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. If you would like to join a group in Term 1 click the link below.

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

Moth Life Group

We’re a young-ish connect group, for the 30-50 year olds (or those that identify with that age). It’s about connecting, growing, sharing and praying together. Keeping it real, chill and relaxed.

Mike & Kelly Moth

Weekly Tuesday 7.30-9pm Papamoa East

Run For Fun

Let’s run for fun.
This group will initially share and compare what aspect of running we each want to start or progress. Fortnightly we will meet to chat first then have a run which will likely involve a slow jog loop then a bit quicker longer loop. Diversity will be welcomed.


Ian Tarbotton 

Fortnightly -Papamoa Sands-

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

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! 

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.

Hayley Gruetzmacher & 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

Grief Share

Kia ora koutou te whanau,

Welcome to our new Grief Share group.  This group is a confidential place for listening, talking and learning about the grief process. It consists of a short introduction each session, a video from world experts in the Grief world and then a short sharing session. The programme is from a Christian perspective and covers practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of grief. It is available for people grieving the death of a person, recent or in the past.

Heather Ballantyne

Cost $20 for workbook (can be subsidized if Necessary) Thursday Weekly Feb 11-Ap 15

7 - 9pm @ Papamoa East

Men's Breakfast

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

John Russell

Monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

9:00am @ Green and Grill, Golden Sands

Schumacher & Kirkby 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, Alan & Sue Kirkby

Fortnightly Wednesday 7pm @ Papamoa East

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

Issues Facing The Church

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 Greutzmacher

Tuesday 7:30pm—9:00pm

Mt Maunganui

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

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

48 Market Place

Papamoa, Tauranga, New Zealand

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