If you are in the process of designing, or re-designing your church or ministry website you can use a placeholder theme until it is ready. This is especially helpful if you can’t have an old site running while the new one is in development. It’s also helpful if you’re launching a new site and want to build anticipation up to the new site going live.
WooThemes has a Placeholder Theme that is free that is great for that purpose. Couple that with the ability to use different themes on different pages and you can work on the new site while everyone else only sees the placeholder theme on the home page.