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 THIS SUNDAY 11th Feb after the 10am service, with a whole heap of stands where you can meet the connect group leaders before and after our 10am service and register your interest, or 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 February 15)

Meet next to the Big Wave Cafe opposite Mount Drury.

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



Brett Van Huenen

Come join us for some land based fishing. Experienced amazing surroundings with great people. We will teach you all the skills you need to maybe catch the big one!

Every Tuesday 7pm (weather permitting)

Various locations

Ph: 022 040 0646

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Sam Bayly

Guys – join Sam for an early morning Les Mills Bodypump class before work. No experience needed, and you will get fit quick whatever you fitness level! Afterwards, we will hit the sauna or grab a coffee/smoothie from the gym cafe.

Thursday 6am - 7am  (from February 15)

Aspire Gym, Bethlehem.

If you are a member of Aspire Gym, classes are complimentary. Casual sessions are $10 each

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

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Sean Embling

What better way to finish the work week than with 10 holes of twilight golf! All levels of experience welcome.

Fridays at 4:30pm (from February 16) weather permitting.

Location: Tauranga Golf Course. 10 holes of golf costs $15.

Ph: 027 278 0856

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Rochelle Embling

Ladies night out! We will get together for a drink or dessert at The Coffee Club, 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

The Coffee Club, Bethlehem

Ph: 027 452 9700

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Young Adults

Clint & Jo Reha

Donuts, board games, summer sports, BBQs, waffles, Maltesers, movies... we do something different every time we meet. Come along, meet others and bring your friends.

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 2nd Thursday 7pm (from February 22)

Location: The Lakes

Ph: 021 752 812

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First Steps (new Christians Course)

Karen Retief

Everyone has questions. Questions about purpose, eternity and faith. First Steps is a series of interactive sessions to explore those questions with light refreshments, a talk and open discussion. This course is ideal for new believers or those looking into Christianity.

Wednesday 7pm-9pm (from February 14)


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.

Every 2nd Friday 7pm-9pm Cost $2

Either Papamoa or Otumoetai

Ph: 021 036 5584

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Samuel Chapman

This is your chance to experience the best thing about living in the Bay, as well as get to know other guys. Samuel is highly experienced at dive fishing. No experience required, Samuel will teach and train you on all you need to know. There may even be some fish to take home as well!

Saturday 1pm (from February 17)

Various locations

Ph: 021 180 8163



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 February 13)

Pyes Pa

Ph: 07 543 3371



Kayla Robinson

If you are creative, enjoy art and want to be encouraged by the Psalms then this Connect Group is for you. We will read through a Psalm each week, share thoughts and insights, and then colour in the corresponding artwork with worship music and good eats!

Tuesday 7pm (from February 13). One-off cost of $10 to cover materials.


Ph: 027 609 9372

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Nick La Spina

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

Thursday 7:30am-8:30am (from February 15)

O2 Office, Bethlehem

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 February 22)

O2 Office, Bethlehem

Ph: 027 631 8524

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Mark Davies

Sound, video, multimedia, lighting; the intersection between the creative and the technical. This is an opportunity for people interested or currently serving in these areas to grow personally and technically, and deepen relationships with other like-minded people!

Thursday nights (from February 15)

Locations to be advised

Ph: 021 367 875

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Ladies coffee

Pam Robertson

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

9am Thursday (from February 15)

BBs Cafe, Fraser Cove

Ph: 027 311 6707