Top 100 Best Church Websites of 2018

Top 100 Church Websites of 2018

Looking for some church website design inspiration? We have compiled a list in no particular order of the Top 100 Church Websites of 2018.

Sit back and scroll through them all. Take a peek at why we chose each one for certain design features and elements.

Your church website is the front door to your church and these 100 churches are knocking it out of the park!

Our team at REACHRIGHT loves helping churches use their online presence to reach more people. If your team is looking for help, drop us a line and let’s start a conversation about your church website today. 

1.Good News Church

http://goodnews.church/

What We Love

Good News Church made it on our Top Church Websites list easily! The logo here?! Love the vibrant colors, yet simple look of the logo. They use their branding very well all over the site. The background of the homepage – bringing in the logo – good look!

Using personal testimonies directly on the homepage as to how God through the church has changed lives is pretty cool. They have a slider here that moves through about six different stories with a quote there, and one can see all of the other stories by the link. This element adds that personal touch that we think is appealing to visitors.

This website has a ton of white space throughout, but it gives it a sharp, clean feel, and again they are using good, high-quality images.

2. Grace Hills Church


http://gracehillschurch.com/

What We Love

The homepage is where you can grab the attention of website visitors. Their message is a bold “Come as you are!” message. It’s welcoming to everyone! Choosing your taglines and headlines wisely can either keep or turn away potential visitors. Fonts and text size are also something to play around with. There are so many options there that you don’t have to be plain.

Right there having the what to expect button link – takes you directly to info regarding their kids, youth, location and times, music style, church values and their staff. It is important to have a website that is quick and easy to get around. No one wants or has the time to visit every page to get the info they may want, so keeping it simple and sweet is what we look for.

Straightforward to navigate website and again, great photography!

 3. Church on the Move


https://www.churchonthemove.com/

What We Love

Photography on church websites is a really big deal. Having high-quality images can really bring home the feeling that someone will get before even visiting. Church on the Move has great imagery all over their site.

The planning a visit? section was pretty unique. It makes this area almost intriguing (roll out the red carpet…!!??)  – if I were to visit this church, what and how do they make this experience special for me and my family….? This look makes it a good pick for our Top Church Website list.

4. New Springs Church


https://newspring.cc

What We Love

New Spring’s website utilized the background video section and did a great job! From their video, I can get a feel for what they offer, the kinds of people that attend, the worship style, the kids’ ministry, etc.

Location and media information is right on the homepage, so that makes it easy to find. No one likes to have to hunt around for service times and directions to your church.

New Spring has a very clean and well-done layout for the site.

5. Cornerstone Community Church


http://go2cornerstone.com/

What We Love

Cornerstone’s large blocks of image and text go nicely with the look that is found all around the website. They use their logo accent color all around as well, tying it together.

Their site is simple to navigate and you can find the quick info you need without having to visit other pages, which can be convenient.

You can find their upcoming events directly on the homepage as well.

6. Saddleback Church

https://saddleback.com/

What We Love

We thought this website was pretty neat. They put these ‘stories’ on the homepage and I love what this speaks about the members of the church. They are open to sharing their stories and testimonies. This shows how they serve the community and how some of them have dove into being a larger part of what they have going on there.

Seeing members in action so to speak through photography connects a website visitor to the people at your church. You can do a lot with great images.

7. 12Stone Church

https://12stone.com/

What We Love

12Stone has a pretty neat background video. It is played at fast speed, but show you – quickly 🙂 what a typical visit may look like. From driving up to the church, greeters, lobby, service, worship and children’s ministry. We love the fast pace of it.

Their logo and favicon are great too. The pile of rocks. Simple, but very custom.

This simple site was a piece of cake to navigate and doesn’t have a busy feel to it.

8. Terra Nova Church

https://terranovachurch.org/

What We Love

Terra Nova’s site made the Top Church Website list because it had a nice variation on a typical website homepage. We liked their cool icons used for different links around the site. Such a simple look to them, but they make their own statement.

The different locations are marked by their own diamond shape, but when hovered over, links you to its own location page. Having multi-campus locations can be tricky to layout on a website. Some churches have separate campus pages, and others try to organize them all in one section. The layout is key there to keep things lined up and neatly organized as to not confuse a new visitor. They did a good job choosing the layout they did.

We also liked the bold blues with the off-white contrast. They give the site a sharp, precise feel to it.

9. Seacoast Church

http://www.seacoast.org/

What We Love

Seacoast’s website has an intimate feel to it. The photography grabs you in, and we love the pure colors.

The pages don’t have a ton of information on then which is nice. You do have to click a link to get to see the info you want, but they wanted to keep all the pages short and straightforward.

Their staff page is cute. Each staff member just has a small circle image, but you can click each one to get their contact info.

10. Maranatha Chapel 

https://maranathachapel.org/

What We Love

Maranatha Chapel has a nice image montage on their homepage. Great images can walk a website user through a visit to the church before arriving. Videos can be great for this purpose as well if you have the tools to do so.

Social media appears to be important to them as it is large on the homepage. We liked that they use all of those areas to connect with their members and potential guests. Having those centrally located versus the usual footer menu was a neat feature they chose to highlight.

They are big on outreach we gather, and they have quite a few pages dedicated to international, regional and local outreach opportunities.

11. EastLake Community Church

https://www.eastlakecc.com/

What We Love

We love their tagline on their homepage. So real, yet fun! Staff photo section is nicely laid out. This website is straightforward to navigate and has great background images.

The font choice is small but clean and simple. The entire navigation menu is just anchors to the long homepage. Not many links that take you to other pages

12. International Church of Las Vegas

http://iclv.com/

What We Love

The website made our Top 100 list due to some cool features. The small countdown timer in the sidebar makes it convenient to click on if you are looking to watch live. Many people don’t like pop-ups, but the size of this one is perfect in our opinion. This is just another way to show that they can watch live instead of just seeing that in the main navigation.

As we have mentioned before, beautiful photos can make a difference on your website, and this church has clean, bright images all over the site.

International Church of Las Vegas has multiple locations and with that section on their website, they have made it very easy to see those different locations, times and info.

13. The Avenue Church

http://theavenuechurch.com/

What We Love

Having important information in easy to find locations on your website can make or break a website visitor. The Avenue Church has their service times and locations bold and visible. Their watch live page is directly linked off of the homepage so one can get there with ease.

We liked how they used icons for their ‘know, grow and serve’ section and a neat design feature that when you hover over them, you get another image with the info and a CTA within.

Their staff section is nicely done with great professional photos. For high traffic pages such as the kids and youth pages, it is important to have easy to find, pertinent information. A website visitor is not going to want to hunt down what is going on in these areas of ministry. They have also laid out a very easy to find way to locate a life group with many filters to fit so many different areas of need.

