The sense of spirituality that develops in a place of worship can also reach community members online with the help of an inspiring church website.
A church website will benefit your congregation in many ways. For starters, it's a place where members can find updates and uplifting content. It can also create opportunities to strengthen your community, by encouraging visitors to make donations or subscribe to your church mailing list. You can create a forum on your site to help members connect and ask questions - check out these forum builders for example. A website (whether its personal like a hobby website or more professional like a church website) is also the perfect place to promote and communicate information to potential church members who want to know when and where services take place or view your church’s mission statement.
Before you create a website for your church, have a look at this curated list featuring some of the best church websites online, all created with Wix. Each has a unique and fresh design, yet still hones in on traditional church values. Can we get an Amen to that?
21 best church websites
01. Church on the Living Edge
Church on the Living Edge has a website that is both attention-grabbing and informative. Its bold color scheme makes it stand out from other church websites. The use of red text layered on top of a black and white photo is a striking design choice that makes certain information pop out immediately to users.
02. Friendly Temple Church
Like its name implies, Friendly Temple Church values a close community, and their church website creates opportunities for them to build and strengthen it. Using a subtle lightbox that glides onto the side of the screen, they greet visitors with a newsletter subscription form the second they arrive on the site. This way, new or potential members will always be in the loop. The site is also full of friendly photos, giving visitors a peek into the community and encouraging them to join.
03. Lynwood Church
Lynwood Church uses a fullscreen background video, plus high quality photographs to convey their church environment. These engaging visual effects give site visitors a taste of what it's like to participate in Lynwood’s services. As users continue to scroll down the homepage, they will find the church’s mission statement - a clear list of values that communicate what Lynwood’s church family represents.
04. Fincastle Baptist Church
It’s clear from their website that Fincastle Baptist Church has a very active congregation. From baptisms to weekly study groups, and plenty of events for kids—Fincastle Baptist keeps visitors in the loop by presenting their various activities within a carousel style slideshow. The website is also equipped with plenty of information for non-members to find out more information about joining the community.
05. Rock Church
Rock Church of Virginia Beach uses a spirited church website template that incorporates lots of information. Large text, carefully chosen imagery and interesting content make this church website fun to browse through for members and future members alike. A clever infographic exhibiting the five ways that people can make a donation to their church makes the act of donating easy and exciting.
06. King’s Church
The King’s Church website uses a defined color scheme and appealing imagery that together result in a welcoming vibe. A well-designed favicon also helps craft a professional look. Their about us page displays information in an engaging way, featuring a visual timeline of their church, staff biographies and highlights from their church missions. A plethora of photographs present images of King’s Church members and activities, emphasizing the value of community and conveying their positive outlook.
07. C3 Church
C3 Church’s site is visually balanced, modern and engaging. The navigation infrastructure of their website is convenient and intuitive, thanks to a spacious menu at the site’s header. Like on many types of websites, as users browse through the site, the menu stays fixed to the top of the screen, enabling visitors to click on the stylish church logo and gain access to the homepage at any time. Clear call-to-action buttons encourage visitors to watch sermons online, donate to the church or contact church staff directly.
08. Collegedale Church
For churchgoers at college, a strong website is important for getting involved in the church’s extracurricular activities. Collegedale Church is the campus church of Southern Adventist University. Fitting an impressive amount of information onto their website, this church website is highly informative, helping students and other church members deepen their education and faith.
09. Holy Trinity Parish
Holy Trinity Parish makes great use of visual imagery on their church website. An aerial-view video of the church’s campus on the homepage embodies a peaceful effect. Natural colors used consistently throughout the site match the church’s heavenly landscape, strengthening the site’s distinct visual language. The text used throughout the website is concise and informative, so visitors are able to quickly find the details they’re looking for.
10. Northbrook Church
One of the highlights of Northbrook Church’s website is a thoughtful page dedicated to new guests. Everything newcomers need to know about attending a church service is provided here: what day and time services take place, what to wear and the chance to reserve a spot at a newcomers luncheon. Talk about a warm welcome!
11. St. Nics
Some of the best church websites add inspirational recordings of past sermons so that their online community can listen from home. St. Nics has done just that, uploading podcasts and videos to their site. This way, members of the church will appreciate the convenient dose of Bible teachings when they can’t attend a service in person, and newcomers can watch and listen to get a taste of the church’s atmosphere.
12. St. Thomas More House of Prayer
St. Thomas More’s church website is dedicated to gathering worshipers to join daily prayer. The site features classic saintly images that help reflect the church’s tone and personality. Valuable written content explains more about their prayer service and the benefits of joining. They have also started a podcast and uploaded it to their site, regularly updating with new episodes so that visitors can learn more.
13. Oasis Church
Lively, colorful, and engaging - Oasis Church’s website is an ideal space to build a strong online community. Their church services are all live streamed and uploaded to their site, so visitors who can’t make it in person can tune in by checking their schedule and clicking the “watch now” button at the appropriate time. The large website footer leaves plenty of room for including contact information, social media links and a website sign up form.
14. Lawndale Baptist Church
Lawndale Baptist Church’s website integrates the key values of their community. Gratifying photographs are highlighted with a parallax scrolling effect, which adds a level of depth and movement to the website. At the bottom of the homepage, a slideshow presents visitors with multiple options for getting in touch with the church, including the chance to sign up for virtual courses and a warm message inviting new visitors to join a service.
15. Life Church
Life Church holds services in a variety of locations and languages, which means there are many facets of their organization to integrate onto their website. Each separate location has its own page, including relevant information and photographs. Since services are also held in Spanish, a translated section of the website is included in the navigation menu. When managing a multilingual website, it's important to maintain the same characteristics as the original site in the translated version, and Life Church does this in a way that all audiences will feel included.
16. Grace Walk Church
This impressive church website uses bold colors and energetic visual elements to grab visitors’ attention. Unique style choices and media features make the website exciting. For example, they’ve added trendy filters to their videos and replaced standard social media icons with more enticing images, boosting their chances of engagement.
17. Moments of Hope Church
Lively images grace the homepage of Moments of Hope’s website, instilling a sense of love, community, and of course - hope. A subtle animation makes the text float in and reveal itself as you scroll through the page, adding an engaging effect. The church has also used the Wix Pro Gallery to ensure their images are displayed in the highest possible quality.
18. Gospel Way Church
Gospel Way Church’s website features eye-popping fonts and colors that will keep visitors interested in their content. A space on their homepage devoted to collecting donations includes a “give now” button with a customized button design and a spot-on quote from Proverbs that reflects on the importance of giving.
19. Apostolic Faith Church
An uplifting video of musical prayer is an inviting way to encourage visitors to join a service at the Apostolic Faith Church. The use of a robust church website template allows the church the chance to highlight the many activities their community is involved with, without losing space for practical information and a newsletter sign up form for building their mailing list.
20. RockPointe Church
RockPointe Church’s use of a large font and a black background makes it easy for site visitors to read through the short, influential messages on their homepage. With the help of strong call-to-action messages at the bottom of their site, they are able to grab visitors who are interested in following, volunteering or watching their online footage.
21. St. Mary & Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church
This church website features beautiful images of stained glass windows that stand out against the neutral colors used throughout the rest of the homepage. A large Google Maps widget at the bottom of the page is a useful tool for local users who plan on visiting the church. For remote church members, a weekly livestream uploaded straight to the site will keep them connected to the church’s teachings and prayers.