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.
Our children’s ministry is committed to discipling kids in their faith. We provide a loving and fun community, where kids actively learn what it means to follow Christ.
Willowdale Kids is a place where kids can build relationships with leaders and peers while on their faith journey with Jesus in an enjoyable, age-appropriate environment just for them!
If you are new, please come to the visitor check-in desk where you can tell us a little more about your family to help us better serve you. When you arrive, our team will happily show you the way to your child’s classroom.
Our Kennett campus offers Birth thru 4th Grade at 9:00 a.m. and Birth thru 2nd Grade at 10:30 a.m. Our Jennersville campus offers Birth thru 6th Grade at 9:00 a.m. only.
Our Nursery classrooms are designed for kids Birth thru 2+ years old. We keep our nursery rooms ready for your little ones with age-appropriate toys that are cleaned regularly. We also take time to love and pray for your child each week.
We seek to nurture authentic and lasting faith in Jesus in our Preschool classrooms (designed for 2+ years old thru Pre-K aged kids). Kids will worship together, hear a Bible story, and complete hands-on activities to reinforce the Bible story. Our Preschool Kids will learn the following basic truths: God made me, God loves me, and Jesus wants to be my forever friend. They also start to form relationships with other kids and classroom volunteers.
Every Sunday we offer dynamic worship and Biblical teaching for kids in Kindergarten thru 4th Grade where they’ll learn about the Bible, how to have a relationship with God, and have fun developing friendships with each other. To learn more about WDK Elementary, weekly teachings and at-home activities, please visit our Facebook page HERE.
56ers is specifically designed to be a bridge between Elementary and Middle School with programming similar to our Middle School ministry. This ministry is designed to encourage kids to dig deeper into their faith. Together they’ll discover more about the Bible, the beliefs of our church, and biblical practices such as baptism and communion. They will learn about the overall life of the church at Willowdale through an introduction to serving opportunities with our global and local outreach partners. This, of course, will all be accomplished in the context of fun and relationships with their peers and volunteers!
Our 56ers meet together on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:15 p.m. at both campuses for guys and girls small groups. If you have questions about our 56ers program, please contact Sarah Madison (Kennett campus) or Jamie Lindtner (Jennersville campus).
CLICK HERE to access our Kennett campus 56ers Calendar. CLICK HERE to access our Jennersville campus 56ers Calendar.
Your kids safety is important to us. Every Willowdale Kids volunteer passes a background check and is trained to work with your child. We also have our own Security Team to ensure your child’s safety. We use a security tag system for check-in and pick-up, and a text message paging system for parents/guardians in case we need to reach you during the service.
In order for Willowdale Kids to thrive, we continue to seek adults and teens who have a desire to come alongside and disciple our next generation. If you’d like to know more about serving in Willowdale Kids, we invite you to fill out our interest form by CLICKING HERE. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Sarah Madison (Kennett campus) or Jamie Lindtner (Jennersville campus).
Click HERE to learn more about child dedication at Willowdale Chapel. Click HERE to express interest in child dedication. Once you complete the form, you will be contacted by a staff member with more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Madison (Kennett campus) or Jamie Lindtner (Jennersville campus).