14. The Commons

http://www.thecommonsforall.com

What We Love

The side navigation and use of neat visuals help to place The Commons Church on our Top 100 Website list. They use large block images and the icons versus plain text for the navigation menu was a unique design choice that stood out to us.

Their media section is sharply laid out. One can play the video or audio clips directly from the homepage.

The entire navigation bar is made up of anchor links to the different pages on the site. This element makes the site stand out in in a distinctive way.

15. Bayside Church (Granite Bay, CA) 

http://granitebay.baysideonline.com/

What We Love

Using bold colors and good color choices can help your text and content to stand out and look clean. Choosing your color palette is an essential step in the design process of a well-developed website.

Again, having your most needed website information in an easy to find location or a link off of the homepage is a must. You can quickly lose website visitors that would potentially turn into church visitors if they can’t easily find out how to get to you.

Granite Bay’s website has unique navigation drop downs. Their many locations pull down right next to the logo so you can immediately find where to go.

Their core values are laid out in an acrostic style poem which was pretty unique. They also have a ton of great resources on their website such as devotionals and links to other outside tools.

16. The Oaks Fellowship

http://theoaksonline.org/

What We Love

The Oaks Fellowship is an outward-focused church. They have great outreach and ministry opportunities listed throughout their website. We loved their homepage testimonials. Again, those show in a personal way what is happening in your church. What a better way to share those?!

They use good images and high-quality photos all around the website to show the church, the people, and the happenings. We also loved the personal quotes and stories they have on their ministries page. Those simple features can really help to make a connection with a potential church visitor.

17. New Vintage 

http://newvintage.org/

What We Love

For our Top 100 Website list, we enjoyed hunting down some really cool sites. New Vintage made our list for a few reasons. They have very nice, professional images. We can’t stress this element enough. Good pictures are a must. They have a great logo with bright, bold colors that really make their site pop.

Their staff section is nicely done and again with the ease of navigation throughout the site. They have simple pages for ministries, bold headlines and tons of CTA buttons that push the website user to connect. They also have a unique newsletter sign up feature that we liked.

18. First Baptist Church of Orlando 

https://www.firstorlando.com/

What We Love

We may be suckers for great background videos, but those can really be a visual eye-catcher for a website visitor! On First Baptist Orlando’s website, they have relevant background videos on each ministry page.

We liked the font choices on the site. Making your headlines and body fonts unique, (but readable) can make a nice pop to the ordinary fonts that are all around. They have very clear CTA buttons and this is overall a great mobile-friendly website. We liked how they use large blocks of images to alleviate overall white space.

19. Celebration Church 

https://celebration.church/

What We Love

Celebration Church in Georgetown, TX made our Top 100 Websites list. This website was an easy pick for us due to many sharp design features. They have a wonderful video background that shows all aspects of the church: arrival, worship, greeters, children and youth ministry and shots of the surrounding city.

They use clear, high-quality photographs to illustrate the personality of the church and its members. Speaking of personality – their staff photos section is pretty unique. They took all candid pictures of the staff to show a quick glimpse of each individual’s personality and we loved it.

Celebration Church made it very easy to navigate the site with clear links and we liked how their watch live was clear and direct so one could get to that quickly without having to dig around. Having that link located in different areas on the site is a great idea. This may grab the attention when you aren’t necessarily just on the homepage.

20. Woodmen Valley Chapel 

https://woodmenvalley.org

What We Love

Woodmen Valley has a very nice homepage video that tells about the church in an intimate way. The video shows members and families working on a huge piece of art together as a church body and giving some testimonies of how they enjoy being a part of Woodmen.

The website has a clean, fun look. They use nice photos and bold headlines. A website visitor has clear links to follow and their upcoming events are nicely highlighted on all pages so one can clearly know what is coming up in the different areas of ministry.

21. Sojourn Heights Church

http://www.sojournheights.org/

What We Love

We added Sojourn Heights website to our Top 100 Church Website list. This website’s homepage is just one large section with navigation into the site. They use bold text and bright colors.

This website has a very simple layout and the use of the white space gives it a crisp, clean feel.

22. Elevation Church 

http://elevationchurch.org/

What We Love

Elevation Church uses a different video for each landing page. We found this design element to be a great way to show a short montage of those specific areas of the church. This is a great way for a potential visitor to better see what the church looks like instead of just in a still photo. Hiring a videographer and professional photographer can be a game changer when it comes to custom website design.

Their sermons are first in the navigation menu was isn’t too often seen, but we liked this so a website visitor can quickly listen to online messages and see what the church ‘sounds like’ on a Sunday message. We liked their large call to action buttons; you can’t miss them!

We also enjoyed their worship recordings and testimonies. Keep in mind that your website is targeting potential church visitors. You want them to know what they are going to experience and having clips of worship and sermons on your website can engage them before they even step into your building.

23. The Journey Church 

https://journeymadison.com/

What We Love

Black and white images can speak volumes as they say. The Journey Church has done just that with their mainly gray space and black and white images. The use of the bold accents around the site sure makes the pop that we like.

This site uses a lot of cool design elements such as the fade-in effects and text movements. Those things made small design changes that stand out.

Journey’s website is a great mobile friend site. The large sections with text and image layout work great on mobile and smaller tablets. When designing a website, these days you have to keep those things in mind. Most people are not using desktop or laptop computers as much as their mobile devices. Your website needs to be able to work well with all devices as to not deter certain users from being able to get the most from your website.

Using forms and CTA buttons wisely is also a good way to get website users to connect via the website where they may not be as comfortable doing so in person. Sign up forms, contact forms, prayer forms are all ways that Gravity forms can help you connect with someone before you even meet them in person. The Journey’s site has a cool page designated to one thing: Prayer. There you can submit a prayer request directly to someone that will contact you and pray for your needs. Very cool.

24. Port City Community Church 

http://portcitychurch.org/

What We Love

Our Top 100 Church Websites list has a variety of websites that were chosen for varies reasons. Some of the amazing design features, some for simplicity. Port City Church’s website was chosen for a combination of some of those.

Having resources on your website for church members and potential church visitors can be vital in keeping your members engaged when they aren’t at church during the week. Port City has daily devotionals right on the homepage. This was a neat element we liked seeing just to give that extra tool that someone may need to be uplifted and encouraged.

The use of the simple fonts and lightweight body text makes for a clean look. Homepage testimonies again you can see how these are a good tool to use to show website users what is happening in the lives of your church members.

25. Hill City Church 

http://hillcityrva.com/

What We Love

Who doesn’t like a party?! We loved the fun, celebratory feel of what is happening here at Hill City. Each page has the same ‘fun’ theme in their photos.

This looks like a fun place to do life and church at! They use bold headlines and easy to read fonts. We liked their logo in the center of the navigation menu versus the usually left-hand side. Making small adjustments like that can just make small things stand out more and make your website a little unique.

