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    WedWednesdayMayMay1st2013 New Free Church Website Template - Samaria
    byDavid Pohlmeier Tagged Church Template 2 comments Add comment
    We are happy to announce the arrival of our latest free church website template. We're calling it Samaria. This new template is a clean, simple, and modern looking site. It features a full-width rotator that is sure to impress.


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    MonMondayAugAugust20th2012 New Responsive Church Website Templates
    byDavid Pohlmeier Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    We are pleased to announce the release of two new free responsive website templates to our church CMS. Both designs will look great on all devices and screen resolutions. The templates are called Cana and Bethany. Check out the screenshots below and be sure to visit the actual website for each design.


    Cana Responsive Template - Visit Website




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    Bethany Responsive Template - Visit Website


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    ThuThursdayMayMay10th2012 Galilee Responsive Church Website
    byDavid Pohlmeier Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment

    Today we are pleased to announce our latest addition to our growing list of free responsive church website templates. In addition to Jericho and Olivet, we now offer Galilee.



    Galilee features

    • Responsive layout
    • Tablet friendly design
    • Mobile friendly design
    • jQuery enhancements
    • Custom fonts
    • Easy customization

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    TueTuesdayMayMay8th2012 Olivet Responsive Skin (re)Release Lately, we've been working on creating our new free website skins using responsive layouts. We released Jericho a few weeks ago and will soon be releasing Galillee. Today, we are announcing the (re)release of Olivet as a responsive skin.

    Responsive church designs are websites that scale to fit any screen size. It looks good on computer screens, phones as well as tablets. Each even has it's own layout.

    If you are wanting to change over to the responsive version of Olivet follow these steps:
    1. Log In to your website.
    2. Expand Site Control.
    3. Click Site Preferences.
    4. Click Design.
    5. Change your skin to Responsive Olivet Skin.
    6. Follow our support files to finalize the setup.
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    MonMondayMarMarch26th2012 Free Responsive Church Website Design - Jericho

    iMinistries is pleased to announce that we are now providing responsive website designs for churches and ministries.



    We are excited to announce that we have implemented our latest free design for all of our customers! The design is called Jericho and we think it's really awesome. Why? Great question! One word...responsive.

    Definition of a Responsive Website

    A web site crafted to use media queries with fluid proportion-based grids, to adapt the layout to the viewing environment. As a result, users across a broad range of devices and browsers will have access to a single source of content, laid out so as to be easy to read and navigate with a minimum of resizing, panning and scrolling.

    What Does That Mean?

    It boils down to this. When you look at the Jericho website it will dynamically change the layout based on the type of device you are using. Give it a try. Open the website on a tablet or on a mobile phone. It's the same content, just formatted differently to fit that specific screen size. With this method there is no need for a separate mobile version of a website tailored to specific devices. This will display correctly on all devices.



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    ThuThursdayFebFebruary2nd2012 Free Church Website Design - Gibeon
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment

    Another free skin is available for all of our church website customers.

    Gibeon is now available to be selected! Just like all of the new free designed church website skins that we introduced last year, (Olivet, Ephesus, Capernaum, and Bethsaida) the introduction of this skin also introduces some of our newer editable features like:

    • Adding your own logo.
    • Adding your fav icon.
    • Adding your Social properties like Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and more.
    • Adding different editable text fields. You can use these to add your service times, location and more.



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    TueTuesdayAugAugust16th2011 Free Church Website Design Selected By Harvest North Phoenix

    Long time customer Harvest Bible Chapel of North Phoenix recently made a huge improvement to the look and feel of their church websites design.

    They began by selecting one of our latest designed free church website skins that we offer Bethsaida, and customized it by adding in their own custom CSS via their control panel. That effort and time that they spent on creating beautiful graphics for the home page and ministry page headers has paid off in spades as their site looks excellent! Our hats are off them them.



    "Thanks for being easy to work with in setting up our new site. iMinistries has done an excellent job at making it easy to manage and tweak our website."
    We would love to hear from you, chime in with a comment on what you think below.

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    ThuThursdayMayMay12th2011 Free Church Website Design - Sinai
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment

    Another free skin is available for all of our church website customers.


