Giving Philosophy

Our Philosophy

There is no better investment in the world than to give back what Jesus gave us.

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God owns everything

Everything we have belongs to God and He has entrusted us to be good stewards. It is a privilege to be God’s instruments on earth and distribute His resources to a broken, hurting world. When we give we are actually making a conscious decision to exchange our plans, agendas and priorities for God’s.

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How we handle our money and possessions shows how fearlessly we abide in Him.

Jesus talked more about money than virtually any other subject in the Bible. He said, “Where your treasure is, your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). That means we declare something to be truly important when we invest our money in it.

Giving grows our faith.

Giving demonstrates our faith that the God who has provided for us in the past will provide for us in the future. It’s the opposite of fear. Fearful people hang on with white-knuckles to anything they can get. Faithful people see everything in life as a gift from God – including their money. Every time we open our hands in generosity, we are saying to God, “This is yours anyway – please use it for your purposes.”

FAQ

How does the budgeting process work?

Each ministry calculates their objectives and costs for the year. Then, appointed staff reviews the figures and may recommend changes based on the overall vision for the church. The final proposal covering all ministries and operations is developed by our Finance & Development Department and the Directional Team. The budget is submitted to the Elders for further review, then it’s submitted for a congregational vote at our annual meeting in June.

Thank You

Your openhanded living is what allows us to reach more people with the message of Jesus. It fueled the expansion of our campus footprint with the addition of our new Traverse City campus. It’s your generosity that is helping our Clinton Township campus transform from portable to permanent. Your sacrificial giving allowed us to send Clint & Michaell Dupin to start a church in the San Francisco region. We could go on forever celebrating the unbelievable things that have happened this past year.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. As we look back and reflect on the monumental impact, we are blown away. We couldn’t do any of this without the faithful financial partnership of each person that lives sacrificially.

If you have any specific questions about the proposed budget or our annual external audit, our Development Office team is waiting to help. Fill out the form below, or send us an email anytime at giving@kensingtonchurch.org or call 248.786.0637. We’re here for you!

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