Another year, ahem — decade, has passed and we’re excited to share these amazing 2019 church websites launches. These sites not only look amazing, they’re carefully designed and strategized to meet visitors where they are and guide them toward the next steps in their spiritual growth. It’s time to dive in and highlight some of our favorites.
This multi-site church website welcomes and introduces visitors to what Wheaton is all about. It effectively welcomes visitors to join in worship, connect in groups, and serve on volunteer teams. The campus navigation makes it easy for visitors to discover their nearest location, but also understand how that campus is a part of something much bigger. Learn about their design strategy here.
Using our coaching service, Wilmington Apostolic’s images and information displays beautifully across all platforms. With some design handiwork, including text images and overlays, everything pops and communicates a welcoming message.
This custom design’s layout is super creative. It’s clean, but unexpected with vertically stacked headings and broken grids. Their missions and a group finder layouts are particularly powerful. Check out how Worship Center uses their website to promote prayer here.
First Southern Baptist redesigned their very outdated website. It now showcases a background video on the homepage a more streamlined and modern look. The color palate makes their site feel “connected.” They use a really nice video banner to help visitors get an idea of what to expect as they walk through the doors.
The Events Page is also very well organized. The church has so much going on throughout the year and the site does a great job at making sure that their congregation and online visitors are in the loop and gives clear steps for getting involved. It features adult class times, upcoming events with nice graphics and registration links (integrated with Elexio ChMS), a calendar, and forms to request adding additional community events. Well done, First Southern!
Highland Church of Christ’s site is simple and clean. We love how it directly communicates next steps using a minimalistic approach and unique font pairings. The video background gives a great feel for the church and welcomes visitors while members can easily navigate to events and opportunities to serve. Learn more about optimizing church website goals here.
This church website is also the result of a coaching service experience. Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran wanted to overhaul their outdated site. They are a church with a school and wanted a clear distinction when you visit the site. They also wanted to be able to add a downloadable PDF for their schools enrollment form. The result is a streamlined, easy-to-navigate church website that clearly communicates how the school fits within the framework of the church.
Ridgecrest Baptist Church delivers key information without extensive scrolling. A static header and footer provide a way to keep the important elements within view while scrolling the homepage. Including their recent sermon series on the homepage helps visitors and members easily connect with the church’s mission. Coming events and specific ministries are also showcased to encourage next steps. We love this church website’s smart navigation and authentic feel. Learn more about Ridgecrest’s design process here.
This multi-lingual site uses a translation plugin that features a language switcher in the menu. This helped Valley Church create a site that is understandable for their entire congregation without being over cluttered (before, it had multiple menu items in English and Spanish). They also have a second domain in Spanish that redirects to their primary site, so that the Spanish congregation can access the site from their own language.
Paul’s Preparatory Academy is an extended ministry of Faith Christian Center in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Their site attracts families, highlights media, and provides amazing resources. Front and center on the homepage is a welcome video that immediately grabs the user’s attention and gives them quick insight into the school’s mission. Below, a material design card style is used to organize blogs and events. Read more about how St. Paul’s achieved their website goals here.
College Park’s custom annual report uses sticky anchor navigation to organize the page and animated stats for a dynamic interaction as the reader scrolls. Check out these 8 Tips for Your Church Annual Report and learn why you should create an annual report page for your church website here.
Whether you’re hoping to simply update your church website or complete a full overhaul, it’s always a great idea to talk with a coach or strategist and really hone in on what your church website goals are. We encourage you to work with a ministry partner that is ready to answer questions and assist you through the process. Learn more about what every church website needs in this free eBook.