    Can you believe another new free church website design is available? We now offer 5 brand new designs, all of which are now available for anyone to select from their Site Preferences. Olivet, Ephesus, Capernum, Bethsaida and Sinai. You can:
    • Add your own logo.
    • Add your fav icon.
    • Add your Social properties like Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and more.
    • Add different editable text fields. You can use these to add your service times, location and more.
    • This skins replaces the former Sinai Premium skin. That means that we just saved you $75!






    Free Trial

    We believe the best way to describe our tools is for you to try them out yourself. We offer a 15-day free trial account which will give you a few days to use all of the features available to our paying clients. There's no risk and no obligation. Who knows, you might even enjoy the new control you have over your very own website.

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    MonMondayMayMay9th2011 Free Church Website Design - Bethsadia
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment

    Another free skin is available for all of our church website customers.


    We are on a roll as of late. Bethsadia is now available for anyone to select from their Site Preferences. Just like Olivet and Ephesus and Capernum, the introduction of this skin also introduces some of our newer editable features like:
    • Adding your own logo.
    • Adding your fav icon.
    • Adding your Social properties like Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and more.
    • Adding different editable text fields. You can use these to add your service times, location and more.
    • This particular skin also has interactive tabs on the left side for both a short introduction and search.







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    SatSaturdayMayMay7th2011 New Free Church Website Designs
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment

    It has never been easier to have a great looking church website when you use the iMinistires church website cms.

    We are excited to announce that we have several new free church website designs that you can select from for your church website. Each provides the ability to make it your own with:
    • 4 Editable text areas that you can use for service times, location, mission statement, or even graphics.
    • Easily add your facebook, twitter, vimeo, youtube, linkedin, flickr and RSS addresses to have the appropriate icon appear.
    • Upload your own logo.
    • Upload your own fav icon.
    Take a look at these websites to see how your website could look if you selected them today! We can also easily modify these skins to suit your tastes for an hourly rate. Check out the church website of Harvest Bible Chapel Pittsburgh North for an example. They selected Olivet, and had us change the background, coloring as well as make them some banners and ads.

    Capernaum

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    Bethsaida

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    Ephesus

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    Olivet

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    Sinai

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    We believe the best way to describe our tools is for you to try them out yourself. We offer a 15-day free trial account which will give you a few days to use all of the features available to our paying clients. There's no risk and no obligation. Who knows, you might even enjoy the new control you have over your very own website.

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    ThuThursdayMayMay5th2011 Free Church Website Design - Capernaum
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment

    Another free skin is available for all of our church website customers.


    As of today, Capernaum is now available for anyone to select from their Site Preferences. Just like Olivet and Ephesus, the introduction of this skin also introduces some of our newer editable features like:
    • Adding your own logo.
    • Adding your fav icon.
    • Adding your Social properties like Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and more.
    • Adding different editable text fields. You can use these to add your service times, location and more.
    We have also made a new editable "New Here" tag for you. You can add your own custom links to this tag that you feel would most benefit new visitors who are checking out your website.







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    TueTuesdayAprApril5th2011 Free Church Website Design - Ephesus
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment

    Once again we are introducing another new free church website design for all of our church website customers to use.

    Just like Olivet, Ephesus allows you to:
    • Add your own logo.
    • Add your fav icon.
    • Add your Social properties like Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and more.
    • Add up to 4 different editable text fields. You can use these to add your service times, location and more.
    As of today, Ephesus is available for anyone to select from their Site Preferences.







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    TueTuesdayMarMarch1st2011 Free Church Website Design - Olivet
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment

    We are beginning to design and implement new free skins for all of our church website customers.

    This design was created with the design trend of simplicity. We also wanted to make a skin that we can easily modify for any of our customers. For example, Harvest Bible Chapel of Pittsbugh selected this skin, but paid us to modify it to their tastes.

    As of today, Olivet is available for anyone to select from their Site Preferences. The introduction of this skin also introduces some new features like:
    • Add your own logo.
    • Add your fav icon.
    • Add your Social properties like Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and more.
    • Add up to 4 different editable text fields. You can use these to add your service times, location and more.






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    ThuThursdayOctOctober21st2010 Free Church Website Design - Nebo
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land ... And the LORD said to him, "This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, 'I will give it to your offspring.' I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there." (Deuteronomy 34:1-4)

    We have to be honest ... the reason why we named this skin Nebo is because we think it is a fun word to say.

