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 4, some of which may continue and while others will finish. If you would like to join a group in Term 4 click the link below.


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 @ Craigs place, 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! 

Brooke Friend

Fortnightly Saturdays 9:30am @ Various Cafes

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.

Chris Walsh

Weekly Thursday 9:30 - 11.30am @ Various Locations


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

Jemma Moses & Amanda Appleton

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

GSB Muso Community Night

Join with us whether you are part of the music team or not. A great way to meet other musicians and singers in our Church.

Eat food and hang out. Learn and discuss different aspects of

music and worship together.

Dan Moses

Sunday Evening Once per Month @ Church 

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

Young-ish Adults

Hi! We’re Karl and Brooke and we’d love to get to know you more over lunch.  We meet fortnightly after church on Sunday, sometimes at the Plaza or sometimes at our place.  Every now and then we might watch some sport together, play some backyard cricket or have a soak in our spa pool. 

Brooke and Karl Friend

Fortnightly Sunday lunchtime @ various venues

Men's Breakfast

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

John Russell

2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

9:00am @ Green and Grill, Golden Sands

Warner & Tunbridge Life Group

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

Arthur & Dorrie Warner and Peter & Julie Tunbridge

Fortnightly Wednesdays 7.00pm @ Golden Sands

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

Ministering in Power

Learn how to minister in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Healing, Deliverance and moving in the Prophetic.
Come join us.

Bruce and Jenny Rea

Fortnightly Wednesdays 7:00pm @ Papamoa

Fishing From The Beach

If you like fishing from the beach then this group could be for you. It will be a chance to meet up with fellow fishos and get out and do what we love to do. There is no fixed day or time but when someone is going for a fish I will send out a message to the group so those that are available can join them.  .

John Bowden

Various locations and times

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

Weekly Monday  7.00 - 9.00pm @ Papamoa

Sand Dunes and Beach Walk

Do you like the idea of getting in touch with nature and exercise included? Easy walk along the Sand Dunes, the Beach and other areas of our beautiful city.

Annie Walsh and Jan Russell

Weekly Tuesdays 9.30 - 10.30am @ Papamoa

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

Sing-along, Sharing and Prayer

Come-along to sing-along for a variety of scripture songs. There will be much Aroha, prayer and fellowship

Rawinia (Win) Macredie and Sharon Gordon

Fortnightly on Tuesdays 7 - 8.30pm @Papamoa

48 Market Place

Papamoa, Tauranga, New Zealand

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