18 of the Best Church Websites for 2018

18 of the Best Church Websites for 2018

Posted December 14, 2017 by Bryan Haley

Click here to see 2019's best church website list.


Website design is constantly changing. Technology evolves and design trends change. Here are some of our favorite church websites for 2018. While this is not an exhaustive list, nor are the websites ranked in any order, we encourage you to use these designs as you look to update your own church website this year.

What you’ll notice:

Large images and video. Every one of these church websites use large images or videos throughout their website. Imagery is important.

Current. Every website on our list is updated. You won’t find outdated events or information.

No rotating announcements. The day of the marquee image rotator is over. You’ll be hard-pressed to find any current website that uses rotating images to share announcements.

Images of real people. Stock photography has its purpose, and you may even notice some stock images throughout a few of these websites. However, using images of real people that are part of your community and congregation is important too.

Clear Purpose. Each website is clear in its purpose. Who is the website trying to reach? Who’s the information targeted at?

Clear Call-To-Actions. Call-to-action buttons helps get your site's visitor to where they want or need to go quicker.





































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About the Author

Bryan Haley

Bryan joined the ReFrame Media team in 2017 with a passion to help churches reach people with the gospel using effective church communications. As producer for Church Juice, Bryan helps congregations energize their church communications by overseeing the Church Juice blog, publishing in-depth ebook resources, and developing training on topics like marketing, branding, social media, internal communications, and website development.

Bryan brings years of communication and outreach experience gained both in full-time church ministry and the field of church website design. Bryan and his wife, Denae, enjoy Michigan summers, Detroit sports, and family time.

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Comments (8)

  • Evan O'Donoghue
    8:45 PM
    Mon, Jun 25, 2018

    Wow. These websites are awesome. Great selection Bryan. It was lists like this that really helped me design our church website. This is what I came up with. See:

  • Bryan Haley
    7:21 AM
    Tue, Jun 26, 2018

    Thanks for sharing, Evan!

  • Edward
    12:40 AM
    Wed, Jul 11, 2018

    Hi Bryan, do you have any suggestions on a web designer?

  • Bryan haley
    10:02 AM
    Wed, Jul 11, 2018

    Hey Edward, great question! I’ll send you an email and we can discuss what you’re needing further. Then I may be able to help point you in the right direction.

  • Matthew
    11:00 PM
    Mon, Aug 6, 2018

    Just finished up our website rewrite and ran across your site.  Really nice content pieces and many different ideas of how to put together church sites.  Thank you.  We are a small congregation in Wisconsin but if you would be willing to give feedback we’d love it!

  • Jeremy G. Woods
    4:20 AM
    Wed, Nov 21, 2018

    Wow!  Agreed that these are noteworthy websites.  Good design and menu functions.  What are you thinking will be the big design changes in 2019?

    Jeremy Woods
    Owner of FaithVenture Media

  • Jeremy G. Woods
    4:22 AM
    Wed, Nov 21, 2018

    And another question that just popped into my mind.  What do you think about hamburger menus on desktop websites?  Personally, I’m not a fan since I know some of the older generation doesn’t yet know what it is, and I try to design for simplicity for everyone.  What’s your opinion?  Will it become a necessary design feature in the future?

    Jeremy Woods
    Owner of FaithVenture Media

  • Joe Provence
    4:34 PM
    Tue, Apr 23, 2019

    Our team recently finished The Collective Church’s website,( check it out and let me know what you think… Also to answer Jeremy’s question about hamburger menus, my answer would be does the client love them or do they prefer a more traditional “desktop” menu look and feel. Always make the customer happy! 

    Joe Provence

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