40 Great Church Websites of 2013

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Studying best practices from other church websites can give you ideas that can improve online communication, avoid costly mistakes, and even yield greater spiritual fruit for the Kingdom. There’s certainly a place for such pragmatism, but only if it goes hand-in-hand with listening to and obeying God.

Keep in mind it’s okay if your church website is quite different from someone else’s. Prayerfully focus on what is the best way for you to use the Internet to obey God’s will in your unique context. The more Spirit-led your design process is the better.

Maybe God wants your website to be simple yet effective. Maybe you need to try something radical that’s never been done before. Maybe you don’t need a website. The point is if you have any leading from the Holy Spirit, obey it even if the experts call you crazy.

At the same time, it helps to get ideas and inspiration from what others are doing in the Kingdom. To aid in this part of the process, here are 40 great church websites worth checking out in 2013.

Hillsong London (London, UK)

URL: hillsong.co.uk
Designer: Unknown

Hillsong London

Celebration Church (Jacksonville, FL)

URL: celebration.org
Designer: Unknown

Celebration Church Website Homepage

Missio Dei Church (Cincinnati, OH)

URL: mdcincy.org
Designer: Justin Rahmes (In-House)

Missio Dei Cincinnati

City on a Hill (Melbourne, Australia)

URL: cityonahill.com.au
Designer: In-house & Happy Widget Co

City On A Hill Website

Terra Nova (Troy, NY)

URL: terranovachurch.org
Designer: Iron to Iron

Best Church Websites Terra Nova

Glad Tidings (Omaha, NE)

URL: gladtidingsomaha.com
Designer: Rocket

Glad Tidings Church

Mars Hill (Seattle, WA)

URL: marshill.com
Designer: In-house

Mars Hill Seattle Homepage

The City Church (Kirkland, WA)

URL: thecity.org
Designer: Sean Sperte (In-House)

City Church Website

Woodlands Church // The Woodlands, TX

URL: woodlandschurch.tv
Designer: Justin Keller (In-House)

Woodlands Church Website

White Horse Church (Pyrmont, Australia)

URL: whitehorsechurch.com.au
Designer: Church Plant Media

White Horse Church Homepage

Church of Christ the King (Brighton, UK)

URL: cck.org.uk
Designer: FentonForemanThe Basement, & Brightec

Church of Christ the King Homepage

LifeChurch.tv (Oklahoma City, OK)

URL: lifechurch.tv
Designer: In-House

LifeChurch.tv

NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC)

URL: newspring.cc
Designer: Unknown

NewSpring Church

The Austin Stone Community Church (Austin, TX)

URL: austinstone.org
Designers: Brendan Pittman & Shaun Fox (In-House)

The Austin Stone

The Journey (St. Louis, MO)

URL: thejourney.org
Designer: Simon Yost (In-House)

The Journey Website

Biltmore Baptist (Arden, NC)

URL: biltmorebaptist.org
Designer: Pixelight Creative

Biltmore Baptist Multi Site Website Example

Gateway Scottsdale (Scottsdale, AZ)

URL: gatewayscottsdale.tv
Designer: ChurchMedia

Gateway Church Website

First Baptist Concord (Knoxville, TN)

URL: fbconcord.org
Designer: AM Design

First Baptist Concord

The Chapel (Barrington Hills, IL)

URL: chapel.org
Designer: Cleve Persinger & Steven St. Clair

The Chapel Website

Cornerstone Church of San Diego (San Diego, CA)

URL: turningthehearts.com
Designer: Unknown

Cornerstone Church of San Diego Website

20 More Great Church Websites

Glide (San Francisco, CA)
Church on the Move (Tulsa, OK)
Brainerd Baptist (Brainerd, TN) // Designed by: Lightfly Creative
Redemption Church (Mesa, AZ)
Christ Fellowship (Miami, FL)
Coral Ridge Prespyterian Church (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
FairHaven (Centerville, OH)
Highpoint Church (Memphis, TN)
Mars Hill (Grandville, MI)
Planetshakers City Church (Melbourne, Australia)
Prism Church (Pasadena, CA)
Westover Hills (San Antonio, TX)
First Baptist Church Woodstock (Woodstock, GA)
Imago Dei Community (Portland, OR)
James River Assembly (Ozark, MO)
The Rock (Point Loma, CA)
City of Grace (Mesa, AZ)
Red Rocks Church (Littleton, CO)
Potential Church (Cooper City, FL)
Hillsong Church (Sydney, Australia)

If you are looking for more church design inspiration, also check out our list of Great Church Logos.

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