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.
We all know how disruptive life can be. How unsettling and oppressive. We reel under massive forces like technology, violence, and pandemic. We stagger under the weight of personal problems. The world is ever-changing; ever pressuring and reshaping people’s lives. It never stops demanding our attention.
But thankfully, there’s another way to live. It’s the way of Christ. It’s the way of the kingdom. It’s the way that provides balance in the midst of upheaval, and rhythm in the midst of disruption. Jesus called it an “easy yoke.” It’s about attending to his presence and his business rather than being consumed by the busyness of the world.
The way of Jesus is easy in that it is life-giving and gentle. (The world’s way is soul-sapping and harsh.) But it’s hard in that it is counter cultural. It can feel like swimming upstream. To be in step with Jesus is to be out of step with the world. That’s why we need a community. Friends and travel companions. A church of people called out from the world’s chaos into the rhythm of God’s very life.
Let’s find our rhythm, and let’s do it together.
We invite you to join us each day as we study a short bible passage that reflects on the scripture theme for the week. Download our app to access the daily passage under our Current Series Bible Reading Plan or see below to access it each day.