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.
What happens when God reaches out to the world? What happens when he reaches down into our lives? What does it look and feel like? What are the marks of a movement that is obviously, unmistakably him?
Isaiah 61 tells us.
In a stunning vision of the future—a vision that, in Jesus, becomes now—we see what God does. What only he can do. When God reaches out, people are set free. When he touches hearts, they’re infused with hope and joy. When God moves in, new and true identities are forged. And then, because God has reached out, all those liberated, enlivened, souls-made-righteous band together to extend his work to others. An outreaching God always creates an outreaching people.
So let’s begin, first receiving God’s outreach, then dedicating ourselves to bring it to others. It’s The Year of Outreach, when we give special focus to that third dimension of our mission, which is “To love God, love each other, and love the world that Jesus—through his people—is working to restore.”