26. Risen Church 

http://risenchurch.com/

What We Love

Domain names are important too. How many times have you visited a website, and then you can’t remember the domain name because it is either too long or too weird? Well, Risen Church makes it easy to remember and find them. risenchurch.com. Boom.

We liked that their homepage video was of things and people of LA and the surrounding area versus just of the church itself. They also use large, quality images throughout the site.

Large headlines – make a statement with your text. Just making simple font changes can spruce up the average site. Their staff page is neatly done with larger style photos and small content areas. No need to give a bunch of information in the wrong areas.

27. Legacy Church 

http://www.legacychurchnm.com/

What We Love

Branding. We chose Legacy Church’s site for our Top 100 Websites list for their branding incorporation. They used the circle in their logo in many different ways on the website. Their image shapes, icon shapes and in their headers.

We liked their short pages with easy to find information that is broken up into many pages as to not have to search through a lot of text to find what you need.

They have good quality photos and backgrounds for each page to personalize them. They have an attached school site linked up that also incorporates the overall branding.

28. Valley Creek Church 

http://valleycreek.org/

What We Love

Bold colors and large graphics make this site visually appealing. Valley Creek’s website uses the large graphic icons for each of their ministries. This helps to separate the different areas of ministry but also keeps the consistent look about the site.

We liked how they had their worship songs and lyrics available on the site. You can download the music pages and download the songs directly from iTunes. How convenient!

They used the CTA’s well and a website user is able to sign up to join groups, join a serving team and even audition for the worship team directly using those links.

29. Capo Beach Church 

http://www.capobeachchurch.com/

What We Love

Capo Beach has a neat logo and we like the visuals on the website. They used lightweight fonts and have clearly laid out text for easy navigation.

Large block sections that have nice images and graphics help to make the site stand out. Minimal text and many link buttons help keep the simplicity consistent.

30. River Valley Church 

https://www.rivervalley.org/

What We Love

River Valley was an easy pick for our Top 100 Church Websites list. They had a great homepage video that shows all aspects of the church in a very welcoming way.

They have very clear sections of content with minimal text. The site looks very clean and they have crisp photography to help bring it all together.

The use of other online tools linked to member use is great. They have good resources for the youth such as devotional and video tools on their youth page.

31. Radiant Church 

https://radiantchurch.com/home

What We Love

Radiant Church seems to be very community focused. They have a great homepage video showing a lot of community service and outreach.

We like that they show testimonies on the homepage and actually have an entire page dedicated to the life-changing stories that are going on in their members.

This looks to be a very family focused, yet outward driven church. One where you would easily get plugged in, connected with others and be able to serve in your community.

32. Community Christian Church 

https://communitychristian.org/

What We Love

Community Christian’s website has some unique features that we liked and why we chose them to add to our Top 100 Church Website list. Their site is very easy to navigate around and has clear buttons and links.

They use large, high-quality photography and their color choices are bold which give it a pop.

This website has a unique music page with links directly to Spotify and iTunes for easy downloading.

33. Red Rocks Church 

https://www.redrockschurch.com/

What We Love

With a name like Red Rocks Church, one may assume their website color choice would be red. Using the bold colors made this website stand out to us. Again, this site uses a different logo for each area of ministry which for a lot of larger churches is popular. The ministries navigation bar is located on every page, making it easy to reach those pages and get involved in all aspects of the church.

They have an entire page dedicated to personal stories of salvation and transformations. Red Rocks also has sports leagues and events geared toward different sports events to make connections on the community and in their church family. We thought this was a great way to bring people together in a different way other than just in ‘church’.

34. Bethlehem Baptist Church

https://bethlehem.church/

What We Love

Bethlehem Church has very engaging photos all around the website. Capturing good candid photos of people doing church really helps a website visitor visualize what it looks like to be a part of your church family. We can’t stress that enough – get a photographer for your website photos. Using bad images leaves a not so great peek into what is happening inside the church and that is not what you want.

Using blogs to connect with people is a great tool to use. Blogging can allow for deeper study, other topics to be discussed and website visitors can ask questions/comments which can help open up dialog between the blogger and visitor.

They also have a very simple, easy to remember domain name; used a simple navigation menu and clean/simple fonts.

35. The Father’s House

http://tfhny.org/

What We Love

The Father’s House website made our Top 100 Church website list for a few reasons. We liked their headline “You Belong Here, Come to Church!” Bold and to the point!

The use of bright colors and how they overlay the images makes their website stand out to us as well. They have great images throughout the site.

Using filters allows a website user to not have to scroll through every option and limit their results. The Father’s House has a groups page that is easy to navigate and locate a group based on different filters. (time, location, interest, childcare, etc)

36. Pinelake Church 

http://pinelake.org/

What We Love

Pinelake has a nice homepage video. Using good quality videos in many places on your website is a great way to get that sneak peak that a potential visitor wants. They have a ‘WHEN YOU ARRIVE’ video that shows you what to expect on your first visit: how to check your child in, where to park, where to go, etc.

They have good photos and a simple domain name. Using clear headlines and text is always a good way to make your website user-friendly.

37. Sandals Church 

https://sandalschurch.com/

What We Love

We loved the large, bold font choice for their headlines! They also used very large images that stand out for sure.

We loved their tagline too: “Real with ourselves, Real with God, and Real with others”. They use the tagline all over their site, on many pages which we liked. Even the website favicon is just the word REAL.

They have a great mobile friend website and we also enjoyed their testimonies/stories page. Who doesn’t want to hear about what God is doing in the lives of the community there?!

38. The Action Church

http://www.theactionchurch.com/

What We Love

With a name like The Action Church, you need to have a powerful website. We think they do and that is why we added them to our Top 100 Church Websites list!

They have great videos and a unique video section to explain their beliefs and that their church is about. The videos are under 3 minutes a piece and they have ten of them. We found those videos to be engaging and informative and a website visitor would be able to find out a lot about what this church is about through those.

This church currently meets in a high school, so they rely heavily on volunteers to serve in all areas, and their website shows all of the different places you can be involved in the “A-TEAM.”

39. James River Church 

https://jamesriver.org/

What We Love

James River Church uses lots of colors and vivid graphics on their website which stood out to us. They have a great ‘schedule a visit’ page with good information and easy to find content.

The ‘Church Life’ page shows all ministries available from kids to adult life groups and so on. They also have nicely laid out Kinder and Preschool pages which visiting parents would be interested in. Their photos are very clear and high quality. They have done a nice job on their website.

40. The Chapel 

http://chapel.org/

What We Love

The Chapel made our Top 100 Church Website list for their layout. They used fun fonts and even with their white space, it keeps the site looking clean and fresh.

