The 22 Pages Most Churches Need
After working with hundreds of churches on their sites, we know what most churches want. Most of these pages can work for other unique needs you have, too!
- Building Use (Services)
- Worship On-Site
- Online Worship (Livestream)
- Sermon Series
- Get Involved
- Preschool (or other Standalone Ministries)
- Pastor’s Blog
- Photo Gallery
- Members Portal
Plus 11 Essential Theme Builder Layouts
Header, Footer, Individual Page, Individual Post, Post Cateogry/Tag Feed, Individual Sermon, Individual Author (Speaker), Sermon Category/Tag Feed, Individual Group, 404 Page, and Search Results
Sermons (or Services)
You won’t need a separate plugin on your site for managing sermons when you use Chrysalis. We’ve built in a special “sermons post type” for a convenient way to create sermons or services.
Each sermons has fields for a sermon title, preacher or speaker, sermon series, topics, sermon transcript and/or notes, a bulletin or other worship guide, plus scripture passages and readings.
Sermon pages support video, audio, and/or text based post formats. Sermons can be organized into series using categories and the included Sermon Series Page Layout. If you post your entire service online, this post type will work just as well. For truly advanced users, this post type can be further refined with Advanced Custom Fields.
You also don’t need a separate plugin for small groups, because we’ve created a “custom post type” (similar to a template) for small groups.
Small group studies, volunteer teams, age-level ministries…these are just some of the things you can create with our small group post type. You’ll automatically have fields to fill in the group name, description, category, meeting location and time, calendar link, and the contact person with their email and phone. 8 sample groups are included. We cleverly repurposed Divi’s Project post type for groups, meaning modules that you could use with Projects now work with Groups. This post type can be further refined with Advanced Custom Fields, if you’re an advanced user.
Interactive Livestream Worship Page
Used in combination with a plugin like WPLivestream, this page design helps you capture leads, connect guests, collect prayer requests, display previous services, and more…all next to your livestreamed worship service!
Tons More Features
Works Amazing In Mobile
Our design is optimized for both desktop and mobile. Our sticky mobile footer keeps your users from getting lost. It’s just one special aspect of our fully-responsive, mobile-friendly design.
Useful Contextual Menus
Every page also has a contextual menu in the upper right, making it super easy for everyone to find related pages.
Member-focused Header Section
Many churches find it tricky to set up their site for both guests and members. Our unique dual menu design will help members and “regulars” to quickly access your social media profiles and three important pages of your choice. By default, they’ll go to your Donate, Contact, and Members pages, but you can change these if you wish.
Photo Perfection Not Required
Is your church short on great photos of your ministries? We were careful to keep photo sizes manageable and photos themselves optional in our design to match photo ministries of any caliber.
Integrated Content Tips
Throughout Chrysalis, you’ll find dozens of tips that help you create awesome content…even if you’re not a professional writer!
Preschool or Standalone Ministry Landing Page
This one-page design works well for semi-independent special ministries, such as preschools, coffee shops, food pantries, campus ministries, and conferences. This layout also makes a good template for creating your own unique pages snce it contains a wide variety of sections.
Events Calendar Ready
One of the most popular calendars for WordPress is Events Calendar by Modern Tribe (which all Aboundant clients have installed). Chrysalis works seamlessly with its free and paid versions.
The Donate page is designed to work perfectly with GiveWP, a popular, freemium WordPress plugin trusted by over 100,000 nonprofits. (All you’ll need with the free version is a PayPal or Stripe account.) Don’t worry, though – Chrysalis can be used with virtually any online giving system!
Liturgically Smart Color Scheme
We’ve leveraged global colors in Divi to make it easier for you to implement your own color schemes. The subtle yellows and taupes in Chrysalis pair well with every liturgical color, meaning you’ll have fewer colors to change. Note: Global colors don’t work everywhere yet in Divi…so there will still be some manual changes required.
Complete Video Walkthroughs
You’ll get a comprehensive guide to using all the cool features we’ve added to Chrysalis. It’s a great supplement to the superb documentation Divi provides on its website and will help you get your site set up in no time.
Support by Seasoned Church Website Pros
If you ever have a question, our team specializes in churches, nonprofits and other organizations that make a difference in the lives of others. We’ve worked in and with congregations like yours, and we’re happy to help you make your site shine!
Want us to build it for you?
We can build your Chrysalis site for you and customize it to meet your needs. Visit Aboundant.org to learn more about our consulting and design services.
Want Chrysalis for Free?
Sign up for one of the Aboundant.com hosting subscriptions (Thrive or Transform). Email us afterwards at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll install Chrysalis for you at no charge so you can build your site.
Wil Ranney –
This kind of robust church theme has been missing from the marketplace. I’ve used it to create two sites. Groups and Sermons are straightforward and the integration of The Events Calendar and GiveWP are a bonus. The designs are purposeful and there are a lot to choose from. The content tips will help people who are not sure how to structure their church website. We found a minor issue which they were quick to fix. Would recommend.