Getting Started

The Lord of Life congregation was invited to join Realm in February 2019. Invitation reminder emails will be sent each month.

Here’s what to do to join:

Step 1: Check Your Email and Activate your Profile

If you have an email address on file with the church, you should have received an email message from Lord of Life Lutheran Church inviting you to join Realm, our online community. Be sure to watch both your email inbox and your junk/spam box for the arrival of this invite.  The invite expires after a few days so please try to login as soon as possible after you receive the email.

Open the email and follow the instructions to create your password. Then watch for a verification email and follow the instructions to activate your profile.

If you do not receive an email invitation and know that you have a valid email address on file with the church or if you haven’t given the church an email address, contact the office at ore calling the church office at 281-367-7016 during business hours.

Step 2: Log in to Realm

After you have activated your profile, you can log in to Realm from this website. Just click the Realm logo and enter your email address and the password you created.

Step 3: Check Your Contact Information and Privacy Settings

After you have logged in, click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right corner of your profile screen. Select “My Profile” to check the information about you and your privacy settings. Click on “Edit Profile” to change your contact information.

To see your privacy settings, click on “Manage Privacy.” We urge everyone over 18 to choose “Everyone in our church.” Other Realm users in the church will be able to see your email and home address, phone number, birthday (month and day, not year), marital status, and the names of members of your household. If you prefer to keep certain information private, you can choose one of the other options.

Parents: Privacy settings of children under 18 are set to “Only the Church Staff”.

Step 4: Change Your Email Settings

Important. Click on the arrow next to your name in the upper right corner of your profile screen. Select “Email Settings.” Select “New posts only” or “All posts and replies.”  We strongly suggest you set “New Post Only” at this level which will reduce our overall number of emails to the entire congregation.  You may decide you want to add “all posts and replies” for certain groups that you are a member but rather than the whole congregation.

Step 5: Upload a Photo of Yourself

In a church as large as ours, connecting a name with a face helps us get to know each other. Please add a headshot that shows your face clearly. To upload a photo from your computer, click on the circle containing your initials.  Photos from prior directories at Lord of Life have been transferred into Realm.  You may leave or replace.  You may also add a family photo.

Step 6: Explore!

Click on the choices in the left column to see news, upcoming events, your giving history, ministry groups that you belong to or may want to join, our church directory, and more!

Step 7: If You Use a Smartphone or Tablet, Get the Realm App

After you have activated your profile, you can use Realm on your smartphone or tablet.  You can connect to Realm through the browser on your device, i.e. Safari.  If you do use the browser, you get a better look by using your phone in a horizontal position.  You may also decide to download the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, search for “Realm Connect – Our Church Community” from ACS Technologies.