    SKIN FEATURES

    • Easy access to location and directions
    • Social links in footer
    • Custom header banners featuring your logo
    • Right column ads and highlights
    • Customizable menu
    • Search bar

    HOME PAGE

    • Rotating ads
    • Latest News
    • Latest Events

    EXPLORE A WEBSITE USING NEBO DARK >>

    EXPLORE A WEBSITE USING NEBO LIGHT >>



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    ThuThursdayJulJuly1st2010 Free Church Website Design - Elah
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    "So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him." (1 Samuel 17:50)

    This skin was originally called Minimalist, because of its simplicity, clean lines, and neutral color scheme. We now call it Elah, after the Valley of Elah, where David fought and defeated Goliath. Against the Philistine giant, David used the most simple weapons, five smooth stones and a slingshot. A reminder that it's not always about the tools you use, but how effectively you use them.

    SKIN FEATURES

    • Your logo in the header
    • Custom rotating banners
    • Right column highlights
    • Customizable left column menu
    • Social media links
    • Four feature ads created by us
    • Search bar

    HOME PAGE

    • Left column highlights
    • Latest News
    • Latest Events
    • Recent blog posts

    EXPLORE A WEBSITE USING ELAH >>

    MonMondayJunJune28th2010 Malta
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    "Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the 'northeaster,' swept down from the island. The ship was caught by the storm  ... struck a sandbar and ran aground. The bow stuck fast and would not move, and the stern was broken to pieces by the pounding of the surf ... [the centurion] ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and get to land. Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta." (Acts 27:14-28:1)

    Formerly called Watercolor, for obvious reasons, we renamed this skin after the island where Paul shipwrecked on his way to Rome. The subtle artistic touches, like brushstroke textures and typography and graphics that look hand-drawn, are perfect for a ministry seeking an "artsy" feel.

    SKIN FEATURES

    • Quick Links drop down
    • Your logo in the header
    • Rotating banners designed by us
    • Right column highlights
    • Customizable menu
    • Search bar

    HOME PAGE

    • Rotating ads
    • Latest News
    • Latest Events

    EXPLORE A WEBSITE USING MALTA >>

    ThuThursdayJunJune17th2010 Free Church Website Design - Sinai
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    "In the third month after the Israelites left Egypt—on the very day—they came to the Desert of Sinai ... and Israel camped there in the desert in front of the mountain." (Exodus 19:1-2)

    The background for this skin is a rustic wood paneling, uses dark graphics, and features edgy typography. This made us think of the harsh wilderness where Moses and the Israelites spent 40 years on their journey to the promised land. The bold, modern look is ideal for a ministry on the cutting edge.

    SKIN FEATURES

    • "I'm New" link at top
    • Custom header featuring your logo
    • Rotating headers, designed by us
    • Social media links in menu bar
    • Right column highlights
    • Customizable menu
    • Search bar
    • Twitter feed on every page

    HOME PAGE

    • Latest News
    • Latest Events

    EXPLORE A WEBSITE USING SINAI >>

    MonMondayMayMay17th2010 Free Church Website Design - Joppa
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    "In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha ... who was always doing good and helping the poor. About that time she became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an upstairs room. ... Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, 'Tabitha, get up.' She opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called the believers and the widows and presented her to them alive. This became known all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord." (Acts 9:36-42)

    In the background of the header for this skin, blurry spots of light sharpen into focus. This effect reminded us of when Peter brought Tabitha back to life in Acts, so we named this skin Joppa, in tribute to the place where this early church miracle occurred.

    We hope a website with this skin will help you proclaim the Good News to your community just as Peter did in Joppa.

    SKIN FEATURES

    • Social media links in top tool bar
    • Custom header featuring your logo and description
    • Rotating banners, designed by us
    • Right column highlights
    • Customizable menu
    • Search bar

    HOME PAGE

    • Latest News
    • Latest Events
    • Recent blog posts

    EXPLORE A WEBSITE USING JOPPA DARK >>

    EXPLORE A WEBSITE USING JOPPA LIGHT >>

    MonMondayMayMay3rd2010 Free Church Website Design - Antioch
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    "The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch."
    (Acts 11:26)

    We decided to name this skin after the first place the first followers of Christ were called "Christians." Originally called Gomez, Antioch is the first premium skin we created and offered, so we think the name fits.

