If you have got a strong belief in God or you manage a church or you’re a preacher of religion, you can connect with people and build a strong and loyal following by creating a church website using the WordPress content management system and the WordPress church themes I’ve shared on this page. Why launch a website? Imagine you have got a religious/church website and you share nice religious thoughts on your site. If people like your thoughts, they might share your website’s page with their friends on Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, etc. If the new visitors/readers like your thoughts and share your page with their friends, your site will get plenty of visitors. People might follow you on Twitter, Facebook, or other platforms. If your follower belongs to a different country and wants to donate money to your church, he/she can do so if your church site has a donation form or button. Here’s the list of best WordPress church themes:
Best church themes for WordPress
StudioPress Outreach Pro
Outreach Pro theme has been specially designed and built for churches and religious people who want to create a church website with WordPress. The template supports four color skins – purple, orange, green, red, and blue. When you change the color style, the Genesis Framework will automatically change the color of links, button background, etc to match with the color skin. The StudioPress Outreach Pro theme for church supports social networking profiles in the header section. It supports 5+ layouts and lets you put multiple widgets in the footer. The theme has multiple homepage widget areas. You can put a slider widget containing sliders to religious blog posts on your church website.
Themify Ultra with Church skin
The Ultra theme by Themify enables users to import and use the church skin on their site. The template also allows users to customize the skin. The church skin ships with the custom-designed timeline module that you can use to show the historical events of the church. You can configure the Ultra theme to show your church’s location on Google Maps in a widget. It ships with a cool donation progress bar that can show the progress of your church’s fundraising campaign. The WordPress Ultra theme can play YouTube videos in a lightbox. The template by Themify supports many header/footer/page/archive layouts. It has many options for customizing the various parts/elements of the theme.
Astra’s Give starter website is an ideal WordPress church theme. The theme allows users to import the Beaver and Elementor version of the Give starter website. Once you import Give, you can make it look different by changing colors, fonts, text, etc. The Give website features a donation form through which religious people or your church website visitors can donate money. It supports events and has a contact form through which people can write a note to your church or get in touch with the church. In case you don’t want to use the starter website, you can install Beaver builder/Elementor and create pages/layouts for your church site. You can also use Gutenberg but Gutenberg will only allow you to create basic pages.
Divi + Church layout pack
With Divi, you can either create a church website from scratch with the help of Divi builder or use the Church layout packs to quickly launch a website for a church. The Divi template ships with the Bloom opt-in form plugin and the monarch social sharing plugins. You can add beautiful social profile icons to your church website and create nice-looking opt-in forms and add to the footer/below posts/pages without installing a third-party plugin. The Divi WordPress theme‘s Divi builder allows you to add sliders, accordions, buttons, contact forms, etc to the pages of your site.
The Native Church WP theme supports 10 color skins, a mega menu, and has an events management module built-in. The template also includes a Sermons manager tool through which you can add files, categorize sermons, etc, and a Revolution Slider plugin through which you can create & add a slider to the pages of your site. Native Church allows users to accept donations online with PayPal. It supports integration with Google Calendar events module and includes an Event timeline page builder module. This WordPress theme for Churches is built using the Bootstrap framework. It ships with galleries of various styles and a prayer wall page where users can write or see other prayers.
Reasons to use one of the above themes:
Layout: The templates I’ve shared above have or support a layout suitable for church websites.
Customization: 3 templates out of 5 on my list are of the multi-purpose type with many customization options. You can build a unique-looking site with them. The remaining two templates i.e. OutReach Pro and Native Church are built for churches only.