Living for Jesus

A lot has changed around the world, in our communities, and right here at Kensington over the last 12 months. I am very grateful for your commitment to stand alongside us and be a part of what God has called us to do to make local and worldwide impact.

With your sacrificial giving, your time, your talents, I am very proud of how much we were able to invest locally. Through sending grocery gift cards, paying electricity bills, supporting frontline workers, to assembling boxes and hosting food pickups, you made it possible to share the light and love of Jesus to our local region. And globally, by reaching people hit hard with COVID through medical care in India, to helping with the water crisis in Texas this past winter, and unifying to plant thousands of churches through The Timothy Initiative in northern India. Together, we are working to spread the message of Jesus to the corners of the world.

Years ago, I felt like God gave me a promise that He would bring great people in my life. And His promise has been incredible. God’s work through Kensington has been remarkable and I am amazed at your desire to work, give, share, and dream together to continue advancing His kingdom.

As our search for new Senior Leadership continues, I want you to know that we are fully trusting God and making every decision in faith. We still don’t know all of the answers, but we are confident that God is leading us forward, together.

I’ll end this note to you with this… if you have felt disconnected from this community this past year, I’d invite you to take steps to re-connect. We are better together. Come back in-person, reach out to your friend or small group, jump into a volunteer team. If you are already connected, let’s continue to press into these life difficulties that we are all experiencing. Let’s keep our hearts soft to Jesus and those in need. You are an integral part of who we are and how we can bless others in Jesus’ name. Our dream has always been to live openhandedly, and I cannot thank you enough for joining us to live life this way.

I'm grateful for you,

Steve Andrews

Co-Founder

A Year in Review: 2020/21 Annual Report

2021/22* Proposed Kensington Fund Operating Budget

*Fiscal Year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

Troy Campus | $3,211,679

Orion Campus | $2,888,752

Clinton Twp. Campus | $2,700,101

Birmingham Campus | $1,941,105

Clarkston Campus | $1,264,364

Traverse City Campus | $1,344,904

Global Partners, Local Outreach, Church Planting & Campusing | $2,184,450
*A portion of Kensington’s income is set aside and put into our Impact Fund which helps fund these key initiatives to ensure maximum impact.

Mortgages | $1,734,047

2020/21 Budget: $16,605,510

2021/22 Proposed Budget: $17,269,402

At the center is God, and through us, His love and transforming power are radiating out to impact our church, our local communities, our nation, and our world.

EXECUTIVE TEAM EXECUTIVE TEAM

Jim Mayes

Interim Leader &
Executive Pastor

Danny Cox

TROY LEAD PASTOR

Susan Welsh

ORION CAMPUS DIRECTOR

Justin Warns

bIRMINGHAM LEAD PASTOR

Caryn James

ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTOR

Alex Calder

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Craig McGlassion

Orion Lead Pastor &
Church Planting Director

Becky Lee

MOVE OUT DIRECTOR

J Lucarelli

Global & Local
Partners Director

God is limitless. What He can do through a community of imperfect people who are passionate about the [one] is measureless!

TEACHING TEAM TEACHING TEAM

Justin Warns

Birmingham

Herbert Cabral

BRAZILIAN

Kleber Cabral

Brazilian

Cliff Johnson

Central

Shawna Schwaninger

Central

Jeremiah Roy

Clarkston

Craig Mayes

Clinton Twp.

Steve Andrews

co-founder

Craig McGlassion

orion

Joel Leipprandt

Traverse City

Danny Cox

Troy

Andrew Kim

Troy

The rays of the sun reach down 93 million miles to give us life-giving warmth and energy. In the same way, we see God as the animating source of all we do here at our seven Kensington campuses.

CAMPUS DIRECTORS CAMPUS DIRECTORS

Erin Brissette

Birminghham

Marcia Delgado

Brazilian

Jill Cascone

Clarkston

Sonja Maletta

Clinton Twp.

Susan Welsh

Orion

Mervat Denno

Troy

Greg Ruby

Traverse City

When we cup our hands open wide we catch this never-ending stream of blessings from our good Father, but we were never meant to stop the flow. 

ELDERS ELDERS

Steve Andrews

Davaughnu Banks

Mike Carnill

Danny Cox

Peng-Li Liu

Dr. Sharon Tice

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Marriage Classes

What grows marriages? Focusing on the two of you and being in community!
The Marriage Course includes seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Some couples do the course to intentionally invest in their relationship, others are looking to address more specific challenges. Either way, the course offers essential tools and practical ideas to help you build a relationship that lasts a lifetime. The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background.

Please email marriage@kensingtonchurch.org with any questions.

Financial Peace University (FPU)

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a catalyst to help people live in financial freedom and enable them to have a posture of openhandedness. We have witnessed numerous Kensington families experience life change as a result of applying Biblical truths to their personal finances. The real blessing is seeing people create lives of margin that allow them to hear and respond to the Lord’s calling on their lives.

Please email discipleship@kensingtonchurch.org with any questions.

Bible Basics

Whether you are brand new to the Bible or have been reading it for decades, Bible Basics is a course that will help you understand the overall flow of the Bible. Over the course of several weeks, learn how the Bible came from the original writers to the English versions we have today. We’ll look at the big-picture story of the Bible and how all the individual books add to the whole. We’ll even learn a little about the history of the Jewish nation. But most of all, we’ll grow in our awe of the amazing author of this amazing book!

Please email discipleship@kensingtonchurch.org with any questions.

All Campus

Orion

Clinton Township

Alpha

What is my purpose? What value does the Bible have in my life? How do I pray? How can I grow in confidence to share my faith? These are the big questions that are at the heart of what it means to have a relationship with God. Alpha is a space to explore life’s big questions, to say what you think and to hear other people’s points of view. Over ten-weeks you will explore and discover while listening to weekly topics, participating in table discussion, and developing community. Alpha courses meeting in-person gather around a meal.

You don’t have to come for the whole series—just check it out for the first session and see what you think. No pressure.

Please email discipleship@kensingtonchurch.org with any questions.

All Campus

Orion

Troy

Clinton Township

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