Using forms and offering interactive options allows a website visitor to connect before stepping into your church. They offer prayer on their prayer page – just fill out a prayer request and it is sent to someone to pray for your needs. You can also take a spiritual assessment test right on their site to find our gifts. This allows you to get plugged into the areas you have gifting for!

Having resources on the website also helps link your members and community with tools they may need when they aren’t at the church during the week. The Chapel has links to bible studies and books they recommend for many different topics and areas of devotional needs.

41. Grace Church

 

http://gracechurch.us/

What We Love

We liked their colorful icons they used instead of just the usual navigation text bar. This is not somethign you often see on church websites.

They had added their Instagram feed grid to the homepage so you can easily either access or just see what others are saying about the church.

Having a church app can be a great addition to your website. The apps have different tools and resources for your members. Online giving, keeping up to date on events, sermon notes, easy registration for events, are just a few way having an app can help.  You can conveniently register your children and even sign up to serve/volunteer directly on the website.

42. The Crossing Church 

http://wearecrossing.com/

What We Love

The Crossing uses large block images and large sections of text which makes the mobile version of their site easy to navigate as well. They chose simple fonts and small text and we liked the simple look of the entire site.

They chose to put their logo in the center of the navigation menu which was different and made that stand out. You can easily watch live and stream older messages from the homepage.

43. College Park Church 

http://www.yourchurch.com/

What We Love

College Park Church made our Top 100 Church Websites list for some cool reasons. Their domain name is simple and neat!

We liked their headlines are in their accent color to make those stand out and pop. They also chose a fun font versus the ordinary and dull. The image on the homepage makes this church look diverse, fun and very family friendly!

They have neat ministries links for each of their campuses. College Park has also used bold, bright photography all throughout the site.

They have very detailed children’s ministry and Preschool pages. Parents and potential visitors always find these pages valuable, so it is necessary to have good info on here that will make those parents feel welcome and comfortable.

44. The Chapel (Getzville, NY)

http://thechapel.com/

What We Love

The Chapel has a neat logo we thought. We liked their large sections of images followed by smaller text sections. They had a minimal intro to each ministry on the homepage, then each ministry has its own page with more specific content. They have a lot of ministries, so you don’t have to scroll through all of them to find what you want.

They have quickly visible locations and service times on the homepage, so no wondering where and when to meet. They have also made it very simple to find and join a small group; using location filters.

45. Church on the Rock

http://www.cotr.org

What We Love

Church on the Rock has a nice website and that is why we chose to add it to our Top 100 Church Website list. They have a nice background video and their service times are directly on the front of the homepage.

The “What about my family” section links directly to their children’s ministry information which is neat. They have showcased many ways to get involved on the homepage as well.

They use stunning photos and also have a ‘stories’ page to share personal testimonies and transformations.

46. Cross and Anchor Church 

http://crossandanchorchurch.com/

What We Love

Cross and Anchor church is done in all black and white with the accent of gold! Amazing landscape photos of the city are all over making this one of our favorite church websites.

Most of the website is just one page – the homepage. All link anchor to the section on the homepage. We liked the large logo in the center of the homepage image.

Cross and Anchor is an excellent example of a very simple, yet elegantly done website.

47. Piedmont Chapel 

http://piedmontchapel.com/

What We Love

We chose Piedmont Chapel for some unique features they used on their website. They made the cutest background homepage video that we had seen. The video was of them actually making the video, outtakes and all! This gave the church a fun, easy-going appeal.

They used winsome, vivid images and accent colors. The logo is simple and fitting.

Piedmont’s website was also straightforward to navigate and find information.

48. Orchard Church 

http://orchard.church/

What We Love

We loved the way Orchard Church had some life-changing stories on the homepage, front and center.  Their tagline is excellent and ties to their tagline (Reach – Relate – Reproduce).

Orchard also used a great informative video of someone walking you through a first-time visit. How to check in your kids, where to park, what worship looks like, etc. We think we will be seeing more of these kinds of videos and we love them!

49. Biltmore Church 

https://www.biltmorechurch.com

What We Love

We chose Biltmore Church for our Top 100 Church Websites list for their photography and use of resources.

They have call to action buttons on every page and sometimes multiple sections on a page. Using these links allows for someone to sign up, get involved – asking a website user to do something instead of just scroll around.

They use simple fonts, and they have a simple logo which we like.

Biltmore has made it easy to contact each one of their staff members on their cleanly laid out staff page. They did a great job on their website making it easy to navigate through all of their ministry areas.

50. Mountain Christian Church 

https://mountaincc.org/

What We Love

Mountain Christian Church organized all of their website information nicely – tons of info but using accordion elements to separate it all out.

They use sharp graphic images and have great high-quality photos. They have made it easy to navigate the website and get plugged in.

On their resources page, they have listed out books, Bible tools, and devotionals that are handy!

51. Church of the City

http://churchofthecity.com/

What We Love

Church of the City has clear, quality images and aerial video of the city on the homepage.

Most of the church website is just text, but each page has a stunning image in the header section. They include some forms directly on the pages instead of linking them off of pages which is different.

They also have many locations and ministries, but the way they have laid out the website, still makes it easy to find the info you need.

52. Wayside Chapel 

http://waysidechapel.org/

What We Love

We loved the look of Wayside Chapel’s website, and that is why we added it our Top 100 Church Website list. The graphics they chose for their homepage, go right along with the tagline.

They use some neat design features such as bold colors, graphics icons, and accordions to organize information. They have nicely laid out sections, a lot of CTA buttons and the website is easy to navigate around.

Adding small effects to your pages such as the zoom effect on images which just make them stand out a little more than just a routine image, is a neat feature. Using parallax images is another way to just make simple unique design elements.

53. Christ’s Church of the Valley 

https://www.ccv.church/

What We Love

Christ’s Church of the Valley used cool videos on their Children’s and Youth ministry pages. They had students give a testimony of why they liked the church and how the church is ministering to them and their family. We thought that was a touching and cool thing to have on those important pages!

They have a page for ‘Our Impact’ which showcases the outreach efforts happening in the church. This neat feature put their service into real perspective for others to see.

54. Mercy Hill Church 

 

http://mercyhillgso.com/

What We Love

We like how Mercy Hill used their great images on the children and student pages in a flip-book style design. This allowed for many more pictures than the standard 2-4 on a page in sections.

Their content was easy to navigate through, and they also had forms directly on specific pages for quick use.

We also like their transparency on their Giving page – they have their budget available there.

55. Northview Church

https://www.northviewchurch.us/

What We Love

Our Top 100 Website list includes Northview Church’s site. They have a well-done homepage video and great photography. Using the bold headers make that text stand out nicely.

They have easy to find student and children’s ministry info on the homepage. We liked how they break down the age groups so you don’t have to sift through too much information before you can find what pertains to your family.

