Connect Groups

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Term 1 Connect Groups | 4th February - 14th April

 

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Courses

Acts 1-4

Tuesday 7:30pm - 9:00pm | Paraparaumu

Beginning 12th February. An indepth look at “The Acts of the Apostles” beginning at chapter 1 and ... perhaps getting to chapter 4 this term! We will look at the background, purpose and characteristics of the book, why it was written, and, of course, a detailed study of the text. What does Acts have to say to the Church (and society) today? What is the Holy Spirit saying to me through the text and how am I going to apply this to my life? There will be time in the course to discuss any questions you have. I encourage you to read chapters 1-4 before the first meeting, and as an opportunity to discover questions you might want to ask.

Leader: Chris Saunders

Age: Any age

Notes: Bring a bible, pen & notebook.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Alpha

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

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 half hour video followed by discussion group. 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

God Money and Me

Wednesday 7:30pm | Te Horo

It is true that generosity is a kingdom value. However, you may be surprised to learn that giving alone will not create financial freedom. For that to occur, we require four main ingredients that, once activated on a foundation of revelation, will create a life and a future of financial breakthrough and blessing. God Money & Me will enable you to create a pathway to financial freedom and will equip you to establish a financial freedom for future generations.

Leader: James & Annette Cootes

Notes: Bring a pen

Costs: $25 to cover cost of course manual

Childcare: Not available

Gods word - Biblical foundations

Wednesdays 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

In today's uncertain world, storms, trials and challenges can test our faith. Without a firm foundation in Gods word we can easily be tempted to go off course.
This course is aimed to help you understand the foundational truths of Gods word.

Leader: Steve Casbolt

Notes: Bring a bible, pen & notebook

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage

Thursday 7:30pm | Waikanae

A video series by Mark Gungor aimed at strengthening your marriage. By using his unique blend of humor and tell-it-like-it-is honesty, he helps couples get along and have fun doing it. This fun humorous look at marriage and communication will answer a lot of the questions about why he doesn’t appear to listen and why she just doesn’t seem to get it.

Leader: Hayden & Kate Douglas

Notes: Married or engaged couples. Bring a bible, pen & notebook.

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Run it Straight

Wednesday 7:30pm | Raumati South

A group for young adult guys to come and connect, be challenged, inspired and equipped to live a life filled with purpose.

Leader: Spencer Nutsford

Age: 18 - 30 years

Notes: Bring a bible, pen & notebook

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Men

Handy Dandy DIY

Monday 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Paraparaumu

Get hands on and creative as you get your "Do It Yourself" attitude, to take on the task of craftsmanship. Come learn, develop your handy skills and simply have a lot of fun with POWER TOOLS!!! Also develop skills like; fixing a hole in a door/wall, car maintenance, Gib stopping, framing, simple plumbing, electrical work and of course carpentry like Jesus. Things we will be making are; Chopping boards, welcome mats, planter boxes & more.

Leader: Shane Mander

Notes: Bring your own tools if you would like, make sure they are named, and they go home with you.

Pencil, earmuffs/safety glasses, covered shoes. Hair to be tied up(If you have long hair).

Costs: $20 to cover some consumable materials.

Mentoring Men

Thursday 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

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

Leader: Ps Neil St George

Age: Any age

Notes: Bring your bible and nibbles

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Men’s 9 Hole Golf

Wednesday 6:00pm | Kapiti Golf Club

9 holes of golf with some great company. Tee off at 6:15pm, so please be at the club by 6pm

Leader: Hayden Douglas

Notes: Men only. Some previous golf experience is needed.

Costs: $20 per 9 holes. Payment required prior to / at time of playing each week

Childcare: Not available

Special Interest

Tuesday Night Catan

Tuesday 7:30pm | Otaki

Come and explore the land of Catan with good company and food. This is a strategic board game that leaves you wanting to play it again... and again... and again.

Leader: Leon & Melissa Kingi

Age: Any age

Notes: Bring some snacks to share (18 people max)

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Understanding the times - What did Jesus say

Wednesday 7:30pm – 9:00pm | Waikanae

Studying what scripture has to say about the times we are living in.

Leader: Peter Handisides

Notes: Bring a bible, pen & notebook

Costs: No Cost

Childcare: Not available

Women

Bike the River Track

Thursday 7:00pm | Waikanae

A friendly ride around the Waikanae river area.

Leader: Helen Dennis

Age: 18+

Notes: Girls only. Bring a water bottle and helmet

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Chai, Chocolate and Chat

Monday 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Gather for a fun time of fellowship. You can bring something to share if you feel like it. Anything chocolate, cheesy, fruity, healthy, whatever you fancy.

Leader: Ps Anita White

Age: 16+

Notes: Girls only

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Coffee with Jesus & Friends

Thursdays 10:30am - 12:00pm | Paraparaumu

Time to catch up with friends over coffee/tea, make new friends, worship the Lord & pray for each other. This is not a study group.

Leader: Kaye Saunders & Haisini Parata

Notes: Bring a bible, pen & notebook if desired

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

Pilates

Tuesday 7:30pm | Connect Church - Auditorium 2

Leader: Hannah Faulke

Age: Any age

Notes: Bring a pilates mat if you have one.

Costs: Gold coin donation.

Childcare: Not available

WONDERS OF WOOL - Crochet

Monday 7:30pm | Paraparaumu

Learn to crochet while making blankets for those in need.

Leader: Diane Jackson

Worship and the Word (FULL)

Friday 10:30am - 12:00pm | Paraparaumu

In depth study on The Holy Spirit in our Everyday Lives. Bring your questions and share your testimonies as we explore the scriptures on this subject. Do you know Him as your Friend? How often do you ask Him to help you in your daily life? What did Jesus say about the Spirit of God? Let’s do this journey together!

Leader: Annette Riggall

Age: Any age

Notes: Bring a bible, pen & notebook

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Young Adults

Young Adults Summer Sports Group

Monday 7:00pm | Kapiti Area

A group for the competitive at heart. We will be undertaking a range of summer sports, tennis, to petanque & volley ball to synchronized manu’s.

Leader: Mason & Natalie Griffin

Age: 17 - 35 years old

Costs: No cost

Childcare: Not available

Youth

Youth Zone

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

A space during the week for us to learn from the bible and have a whole lot of fun!

Leader: Kyle & Grace Weedon

Age: 12 - 17 years

Costs: No cost