Identity

Identity
Chris Cook

Letting Her Worship Her Way

Far from a distraction, Julia, as she danced in that pool of light, was a way-pointer to a Love that beckons us all. And I’m waking up to the humbling prospect that she may understand

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Identity
Andrew Kim

Suffering: Is God Good?

In general, many people question the existence of God or His goodness in light of the pain and suffering in our world. And how about personally? How can we believe God is good in the

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Identity
Steve King

When My Life Fell Apart

I was the guy who, as I started my day each morning, texted God and told him what my plan for me – not what His plan for me — was for the day. “Hi,

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How-to
Rebecca Sassak

What Do You Do For Fun?

No, Really, What Do You Do For FUN? When my son was 4 years old, he delighted in people and greeted friends and strangers alike wherever we went. Although he had spoken very few words

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Who We Are
Vel Jaje

Starting My Day with Praise

Prayer. Have you struggled to connect with God through prayer? I have no problem telling God what I need and how I want His divine help in my life and in the lives of those

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Worship
Christopher Cook

More Than A Conqueror

So today, will you surrender your fear, shame, control, and independence to Jesus? Fear and intimidation prevent us from not only seeing what we need to see (His truth versus our facts), but it renders

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Identity
Faith Bowory

Meet Our School Partners

Summer is now in full-swing; our kids are thrilled (or bored) with vacation, and we’re all glad this unpredictable and ever-changing school year has ended. We’re always grateful for the teachers, administration, and social workers

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How-to
Bette Dickinson

Creation Emerges From Chaos

This blog originally shared on Bette Dickinson’s personal page, read here. “Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the

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Identity
Stacy Mallard

Rivers Of Joy, Floods Of Tears

“This mixture of sorrow and joy [in this passage] is a representation of this world. Some are bathing in rivers of joy, while others are drowned in floods of tears.” – Matthew Henry At the

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Identity
Bette Dickinson

Lament: Sowing In Tears

This blog originally shared on Bette Dickinson’s personal. website here. For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise

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Family
Maura Jones

[Fill in the blank]…God is still good

It seems that the whole world is a mess right now. We are hurting and broken. Navigating through an ever-moving terrain. This has been a crying in the middle of the night, feeling the weight of the world kind of year so far. None of us could have predicted how hard this year would be in so many ways.

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Home 2020

In general, many people question the existence of God or His goodness in light of the pain and suffering in our world. And how about personally? How can we believe God is good in the

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Identity
Danny Robles

Not Our First Quarantine

God is good. God sees our situations through. God is mighty to save. (Zephaniah 3:17) Blessed are those who hear the word of God and obey it. (Luke 11:28)

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Identity
Shawna Schwaninger

The Gift Of Time

As much as I love being busy, I fully understand the value of slowing down. No one can run at full speed all of the time.

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Identity
Andrew Kim

I Am Not A Virus | From An Asian American

By Andrew Kim, Troy Campus Teaching Pastor
with support from Steve Andrews, Hebert Cabral, Kleber Cabral, Danny Cox, Cliff Johnson, Joel Leipprandt, Craig McGlassion, Jeremiah Roy, Justin Warns, Cody Wilson, Dave Wilson, and Chris Zarbaugh.

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Identity
Melissa Thwing

The Secret & Holy Power of Thanksgiving

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Ps. 100:4-5

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How-to
Danny Cox

Taming Anxiety And Worry

“Worry doesn’t add anything to our lives! In fact, research shows it actually takes away from our life, stealing our joy, happiness, and peace.”

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Ministries

Divorce Recovery

You don’t have to go through the pain and stress of divorce or separation alone. Our Divorce Recovery workshop combines expert speakers, small group discussion and a time of community with people on the same journey.

Divorce Recovery Fall Session
Troy Campus | Mondays 7pm | starting September 18, 2023 |
Cost: $45
Cost includes our Divorce Recovery workbook, snacks at each meeting (including coffee), and dinner at end of session.

Grief Recovery

At Kensington’s Grief Recovery support group, you can find hope and healing after the loss of a loved one. It’s a place where you’ll encounter caring people who can empathize with your pain because they’ve been through it themselves.

Fall Grief Recovery | Sept 19-Dec 12 | Orion Campus
Surviving the Holidays | Nov 14 | Orion Campus

Find a Grief Recovery group near you: griefshare.org

Kensington Visitation

Our dedicated volunteers bring encouragement and prayers of faith to those who are in local hospitals, medical centers, recovery centers and homebound. If you or someone you know would like to be blessed by such a visit, email visitation@kensingtonchurch.org or call the Troy Campus during business hours at 248-786-0600.

Pastoral Care

Members of our Pastoral Care Team are trained by the nationally known Stephen Ministry program and are compassionate listeners who walk alongside others to provide skilled and distinctly Christian care in times of need. They can’t promise to have all the answers, but they can promise their focused support. To receive care from one of our Pastoral Care Team members, call us at 248.786.0600 and ask for a Campus Care Provider – they can get the process started.

Interested in joining our Pastoral Care Team? Email us for more info.