The staff section is nicely laid out with good images as well.

56. Bridgetown Church 

https://bridgetown.church/

What We Love

Church websites need a good tagline. Look no further. We liked this one right off the bat! ‘In Portland as it is in Heaven!’ Great!

Huge block images with good images made their site an excellent addition to our Top 100 Church website list. Using real photos of what church looks like and what the people of your church look like is essential for the website visitor.

57. Life.Church 

https://www.life.church/

Great domain name – life.church. Simple yet clear. This church has many different locations all around the country, BUT their information is laid out clearly and is easy to find for each campus.

Life.Church has done an excellent job on their children’s, and youth pages using bright, vibrant colors helps make those pages warm and inviting.

Having good resources on the website for parents and social media links available is a useful tool as well.

58. Fellowship Church 

https://fellowshipchurch.com/

What We Love

Fellowship Church used crisp images to capture what is happening at the church. They have some amazing promo videos on the live page! On the live page, you can take notes right on your computer and look up Bible references while you watch. Very neat idea.

Bold colors and excellent photography make the website stand out. Their youth and kids pages are laid out with great care.

59. Crossroads Church 

https://www.crossroads.net/

What We Love

Crossroads Church has a powerful video or baptisms and people connecting at the church.

We loved their ‘what to expect’ section – ‘loud music, free coffee, etc.’ – seems like an easy to connect place.

They have parent resources on the youth for their teachings which would help you connect with your student at home about the teachings from church. This is a great tool especially for this age group to help parents stay involved in what is happening in their youth’s life and church life- making those connections together.

60. McLean Bible Church 

https://www.mcleanbible.org/

What We Love

McLean Bible Church made our List of Top 100 Church Websites. We chose them for their alternating parallax images on the homepage and their group finder page with added filters to quickly find a group to fit specific needs. The easier you can make that process for someone, the better the chance to get them involved.

They used excellent images, and the banner style image size was a nice change to the full page width.

Having all of their info for each campus’ ministries readily available is helpful to someone new looking for specific things.

61. Free Chapel

http://www.freechapel.org/

What We Love

As you can see, the photography aspect has come up in most of these websites. We can’t stress enough how important that is to get good quality pictures. Having to hire a professional to capture those for you is an invaluable resource. Free Chapel has excellent photos – clear and candid.

This is a multi-campus church with a huge online presence. The pastor even has his own media website that links off to its own.

They have a simple storefront with books and other resources.

62. Woodlands Church

https://www.wc.org/

What We Love

We chose Woodlands Church to add to our Top 100 Church Websites list for their high-quality images and excellent homepage video. They used crisp, active videos for each of their ministry pages that give a glimpse into each one.

They also have a straightforward domain name that is not hard to remember.

Fun, yet informative kids and youth pages are essential to get your families engaged and involved.

63. Northwood Church

http://northwoodchurch.org/

What We Love

Northwood Church’s website made our top 100 list for its simplicity. All of their content is laid out in easy to find ways. They have huge link buttons that grab your attention.

We liked the usage of their photos too. Northwood uses personal testimonial videos as well, and those always make a powerful statement as to what is happening in your area at your church.

We liked their logo too, and they complimented the website with the logo colors nicely and boldly. They have a great tagline on the homepage that makes it clear why they exist as a church.

64. Lake Avenue Church

https://www.lakeave.org/

What We Love

Lake Avenue has good homepage slider images, and we liked the use of their sections with added parallax images. Their contact info is easy to find, and they have their current message section right under the header for quick access.

They have added some small design features like the sliding text and fades that make the content stand out.

Lake Avenue’s website has made it easy to sign up volunteer or get involved in serving at church or even to find a small group that fits your needs. They have good content on their ministries pages, and it is also easy to see any upcoming events in each area.

65. Aloma Church

https://www.alomachurch.org/

What We Love

Aloma Church made our Top 100 Church Website list for its ease of navigation. We liked how they had large block links right on the homepage for each of their ministry areas. They also have a neat counter at the bottom showing how many decisions for Christ and how many people connected in life groups.

They have a lot of text and not too many images on their ministry pages, but the content is easy to get to and straight to the point.

Aloma’s website has a Live Chat feature that we haven’t seen on too many church websites. Their logo is colorful, and we liked their site layout.

66. New Life Church 

http://www.newlifechurch.org/

What We Love

New Life Church has a nice background video and their upcoming events are nicely laid out on the homepage. All of their ministries pages are colorful and have good content with easy ways to get involved. We liked how each ministry page has it’s own upcoming events section so you can quickly jump into and see what is happening.

They have an extensive staff with having so many locations, and they have their staff page laid out very nicely with great photos. You can quickly email or contact them by hovering on their image.

New Life has an excellent FAQ section for the potential visitor, and they have made it easy to find any location and service time with their many campuses.

67. North Coast Calvary

http://northcoastcalvary.org/

What We Love

North Coast Calvary has some significant resources for new believers that we liked seeing on their church websites. Classes, bible reading plans, small group links, opportunities to serve and get involved, etc. Those tools are essential for a new follower of Jesus to have and not fall through the cracks after making such a big decision.

Simple ministry pages allow for quick access to the information one would need to connect in those ministry areas. The Children’s and Youth pages have easy ways to sign up and get involved. Their age groups are also broken down into natural categories that are easy to follow and help your family find its place.

North Coast also has excellent photography to enhance the already lovely website they have!

68. Flatirons Community Church

http://flatironschurch.com/

What We Love

Great homepage videos showing all different areas of the church are an excellent way to capture a website visitor! Flatirons Community Church’s website has done just that, showing a sermon, children’s worship, and adult worship.

We liked their side navigation menu with the bold accent color to help it stand out. Having the service times/locations, watch live, campus info and give buttons directly on the main graphic allows for quick and easy access to the vital information a visitor may need.

They placed the individual ministry calendars on each of the ministry pages, making it easy to see what is coming up and happening in those specific areas versus having to see the entire church events calendar.

69. Scottsdale Bible Church

http://scottsdalebible.com/campuses/shea/

What We Love

We chose Scottsdale Bible Church’s website to add to our list of the Top 100 Church Websites. They are a multi-campus church that has made it easy to plug into their ministries.

We liked how they have a small image in the navigation menu for each category. Just added a little extra something there besides the normal text only area we usually see. The drop-down menus are broken down nicely into easy to find categories.

The church as a cafe open 7 days a week to the public, making the church a place to meet friends,  grab lunch, or to have a quiet place to find resources in the bookstore. With being such a large church, you need to make it easy for your community to connect, otherwise, we get lost in the rush of life. They have tons of small groups and they communicate how important it is to get involved and stay connected.

