Fellowship Alliance Chapel
Our Church DNA
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Our church building is in a very desirable township in Medford, New Jersey. We are located 30 minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 45 minutes from the Jersey shore. Medford serves as a hub of business and culture for this region.
Why People Like Living Here
With an average enrollment of 1,800 students, there are five high schools within a 15-minute drive from the church, demonstrating the church’s central location to the surrounding townships of Marlton, Medford, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, and Tabernacle. Members of the congregation live in these communities as well as many other townships beyond a 15-minute commute. There is great variety in neighborhoods when choosing where to live, with many amenities that appeal to families. The public schools are very good, reporting strong graduation rates and college admission. In addition, there are some private, Christian schools in the surrounding area.
Our founding Pastor started Fellowship Alliance Chapel as a small group in his living room in Shamong, New Jersey in 1980, and over 40 years it grew to over 2000 people. Our facilities and staff have been expanded to strengthen and equip our growing church family. We can be characterized as a reformed-leaning, complementarian, Christian, and Missionary Alliance Church. Our commitments are faithfulness to God’s Word, dynamic evangelism, fellowship groups, every-member ministry, and cultural renewal. All of these are fueled by serious and earnest prayer. After moving into our new sanctuary in 2016, we experienced some growing pains, church fatigue, and some leadership transition, one of which was the beginning of succession planning for our founding pastor. In May 2020, the search team was formed, and Pastor Seth took the baton from Marty Berglund on June 6th, 2021. Since June 6th we’ve experienced both some predictable staff transitions given the leadership change, a renewed sense of anticipation for what God has in our future, and a growing sense of unity around our identity and calling as a congregation.
The Worship Center is our newest building. It is a 1600 seat sanctuary with first-rate early childhood space as well as a lobby with a full cafe and kitchen, opened in 2016. The footprint of our 2 previous worship spaces are now attached and primarily are used for fellowship and ministry training. Our old sanctuary seats 800 and our Chapel 200, with some adjoining classrooms and lobbies. All these facilities sit on 80 acres with another 80 acres across the street that is undeveloped, as well as a fully functioning day camp campground 20 minutes away.
Mission, Vision and Values
Given the transition, we are in the forming stages of a renewed vision and sense of values. But, here are some basics that make up the building blocks:
Evangelistic and vertical worship
Robust family ministries for kids and youth
Scripture saturated teaching
Vibrant community of groups
Aggressive evangelism and missions impact
Here are some words we’re talking a lot about these days: