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 be offering 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 Small Group Nights will be a mixture of small group and what we used to call large group. Small Group Night will be Every Wednesday night from 7-8:30 p.m. Everyone will meet together at the same time and place for all the typical middle school fun! We will start by playing large group games like dodge ball, tag, hungry hungry hippos, and Kajabi Can Can. Then we will break off into our grade and gender specific small groups where we can encourage one another and learn more about Jesus together.
In small groups, students are able to build relationships with peers and caring adults who point them to Jesus. These groups provide the opportunity for students to have fun and be themselves while diving into the Bible and learning about who Jesus is.
If your student is new to Willowdale and you’d like more information about our small groups, please fill out our WDS Small Group Interest Form or contact Marika at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Small Group Nights will kick off again on September 14th. In the meantime, please check out our summer calendar below and join us for our other fun events!
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 following our Facebook page: WDS KSQ Middle School or on Instagram: @wds.middleschool.ksq.
Questions: Please contact our Kennett Student Ministry Pastor, Marika Springer (email@example.com).