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 1, some of which may continue and while others will finish. Have a look through and click the link below to get connected.


Issues Facing The Church Today

As Christians, we have to navigate many complex issues, but there isn't usually enough time on Sundays to have a good discussion about them. This group will be a place where we can begin to talk these things through. We probably won't come away with perfect answers, but we can learn how to have better conversations about them.

Colin Gruetzmacher

Tuesdays 7:30-9:00 pm @ Mount Maunganui

Young Adults Non PC Games

Are you aged 25-40 with a good sense of humour? Join us for dessert and games! Bring your sense of humour with you to play games like Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies, CAH and more!

Amanda and Stephen Appleton

Fortnightly Fridays 7:30-10:30pm @ Omanawa

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! Limit of 8 people.

Brooke Rosie

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.

Christine Linton

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

Thursday 9:00- 11am @ 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

The Sonshine Girls

Meet together with other women to build meaningful

relationships while growing in our relationship with Jesus. We sing some scripture, pray for each other, have some

discussions usually prompted by a video from a gifted

women preacher.  It is also a place where you can share with each other your challenges and triumphs' over a coffee or a tea.

Margaret Somers & Marie Schulze

Tuesdays 10:00am @ Papamoa

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 Messenger or txt.

Karl Shearman

To Be Advised @ Various Locations

Financial Education

Are you on track to reach your financial goals? 

This group will be a place where we can explore together how  to navigate issues such as, having a spending plan, spotting scams, tacking debt, buying a home or paying it off asap, retirement planning, including Kiwi Saver.

Sylvia Bowden

Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00pm @ Golden Sands

Men's Breakfast

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

John Russell

Fortnightly Saturdays 9:00am @ Green and Grill, Golden Sands

Warner & Tunbridge Life Group

Build some good relationships with a shared meal, and a Bible study with others in a fun and open environment.

Arthur & Dorrie Warner and Peter & Julie Tunbridge

Fortnightly Wednesdays 6:30pm @ 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 Off the Beach

Join with us and make some new friends.  Bring your rod or borrow from a friend and enjoy the outdoors. Maybe catch the big one.  No experience necessary.

John Bowden

Tuesday evenings 6.30 -9.00pm Various locations

Monday Shared Kai and Korero (Alley West)

Like minded adults, meeting at each other’s places to get to know each other and do life, building deeper connections.  No agenda or structure, just food and fun.  Good for people at any stage of their journey. Maximum of  10 people.

Alley West

Mondays 6.30 for a shared meal @ 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 and Beach in the Golden Sands area.

Annie Walsh

Tuesdays 9-10am @ Papamoa

48 Market Place

Papamoa, Tauranga, New Zealand

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