25+ Top Church Website Templates for Religious Websites

October 19, 2014 · 40 comments

by Sonny M. Day

church website templates

Churches are the institutions of our society whose need to disseminate their message and information is extremely high. As most other modern organization, churches need a medium to distribute their voice online and nothing does the job better than decent looking Church Website Templates running on WordPress. Since each church typically have their own needs for their website, a custom made theme is always preferable, but custom made church website templates do not always come cheap.

Considering that most churches work on a limited budget, they often can’t spend a sizable amount of money to pay a professional web designer. For this reason, I am showcasing a collection of church website templates for WordPress which are affordable, efficient, appealing, and easy to update. If I missed a theme for church websites worth showcasing in this category, or if you have any comment or suggestion as to how to improve this list, please feel free to write them below. We will have that covered in a future post or an update. You should also check this article on splashmagazine.com for more church related themes.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.

Risen – Church WordPress Theme (Responsive) – DEMO

risen theme

This church theme for WordPress has the features a church website needs — a mobile-friendly responsive design, sermon archive, photo and video gallery, church events calendar, support for multiple locations, staff profiles and church news. The sermon archive is complete with the ability for visitors to search for audio, video and text sermons by category, tag, date and speaker. Risen has powerful customization options that make it easy to change the theme’s colors, fonts and background.

Multi-Purpose WP-Theme – NativeChurch – DEMO

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NativeChurch is a perfect Church theme for Wordpress and it is also suited for website related to Charity, Non-Profit and Religious organizations. Theme theme is fully responsive, retina ready  and mobile friendly – based on Twitter Bootstrap 3.0 framework.

ChurcHope – Responsive WordPress Theme – DEMO

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ChurcHope is a powerful responsive WordPress Theme. It’s a good choice for Churches and other non-profit organizations, but can also be great for business websites. It has a lot of up-to-date features. It is fully customizable, just choose your colors, background patterns, change fonts, change layouts for different pages.

Responsive WP-Theme – Church And Event – DEMO

Church and Events

Church and Event is an easy to use theme with a lot of features. The theme is build for churches and events and it is a good choice. It supports The Event Calendar Pro, Filter Bar, WooTickets and Community Events add-ons.

Belief – Church WordPress Theme – DEMO

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Belief is a responsive theme. It uses a framework that permits the site to be accessed on all mobile devices, including iPad and Android powered tablets.

Real Church – Responsive Retina Ready Theme – DEMO

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Real Church is the most powerful church WordPress theme. It has full functional that church theme must have. Sermon post type which supports video, audio, attachment and also PDF. Event post type which you can put the start date/time, end date/time and you can also put google map in the post. Pastor post type which allow you to feature church’s pastors. Also you still have traditional blog post and portfolio post to feature your works/product so you can also use the theme as other purpose too.

SimplePress – DEMO

simple-press-church website templates

SimplePress from ELegant Themes is a slick minimalistic website template popular among church websites because of its clean and professional look. It features a homepage with a beautiful javascript slider and clear hierarchy, fully functional Blog and Gallery sections and ePanel theme options among others. Elegant Theme offers a membership package with 80+ premium WordPress Themes for only $39. Check it out!

The Church – Responsive WordPress Theme – DEMO

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The Church is the high quality web-masterpiece. The main destination of this theme is to serve religion and charity organizations, churches etc. It also fits in many business branches. The main features, what are extremely important and super useful, are in 3 features including Events Calender & Management, Prayer Wall and Charity Meter.

Mission – Funding and Commerce For churches – DEMO

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Mission is a church theme offering everything that a church would ever need, from podcasting to calendars to commerce and funding, mission aims to provide an advanced one stop solution for your church.

Incarnation – Church and Community Theme – DEMO

Incarnation church website templates

Incarnation is a responsive WordPress Church Theme (try resizing your browser), suited for any kind of Church Website that wants to provide a community site to its visitors. It comes with support for audio and video sermons, a fully fledged event calendar, a community forum and many other options.

Peacemaker – The WordPress Theme for Churches – DEMO

peacemaker wordpress church theme

Peacemaker is a responsive WordPress church theme that provides a powerful homepage slider, event functionality, audio posts (for sermons), video and galleries, and tons of other great customization features.