Retreats

Podcasts

Websites

Subscriptions

Marriage 365

Married People

Growing In Marriage

Prepare Enrich

Subscriptions

Marriage 365

Married People

Growing In Marriage

Prepare Enrich

Books We Love

Preparing For Marriage

Marriage Prep

Before the Last Resort

Marriage Restoration

Vertical Marriage

Marriage Growth

Secrets of Sex and Marriage

Intimacy

Men Only/For Women Only

Marriage Growth

Smart Step Family

Blended families

The Meaning of Marriage

Marriage Prep

The Power of a Praying Wife

Marriage Growth

The Power of a Praying Husband

Marriage Growth

The 5 Love Languages

Dating

Love and Respect

Marriage Growth

Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away

Marriage Restoration

101 Questions To Ask Before You Get Engaged

Dating

Newlywed Couple's Devotional

Newlywed

Children's Programming During Services

Troy

5pm | 12/23
Birth–PreK programming

7pm | 12/23
Birth–PreK programming

11am | 12/24

Birth–PreK programming

1pm | 12/24
Birth–PreK programming

3pm | 12/24

Birth–PreK programming

5pm | 12/24
Birth–PreK programming

Orion

5pm | 12/23
Birth–PreK programming

7pm | 12/23
No children’s programming

11am | 12/24
Birth–PreK programming

1pm | 12/24
Birth–PreK and Elementary programming

3pm | 12/24
Birth–PreK and Elementary programming

5pm | 12/24
Birth–PreK programming

Clinton Twp

5pm | 12/23
Birth-PreK and Elementary programming

7pm | 12/23
Birth–PreK programming

11am | 12/24
Birth-PreK and Elementary programming

1pm| 12/24
Birth–PreK programming

3pm| 12/24
Birth–PreK programming

Birmingham

11am | 12/24
Birth-PreK programming


1pm | 12/24
Birth-PreK programming

Traverse City

2pm | 12/24
No children’s programming

4pm | 12/24
Birth–PreK programming

Clarkston

10am | 12/24
Birth-PreK and Elementary programming

12pm | 12/24

Birth-PreK programming

Marriage and Blended Family

The Marriage Course offers essential tools and practical ideas to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Strengthen your communication and gain a deeper understanding of your partner. The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background.
REGISTER

The Blended Family Workshop addresses the confusing roles and boundaries involved in blending families and identifies why parents so often struggle in blending their efforts. Find a community of people who are contemplating blending a family or are “in the trenches” building and growing their blended family!
REGISTER


Please email 
marriage@kensingtonchurch.org with any questions.

Spiritual Formations

Discover rhythms and practices that can help us abide in the love, grace, and hope of God, where our lives can be transformed. Explore some of these practices together with others who are pursuing the same.

Troy

Birmingham Campus

We are offering a time for our congregation to gather after the 10am service for prayer in the Groves Auditorium, 20500 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025.

On Sunday evening, Dec 5, parents of high school and middle school students are invited to the second half of our Edge gathering at Genesis Church, 309 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, at 6:15pm. We will have a breakout to equip parents in caring for themselves and processing pain with their children in times of tragedy.

Parents & Student Resources

Parents – self care is critical. It’s important to do your own processing with another adult so that you can be more present as your child processes. Here are tools that you can use to get you started.

Podcast

Helpful Blogs

Other Materials

Counselors Are Needed After Tragedy

“The aftermath of the Oxford shooting tragedy will undoubtedly result in traumatic symptoms and experiences across our communities for quite some time. Healing the brain through evidence-based therapies is absolutely possible with clinical guidance. There is a valuable village of Trauma Therapists with collective resources standing by for Oxford, for both direct and secondary survivors to engage in therapy. Until then, we honorably hold a sacred space, as students, families, staff and school partners continue to mourn.” -Laura Azoni, LMSW, Founder of Sanctuary Services

Orion Campus

We believe that unity at this time is more important than ever. Several churches in the area are partnering together to offer space for students to begin the process of healing.

We will have several grief and trauma specialists on site this Sunday evening at our Orion Campus (4640 S Lapeer Rd Lake Orion, MI 48359) from 5-6:30pm and will have a night of prayer, worship and an opportunity for students to process with each other.

Tate Myre Funeral:
Monday, 12.6 Visitation 1 to 8pm
Tuesday, 12.7 Visitation 10-12pm and funeral at Noon

Clinton Township Campus

We will be offering a time for our congregation to gather after each service for a time of corporate prayer in the Greatroom. Prayer will be offered at 10:15 am and 12:15 pm. (25000 Hall Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48036)

This Sunday at 3:30 pm as a community we want to gather, pray and mourn together. We are all looking for answers and wondering why tragedy happens but we can find hope and peace in Jesus. 

Troy Campus

Join us Sunday night, December 5th for a Community Prayer Vigil at Kensington Church at 6:00 pm. Invite friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to come together for a time of hope and prayer. 

Following the Vigil, at 7:00 pm, there will be breakouts for students and for parents to process and be equipped in caring for themselves and those around in times of tragedy.

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 Compass

Financial Compass is designed to help you discover the freedom found in wisely managing the resources God provides. To find out more, please email discipleship@kensingtonchurch.org.

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.

Clarkston

Orion

Traverse City

Troy

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.

Registration coming soon!

Birmingham

Clinton Twp

Orion

Troy

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For additional questions, please contact giving@kensingtonchurch.org or call 248.786.0637

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