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Win a Copy of Exodus with Stock Photos and Professional Setup

Update: This giveaway has ended. Read the recap.

Pastor Brad Vos of ChurchWP has organized the Church Website Tools giveaway. Three copies of our new Exodus theme are up for grabs along with 150 Lightstock photo credits and professional website setup.

Earn multiple entries by taking actions such as joining our newsletters, following us on Twitter, making a tweet about the giveaway and sharing on Facebook. You can tweet every day for additional entries. You get more entries when people enter after clicking your tweets and shares. Three winners will be selected after the entry period ends on May 19.

You can enter the giveaway directly from this post.

Exodus Has Arrived

It’s flat, it’s wide and it’s now available. Give our newest church WordPress theme a look.

Exodus has the same church-focused features as our first theme but with a very different style. Our goal is to offer a wide variety of themes for churches so that there is something to suit every need. Resurrect is geared toward churches that want a sort of urban feel while Exodus is designed to have more of a modern, mainstream appeal.

Exodus Church WordPress Theme

Two things that stand out are its flat design and wide layout.

Toronto Church Website Refreshed With Urban Design

Every Nation GTA Website

Every Nation GTA was one of the first churches to use the Resurrect theme when we launched a few months ago. Located in downtown Toronto, the theme’s urban-inspired design is suited to their church’s personality. They have done a fine job organizing their content and giving their website a polished look with the insertion of their logo and the use of quality photography.

Today you will meet the men responsible and hear how they utilized WordPress and our theme for their new church website.

We’ve had great feedback from those within our church and even those not part of a church at all. It is a stylish, yet simple design… Richard Kidger, Associate Pastor

Nine Things You Should Do After Building Your WordPress Site

WordPress Site To Do List

You heard about WordPress and how great it is for building just about any type of website. You picked a great theme to make your site look the way you want and installed a few plugins to make it do the things you need. Finally, you added your content and launched the site. All done, right?

Not so fast.

Give attention to the following essentials before you consider your WordPress site complete. They don’t take much time but are often overlooked.

A Multi-campus Church Website and Interview With Alexander Sawyer

Suncrest Christian Church

The second post in our new Showcase series takes a look at how Suncrest Christian Church rebuilt their website using our Resurrect WordPress theme.

“…after Suncrest grew and started multiple campuses, they needed a better way to organize their content in a way that could be easily updated by a volunteer team, and better understood by their users.”Alexander Sawyer (in his write-up)

A Brazilian Church’s Resurrect-powered Website and Interview with Daniel Gardner

Presentation of Igreja Batista Parque Industrial's Resurrect-powered website

Presentation of Igreja Batista Parque Industrial’s new website

In our first Showcase post, we take a look at how a church in Brazil is using our Resurrect WordPress theme for their new church website.

Daniel Gardner built Igreja Batista no Parque Industrial‘s website and was kind enough to let us interview him. He is part of Ministre, an organization with the goal of helping churches in Brazil build websites and distribute sermons. They contributed the Portuguese translation included with Resurrect and the Church Theme Content plugin that other churches are now benefiting from.

Theme Preview: Exodus, with Wide and Flat Design

Update: Exodus is now available.

Development of our next WordPress theme is underway. We’re calling it Exodus. It has a wide and flat design which you can preview in the screenshot below.

The idea with this theme is to make something with a very different appeal than Resurrect, which was urban-inspired. The design of Exodus is wide, flat and somewhat minimal. We want to offer a variety of themes so that there is something for every church.

Exodus Preview

We’ve Gone Wide and Added More Information

Did you notice our design is a bit wider? That’s the trend these days (and will be true of our future themes). If you’re viewing with a desktop or laptop display having a higher resolution than was previously common, you’ll enjoy greater ease when reading this post, our guides and other content.

Speaking of other content, in addition to this new blog, we also added some more content to the site. We launched with a somewhat minimal website late last year because the priority was to make the Resurrect theme immediately available to churches. Now that the dust from our launch has settled and the making of our second theme is underway, we have a little breathing room, which afforded us some time to beef up the site’s content.