Kensington Women | Winter 2024

Welcome! Women need to be in community with other women and this is the place to find that community and spiritual connection. Scroll below to learn more about all the women’s ministry programs at Kensington: Insights, Encounter, Kensington Moms, and The Well. Click the start date in orange text to register.

Kensington Women Winter offerings will be meeting in person, however, there may be some virtual options at each program.

Questions? Please email


Insights is an in-depth Bible study taught by our own Kensington women. Each week at Insights, the teacher shares their love of Jesus, reveals Biblical truths, and connects how it applies to our lives. Insights meets weekly for two hours, beginning with a large group teaching then breaking into small groups for discussion. Insights will be studying the book of Joshua.

Suggested donation of $15 for materials. Childcare is available for some daytime programs. Optional donation is available to offset the cost of child care for those mothers who could be blessed by your support. Insights homework is available for pickup on the first day.

Insights resources, including study guides and teaching videos, are available at

Click here to register for Insights!

Campus / Start Date
Birmingham Clinton Twp Orion & Clarkston Troy

Tues, Jan 23 - Apr 23
Childcare available

Tues, Jan 23 - Apr 23
Childcare available

Thurs, Jan 25 - Apr 25
Childcare available

Tues, Jan 23 - Apr 23
Childcare available

Thurs, Jan 25 - Apr 25
Childcare not available

Thurs, Jan 25 - Apr 25
Childcare not available

Tues, Jan 23 - Apr 23
Childcare not available


Encounter is a study which focuses on particular topics by identifying real needs or asking a question and exploring what the Bible says about it.

If a workbook is required, costs will vary by campus and study; you will be prompted during registration to purchase your workbook from Kensington and get it on the first day, or purchase it on your own.

Birmingham Campus
The Chosen Season 3:This study uses the popular, groundbreaking series which explores the life of Jesus. The Chosen powerfully portrays the person of Jesus through the eyes of those around Him. We identify with the characters in this series as they exhibit recklessness, rough pasts, false religious piety, desperation for life-change, and ultimately, redemption. No matter where you’re at in your journey with Christ — whether you’re just encountering Him for the first time or have been a lifelong follower—Jesus shows us over and over that we have so much to learn by walking close to Him. There is meaning and purpose in a life that is in step with Him and you are chosen.

Clarkston Campus
Free of Me by Sharon Hodde Miller: We live in a culture that's all about self, becoming the best "me" I can be instead of becoming like Jesus. This me-centered message affects every area of our lives--our friendships, our marriages, even our faith--and it breaks each one in different ways. The self-focused life robs our joy, shrinks our souls, and is the reason we never quite break free of insecurity. This study invites us into a bigger, Jesus-centered vision--one that restores our freedom and inspires us to live for more.

Clinton Township Campus
This semester includes two studies – Luke by Lisa Harper and Breathe by Priscilla Shirer.

Luke: The great news woven throughout the Gospel according to Luke is that perfection is not a prerequisite for a deep and personal relationship with Jesus. Join Lisa Harper in this 8-session Bible study of a literary masterpiece that doesn't celebrate the elite, but embraces the outliers, outcasts, and overlooked!

Breathe: By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God's greatest gifts. In the Old Testament, Sabbath was given to the Israelites as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, then this 5-session study about Sabbath will change your life.

Orion Campus
Mondays | Untangle Your Emotions by Jennie Allen: Jennie helps you discover that emotions that are submitted to God and used for the purposes God intends connect us to each other and to Him. You'll learn to notice, name, and process your emotions in healthy ways. God made us to feel our emotions, to examine and share them - not manage or suppress them. We can learn what it means to live emotionally healthy lives from studying Jesus' life and how He cared for and responded to the people around Him.

Traverse City Campus

The Book of 1 John: We all go through ups and downs in our Christian faith. Whatever the struggle—whether external or internal—we often feel blown about by the winds of emotion or circumstances. The Apostle John knew that our own faithfulness falls miserably short. Instead, we must place our trust in the work and grace of God, believing that He will conform us to the image of Jesus, as we follow Him. Or as we’ll see in this study, “if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us” (1 John 4:12).

Troy Campus
This semester includes two studies: When You Pray by Kelly Minter and others, and Don’t Look Back by Christine Caine.

When You Pray with Kelly Minter, Jackie Hill Perry, Jen Wilkin, Jennifer Rothschild, Jada Edwards, and Kristi McLelland: In this 7-session study, join six Bible teachers who will help you study prayers in the Bible that can inspire your own. You’ll learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving and intercession. You’ll see examples of how to pray when you’re alone and when you’re gathered with others. Above all, you’ll notice there’s no one right way to pray. As you draw near to God through prayer, you’ll find your faith strengthened and your heart united to Christ.

Don’t Look Back: This 5-session bible study explores the places it’s easy to become stuck in life and the tools we need to start moving forward again into the plans, purposes, and promises of God.

Campus / Start Date
Birmingham Clarkston Clinton Twp

Mon, Jan 22 - Mar 11
In-Person and Virtual Course

Mon, Feb 19 - Mar 18
Clarkston Area Home

Tues, Jan 30 - Apr 30

Orion Traverse City Troy

Thurs, Feb 8 - Mar 14

Wed, Apr 10 - May 22 | 6:30-8pm
Traverse City Campus | Room 200
Email Jeannie if interested.

Wed, Jan 24 - Apr 24

Mon, Apr 8 - May 15 | 7-8:30pm
Orion Campus | Room 1300
Email Susan if interested.

Kensington Moms

Kensington Moms is a place for women to find fellowship, friendship, and grace. We will navigate the challenges of parenting with God as our guide.

All Campuses

Tues, Jan 23 - Apr 23
Childcare available | Meets at Troy campus

The Well

The Well is a gathering place for women; a connection point where we live out our daily lives and responsibilities but have an encounter with Christ! Through sharing stories, biblical truths and providing intentional connection time, we create a safe (and fun!) place for women to gather and courageously reclaim their identity in Christ. We will also focus heavily on supporting those around us, reminding each other that God intended us to live in community (because we’re better together than we are alone - Romans 12:4-5). Meets on select Mondays from 7pm-8:30pm at Bridgewood Church (6567 Rattalee Lake Rd., Clarkston).

All Campuses

Monday Nights - Apr 8, May 13, June 10
7-8:30pm | Bridgewood Church

Patty Wernette

Varies by campus and program

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