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 are excited to offer a brand new Willowdale ministry specifically designed for the needs of our 5th and 6th graders. It is called 56ers and is intended to be a bridge between elementary and middle school with programming similar to our middle school ministry.
This new 56ers 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 also learn about the overall life of the church at Willowdale through an introduction to serving opportunities and our global and local outreach partners. This of course will all be accomplished in the context of fun and relationships!
If you’d like to learn more about our 56ers ministry, click HERE.
Our Middle School small groups meet throughout the week for 7th and 8th grade students. In these groups, students are able to build relationships with friends and caring leaders who point them to Jesus. These groups provide the opportunity for students to have fun and be themselves while also diving into the bible and having talks about who Jesus is. Our groups are set up based on gender. We currently have a 7th & 8th grade girls group and a 7th & 8th grade guys group.
If you’re interested in more information or getting connected into our Middle School ministry, please fill out our WDS JVL Middle School Ministry Interest Form or contact Jordan Lichty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have lots of fun activities planned for the Summer ministry season. Be sure to check out our Summer calendar HERE.
You can find more information on what is going on in Middle School by joining our Facebook group: WDS JVL Middle School.
Questions: Please contact our Jennersville Student Ministry Pastor, Jordan Lichty at email@example.com.