He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.

What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people. 

The Church is more than a building. It's more than a Sunday Service.

It's a community.


If meaningful relationships lie at the heart of every community, it takes more than a couple of hours on Sunday to make that happen. So we've put together some groups to help us develop those relationships with one another. These groups will run throughout Term 2, some of which may continue and while others will finish. If you would like to join a group in Term 2 click the link below.

If you would like to lead a group then click the link below

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Meeting at a suitable venue to watch some races on tv - e.g. Bathurst car race;

organize trips away to motorsport events...e.g. Boxing Day Cemetery Circuit Motorbike Racing in Wanganui; Motorcar and motorbike racing in Taupo, Organize trips to car museums e.g. Classic Cars in Hamilton and Bruce McLaren's Shed at Hampton Downs.

Debbie Knowles
Organised as events are held throughout the year

Ladies Life Group

Build some good relationships over a coffee or tea, followed by a Bible Study, discussion and prayer in a relaxed and open environment

Dorrie Warner, Marie Shultz, Sylvia Bowden

Fortnightly Wednesday 10.00am @ Papamoa East

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Shooting For Fun

A casual get together for those who are interested in target shooting. Have a go, it will be a hands-on approach. Also learn about guns safety and maintenance.

You do not need to have a gun licence to participate in this group as full supervision by licenced owners will be present at all times.

Craig Barrett

Fortnightly Sunday Afternoon @  Tepuke

Breakfast Club

We love breakfast. It’s easily the best meal of the day. So come join us every second Saturday for a late breakfast, where we can hang out, enjoy the food and each other’s company! 

Sharon Gordon
Fortnightly Saturdays 9:30am @ Various Cafes

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Ladies Coffee Morning

Getting to know each other, showing support and encouragement for one another.  Definitely a coffee (or tea) and a chat.

Heather Ballantyne and Sheryl Flett

Fortnightly Wednesdays 10am @ Various Cafes & Homes 

The Easy Riders Cycling

If you like cycling, but like it to be casual, with a coffee break for fun and fellowship, then this is for you. It is an opportunity to get out in some fresh air, dust the cobwebs off your bike (and you) and meet some new people.  Cycling with be mainly on cycle ways around Golden Sands, Papamoa and Tauranga.

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Chris Walsh
Weekly Thursday 9:00 - 11.00am @ Various Locations



A space for pre-schoolers and their parents to have a cuppa, hang out, support, encourage and get to know each other.

Hayley Gruetzmacher & Amanda Appleton

Tuesdays 9:30-11am @ Golden Sands Baptist Church

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GSB Surf

If you’re a surfer and keen to connect with others out on the waves this is for you. We have no regular set time or place but when there’s swell we'll put the word out on Facebook "GSB Surf" Messenger or txt.

Karl Shearman
To Be Advised @ Various Locations

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Men's Breakfast

Establishing friendships in an informal way. Come yourself and bring a friend.

Ian Childerhouse
Monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
9:00am @ Green and Grill, Golden Sands

Schumacher Life Group

Build meaningful relationships over a coffee or tea, followed by          Bible study and prayer in a relaxed and open environment.


Tony & Lyn Schumacher
Fortnightly Wednesday 7pm @ Papamoa East

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Spencer and Clark Life Group

Connect with others for a relaxed evening with a shared meal and good Biblical discussions and Prayer.

John & Vicki Spencer and Roger & Pam Clark

Fortnightly Wednesdays 6:30pm @ Golden Sands

Behrent Life Group

Don't float around the edges, get stuck in with a good group of people. Come along for a shared meal, Bible study and let's support one another.

Geoff & Lynda Behrent

Fortnightly Mondays 6:30pm @ Papamoa

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Bowden Life Group

A place to have fellowship over a shared meal, followed by a time of good discussion on walking with Jesus in our everyday life

John and Sylvia Bowden
Fortnightly on Wednesdays 6.30 - 9.00pm @ Golden Sands

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Connect 120

Serious about prayer and intercession? Serious about exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit? Come along as we explore, intercede and seek God for his will.

Brent and Michelle Sergent
2nd and 4th Monday of the month
7.30 - 9.00pm @ Papamoa

New Zealand Sign Language Introductory Course

If you would like to learn some sign language and culture and how to sign worship songs, come along and have some fun learning to connect with the deaf community

Mark and Vivienne Shorrock
Weekly Wednesday evening   7.00 - 9.00pm
@ Mt Maunganui


Paul is a trained running and walking coach, having represented Israel in European Championships.

You will learn how to stretch and warm up properly, as well as other tips about running, then begin by running or walking short distances, then build up your distance while building relationships

Paul Marina
Weekly -Sunday 12pm
@ Golden Sands Baptist church

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Beginners Running/Walking Course

If you would like to lead a group then click the link below