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.
TERM 1 CONNECT GROUPS
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
To Be Advised @ Various Locations
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.
Tuesdays 7:00 - 9:00pm @ Golden Sands
Establishing friendships in an informal way. Come yourself and bring a friend.
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.
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.
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.