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 3, some of which may continue and while others will finish. If you would like to join a group in Term 3 click the link below.
TERM 3 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
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.
Fortnightly Sunday Afternoon @ Craigs place, Tepuke
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!
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.
Weekly 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
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.
Sunday Evening Once per Month @ Church
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.
To Be Advised @ Various Locations
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
Establishing friendships in an informal way. Come yourself and bring a friend.
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
Young Families Get Together
A place for people with young families to get together to support and encourage each other in a relaxed environment.
Bring your own picnic to Motiti Reserve. There is a playground, a BBQ and a toilet nearby which makes it easy for you when you have your young ones.
Esther and Ian Viljoen
Weekly after Church dependant on weather@ Motiti Reserve
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