Move Out

BEYOND OUR FOUR WALLS

Equipping and mobilizing people to follow their dreams to reach the [one].


Let’s be the church the other six days of the week. Let’s see outreach as relationships rather than events, as people rather than projects, as simply loving your neighbor as Christ does.

It’s incredible but true – loving the [one] can bring sweeping transformation to our communities.

The Move Out Network Video

We’re on a mission to move out beyond our four walls to bring the love of Jesus to those around us. That’s why we’ve created the Move Out Network – a place to connect you with opportunities and people who share the same passions. Join us by joining (or leading) a Move Out team – no matter what your interests, you can make an impact!

JOIN A TEAM

Do you have a heart for a specific need or demographic in our community? Or do you have a certain interest, skill or “time slot” to share? Check out the opportunities on our Move Out Network.

MOVE OUT NETWORK

TRAVERSE CITY NETWORK

LEAD A TEAM

Are you already moving out and ready to mobilize other volunteers? Contact us if you’re interested in being a Move Out Team Leader and registering your team on the Move Out Network.

CONTACT US

LIVE! TRAINING

Do you want help discovering your unique design and area of passion?
Join us for a six-session LIVE! training designed to help you walk in the fullness of who God designed you to be. Topics include hearing from God, discovering your destiny, living in freedom, loving others and activating your God-gifted dreams.

To be notified of future LIVE! classes:

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FAQs

What does a Move Out Leader look like?

Move Out leaders have the desire to lead a team of people with like-minded passions. They have a heart for investing in and discipling others including team members and those they serve in the community. They demonstrate godly character and spiritual leadership, and also embody Kensington’s mission and values. In addition, Move Out leaders engage in leadership development opportunities offered including coaching, conferences and workshops.

What are other ways to Move Out?

The heart of Move Out is to inspire and empower people to use what’s in their hands to “be the church” beyond the four walls of Kensington. Think workplace, neighborhood, community, city and beyond! Begin by asking God who around you can use some encouragement, prayer and help, and what steps should you take. Consider what skills, gifts or services you can offer. Moving Out can be as simple yet powerful as making a phone call, sending a note, tutoring a child, blessing someone with gas or groceries, volunteering at a local non-profit, or helping someone around the house or yard. In doing so you will be sharing the love and hope of Christ!

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Our heart for Move Out is to equip and mobilize people to follow their dreams to love and serve others. Scripture teaches that not only has God made us on purpose, but he also made us for a purpose. 
 
What is that purpose? What dreams does God have for your life? Are you living the life that God has uniquely created you for? To dig deeper into these questions and more, we have two great opportunities for you.
 
LIVE Your Dream Virtual Event
Join us on Monday, August 16 at 7pm. Together we will look at what God has placed in our hands as keys to unlocking and fulfilling the dreams He has for our lives. Click here to register.
 
LIVE! Training

A 6-week experience designed to help you walk in the fullness of who God created you to be. Topics include hearing from God, discovering your unique design, living in freedom, loving others, and activating your God-gifted dreams.

•  Sept 16 – Oct 21: This class is currently full, click here to register for the waitlist.

•  Oct 28 – Dec 9: New class added, no class on Thanksgiving, clickhere to register.

 
Questions? Contact moveout@kensingtonchurch.org

The heart of Move Out is to inspire and empower people to use what’s in their hands to “be the church” beyond the four walls of Kensington. Below are just some of the great ways to plug in and Move Out this Winter!

  • SOAR Detroit Literacy Tutoring
    Host virtual tutoring sessions with Detroit elementary students.
  • Oakland Hope
    Currently, the greatest need is in the Thrift Store receiving and processing donations.
  • On Your Feet Detroit
    Create warming bundles (backpacks filled with items to keep people warm) and distribute them throughout Detroit to people experiencing homelessness.
  • Elevate Detroit
    Serve food and build relationships with the homeless community during weekly Saturday afternoon BBQs.

And for other great ways to love our neighbors out in the community, check out our Move Out Network!

Afghan Refugee Resettlement
Volunteer Information Meeting

 

Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00pm

(Virtual Meeting via Zoom)
 
We have an incredible opportunity to partner with local organization, Samaritas, to help Afghan allies and their families resettle in the metro Detroit area. Join us for a virtual Volunteer Information Meeting to find out more what it looks like to build relationships and provide resettlement support.

Click here for more information and to register for this online event.

Move Out this Fall!

The heart of Move Out is to inspire and empower people to use what’s in their hands to “be the church” beyond the four walls of Kensington. Below are just some of the great ways to Move Out this Fall!

Life Remodeled 6-Day Serve – Detroit

Help to beautify the neighborhood surrounding the Durfee Innovation Society in Detroit. October 4–9, Afternoon shifts, Monday – Saturday.

Jail Ministry – Traverse City

Help host monthly dinners for families with loved ones incarcerated or those recently released and desiring community. Next dinner is September 14.

Kaleo Kids

Volunteers needed to support our 12-week Fall program including light admin, check-in, and encouraging the kids as they learn performing arts.

Kaleo Songwriters – 20 Front Street and Shiloh Detroit

Volunteers needed to support this amazing group of young artists including transportation, meals and snacks, light admin, and communications.

Center for Success Literacy Program – Virtual

Mentors needed for literacy program that begins October 4th; sessions will begin virtually, and mentors can serve for as little as 30 minutes/week, training provided.

IMAGINE – Pontiac High School

Male and female mentors needed, as well as volunteers to prepare meals for Monday after-school program at Pontiac High School.

And for other great ways to love our neighbors out in the community, check out our Move Out Network!

Move Out this Spring!

The heart of Move Out is to inspire and empower people to use what’s in their hands to “be the church” beyond the four walls of Kensington. Below are just some of the great ways to plug in and Move Out!

Micah 6 Community
Help with April Earth Day clean up, May Bike Day, June Block Blitz and more.

Oakland Hills Community Garden
Help prepare and plant gardens while building community.

Traverse City – Sow Community Garden
If you live in the TC area, get in on the “ground” floor (get it? LOL!) of this amazing team.

Faith Works
Help with home repairs, handicap ramps and local service projects including their annual Camp Cavell clean-up in May.

Elevate Detroit Community BBQs
Serve food and build relationships with the homeless community during Saturday BBQs.

SOAR Detroit Literacy Tutoring
Tutors needed for virtual sessions with Detroit elementary students.

Center for Success After-School Mentoring
Mentors needed for either virtual or in-person sessions with Pontiac students.

Join us for monthly serves in the community including Orion Green-Up on April 24.


And for other great ways to love our neighbors out in the community, check out our Move Out Network!

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.

GROUP LEADER DEVELOPMENT

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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

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!