration,
  • tracking parishioners through Christian formation offerings and newcomer follow-up,
  • setting up registration for parish events and meetings,
  • communicating with parishioners via e-newsletter

Realm also offers two mobile apps to manage and update information in the system.

More information on Realm is available on the ACS website.


Workshops on Realm are periodically offered through the School for Christian Faith and Leadership. You can access previous training sessions, on the Realm playlist on the EDOW YouTube channel.

EDOW Realm Network
An email group for support and discussion is available for churches in the diocese using or interested in Realm. Join the group here.

Contact IT Director Peter Turner with any questions on the Realm initiative.