Authentic Church – DEMO

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Authentic Church is church website design which is simple, unique, and uncluttered Premium WordPress theme which is easy to use. You can completely dictate what goes on your homepage with its one control panel page.

Outreach Theme For Churches – DEMO

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Outreach is a beautiful church website template with fixed width, 6 layout options, featured images, threaded comments and theme options.

Blessing Premium Responsive WordPress Theme – DEMO

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Blessing Responsive WP Theme is the high quality web-masterpiece. The main destination of this theme is to serve religion and charity organizations, churches, parishes, etc. It also fits in many business branches. The main feature, what is extremely important and super useful, lies in including of two applications here – Events Calendar and Mail Subscriber. We offer you the great combination of functionality, good-looking, well-structure and usefulness.

Gospel – Premium Responsive WordPress Theme – DEMO

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Gospel is a premium responsive HTML 5 WordPress Theme created primarily for religious based institutions looking for a nice clean design. It is a very customizable theme packed with features. It’s also created with SEO best practices and all the latest features of WordPress giving you ability to reach-out to your community very simple and effective.

Genesis Church – Premium Responsive WordPress Theme – DEMO

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Genesis Church is a template that has been designed with religious organizations in mind. It is fully equipped for the purpose and is ideal for those who are looking for a solid, customizable and very extensive theme.

Glory – The WordPress Theme for Churches – DEMO

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We all want our message to get across. We all want it to be understood. Our church’s godly message also does. Perhaps more than anything else. Help your church to find a good theme in this collection of church website templates. Happy surfing!

Bhinneka Non-profit WordPress theme – DEMO

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Bhinneka is a responsive WordPress theme with two-column page layouts, slideshow support, three alternative styles, widgets and drop down menus. Perfect for non-profit organization, charity, or corporate websites.

Born Church Theme – DEMO

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On-line presences is important today. Born is a Church WordPress Theme aimed at making your new church website the best one in your area.

WordPress Aid – DEMO

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WordPress Aid is ideal for charity organizations. It’s focused on raising funds for your charity and alerting visitors to important issues happening in the world.

Mu Church Website Template – DEMO

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Although Mu is designed for church websites, this church website template also appeals to other websites aside from churches and religious organizations. It goes with a myriad of features which can be easily configured to suit the particular mood of the site. It has sidebars which are fully widgetized and home page content areas. It also has an amazing carousel effect to display images or any other content. Because Mu is built primarily for church purposes, it is the most popular WordPress theme around. It has a lot of followers like:

Ray of Light – DEMO

ray-of-light-church-theme

This wordpress theme is perfect for churches and religious movements. It features are rich and highly customizable. It also has its own gallery and five custom widgets, that allow you do whatever you want with your sidebar.

Boldy WordPress Theme (Free) – DEMO

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Boldy is a free to download, great WordPress church website template which has earned its popularity among churches.

Wisdom Of Life – NGO and Charity Theme – DEMO

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WISDOM of Life, it’s a clean and elegant theme, developed mainly to setup NGOs, non-profit organizations and corporate websites. Using the color scheme of your choice by using color picker make it elegant and high visual impact experience. This theme is best suitable for a small to large NGO Organizations to setup reference website. Theme works in all the major browsers, and has massive features to use for your next projects as well.

WP Church – DEMO

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This church theme is created on a highly intelligent framework. It has automatic scripture finders, custom built image galleries, mp3 players and calendars. You can do away with plugins with this theme. It also have configurable slideshow, Google maps with street view and directions, newsletter subscription widget, custom gallery with countdown timer, upcoming events widget, and custom built sermon gallery.

Nyx Responsive Church WordPress Theme – DEMO

nyx

Nyx is a responsive WordPress Church Theme with an impressive set of features: An advanced fullwidth slider, drag and drop functionality, event management, video, audio and PDF support for sermons, 20 Page templates, 9 Different Portfolio page styles, 13 Custom Widgets and much more.

The Good News – Responsive WP Theme For Churches – DEMO

the-good-news church website templates

The Good News is a responsive WordPress theme designed mainly for churches and religious website. It has custom template for Events, Sermons & Media and Contact Form included.

Group Discussion!

Let me hear your opinion about the themes showcased here. Do you like one in particular? Or do you prefer another one? Also, please share this article with your peers.

Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

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