It all started when...
When 30some people gathered at the 3rd Place on the evening of March 5, 2017. That group came to imagine a new church community in West Chester. This dream was the beginning of Iron Works Church, a place for doubters, seekers, and religious people alike could come and learn the way of Jesus.
God continued to bring us together, leading us to launch community groups and begin weekly worship on November 26th, 2017.
We have grown into a worshiping community of approximately 85 people since our launch, with community groups that meet throughout the week. God is working in and through us, so there is a lot to thank him for. There have been a lot of growth, development, and change along the way. We’re excited to see God bringing us closer together, making us into a people that deeply loves one another and others well. We’re excited to be a church. Some of us are doubters full of skepticism and questions. Others of us are seekers with a lot of curiosity. And others are religious, having grown up in the church. But all of us are a part of Iron Works, not because of what we do or what we believe, but because of God’s gracious love that he shows us.
We’re eager to see where that love takes us.
We are a local church.
We are a church committed to following the Way of Jesus for the Good of West Chester.
West Chester is a University, a Borough, and a Region.
We love the University, praying for Christian organizations on campus, engaging ideas, and seeking to answer the question — what does Jesus have to do with my work life? Several members work for Cru, so there is a very warm and informal partnership between Iron Works and Cru.
We also love the Borough in a unique way, as it is the focus of our church’s mission and about two dozen of our members and regulars live in the Borough.
West Chester, as a region, spans multiple zip codes. We seek to follow Jesus together by seeing community groups that serve their neighbors throughout the region.