Groups

Curious about group life and what you could jump into?

We Want Everyone To Grow In Their Relationship With God And Others.

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Groups

Build community by joining an in-person group near you or connecting with a virtual group at any of our campuses! Groups study the Bible or follow a topic-based curriculum and create the opportunity to connect with others in all stages of life.
– 18/29 (Young Adults)
– Families/Couples
– Mixed (Singles and Married)
– Single Adults
– Men
– Women
– Care
– Marriage

Courses

Sign up for a course that will meet for several weeks on a topic important to you, gain confidence in that area and connect with like-minded people.

Alpha

Explore your questions about life and who God is. Listen to a talk on a key theme of the Christian faith, participate in table discussion and develop community.

Bible Basics

Delve into the Bible whether you’re new to it or have been reading it for decades. Look at the “big picture” and how all the books of the Bible flow together.

Learning Labs

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. 

Financial Peace University

Explore your personal finances through a life-changing Biblical lens. Start each class with Dave Ramsey teaching on video, them participate in discussion around the topic.

The Marriage Course

Strengthen and grow your marriage whether you’ve been married for six months or 40 years, in a good place or struggling. Get practical support to communicate more effectively, understand needs, resolve conflict, and more.

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Care

Do you have the support you need to walk through this season of life? Learn practical skills, gain wisdom, and build relationships with others.

Marriage & Family

Relationships need care and attention. Find resources and support for married couples and engaged couples.

Celebrate Recovery

Our confidential, Biblically-based programs for adults, teens, and kids offer support and hope for the hurts, habits, and hang-ups of life.

Divorce Recovery

This recovery workshop combines expert speakers and small group discussion to promote healing and hope during divorce or separation.

Grief
Recovery

This is study designed to lead and support you through the process of grief and recovery.

More resources

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

Group Leaders

Is God prompting you to lead a group? Email with questions or start the process below.

Group leaders are in the business of developing relationships with God and with others. As believers we value imitating Jesus and His leadership style. We have gathered resources to help you lean into Jesus’ teachings, encourage your group and equip you to lead well.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Relationships take time to build. At Kensington, we create the space and time for these relationships to take root through small groups. Groups gather to talk about their faith, as well as the joys and hurts of life. Kensington small groups meet in a variety of locations and virtually to study the Bible or follow a topic-based curriculum. Groups are a great opportunity to pursue God and connect with others on a similar journey. God designed us to live in community!

Kensington small groups are listed online. You can filter groups by campus, day of the week, type of group and keyword. When you see a group that you want to learn more about, click the “Contact Leader” button to fill out an interest form and the leader will contact you. We encourage you to ask questions. If you want to join the group, simply let the leader know!

At Kensington, groups form around common interests, life stages, or passions. Consider what you would like to study or experience. We have groups that play together, eat together, read books together, and study the Bible together. It is all about creating a community that is experiencing transformation through Jesus.

Don’t be shy about trying out a small group. Sometimes the first group you choose isn’t the right fit and that’s okay as long as you just try another group!

Here is what we look for in leaders at Kensington: People who know how important it is to live in community and how meaningful it is to invest in others. People who know that the growth in their faith has a lot to do with the way they are connected at Kensington and because people invested in them. People who want others to experience belonging too.

Leading a group is not about knowing all the answers. Leading a group is about determining what you want to study and inviting others to do it with you. It is developing relationships with God and with others. Once you commit to lead, our discipleship team will train you, encourage you and coach you.

Group leaders set the schedule and tone for the group. Group leaders develop relationships with Kensington staff leaders and other volunteers to stay connected and informed. Group leaders help their people take a next step in their faith.

Have additional questions?

Contact us – we look forward to connecting with you!

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Learning Labs

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 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.

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 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 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  with any questions.

Birmingham

Clinton Township

Orion

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 with any questions.

All Campus

Orion

Troy

Clinton Township

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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!