03 Jan 16 Best Responsive Religious Church WordPress Themes
A church is all about getting the Word to people and what better way to do this than having an engaging website that looks amazing on all devices. With thousands of WordPress themes out there, choosing the best one for your religious organization may be somewhat an uphill task.
No worries though. In this post, you will sample sixteen (16) best religious church themes that will inform your visitors on important news as well as upcoming events, locations and sermons all the while adapting to the size of their device screens. In other words, all the themes we will cover today are responsive.
Without further ado, let’s get to it, shall we?
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Finally, we have the multipurpose theme named, X! You must have heard about it through its usual advertising and genuine customer reviews, and the reason it’s included here is because it offers a dedicated layout for Church niche. Just like other in it covers, this one also looks super simple, elegant and fits our requirements here. The package it delivers becomes totally worthy after knowing that this theme can be used for almost any niche. You name the niche and X will find you a dedicated layout, which is easy to setup and switch.
To buy it, you need to pay a slightly higher, $64 price, but the package you get is really a blockbuster. The theme is always kept updated with regular security and performance improvement releases and is always kept compatible with the latest WordPress version. Trust me, you shouldn’t miss its Demo. The theme includes all modern amenities and a dedicated drag and drops page builder to get a further custom solution.
- It supports parallax background and scrolling.
- It holds dedicated support for Event calendar.
- It showcases a location map right on the homepage.
You will get the relief you need when you finally get your hands on this responsive religious WordPress theme. It is not only beautifully designed to be easy on the eyes, but also comes with a full-width screen and a host of other unique features – exactly what you need for your audience.
To flesh out the preceding statement, Incarnation boasts of a number of great features such as a dynamic front page slider, an audio section for uploading sermons, events section and community forums to mention a few. The theme further comes with WPML language plugin that is a good plus in case you want to create a version of your site dedicated to n0n-English speaking believers.
Uplifted is an amazing church theme released by UpThemes that is both powerful and appealing. It is designed with features to support sermons or a series of sermons, events, staff members and locations.
Selling tickets is made possible by the events calendar feature that can also create recurring events with multiple views. This responsive theme is also packed with a Live Composer that allows you to concentrate only on what matters most to you – adding content. This feature allows you to edit your posts and pages on the front end.
Uplifted’s color feature offers you both the chance to choose preset color schemes or customize your own. With its several widgetized areas for minimal design, it is hard to get a better deal anywhere else.
The first in our compilation is available at a price of $59 which might sound little pricier after looking at the demo and features it cover, but considering the niche it targets, it becomes worthy. You won’t find many good themes in this very specific niche. Dunamis comes with a very cool, simple, and elegant looking UI, which offers a religious aura around.
It comes with dedicated support for Calendar events, and Podcasts as well. A dedicated Page builder is included at the Options Panel behind, making it easy to customize without writing a single code. It also supports Mega Menu, which further adds to the look.
- It supports the translation from the base and uses a responsive layout.
- It offers parallax builder which adds this cool effects almost on every web page.
- The theme comes with proper documentation and 50+ tutorial videos to help quick setup.
Religious institutions (not just churches), charity organizations, environmental firms and even spas can benefit a lot from this premium theme. Good News is easy to set up and customize and even non-developers can create amazing websites using the theme in no time.
Good News’ fast loading speed, mobile optimized template, and simplicity make for a great choice. Its features include events and custom posts type with custom information e.g. Facebook page, time and location. It also has media custom post type that allows for responsive video integration.
Other custom features include 100% responsive design and a working contact form. Good News is just good news!
Troika is a responsive theme from ThemeRex authored with religious churches and charities in mind. It is versatile, beautiful and feature-rich. The template is geared towards content and has different elements for multipurpose use making it a good pick for any non-commercial blog or website. This, of course, includes your church website.
Troika’s main features are elaborated topic variants (Political, Charities and Churches), responsive layout, fully customizable page/header, variety of blog post formats and customizable sidebars for each post.
It is also WooCommerce ready and offers a variety of colors and backgrounds to choose from. The clean modern design brought about by this theme is unparalleled.
This is yet another great release from StudioPress, a popular theme development studio. Its looks are pleasing though it has nothing much to offer when it comes to functionality. However, all StudioPress themes are recognized for their excellent design structure, vibrant colors and clear columns. Outreach Pro is none the different.
It is has four color themes, six layout options, custom header, featured images, threaded comments amongst other features. Still, the theme is fully responsive, so your users will have a great experience irrespective of their devices.
According to its authors at StudioPress, “Outreach gives you the framework you want, so you can give your people the message they need.”
If you’re looking for elegance, Salvation offers you more than you asked for. It is a premium religious church WordPress theme offering great functionality developed by MythemeShop.
This responsive theme is extremely easy to customize and play around with (read manipulate) thanks to its clear and intuitive UI. It has almost everything you are looking for in a church theme including custom widgets and five post types among others. The post types it offers are event, video, standard, audio and gallery.
