5 Free WordPress Themes For Your Church Website


These themes were necessarily created for churches or ministries but I think that they would be great for church websites.

I am so convinced of this, that I am using one of them for our new website at Family Life Church which is slated to launch in 2011.

(We are making the move from Joomla to WordPress but that is another post entirely.)

One of the benefits to using a newspaper/magazine/business theme for your church website, as opposed to one that was specifically created for churches, is that it decreases the chances that the church across the street is using the same theme. That may not be a huge concern for you, but I thought it was at least good to mention.

Boldy by Site5

Demo Here.

Download & Instructions Here.

This is the on we are using for our new site.  After we chose it, we noticed that it is also being used Justin Wise for the Be Deviant Summit. That validated our choice because Justin is stylish and savvy.

Kronos by RSUOG

Demo Here.

Download & Instructions Here.

Hyrdrogenize by Padd Solutions

Demo Here.

Download & Instructions Here.

Berylliumous by Padd Solutions

Demo Here.

Download & Instructions Here.

Ipseity by Human3rror

Demo Here.

Download & Instructions Here.

What I love about this theme is that it is great if you are looking for a site that has less than ten pages and is very visual.

And no, I am not trying to suck up to John. We are actually planning to use this site for the landing page for a new campus we are launching in 2011.


Blane Young

Blane is a former Communications Pastor who now works with college students as a Campus Missionary with Chi Alpha at American University. He considers himself to be the second funniest person alive, fairly humble and an incredible chef because he once owned a recipe book for Ramen Noodles. He is happily married and is enjoying adjusting to life in Washington, DC.

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  1. says

    This is a great list. The thing I like about much of John’s stuff is that most of it promotes creative uses of it. I would like to see how your going to use Ipseity.

    • Blane Young says

      You are certainly making the most of that theme!

      Love the entire of the entire site being series branded – that is so fresh!

      Don’t show my Lead Pastor, or he may start expecting that from me!

  2. says

    So you’re going to us Boldy too? That’s hilarious. We just launched our new church site using Boldy as well! There’s a couple tricky little things to figure out with that one as it doesn’t have a lot of documentation. Let me know if you have any questions. Once you figure things out though it’s very functional and certainly looks really nice.

  3. says

    I’m currently using Boldy for my site. The integration seems great. With a little tweakage to the header.php and theme options.php you can add some additional social icons. Let me know if anyone needs help with setup!


  4. Sandy says

    We’re using the Boldy theme for our church’s website, too. I’m wondering, are you guys using a WP plugin for your on-line giving, and if so, which one? If not, would you mind sharing what you are using?

    Thanks again!

    • says

      Hey Sandy!

      It’s always a joy to meet another Boldy user.
      No, we are not using a WP Plugin.

      The last webmaster we had at our church set this up, it is with Payscape Gateway. I think this is their website: https://www.nmi.com/

      If we weren’t using them, I would’ve probably used PayPal. But they handle our credit/debit card abilities in our services and I think online giving came with that plan.


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