Connect Groups

Life change happens in the context of relationships. We are designed for relationships. They define us, grow us, challenge us, strengthen us and bless us.

Check out the Connect Groups for Term 3 below! Sign Ups are closed, but if you want to get into one of the groups below, you can get in touch with our office here.

Term 3 Connect Groups | 24th July - 24th September

Courses

Alpha

Wednesdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Waikanae Beach

An introductory course to Christianity. A course specifically designed for people to ask any questions on any topic. Evening starts with dessert/light snack/coffee then a half hour video followed by group discussion. There is a weekend of sessions on the Holy Spirit halfway through the course.

Leader: Andrew Weakley

Age: 18+

Notes: Bring any questions you have.

Costs: No cost.

Childcare: Not available

Bible Study - Ephesians (FULL)

Thursdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Finding our riches in Christ as we study the Book of Ephesians.

Leader: Peter Riggall

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring your Bible & a notebook.

Costs: No cost.

Childcare: Not available

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Thursday 7:15pm | Waikanae

Why doesn’t he listen? Why doesn’t she stop talking? We are all made different. Through this fun DVD series, couples will laugh & learn. It’s a provides no-holds barred advice and practical ways to explore the underlying dynamics of male/female relationships. The series comes from Mark Gungor, one of the top marriage and family speakers in the United States

Leader: Shaun & Linda Akroyd

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring Bibles, a notebook & pen

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Loving our Kids on Purpose

Thursdays 7:30pm | Waikanae

An 8 weeks DVD parenting series from Danny Silk at Bethel Church, Redding. Join with other couples (and single parents) to explore and learn from this parenting technique in raising our kids to be the best they can be! Why not grab a babysitter, head out together and enjoy some coffee, cake and great company from other parents who are all learning as they go? Parenting is so much easier when you're on the same page so we would encourage you to come together.

Leader: Hayden & Kate Douglas

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring some nibbles to share.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Walking with the Holy Spirit in the OT

Wednesdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Join us as we study the word and look at the activity of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament.

Leader: Dr. Brian Hooper

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring your Bible & a pen.

Costs: $20 to cover the cost of notes.

Childcare: Not available

Men

And1 B-Ballers

Thursdays 7:30pm | Nga Purapura Centre, Otaki

Playing basketball in an indoor facility. This is a social event but don't let that lull you into a false sense of security - it will also be competitive. Great way to get active, enjoy each others company or enhance a skill.

Leader: Jeremy Shipman

Age: All ages

Notes: Wear suitable attire. Reasonable level of fitness needed.

Costs: $40pp (This covers venue hire for the whole term.)

Childcare: Not available

Men at Work (FULL)

Wednesdays 7:30am | Wellington CBD

This group is about gathering a team of businessmen together each week for breakfast. We hope to have a few keynote speakers in to share each week about what faith in their workplace looks like. The aim is to have a group of like minded men in business come together and share knowledge, experiences, and faith.

Leader: Mason Griffin

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring your wallets so you can grab yourself some breakfast and bring some questions about leadership in the workplace

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Special Interest

Beginners Photography (FULL)

Sundays 2:00pm | Paraparaumu

The aim of this course is to provide you with knowledge and skills in digital photography. You will leave this course being able to photograph in Manual Mode and have a deeper understanding of what makes a great photographer.

Leader: Michelle Davies

Age: 13+

Notes: Bring your camera to use. SLR Cameras work best.

Costs: $15

Childcare: Not available

Chuck Eastwood Movie Nights

Wednesdays 7:30pm | Waikanae

Nothing but the classics – Chuck Norris & Clint Eastwood.

Leader: Ian Dennis

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring chips or drink - please leave guns at the door.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Night Riders Extreme

Tuesdays 7:00pm | Waikanae / Paraparaumu / Raumati

Fast, furious fun on 2 wheels. Join us for some after dark adventures on the local trails. A great excuse to get off the couch and share some thrills and spills (not compulsory) with like-minded guys and girls. Great for keen and fit riders wanting to challenge themselves and their fitness levels on some of the areas mountain bike tracks

Leader: Rob Futter & Jared Fox

Age: 18+

Notes: Bring your bike, helmet, lights and a good dose of competitive spirit. First aid kits are optional.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Pandemic Legacy

Mondays 7:00pm | Waikanae

Pandemic Legacy is currently the highest-rated tabletop game on boardgamegeek.com. It's a co-operative campaign game, with an overarching story-arc played through 12-24 sessions. During the campaign, new rules and components will be introduced. These will sometimes require you to permanently alter the components of the game; this includes writing on cards, ripping up cards, and placing permanent stickers on components. Limited places available so get in quick.

Leader: Shem Phillips

Age: 18+

Notes: Food & drink to share.

Costs: $25 per person. This covers the cost of the games.

Childcare: Not available

Scripture in Song Sing-a-long

Tuesdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Bringing back the memories – singing some great older Christian songs from yesteryear.

Leader: Mike & Ruth Pearce

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring your best singing voice

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

These Feet are Made for Walking

Saturdays 9:00am - 11:00am | Paraparaumu

Easy walks on new & old walking tracks around Kapiti & beach with a cafe visit to finish.

Leader: Naomi Peters

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring some change for a coffee at the cafe if you want.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Women

Creative Bible Journalling

Thursdays 7:30pm | Waikanae

Using your bible, or a journal, pick out scriptures that speak to you and draw, highlight, colour in, design anything you like that helps you spend time in the word.
It is fun, social and anything goes! There are no rules, just you, your pens and your imagination!

Leader: Helen Dennis

Age: Girls 18+

Notes: Bring a Bible or journal, felt pens, stamps, stickers.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Ladies Faith & Fellowship (FULL)

Thursdays 10:30am | Paraparaumu

Come and enjoy fellowship together, prayer and praise, worship and the Word.

Leader: Annette Riggall

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring your Bible

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Mums & Bubs

Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm | Paraparaumu/Waikanae

Motherhood is so much better with company. A once a week catch up for those with little ones to enjoy some tea/coffee, treats & great company.

Leader: Kristy Watson & Kate Douglas

Age: Mums & Bubs (ages 0-4)

Costs: No cost

Pilates

Tuesdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Group fitness is the best kind of fitness! Come join other women in a Pilates class with a trained instructor that is designed for all fitness levels. It will be heaps of fun!

Leader: Penny Morgan & Anna Smith

Age: 18+

Notes: Bring a pilates mat if you have one.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available