O2 Connect Groups

Connect groups have one, simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why these small groups exist—to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you.

Sign up Sunday happens on SUNDAY MAY 6 after the 10am service, with a whole heap of stands where you can meet the Connect Group leaders and register your interest. Alternatively, you can click here to register your interest right away.

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Michelle Bayly

Girls of all ages - this is a time to catch up and encourage each other while walking around the Mount and getting fit at the same time. Afterwards, we can reward ourselves with a coffee or smoothie at Sidetrack Cafe.

Thursday 10am-11:30am (from May 10)

Meet next to the Big Wave Cafe opposite Leisure Island.

email: connectgroups@o2church.org.nz to join this group



Martin & Sue Chadwick

Most of us have had no training as parents other than the “on the job training” when our kids enter the world. “Loving Our Kids on Purpose” is a course which brings fresh perspective on parenting and will give you tools to protect your connection with your children, teach them to manage increasing levels of freedom & create a safe place for them to build confidence and personal responsibility. Childcare will be also be provided.

Every Sunday 12pm (from May 13)

Location: The Lakes

Ph: 022 680 5948

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Sam Bayly

A bunch of us getting together to talk about how we grow as leaders ourselves, as well as how we help the leaders around us grow.  Note: limited spaces with this group already at capacity this term. 

Location: Sam & Michelle's house, Bethlehem



Cindy Duck

Ladies of all ages, get together for coffee and some quality time together. We will laugh, pray, share, minister to one another, grow together & reach others.

Thursday 9am (from May 10)

Location: The Raft Cafe, Tauranga

Ph: 022 090 8722

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Rochelle Embling

Ladies night out! We will get together for a drink or dessert at The Mill House, and take the time to get to know one another, laugh with one another and care for one another. Time for you to breath and connect.

Monday 7:30pm (from May 7)

Location: The Mill House, Tauriko

Ph: 027 452 9700

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Young Adults

Clint & Jo Reha

Donuts, board games, sports, dessert, waffles, Malteser's, movies... we do something different every time we meet. Come along and bring others with you.

Various meeting times and locations

Ph: 021 185 5179

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Aaron Thomas

Aaron is passionate about the Bible and will be going through the Dr. Hovind Creation series. This Connect Group will look at the events of creation and answer some of the questions many people ask around subjects like the flood and dinosaurs.

Every Thursday 7pm (from May 10)

Location: The Lakes

Ph: 021 752 812

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Karen Retief

Everyone has questions. Questions about purpose, eternity and faith. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions to explore these questions and have open discussion. This Connect Group is ideal for new believers or those looking into Christianity. This group will run until the end of term 3.

Tuesday 7pm-9pm (from May 15)

Location: O2 Offices, Bethlehem

Ph: 021 743 896

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Brett & Nicola Van Huenen

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Youth Connect is for youth in years 7-13 and is a place where you can have a ton of fun, meet others and bring your friends. We split into our intermediate and college age guys and girls small groups and learn how to take our relationship with God to new levels. Follow our Facebook group O2 Youth for more info. 

Every 2nd Friday 7pm-9pm. Cost $2

Location: Either Papamoa or Otumoetai

Ph: 021 036 5584

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Sue Chadwick

Ladies, come together to dig into the richness of the book of Romans through Bible study and discussion. 

Tuesday 9:30am (from May 15)

Location: The Lakes

Ph: 022 680 5948



Henk & Mieke Blom

Henk & Mieke are passionate about seeing people experience freedom physically, mentally and spiritually. They will study through the 'Divine Healing' course by Curry Blake and provide a place for you to get to know others and have some good, thought provoking conversations.

Tuesday 7pm (from May 8)

Location: Pyes Pa

Ph: 07 543 3371



Robbo Robertson

This will be a place where men can come together and be honest with each other about life, family and faith, while also enjoying some good coffee to start the day.

Wednesday 7:30am (from May 9)

Location: Grindz Cafe, Tauranga

Ph: 027 485 3238



This group will take a 60 day journey into the presence of God through the learning and practice of key spiritual disciplines each week, using the book D60 by Stephen Meeks. This is guaranteed to challenge and transform you, and you will never be the same again.

Thursday 7pm (from May 10)

Location: Tauranga Central

Ph: 027 610 9222

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Sylvia Bowden

The CAP Money Course is a revolutionary money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple cash-based system that really works. This course will help anyone to get more in control of their finances, so they can save, give and prevent debt. The CAP money course is a course devised by the award winning debt counselling charity, Christians Against Poverty.

Thursday 7pm (from May 10)

Location: Papamoa

Ph: 027 631 8524

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boot camp

Tim Millar

Tim is a qualified personal trainer who is passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals, and this group will incorporate different types of exercise to achieve that. No experience necessary, and you will get fit quick! On top of that, you will deepen your relationship with others as you work as a team and encourage each other.

Wednesday 6am (from May 9)

Location: Ferguson Park, Matua

Ph: 027 324 9154

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Pam Robertson

Let's seek God together in prayer for O2, our community, city and nation. If we have time, we will also grab a coffee afterwards.

7:30am Thursday (from May 10)

Location: Varies each week

Ph: 027 311 6707