Rebirth is easy to set up with drag ‘n’ drop simplicity and fully SEO optimized. Additionally, Salvation makes it easy to add a location and social media profiles to your website.
Are you out shopping for a church theme developed with functionality as the end goal? You have just found one. Real Church, makes your job as a minister to spread the message of God via its great Sermon Management feature.
Take your sermons management to another level, an all-new level, by getting this theme which also supports both audio and video summons as well as attachments and PDFs.
Real Church comes with seven (7) custom post types to help you to get the right message to the right people. Under the event post type, a Google map showing an event’s location can be inserted into a post. Amazing, right? Other post types are sermon, gallery, price, portfolio, pastor and testimonial.
With over 450 font styles, built-in translator and multiple shortcodes this theme is a perfect pick.
Deeds is one of the powerful themes you can find in this special niche that costs $59 at ThemeForest. The package includes WooCommerce support, Visual Composer for free (worth $28), and five pre-installed homepage layouts, perfectly designed for Church websites. The package becomes even worthy by including Revolution and Layer Slider premium plugins.
It can be used to run a single page website or a fully functional blog, with prime focus on content, and images related to the Church. The WooCommerce support helps in setting up a quick shop for selling the related products easily.
- The theme includes dedicated support for RTL, and even includes Contact Form 7.
- It offers nine different header styles to pick from.
- The theme is responsive and retina ready for better visibility on multiple devices.
- It also supports BuddyPress to help create a community.
The name of the theme has already confirmed the religious authentication you needed here, but it’s not limited to specific Church niche only. Rather, it can be used to run any specific non-profit organization working on the religious grounds. Most importantly, it suits business features; that can help you grow the authority and USP of your NGO or similar body.
The theme is available at a price of $49 and comes with cool features like a premium Business Hours Pro plugin which helps in showcasing timing and calendar events, support for Shortcodes, a completely responsive layout, and a compatibility for various other event calendars.
- It comes with Visual Composer page builder at the back and the package includes PSD files too.
- It supports Google Web fonts library of over 600+ choices to pick from.
- It supports unlimited colors to bring any visual changes, along with support for WPML or translation.
This is the theme you should go for if you are looking for both power and bold looks in one shopping basket. Its big and bold font is enough to grab the attention of your visitors and keep them glued to the website long enough to enjoy your (or rather the Lord’s) message.
Developed by Organized Themes, the theme is feature-packed and comes with nine (9) custom widgets. On top of that, United has an engaging design, robust podcasting, easily customizable templates and many other useful tools.
This one focuses on running a clean looking website and even a blog, which is included right on the home screen. The theme is available at a price of $59 which includes free six months of dedicated support and lifetime free updates. It includes other premium features like Revolution Slider, and a dedicated compatibility for WooCommerce to easily sell some products online.
It offers two layouts, Boxed, and Wide, and it’s super easy to switch between them. A dedicated customizer is added at backend allowing quick customizations. The overall layout is kept responsive ready and compatible with Retina display.
- It supports custom Shortcodes.
- It offers a dedicated section to showcase advanced portfolio.
- It comes with unlimited skins to choose from.
- It supports translation and includes multiple icons and fonts to pick from.
Graceland is a super simple, yet elegant looking theme one can get at a lower price of just $59. It comes with dedicated support and everything ThemeForest’s usual package offers. Most importantly, the feature makes it stand outside the crowd is its support for parallax scrolling and video background.
It can be used to setup a WooCommerce powered shop, and also includes a dedicated PayPal plugin, to offer a simple donation button. The layout is made responsive and Bootstrap framework is used at the base that makes it fast and secure.
- The theme includes premium plugins named Revolution Slider and Layer Slider 5 which can be used at the homepage.
- It comes with a drag and drop page builder (Live Composer) for faster and easy customization.
- The overall package includes PSD files. It does supports event calendar.
If you’re after style and amazing features on your church or charity organization’s website, Grace is a good choice. With its several neat features and six post types, you can be sure of getting the Gospel out there in an amazing way.
The post types provided are event, church, pastor, sermon, gallery and standard. The theme also comes with ten custom widgets – latest sermons, random sermons, latest posts, regular posts, highlights, TB categories, Twitter feed, Flickr photostream, members and upcoming events.
As if the above features are not enough, Grace also offers you two important features for free: Visual Composer and Revolution Slider.
I cannot wrap up this post without mentioning a thing or two on Blessing, a premium feature-rich church theme like no other. It gives you an easy way to email marketing with its one of a kind mail subscriber. The theme also has an events calendar, a visual shortcodes generator and six (6) custom posts.
By acquiring Blessing, you also get up to 573 Google fonts, contact form constructor, two different sliders, and 14 custom widgets. This theme’s looks may not be striking, but its features are all you need to spread the Word. You can always change how the theme looks.