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 5th 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 on the individual group links below to register your interest.


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INDOOR VOLLEYBALL

Paul & Karen Miller

The O2 crew has a couple of spots to fill in a second volleyball team. So if you are wanting some great physical fun with some amazing people this is for you. No experience required just a fun attitude.

Monday Nights

Location: Otumoetai Action Centre

Click here to sign up for this group.


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“keep your love on” - Danny Silk

Robbo & Pam Robertson

It's a hard thing to do. But if you want to build healthy relationships with God and others, learning to keep your love on is non-negotiable. Danny Silk's practical examples and poignant stories will leave you with the power to draw healthy boundaries, communicate in love, and ultimately protect your connections so you can.

Bring note pad and pen if you would like to take notes. We will be watching a DVD and having a short discussion afterwards about what has been watched.

Thursday 7-9pm

Location: O2 Hub, Judea

Click here to sign up for this group.


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APOLOGETICS

Michelle Englehardt

How confident do you feel in talking about matters of faith? Do you wish you could express your beliefs with more effectiveness? We will use Mary Jo Sharp's Why do you believe that? in a practical seven-session study and gain understanding and skill to share Jesus effectively with others, and you'll better understand your own faith. Answer your doubts, build your confidence, and start changing lives.

Bring: There is a workbook for this, price to be confirmed, though I will try to have a couple of them for loan.

Tuesday 7pm

Location: Welcome Bay

Click here to sign up for this group.


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COFFEE & DESSERT

Sean & Debbie Briscoe

We’d love to invite you to our place for coffee, dessert & good conversation. We have a big rumpus room so bring the whole family, our daughter Caitlin is a great babysitter and is happy to help look after the kids.

Wednesday 7:30-9pm

Location: Parkvale

Click here to sign up for this group.


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MIXED NETBALL

Patrice Blecher

Keen to join a social netball team? Teams are played indoors with 6 per side and a mixture of males and females age 16 and up. Whether you have played netball before or would like to learn, it’s a great way to get in some exercise at the beginning of the week.

Please note we already have enough for one team, but would love to enter a second team if there is enough interest.

Monday 6-9pm

Location: QEYC, Tauranga

Cost: $36-$55

Click here to sign up for this group.


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PRAYER WALK TAURANGA

Naomi Clayfield

We want to see God transform our city, bringing hope, light, truth to every heart. Come join us in prayer walking different areas of this city, praying for God's truth to replace the lies that the enemy has spoken over those places and people.

We will begin to form a map of what God is speaking in different areas to help us to continue to pray strategically for our city.

Every second Tuesday 7pm

Location: O2 Hub, Judea

Click here to sign up for this group.


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ALPHA

Tim & Vanessa Millar

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

Dessert nibbles and tea/coffee will be provided. This runs for 11 weeks and will include a weekend get together around Week 7/8. Come along, bring a friend and let's explore the meaning of life together.

Tuesdays 7.15pm

Location: O2 Hub, Judea

Click here to sign up for this group.


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BIBLE STUDY

Henk & Mieke Blom

Henk & Mieke love delving into Gods word and helping others grow a passion and hunger for his life changing truth. Together you will watch a 20min video clip on a variety of topics relevant to everyday life and then spend time discussing and unpacking what you’ve learned.

Wednesday 10am

Location: Pyes Pa

Click here to sign up for this group.


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WOOLLY GOOD CONNECTIONS

Rochelle Embling

'Woolly Good Connections'! Join us on Mondays to enjoy an evening of crochet/knitting whilst making awesome connections with God and others!

Monday 7:30pm

Location: Bethlehem

Click here to sign up for this group.


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EPHESIANS STUDY

Nick La Spina

The book of Ephesians is beautiful and rich, full of reminders of the goodness of God and His amazing plan for our lives as followers of Jesus. This group will journey through the book together, allowing the Holy Spirit to guide our conversation and deepen our relationships with God and each other.

Tuesday 7pm

Location: The La Spina House, Otumoetai

Click here to sign up for this group.


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OUTREACH CONNECT

Daniel Kenney

Always wanted to be a missionary? Why not start at home. Matthew 13:9 "Who has an ear, let him hear". Our purpose is to reach out to the hurt and lost and let God's presence be known in Tauranga. Our group will meet on Sundays after church, share a light lunch together at O2 where we can connect and pray for our city followed by group outreach in Tauranga CBD.

Sunday after Church

Location: O2 Hub, Judea

Click here to sign up for this group.


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YOUTH

Brett & Nicola van Huenen & Scott & Cherie Whitwell

At O2 Youth we seek to influence our generation by demonstrating the reality of Jesus Christ through our lives while supporting each other in our God given passions, dreams and goals.

For years 7-13, bring a friend.

Every 2nd Friday 7-9pm

Location: O2 Hub, Judea

Ph: 021 036 5584

Click here to sign up for this group.

 

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HAMURANA CONNECT GROUP

Courtney & Delwyn Brunt

O2 Church has a group of people who travel from Rotorua each week. This group mixes the social and spiritual by sharing dinner together and by studying the series Long Story Short. All are welcome!

5pm every 2nd Sunday

Location: Courtney & Delwyn's home, Hamurana

Ph: 027 366 3443

Click here to sign up for this group.


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Freedom course

Sam & Michelle Bayly & Rae Stokes

A part of our vision at O2 is to help people “Find Freedom” in every area of their lives. 

This 11 week course is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you in every area of your life.

This course has been hugely popular in churches all over the world, and participants come away really changed by the end of it. 

This group will be the pilot group for this course, that we one day hope to roll out to everyone who calls O2 Church home. 

At the end of the course there is a one day Freedom Conference which runs over a Saturday and focuses on solidifying what you have learned in Freedom by helping you take next steps to overcome your past and lay a foundation for walking in daily freedom. This will be on Sat 25th May. 

Tuesday 7-8:30pm

Location: Sam & Michelle’s house

Cost: There is a $15 charge for the Freedom course workbook

This course is currently at capacity, but please email hello@o2church.org.nz to reserve a spot in term 3.