Who We Are

OUR HISTORY

During 29 years of trial and error, God has taught us what matters most.

When Kensington opened its doors – actually the doors of a rented school cafeteria – we had no idea what to expect. But when 463 people showed up, we knew God was working, and at a faster pace than our core team of 40 crazies ever imagined. As we grew, places all over Oakland County were transformed into a “portable church.” We gathered in homes, coffee shops, schools, warehouses and office buildings to share how God was transforming lives.

During 29 years of trial and error, God has taught us what matters most. We filter every program, budget, and proposal through this grid. If something won’t help us love unconditionally, build community, and model generosity, we don’t do it.

HOW WE LIVE OUT OUR MISSION

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Church Planting

We think Jesus’ message is so amazing that there’s no one right way to tell it, that’s why we’re dedicated to planting, equipping and encouraging new churches all over the country. Each plant has a totally different way of doing things – and we think that means they’re doing it right. Some church plants meet in homes, some meet in comedy clubs, and some have already grown into their own facilities. They’ve each got their own vision and personality, but everyone shares the same passion for spreading God’s love and planting more and more new churches.

For more information on church planting, or if you want to get involved, email churchplanting@kensingtonchurch.org.

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Campusing

Every week thousands of people across Michigan experience Kensington in their own communities through campusing. Think of campusing as putting the music, message, and mission of Kensington into a box and unpacking it at any of our six locations. The campusing model isn’t about creating carbon copies of the perfect church, it’s about spreading the message of Jesus Christ with the all the resources and excellence he’s blessed us with. Each campus has it’s own lead pastor, local outreaches, and unique community vibe so feel free to check ‘em all out.

For more information on church planing, or if you want to get involved, email newcampuses@kensingtonchurch.org.

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Global Partners

Our global partners take Jesus Christ to the world. It might sound backwards, but our strategy with our global partners is to get left in the dust, to see the local churches in the Middle East, Kenya, and India grow legs and set off running. Beyond sending support and short-term missions teams to these areas Kensington is dedicated to equipping local leaders to engage their community and activate the indigenous body of believers.

Together, Kensington and our partners have erected hospitals in crowded India, brought clean water wells to the plains of Africa, and brought Christ to thousands. Learn more about our Global Partners.

What We Believe

WHO WE ARE

Our Values

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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

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

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

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