70. 121 Community Church 

https://www.121cc.com/

What We Love

121 Community Church has a beautiful homepage video showing nursery, children’s check-in, worship, baptism, greeters, and mingling. An overall good peeks into what an average Sunday may look like walking through the church. We liked that they put in large text over the video the service times and location.

Lots of CTA buttons all over the website to ask a website browser to get involved and sign up for more information. We liked their ministries page where you can see all areas they have to get involved and serve here. The children’s pages are broken down into age groups again, for easy access for parents.

They have great photos all over the website of their people. It’s always a great idea to use images of what your church looks like versus using stock images if you can. People want to see that your church looks like them and people they know, making it more appealing and inviting.

71. Bethel Redding

http://www.bethelredding.com/

What We Love

Bethel Redding has a more straightforward website, but they have laid it out very cleanly, so we wanted to add this one to our Top 100 Church Websites list. Sometimes a simple site is better, and they have done an excellent job with their layout. Pastel colors and small text help keep the site consistent with its look and feel.

We liked how they had a small week view event calendar on the homepage, making that a quick look at what is coming up. Their ministries page is listed out so you can either filter or see everything they have to offer right in one spot.

Bethel has also done an excellent job on their children’s and youth pages – laying all of their info out there (class schedule, volunteer opportunities, etc.).

72. Cherry Hills Community Church

http://chcc.org/

What We Love

Cherry Hills Community Church’s navigation menu was different and stood out to us. Instead of the usual Home|About|Ministries, etc., they have For my Family|Help Me Grow|Join the Mission. We liked how they used the different weight in the fonts to emphasize what you will find on each navigation page.

They used large block images on the inside pages with excellent quality photos. Having a sweet, short video message about the children’s ministry and placing some bible resources on the website is a helpful tool for parents to have.

A simple events page with a lot of options for filtering what you want to find makes this another way their website is easy to navigate.

73. Harvest Bible Chapel 


http://www.harvestbiblechapel.org/

 What We Love

This is one of the best church websites because we love that their logo front and center there on the homepage. The Watch Live countdown ticker is in a good position there above the header. The website layout is excellent – using large sections and nice blocked areas of images and text.

Harvest Bible has really great photos on their website. Every page has vivid imagery that speaks boldly to what they have going on at the church. We really liked how each of the different campus pages has all staff members, times and location information and upcoming events all in one area. Very well laid out.

The student and kid ministry pages are vibrant and informative. They also have teaching resources directly on the website and other links to a site that has downloadable devotionals and many other tools.

For being a megachurch with multiple locations, they have done a great job with making a great looking website that doesn’t come off as too busy or too overloaded with text.

74. Westside Family Church

http://westsidefamilychurch.com/

What We Love

The logo and bright colors on the website stand out, and the homepage video shows how much this church can work for many different families and life stages.

Westside Family Church has a section on their homepage for personal testimonies and stories. We liked that all of their inside pages show their church members genuinely engaged in worship or being together serving.

They have used short videos on some of the pages to quickly show more about a ministry or serving opportunity which is a neat way to do so versus just using text. They did a great job on their ‘Meet Westside’ welcome video- having it narrated and walking someone through what it looks likes upon arriving and what to expect.

75. Sun Valley Community Church


https://www.sunvalleycc.com/

What We Love

We added Sun Valley Community Church to our Top 100 Church Website list. We liked that their logo is mainly just the church name – a bold font that makes that stand out nicely.

The kids and student pages are nicely laid out using good banner images to separate sections of text content. They also have excellent quality photos that they have used all throughout the site.

Finding a group of any kind couldn’t have been made any more comfortable. They have a good-looking grid of images with links to their main groups (women, men, MOPS, etc.) and a general groups finder where you can filter through the many different ones available.

Their Devotionals page is a cool blog type post that they update daily where you can read a short message, and there is a prayer focus attached. Just another neat way to connect with your members throughout the week.

76. New Vision Church 

http://newvisionlife.com/

What We Love

New Vision has a great homepage video showing sermons, people serving together, missions, small groups and more. The site has a nicely done video with welcoming visuals.

We liked how on each ministry page; they have the ministry leader giving a short video message talking about their calling and passion for each ministry. Each page has good content and graphics that make them visually appealing. The use of the parallax images helps give the extra design pop that we like as well.

This website uses excellent photos and just has an overall vibrant feel to it.

77. The Grove

https://www.thegroveaz.org/

What We Love

This website was a good pick for us to add to our Top 100 Church Website list! We immediately liked their color and fresh background design accents that they included. Even using a lot of the gray, black and white space, the additional pop of the teal makes a statement.

The staff section is well done with great photography throughout. Some of the inside pages are content heavy, but the overall look of the website makes up for anything there.

They have made it easy to get connected to the church via the website just by using forms, sign-ups, group finder, etc. They have many opportunities to meet up with others and join sports groups, meet for coffee, etc.

78. The Summit Church 


https://www.summitrdu.com/

What We Love

The large tagline with excellent font choice is right off the bat eye-catching. The large block sections separate the text areas into a beautiful layout that is different from the basic designs that we sometimes see.

The homepage video shows serving, worship, preaching and gives a nice, quick glimpse into the church. The Summit’s kids and student pages are some of the nicer ones we have seen. Simple, yet very visual page layout with great resources for parents and kids. Downloadable content directly linked from the site is a very convenient way to keep your parents engaged and involved.

The font choice for the entire church website is very appealing. Soft and easy to read and maneuver through. Overall, this is a very nicely done website with great attributes.

79. Ada Bible Church 


https://www.adabible.org/

What We Love

Ada Bible Church has a very visually appealing website. Using large images, anchored scrolling, and bold fonts make the first impression of the site inviting and graphically intriguing. They have a neat logo that ties into their overall look.

The inside pages are easy to find and navigate through; finding all vital information quickly. They have the right amount of text along with great photos showing each ministry in action.

Resources are available that coincide with the weekend’s message that is pretty cool. You can do a daily devotional that is on the website to dive deeper into what was discussed the past weekend. They even have the option to sign up for email delivery of the devotional. HANDY!

80. Mount Pleasant Christian Church 

http://www.mpcc.info/

What We Love

We chose this website to add to our Top 100 Church Website list for its simplicity. They have a good handful of pages, but they aren’t overloaded with content. They use a lot of colored sections, leaving little to no white space.

All of the photography on the website has been toned to match and filtered for a neat look. The church has been able to capture good candid images of life at the church. The menu navigation is easy to follow and get where you want to go.

81. Hope City Church 

http://hopecity.church/

What We Love

This website was an easy pick for our Top 100 Church Website list. They have an elegant homepage video, using bright graphics, handwritten design features, and great visuals. Neon colors are always an eye catcher, right?!

Hope City uses an excellent transparent sidebar navigation that doesn’t take away from the great visuals they have going on. Very cool teaching page with filters allowing you to only listen to a specific speaker or location.

