Top Church Websites of 2012

Kent Shaffer —  February 29, 2012

After a several year hiatus, I have updated the top church websites list. It is stunning how much web design has improved in just a few short years.

Click here to see the list of 22 Top Church Websites of 2012.

Top Church Websites of 2012

Kent Shaffer

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I live in an RV with my wife and 2 kids and work with to help Christians collaborate and build a global Church library of free, open content.

5 responses to Top Church Websites of 2012

  1. So what was your main criteria for selecting these? Just design/layout mostly?

    It is pretty amazing to see how far design has come. Church site really do fall into their own categories.

    Hey, noticed that you seem to turn off comments on older posts… figured it out when I went to comment on an older one. Is there a reason for that?

  2. WOW! There are some great sites there Kent! I have shared with our own designedtfor inspiration.
    The site was overhauled and relaunched last year and has since been getting huge hits and downloads. Probably ranks it as one of the most effective church websites in Australia?

  3. Very Inspirational. Thanks for the work you did in putting this list together.

    As a web developer who worked on the development side of (the actual site design was done in-house at James River) – it would be cool to see behind the scenes on some of these other sites. I’d love to see some of the internals, the things that make a site beautiful on the inside – SEO (is the site pulling in lots of free traffic especially traffic from outside the church community) , technology used, load time considerations, usability, speed to market, etc. It would also be cool to see case studies on sites like with their video testimonies right on the home page, and their use of Facebook and with their responsive design and the “Jesus” link right in the main nav (I love this).

  4. There are some truly unique and creative sites listed here – Gives me some great ideas for my next projects. Thanks for the post.

  5. Thanks for including one of my sites in this list. Pretty cool to get emails from friends all over the country with a link to your blog.