Kentwood Community Church
Kentwood Community Church (KCC) is a unique and diverse congregation of over 2,000 adults, kids and students. KCC is a remarkable church that has been through a transitional season and is gearing up for a huge leap forward. The overwhelming impression one experiences is amazement at how powerfully God has impacted others in years past and the increasing sense of enormous potential for impact on the Grand Rapids landscape and beyond.
KCC is a strongly missional church and there is a depth and a palpable authenticity to this congregation that is very impressive and attractive. That depth stems from quality leadership at the pastoral level. An excellent staff team and an energized volunteer force, model compassionate service at its best. KCC has a culture that challenges people to serve and contribute by partnering with REACH efforts locally and ENGAGE efforts across the globe to give people opportunities to serve each other and the world around them.
Kentwood Community Church was founded in 1979 in the Wesleyan tradition. Since its inception over 30 years ago, KCC has seen God bless their efforts to reach the surrounding communities. They have made multiple additions to the facility, starting at the current location in a gymnasium. They now have dedicated children’s ministry spaces and a 2,200-seat auditorium. There are currently three KCC campuses: Kentwood (Main Campus), the Wyoming Campus, in its own beautiful setting about 15 miles east of the Kentwood Campus, and a campus in Nagpur, India.
KCC student ministries is a place where students can connect with God, adult leaders and each other! A time to allow God to meet students where they are, have fun and learn what it means to have a purpose and plan for their lives in light of who God is calling them to be.
Currently, there are just over 100 Middle (Amplify) and High School (Elevate) students attending weekly, with 70 Middle School and 40 High School on average. The format for both ministries is large group and onsite small groups divided by grade and gender. Middle school meets during the 11 am Sunday morning service while high school meets on Sunday evenings at 6 pm.
The Student Ministry at KCC is recently experiencing new growth but needs a high-capacity leader with proven experience in taking youth ministry to new levels. Currently, the student ministry is recovering with an average of 100 to 120 students at a church of 2000. They’re encouraged by a positive upward trajectory with recent changes but have incredible potential for much more with solid leadership and vision.