They use tiny pictures on their inside pages and have good amounts of content to go along with them. Straightforward looking pages, but with great info.

82. LifeMission Church

http://lifemission.church/

What We Love

Church websites to catch the attention of a website visitor. Do it by using large headlines and buttons! We chose LifeMission Church to add to our Top 100 Church Website list for these features as well as a few others. There is not missing the service times and location on the homepage. And let’s be honest – if I am wanting to visit this church, I know right where to find them.

They are very much connected via many social media outlets, and they have a small bar with all of the different ones conveniently placed above their navigation. They have a unique ‘quotes’ section at the bottom of their homepage where you can read several quotes from church members.

We like their large block sections and great photos they have. They used the perfect amount of text per part as well. Each ministry page is very well done and broken down into specific groups for easy to find information. We really liked their giving page. Nicely placed info and well laid out.

83. Calvary Chapel 

http://www.calvarygs.org/

What We Love

Calvary Chapel has a beautiful media section on the homepage that links to different videos and media resources. The layout of that section is visually appealing. You can quickly sign up to receive the church bulletin and to receive a daily devotional by just entering a few pieces of info.

We were not huge fans of the drop-down menus as they have a ton of pages, so the menus are in tiny font and itself is quite large and busy. For having so many pages, each page is well done. Short and to the point. Great photography, good content amounts and a quick call to action.

They have some great resources for new believers that are helpful to have there on the website. We liked this a lot about the site. Downloadable pages, audio resources, webcasts, radio programs and more – all available from their site.

84. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

http://www.newbirth.org/

What We Love

We chose New Birth for our Top 100 Church Website list. They have some stunning photography, and you capture that right off the bat with their homepage image. Very clean and large, the photos are well done and are of good quality. The hamburger menu doesn’t take up much space when opened which is a nice touch. The list is simple and easy to follow.

Each of their pages has a beautiful large header area with a coinciding image. The large text and font choices go well together and make the content easy to read and follow. They have also added in a ‘return to top’ arrow feature on each page which is handy.

85. Water Of Life Community Church 

http://www.wateroflifecc.org/

What We Love

Water of Life Community Church did a great job on their homepage photos! Right from the start, you get the feeling that this is a family church. The images they have up, give the welcoming feeling and sense of community that a website visitor may be looking for. They have a great welcome video on the homepage as well giving you a good look at what their church is about. They really don’t leave you with many questions, which we liked a lot.

We really liked that most of their ministry pages have a welcome type video. This is an element that we think more churches will be moving towards as it really allows a visitor to go deeper before they have even stepped into your church. No one likes to show up anywhere and not know where to go or what to expect – especially a church. Videos like these and great website information help alleviate apprehensions and awkwardness, so if you have the tools to pull these off, DO IT!

Even though this website uses drop-down menus (which we aren’t much of a fan of), they have also listed the menu on each page, so you don’t have to visit the main navigation to leave any pages. They have also enabled the drop downs on the mobile setting, so visiting the site from a mobile device isn’t a problem. Drop down menus have some pros and cons. We tend to see most websites moving away from them and just going with longer pages and links within, but much larger projects may benefit from them IF you do it nicely.

 86. The Simple Church

http://thesimplechurch.tv/home

What We Love

This church’s website really ties into the church name: The Simple Church. They have made a very simple, yet well-done site and that is why we chose to add them to our Top 100 Church Websites list.

They don’t have much in the way of graphics and photography, but the website is still laid out in a clean, elegant manner. The color and font choices tie together very well, and each page has just enough information on them to get you what you need.

The Simple Church has some good resources for newcomers and new believers. Simple domain name, simple logo. We liked their approach. It works well for what they have going on.

87. The Sanctuary

http://www.thesanctuarychurch.com/

What We Love

The Sanctuary has a very appealing website. Very crisp, high-quality images give the extra punch to each page. We liked the font and text color choices as well. Bold, bright headlines; bright text in specific areas help those to stand out just a little more than the classic black.

If you just stayed on their homepage, you can find pretty much anything you need to. We loved how they made this page include all of their most important information. Using some simple design features like parallax images and clear section breaks makes this layout work well for them.

Instead of having many inside pages, they have done the same with other pages that they did with the homepage – make it long. The Ministries page for example instead of having a page for youth, men, women, etc. all of the different ministries just have their own sections. Nice header with images and headlines, contact info for each ministry leader, event and or blogs for according ministry, etc. We liked the look of this way of laying out the information.

88. Traders Point Christian Church 

https://www.tpcc.org/

What We Love

We liked Traders Point’s logo and the small graphic elements they added to their church website. Instead of just using the standard image elements, they add some cool graphics like images boxes and zooming effects.

They have made an excellent welcome type video showing what to expect at a weekend service. Their pages are laid out nicely with great text content. Great calls to action in each section help a website visitor ‘do something’ to engage if they would like to.

89. Golden Hills Community Church

http://www.goldenhills.org/

What We Love

Golden Hills Community Church has some good images and we liked the content on their website. This is a larger church, so getting all of your ministry opportunities and information out there can be tricky, but they have done a nice job. Not putting too much information, but also not leaving someone with questions can be a hard task. This church seems to have done this well on each of their website pages.

We liked that each ministry page has the contact person listed, along with upcoming events and info for that specific area. This keeps the content consistent throughout each page.

Their ‘I’m New’ page is clearly laid out with maps for each campus, service times and ministry information.

90. Park Community Church

https://parkcommunity.church/

What We Love

Right away, the homepage video grabs your attention. Very clear, high-quality video that shows the city, serving the city and baptisms. We were pretty impressed by this video that it was one of the main reasons we chose to add this website to out Top 100 Church Websites list.

For this website, you do have to visit each location’s page to see their ministry options, service times, sermons and next steps info, but that is all well labeled and separated. Honestly, seeing it done this way is a great idea versus having to ‘list’ each location and having links.

Their photography all throughout the website is to rave about. These may be some of the best photos we have seen on a church website. Candid, location and landscape shots have really captured our eyes. Their text and font size works nicely with the flow of the website as well.

91. Lincoln Berean 

http://www.lincolnberean.org/

What We Love

We liked the very large section they allowed for New Here? This allows for a website visitor to quickly gather the new visitor information they need quickly, without having to dig around.

They have a very large staff here at Lincoln Berean, so the staff page is very well done with added filters which is a neat feature. Interesting enough, they don’t seem to have ministry pages. They have children’s check-in information, and events for all ministries available; but this was something different that we don’t see too often.

92. Lake Hills Church 

https://www.lhc.org/

What We Love

Lake Hills Church uses the larger block images and large headings for each section which we really liked. They have nice background videos on their inside ministry pages and using nice candid and posed photos showing life at the church.

