10 Church WordPress Themes Worth Considering

In today’s article, we’re going to highlight some of the best WordPress themes to help your church or religious institution get a professional website quickly and easily so you can share your message to the world and get in touch with the local community.

Choosing to build your site on WordPress is a smart decision because not only is it easy to use, it also has a lot of great plugins and themes. Best of all, some of the good ones are free!

The following WordPress themes have the necessary features and functionality to run a church website. Some of the features include the ability to post videos and sermons, podcasting, online giving functionality, calendar and events management, news and announcement sections, image galleries, staff pages, locations maps, and more. Make sure to check out their full features and see what works for you best.

Enjoy!


Foundation

Foundation

Foundation is a premium theme for WordPress that’s ideal for churches, ministries, organization, and other similar websites. It’s a child theme for the Builder Framework. It’s a flexible, powerful, and user-friendly theme that’s designed to allow you to quickly build a WordPress-based website.

Glory

Glory

This WordPress theme is especially designed with church websites in mind. Some of its key features include news and events sections, video and audio playback, media-rich homepage slider, image galleries, highly customizable homepage, and more.

City Church

City Church

City Church is child theme for the Builder Theme Framework. It allows you to easily build a WordPress-powered church website. The theme allows you to upload and display sermon and staff information content, as well as featured images and audio, without the need to style or organize the page.

Calvary

Calvary

This premium WordPress theme from Church Themes has dark earthy tones and textures in a clean and readable layout. Some of its features include a sermon media manager, easy online giving widget, people directories, a location and church services manager, and a whole lot more besides.

Epic

Epic

Epic is a well-designed church WordPress theme that’s especially designed to meet the needs of church websites. Included in the theme are an optional touch-based slideshow on the homepage, built-in podcasting, 3 homepage options, light or dark color options, a staff section, and a powerful theme options panel. It also has a fully responsive layout that displays perfectly on any device, be it on desktop, smartphone or tablet.

Risen

Risen

This WordPress theme has everything you need to set up a church website. It’s mobile-ready, has a responsive layout, with sermon archive, photo and video gallery, church events, support for multiple locations, staff profiles and church news, etc. The sermon archive allows your visitors to search for text, audio and video sermons by category, tag, date or speaker. It also comes with built-in podcasting. The theme is retina-ready, with powerful customization options so it’s easy for you to change the theme’s colors, fonts, and background.

Authentic

Authentic

Authentic is a beautifully crafted theme for WordPress that’s especially created with churches in mind. It comes with a lot of great and useful features to help churches, both large and small, to get the most out of their websites.

Rebirth

Rebirth

This premium theme for WordPress comes packed with awesome features, including a media-rich homepage slider, news and events sections, videos and podcasts, contact form, photo galleries, numerous styling options, and a whole lot more besides.

Outreach Pro

Outreach Pro

Outreach Pro is a nice WordPress theme for the Genesis Theme Framework. It’s the perfect choice for church websites, business, or any other type of website. The theme comes with an image slider on the homepage, multiple posts and page layout options, navigation menu controls, and a backend options panel, just to name a few.

Vibrant Church

Vibrant Church

Developed by WP for Church, this premium child theme has a responsive design so your website will work and look great on all screen sizes, resolutions, and devices. Some of its key features include built-in styling for sermons, unlimited color schemes and layouts, sliders, theme options, and more.

1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Steven Gliebe August 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Johnny,

    Thanks for highlighting some church themes and including my Risen theme from ThemeForest.

    Would you please add our newer themes from http://churchthemes.com to your list?

    WordPress is indeed a great option but a lot of the themes on this list are several years old and most unfortunately contribute to the lock-in effect.

    I’d love to see some of our newer work shared with your audience.

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