Willowdale Chapel is a nondenominational church founded in 1956. From our humble roots, we've grown to be a thriving body of 1,500 people. Today we are one church in two locations, with campuses in Kennett Square and Jennersville. We're passionate about Jesus and his Gospel, which offers the grace we all need every day. Whether they're longtime followers of Christ or just trying to figure it out for the first time, we love meeting people where they are and helping them grow in their faith.
We have all the core ministries that most churches have — children, youth and adult small groups — along with some "specialty" ministries that meet particular needs we sometimes face. Three of those — Celebrate Recovery, Re|engage (marriage) and Special Needs — offer distinctive help for some during the biggest challenges of their lives.
God intends to make all things new. That's why he sends us into the world with a gospel that touches—and begins to transform—all of life. Thus our Outreach Ministries are built on three pillars: Gospel Proclamation, Justice & Mercy, and Cultural Engagement. We organize around these key priorities to give full expression to God's love for the world.
Baptism is the one rite of passage that Jesus requires of every true believer. If you haven’t been baptized, as a believer, we invite you to take the plunge and signify your faith in Jesus. To learn more about baptism and Willowdale’s perspective click HERE. If you are interested in becoming baptized click HERE.
At Willowdale, we practice believer’s baptism rather than infant baptism, believing this important rite is best undertaken when a person chooses for himself to follow Jesus. Obviously, your little one is not quite capable of that yet. But we still believe the birth of your baby is a spiritually significant event and should be marked as such through dedication. For more information about Child Dedications, click HERE.
Church membership may sound obsolete to some, but in a culture that increasingly tries to live commitment-free, it’s more important than ever. Though membership is not required to attend Willowdale, we highly encourage it and invite you to learn why membership matters and how you can truly belong to this local body.
Watch our video on Why Membership Matters.
If you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about it, please CLICK HERE and someone will be in contact with you to answer any questions you may have and to set up a conversation with one of our pastors.