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.

Sign Up for term 2 connect groups has now closed. If you would like to join a connect group please contact the office.

Term 2 Connect Groups | 29th April - 7th July

 

Courses

Alpha

Wednesdays 7:30pm | Waikanae

All of us explore. We ask questions, we seek answers. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explores all the big questions of life with food, a talk and open discussion. Explore life, faith, meaning and more, try Alpha. http://www.alpha.org.nz

Leader: Andrew Weakley

Age: All ages

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Faithbook

Sundays 7:30pm | Waikanae

A successful Christian life is built on strong foundations. Even as we grow in maturity
the basics aren’t always so basic as God brings ongoing revelation. This course is
designed to help you strengthen your Christian foundation.

Leader: Aldrin Molina

Age: All ages

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Helping Others - Intro to Basic Counselling Skills

Wednesdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

What do you say when others are going through difficult times, lost a loved one or
seeking advice? Life can be tough at times. This course will help equip you to be able to
help others navigate a range of topics or issues people commonly face. The material is
based on a biblical approach using material from Dr Chuck Swindoll.

Leader: Dr. Brian Hooper

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring your Bible & a pen

Costs: $20 to cover the cost of course material

Childcare: Not available

Men

Men's Boot Camp

Thursdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

We live in a world where we can easily lose sight of who we are created to be. Join
with other men to take an honest hard look at what it means to live the life God
created you to live. If you’re wondering what your purpose is, lost focus or just feel
you’re getting tossed to and fro by the world then you want to be part of this journey.

Leader: Ps Neil St George

Age: All ages

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Special Interest

10 Pin Bowling

Wednesdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Keep your activity levels up as the weather cools down and have some fun healthy
competition with others.

Leader: Jared Fox

Age: All ages

Costs: Shared cost of lanes

Childcare: Not available

Camera Connect (FULL)

Sundays | TBA

Develop your skills behind the lens and learn how to take great photos. A connect group that encourages creativity and allows you to test the limits of your equipment. With weekly challenges and the opportunity to capture the life of a Sunday service, this is the group for you.

Leader: Jorden Young & Kyle Weedon

Notes: Camera required

Costs: No Cost

Childcare: Not available

Curry Connect (FULL)

Mondays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Ready to master some new curry recipes or just needing to warm up on these cooler
evenings? Join our in-house Curry Connect master for another round of Curry
Connect.

Leader: Ps Anita White

Age: All ages

Costs: $5 to cover the cost of ingredients

Childcare: Not available

His Story, Your Story, Their Story

Mondays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

How the stories of famous Christians can help us live out His story in our daily lives.
History and testimony building faith and confidence. We can easily make
assumptions that the well-known names of Christian faith had it all worked out yet on
closer examination their lives may not be that dissimilar to our own. There is much
more we can learn from their lives beyond what they are best known for.

Leader: Chris Saunders

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring your Bible, a pen and paper to take notes

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Knight Riders

Thursdays 7:30pm | Kapiti Region

Not for the faint hearted or those scared of the cold or the dark. Join will fellow riders
exploring some of the regions bike tracks.

Leader: James Turner

Age: All ages

Notes: Need a bike suitable for off road, helmet, good lights and a reasonable level
of fitness.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Russia World Cup

| TBA

Come and watch the 2018 World Cup. Ok, not the whole lot, just bits and pieces, a selection, a nibble if you will. Something like this…

Portugal v Spain Saturday, 16/6 6am
Brazil v Costa Rica Saturday, 23/6 12 am
Round of 16 game Sunday, 1/7 6am
Quarter Final Saturday 7/7 6am
Semi Final Wednesday, 11/7 6am
Semi Final Thursday, 12/7 6am
Final Monday, 16/7 3am

Leader: Ian Dennis and Alan Galloway

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring nibbles

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

These Feet were made for Walking

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

Gather together to enjoy a range of walks around the Kapiti region. Where possible
we will finish off near a café’ for a cuppa for those that want to.

Leader: Naomi Peters

Age: All ages

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Women

Ladies Connect Group (FULL)

Thursdays 10:30am | Paraparaumu

Faith and Fellowship - Prayer and Praise - Worship and the Word

Leader: Annette Riggall

Age: All ages

Notes: Contact Judy White while Annette is away

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Mums & Bubs

Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm | 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: Kate Douglas & Natalie Griffin

Age: Mums & Bubs (ages 0-4)

Costs: No cost

Pilates

Tuesdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Back by popular demand. What better way could you spend your Tuesday night than
hanging out with a bunch of great people, getting fit and keeping warm.

Leader: Kate Douglas

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring your pilates mat if you have one

Costs: $5 per week

Childcare: Not available

Young Adults

Disney Movies in Real Life

Thursdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Come along and watch Movies based on Disney stories like Saving Mr Banks, Ever
After and more.

Leader: Gia Shipman

Age: Young Adult Girls

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Please Accept My Apologetics

Wednesdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Are we stupid or irrational for believing what we believe? Spoiler alert: absolutely not. We live in an age of skepticism, our society holding relativism, individualism, and naturalism above everything else. How do we convince ourselves and others that God fits in today’s world? This group aims to help us explore and understand what we believe and why we believe it, using philosophy, theology, rationality, biscuits, and rambling tangents.

Leader: Tony Watson

Age: Young Adults

Notes: Bring your Bible and something to take notes with

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Valiant Man

Thursdays 7:30pm | Waikanae

This program with study and devotional guide is designed to fortify and restore the
moral and spiritual integrity of men.

Leader: Ps Mason Griffin & Jeremy Shipman

Age: Young Adult Guys

Costs: $20 to cover the cost of training manuals

Childcare: Not available.