This website is very well laid out and the overall look of the entire site we loved! Many calls to action, forms directly up front when needed, content amounts – it all works well.

93. Christ’s Church

http://www.christs.church/

What We Love

Christ’s Church was chosen to be added to our Top 100 Church Websites list for a few reasons. We liked how they have made in icon navigation menu there on the homepage with only 3 quick reference items (New Here?, Watch Live and Give). This is a nice way to layout the main pages that a new website visitor would want to reach quickly without having to visit every page on the website.

The hamburger menu is nicely laid out with the latest message video directly in there. Some of their inside pages were a bit on the text-heavy side, but you still could find the information you would need and they did use nice fonts and headlines to separate.

94. Cross Point Church

https://www.crosspoint.tv/

What We Love

This is a larger, multi-campus church. We liked that immediately on the homepage, you can see all of their locations with times listed along with the google map. Halfway down the homepage, they have a cool slider that moves through a few highlighted pages – Kids, Youth, Groups, Serve.

Cross Point has very nice videos on each of their ministry pages – very professionally done. They have a very simple domain name and they have also made it super easy to find the nearest location to visit by having the Google Map and search location feature.

They have made their website very user-friendly and they have some nice features to help a website visitor. Instant messenger feature there in the right-hand corner – someone can send a quick message or question and a church leader will reply typically within a few hours.

95. Vineyard Cincinnati 

https://www.vineyardcincinnati.com/

Our Top 100 Church Websites list is coming to its’ end. Only a few more to go!

Vineyard Cincinnati used to cool, simple features to make small things stand out. Take the font colors and headlines, for instance, they used different bold, bright colors to add some differentiation between text. Nice photography throughout the website as well, helps to give this church a warm, welcoming feel.

Being fans of a hamburger menu to save room and add a nice mobile friendly feature to your website is nice, but we aren’t as big of fans of the menu with opened, taking up the entire page versus being a side menu.

Overall, this website is nicely done with good images, text, and layout.

96. Faith Church 

http://faithchurch.com/

What We Love

This is a very visually appealing website. As you can see, they used clean graphic images, nice lines, and text spacing, and the bold accent colors all work very nicely together.

Faith Church’s What to Expect page is very creatively designed. Nice icon boxes, bold text, and simple content. The Ministries page has a quick overview of each ministry offered and contact info, good images, upcoming events and how to connect/follow on different social media.

They have done a great job making this website one for not only a website visitor but for their church family. Staying involved and getting plugged in is what keeps the church going.

97. Victory Church 

https://www.victory.church/

What We Love

Victory Church has a very long, but professionally created homepage video. Showing the city, city activities, church worship, people serving, baptisms, and more – it was a very nice video. We liked how they used a ton of parallax images on the content pages to break up the text and just give those a more personal look.

Something we hadn’t seen before was the side anchor menu on the inside pages. While you scroll down the page, the side anchor menu scrolls with you or you can jump to different labeled areas.  Just a neat feature that adds a little more to each page’s functionality.

Each location has its own main page with all of the service times, kids, staff information. We always like when those can be broken down versus being listed all together. This keeps each campus its own entity and keeps a website visitor from confusing location times and info. Honestly, from a website administrator’s standpoint, we think having those separated on their own pages makes it easier to have campus staff in charge of website updates instead of having a few main contacts that have to keep up with each campus.

98. Cottonwood Church


http://cottonwood.org/

What We Love

Cottonwood was added to our Top 100 Church Websites list for their simple, yet well-done visuals. They used more a collage style background for most of their pages which is a neat way to show a handful of images for one certain ministry area if you aren’t wanting to use video.

They have a nicely laid out ‘Communities’ page using a grid style to showcase the many opportunities they have available to take part in. Most of their inside pages are text heavy, but the style of layout they use still makes them appealing and not too busy looking.

Large graphics and links to connect on social media are a good highlight on this website as well.

99. The River 

http://currenttolife.com/

What We Love

The River has a very nice website and the homepage video adds to the welcoming, friendly feel of the church. We like how their homepage is broken down into many sections, each having their own image, short content blurb and a CTA or link button. This keeps the homepage from becoming too busy with too much going on, but still has a ton of info about the church.

Their Starting Point page is great! They have a nicely done welcome video from the pastors, testimony videos from members, FAQ’s,  and the church contact information.  All of those elements make a great website visitor page to just get them to have a feel of what to expect there.

The River didn’t make a separate page for each of their ministries, but they have just enough information listed there with a great image and then a LEARN MORE CTA where you can fill out a form to receive more information. This is a good way to keep your website from becoming too much to keep up with or having to mess with outdated and ever changing info. This keeps it simple but allows one to still see what you have to offer their family.

100. Hope Chapel Santa Rosa


http://hopechapelsantarosa.org/

What We Love

Every church needs a good tagline; something to catch the eye of a visitor. Hope Chapel Santa Rosa has that. Simple, straight and to the hearts of what church visitors are looking for. People that are real, friendships, and hope.

Like some other sites listed in our Top 100 Church Websites List, they also have a well done NEW HERE page. With a good welcome video from the pastor, FAQ’s and church information, this page was helpful if you are wanting to know the meat and potatoes of this church.

Using stock photography sometimes can’t be avoided if you want to have high-quality images on your website. We always would suggest using stock if you can’t get a professional to get candid shots for you or if you have not-so-great images. Hope Chapel has really nice images of all areas of the church. Giving you a look at the building, kids, fun events, Men’s ministry and more – photos are a must!

 

We really hope you got some good website tips from our comments and that you enjoyed looking at the top 100 church websites with us.

Do you have one that you think we missed?  Let us know in the comments below.  We will be sure to check it out, and maybe put it on the 2019 edition!

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  1. Great list and job Magen! Thanks for taking the time to research and put together! I personally like Risen, The Journey Madison, Celebration, and Mount Pleasant Christian! Great sites.

  2. This is great, but a little deflating for those of us who are trying to improve a website for a small church. All of these websites have pictures of packed congregations, hands raised, or large buildings or rock bands – but that’s just not the case with many of the small churches out there. What would you suggest for us?

    1. Great question Suzanne! Thanks for asking it.

      You are correct that most of the churches on this list are larger, but there are a few small ones. We can’t tell you the exact attendance for each but I can tell you that https://journeymadison.com and http://hopechapelsantarosa.org are between 75 and 250 in attendance.

      What it comes down to is telling a compelling story about your church. What do you want to be known for? For many of these churches, it is vibrant worship and the excitement that goes with it. For others, their story is the way they love the community and a heart for the city.

      For many smaller churches, the compelling story is the way they love people and are a warm and friendly place.

      Remember that your job is to tell a story that makes someone say – “I want to visit this church on Sunday.”

      Be honest, be authentic, have great photos, and you can make that happen.

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