    SKIN FEATURES

    • Quick Links drop down
    • Custom header banners featuring your logo
    • Right column highlights
    • Customizable menu
    • Search bar

    HOME PAGE

    • Rotating ads
    • About Our Church section
    • Latest News
    • Latest Events

    EXPLORE A WEBSITE USING ANTIOCH >>


    MonMondayJunJune15th2009 Colourise
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    This skin is one of my favorites right now.  I found it on http://www.styleshout.com/ and added it to our free skins this week.  You can see it running in our system by going to http://demo2.iministries.org.  With the black background and the reversed type face, well...I really think that it pops.  Allow us to provide you with a great website system with a great look today!  If you like this design, it is called Colourise.  You simply have to select it from your Site Preferences.

    I don't mean to be a broken record, but what are you waiting for?  At this very second, our system is waiting for you, all you have to do is sign up for your free 15 day trial today!


    SatSaturdayJunJune13th2009 Simple
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    We found this design on http://www.styleshout.com as well and just like Outdoor, have added it our free skins directory.  It's name is Simple because it is exactly that, clean and simple.  The typeface is very easy to read and the over all feel of the site is open and clean. To see it in action, check out this website which is using it - http://demo.iministries.org.

    FriFridayJunJune12th2009 Outdoor
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    We found this design on http://www.styleshout.com/ and decided to add it to our growing directory of free skins.  It's name is Outdoor and in my opinion it feels very clean.  If kind of feels like summer actually.  To see it in action, check out this website which is using it - http://demo1.iministries.org

    So what are you waiting for?  We know that you mildly interested or you wouldn't even be on our website checking us out.  At this very second, our system is waiting for you.  Sign up today for your free 15 day trial!


    WedWednesdayMayMay27th2009 Anchored
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    Being spatially aware is important. Just like a cluttered house can make you feel nervous on the inside, a cluttered website does the exact same thing. Cramming your website with as much content as possible isn't the best thing in the world. It leaves your users frustrated. You might "appear" bigger, but if no one wants to use your website, who really cares?

    This skin is simple. We created it so that you don't ever have to load a header if you don't want to, or if you don't have someone on your team that can help in this area. Don't worry though, if you do...this is still a great skin to use!

    This skin also has a wider viewport (the area were all of the text and images sit) which allows you to have more content on the screen before having to scroll down the page. Another benefit to having a wider skin is that it allows you to have one or two more top level menu items. People don't like digging for stuff, so the more that you can put your big ticket items in your menu, the better.



    Another nice point about this skin is that it uses our new Quick Menu feature that we developed for Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville's skin. While their Quick Menu is interactive (a button that is in the upper right hand corner of their screen pulls down their Quick Menu), this one stays statically positioned in the footer




    WedWednesdayOctOctober1st2008 Formal Splotch
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 2 comments Add comment
    This skin gives you the ability to make the homepage as different as you like, because of its wide-open, "blank canvas" feel. It is shown here with news items on the homepage, but the options for customization are vast. Instead of news, you could place graphics in any way that you feel would make the most impact. You could post informative articles including directions to your church, a direct link to your podcast, how to get involved in a specific ministry or ministries, and more.

    FriFridayFebFebruary1st2008 Free Church Website Design - Grunge
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    This skin is one of our more popular skins and comes in two different colors. Grunge Blue (shown below) was created in November of 2008 because of the popularity of the original, Grunge Brown.

    TueTuesdayJanJanuary1st2008 Coffee
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    If you don't have anyone in your church that has a design eye or is able to create custom banners or ads for you, this skin might be for you. It was created with the intent of not ever needing a banner. The design features at the top serve as your banner.

    SunSundayAprApril1st2007 Sky
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    This skin comes in a few different colors and was one of the more popular skins chosen in 2007. There are free Flash banners that you can plug into the website, an example of which can be seen below. The banners for this skin, and a few others, can be found on our support website.

    WedWednesdayJunJune1st2005 Free Church Website Design - Bo
    byTravis Hickox Tagged Church Template 0 comments Add comment
    This skin is also available in a few different colors. Free Flash banners are available on this website and easily plug in to your website.