Missions

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Quitting Corporate, Gaining More

Staff Members Share Their Stories: When we were young children and asked what we wanted to be when we grew up, our answers seemed magical – there was potential in our dreams and we believed

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Craig Mayes

As You Go

This Sunday, during week 3 of our Go! Series, we listened to a story from Craig Mayes, Interim Lead Pastor at Clinton Twp. campus, and he wanted to share these additional thoughts on what it means

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Kristine Manino

Uncomfortable

It’s not comfortable. It’s both heartbreaking and earth-shattering. I have more mosquito bites than freckles. I am dirty…so dirty. It’s hot…can ear lobes sweat?

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Terri Cracchiolo

My Move Out Story: Warming the Homeless

Terri doesn’t do this because she has to or she should, it is life-giving to her. “Serving is a huge blessing!” she says. She encourages others to get up and move out to meet needs – “you’ll find love for these people you didn’t even know you had.”

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Steve Andrews

Fighting Human Trafficking In Nepal

I’ll stay awake thinking about the 12 years and 12 hours a day of blinding heat, suffocating dust and horrific evil that leaves Usha undaunted. She’s a warrior. Maybe she can’t can’t save the whole world, but she saved a 16-year-old girl today from a life of never-ending horror.

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Melissa Thwing

A Walk That Changed Everything

While the Pokot people may be forgotten to some, they are considered family to Kensington Church. Kensington’s Hope Water Project provides new water wells for the impoverished, neglected and marginalized people of the Pokot tribe in northwestern Kenya.

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Ryan Jezdimir

Man Up Trip: Do You See Her?

Do you see the Nepali women? Do you see the Nepali women as Jesus does? The 13 American men did. They saw the brokenness. But, even greater, they saw their love of God and their love for each other. They saw Survivors. Sisters. Daughters. Leaders

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Stacy Mallard

Invited Into God’s Extravagant Love

“Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with Him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious, but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.” Ephesians 5:1-2 MSG

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Jenifer and Lindsey Hodge

To Haiti and Home Again

Let’s Go to Haiti! Mother: Jenifer Hodge Daughter: Lindsey Hodge When my daughter Lindsey asked me if I wanted to go on a mission trip with her this summer, I think I shocked her when

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Julius Murgor

I Was A Sponsored Child

This remarkable man was once a sponsored child. Did the family that sent Julius monthly support have a sense that this boy would one day impact thousands? If you’ve been around Kensington awhile, you may

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Eddie Knappenberger

How A Retreat Changed Our Family

It’s hard to believe that a single weekend away could have such an impact, but it did. Rock Your Family changed our family. We started to pray as a family before meals, at bedtime, and

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Kate Donnelly

Why I Run

The Hope Water Project flier hung on my refrigerator for two weeks before I could muster up the courage to pray about it. Run a marathon and raise $1,000 for the Pokot, a group of

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Taylor Kanigowski

How My Internship Challenged My Faith

At the beginning of the Kensington Church internship I often dreamt about the person I would become at the end of the 10 months because of the solid education, equipment and empowerment the program offers.

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Abby Voth

A Hope Water Project Journey

Q&A with a marathon runner Why did you decide to get involved in Hope Water Project? My heart has always been heavy for those who have no access to clean water. When I heard that

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Andrew Kim

Is Lent Still Relevant Today?

We are officially a couple of weeks into Lent. Depending on your spiritual background or church upbringing, you may have different thoughts and feelings when it comes to this Christian tradition. For you, maybe Lent

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Experience a closer connection with God and His presence in your life while meeting others who are pursing the same.  Explore rhythms and practices that can help us abide in the love, grace and hope of God.

Please email discipleship@kensingtonchurch.org with any questions.

Clarkston

Orion

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.

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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 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

Clarkston

Clinton Township

Orion

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

GROUP LEADER DEVELOPMENT

Together Again

updated June 23, 2021

It’s been life-giving to be in-person for our weekend services since last July when we reopened. If you haven’t yet, we invite you to join us in person sometime soon.

Reservations and ticketing have been discontinued at all our campuses.

Masks are optional at all services, events, and ministry gatherings for kids, students, and adults. We know that everyone needs to make the right health decisions for themselves and their family, so if you feel comfortable removing your mask, you may. And if you’d like to continue wearing a mask or face covering, you may do that as well. This is a personal choice that only you can decide what is best for yourself when attending in person at Kensington.

If you are sick, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or have possibly been exposed to COVID-19, please plan to stay home and participate in our services via our many online streaming options.

At the start of the pandemic, Kensington’s Executive Team commissioned a group of staff members as a COVID Task Force to establish protocols and procedures for the safety of our church community. Thanks for sticking with us throughout all the changes and adjustments over the past 15 months.

We’re grateful to be together again!