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.
The conversations in the parking lot are as much a part of the formation of Christian character
as the preaching from the pulpit. — Eugene Peterson
Sunday is the first day of the week—the day Jesus rose from the dead—and we get to have church. We get to be church! It’s more than a service. It’s people welcoming one another, meeting together, and building a life-giving culture of encouragement. Sunday is not only “the Lord’s Day,” it’s our day, given for our good and we invite you to come be a part of it.
Visiting for the First Time? Please stop by our Welcome Desk or look for someone from our Hospitality Team – you can identify them easily, just look for the red badge – and they’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Family Friendly: Our desire is for families to worship together intergenerationally. We want our kids and students to be as much a part of our Sunday worship services as our adults and encourage families to worship together.
Willowdale Kids: Our Willowdale Kids (WDK) ministry is fully open at both campuses during our 9:00 a.m. service for Infants – 6th grade! We will have a full preschool program, small groups for K-4th graders, and a brand new 56ers program for our 5th and 6th graders ALL on Sunday’s at 9:00 a.m. We are looking forward to welcoming families back.
Also, the Kennett campus will continue to offer a 2 & 3 year old and a 4 & 5 year old room, as well as a K-2nd grade room during the 10:30 a.m. service.
If you’d like more information about our Willowdale Kids ministry click HERE.
Willowdale Students: Our middle and high school students have weekly mid-week small groups and fun social gatherings each month. Click HERE to learn more.
We don’t hand out printed bulletins but our order of service and updates regarding events and other church news can be found on our Willowdale Chapel App. To download our app onto your smart phone, visit your app store and download Willowdale Chapel App.