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.


Term 3 Connect Groups | July 28th - September 28th


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Sunday Funday

Sunday | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | Kapiti Coast

Shared family lunch at the Douglas house - Sunday Funday is about meeting other families in the church, having fun with the kids and making Sunday a FUNDAY!

Leader: Kate Douglas

Notes: Food / Drink to share for lunch

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Parents must attend with their children


Men's Breakfast

Wednesday | 7:15am | Wellington

For the brave ones who endure the commute to Wellington, come and join
some top men for great food and quality chat

Leader: Hayden Douglas

Costs: Cost of Breakfast

Mentoring Men

Thursday | 7:30pm | Waikanae

Guys encouraging guys around the word.
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Leader: Hayden Douglas

Age: 18+

Notes: Bring your bible and nibbles

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Special Interest

Compassion Ablaze

Thursday | 7:00pm | Paraparaumu

This isn't your usual outreach group! "As we stood on the street corner... It became apparent to us why we were here: by Divine appointment, God had positioned us here at this very moment to help this woman..." If God's placed a desire in your heart to bring life to those around you, this is the group for you! We'll seek God's heart, partner with Holy Spirit, learn how to move in the prophetic, and the supernatural, as Jesus transforms our own hearts and those of Kapiti around us.

"Furnace" meeting 7:00pm Thursday nights.
"Outreach" every second week on Saturday (Times may vary)

Leader: Kester Roberts

Age: 12+

Notes: Come with an Expectant heart and Bible. Notebook and Pen (Optional).

Costs: No cost (however some outreaches may have optional costs)

Childcare: Not available

Connect With the Word

Wednesday | 7:00pm - 8:30pm | Otaki

A quick ‘team’ quiz, then talk about Sundays message, and finishing with a cuppa, snack and chat.

Leader: Leon & Melissa Kingi

Age: 16+

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Hybrid Football

Sunday | 4:00pm | Waikanae

A cross between NFL (American Football) & touch rugby, this game will get the heart rate going. Come and have some fun, develop some skills and get fit!

Leader: Hayden Douglas

Age: 15+

Notes: Open to men and women. Bring suitable footwear and fitness attire, drink bottle

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Makers and Creators

Wednesday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Waikanae Beach

A place for creatives to meet, have cup of tea/coffee, share about their projects and encourage each other. For the curious, aspiring, amateur, or professional writers, artists, photographers, musicians, crafters, and creative people of all kinds.

Leader: Emma Weakley & Vanessa Cone

Age: Any age

Notes: Bring whatever project you're working on and supper to share.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Move and Groove 101

Monday | 6:30pm-7:30pm | Connect Church - Auditorium 2

Wanting to get fit? Or just learn how to dance and groove? Move and groove 101 is the place to be. Learn something new and stay healthy while meeting people that want to have fun also. Beginners and pros all welcome and so are families.

Leader: Xavier Pereka

Notes: Towel, water bottle and energy.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Website Construction

Wednesday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Connect Church

Learn about developing a website, and its' promotion.

Leader: David Stubbs

Age: 18+

Notes: Notebook, and laptop if you have one.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Word Games and The Word

Friday | 10:00am | Paraparaumu

Do you enjoy word games (Scrabble, Up Words etc) and The Word? Come and play, discuss and enjoy fellowshipping together.

Leader: Marion Bowker

Age: Any age

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available


Crafting for Charity

Tuesday (Fortnightly) | 7:00pm | Paraparaumu

Crafting for charity. Sewing, knitting, crocheting or anything you like, making gifts for local charities. Mostly blankets.

Leader: Diane Jackson & Heather Weakley

Age: All ages

Notes: Bring your sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hook. If you have fabric or wool you’re able to donate that would be much appreciated. We do have some on hand.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Girls and Proverbs

Monday | 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Studying and discussing the book of Proverbs and just hanging out.

Leader: Ps Anita White

Age: 14+

Notes: Bring a bible and notebook

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 & Kristy Watson

Age: Mums & Bubs (ages 0-4)

Costs: No cost


Tuesday | 7:30pm | Connect Church - Auditorium 2

Leader: Hannah Faulke

Age: Any age

Notes: Bring a pilates mat if you have one.

Costs: $5 per week

Childcare: Not available

Young Adults

Blessed Up

Sunday (3x Per Month) | 7:00pm | Paraparaumu

Coming together in prayer and worship. Experiencing God. Having a great time with great people.

Leader: Sam Fleming & Tyler Nikora

Age: 18 - 25 years

Costs: No cost

Kingdom Culture

Monday | 7:30pm | Otaki Beach

The Kingdom of God was the main message of Jesus Christ. He spoke about it, taught about it, and gave more instruction concerning it than any other subject. This 8 week course is designed to help Christians understand what the Kingdom of God is really all about ad the impact it should have on their everyday life.

Leader: Shane and Danica Mander

Age: 18 - 30 Years

Notes: Bring a notebook & pen

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Next Generation Leader (FULL)

Wednesday | 7:30pm | Waikanae

We will be working through the book ‘Next Generation Leader’ by Andy Stanley. Drawing on two decades of experience mentoring a rising generation, seasoned visionary Andy Stanley shows how to:
-Discover and play to your strengths
-Harness your fears
-Leverage uncertainty
-Enlist a leadership coach
-Maintain moral authority

Leader: Mason & Natalie Griffin

Age: 18 - 30 Years old

Costs: TBC

Childcare: Not available


Midweek - Influencers

Tuesday | 4:00pm - 5:30pm | Paraparaumu

Youth leading youth. You’re never too young to make a difference! Grow your sphere of influence this term as we put into practice some influence keys from a few of the best leaders in the world.

Leader: Kyle Weedon & Danica Mander

Age: 12 - 18 years

Notes: Bring a notebook, pen and snacks to share.

Costs: No cost