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 at the start of each term and is 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.

Tue 10-11:30am (from October 24)

Meet next to the Big Wave Cafe opposite Mount Drury.

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

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ALPHA Course

Karen Retief

Everyone has questions. Questions about purpose, eternity and faith. Alpha 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 October 25)

O2 Office, Bethlehem

Ph: 021 743 896

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Sam Bayly

Guys – join Sam for a 6am - 6:30am Les Mills GRIT class before work. No experience needed, and you will get fit quick. Afterwards grab a coffee or smoothie at the gym cafe.

Wed 6am  (from October 25)

Aspire Gym, Bethlehem Casual sessions are $10 each

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

No number limit


Mixed Indoor Netball Team

Richard & Ruth Clark

Calling those who love team sports and want to keep up their fitness in a fun, social way. The netball games will be 34 mins long on Wednesday nights and there will be a roster/schedule made up for 12 weeks. Approx $50 per person (team cost divided per number of people). Minimum of 8 in a team.

Wed nights starting Oct 25th (varying times between 5.45-9.30pm).

Location: ASB Pavilion, Tauranga.

Ph: 021 127 0984

Max 10 in a team.

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Business owners / managers

Scott Whitwell

Running a business or being in a management position has both amazing joys and real challenges. This group is open to business owners, line managers or anybody interested in business. Engage with others who are also in the same boat and support each other as you all pursue Christ through your business ventures.

Every 2nd Friday 7-8am

Alternate Grindz Cafe, Tauranga and Maude Cafe, The Lakes

Ph: 027 461 7011

No number limit

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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.

Every 2nd Friday from 6pm (from October 27)

Various locations

Ph: 021 185 5179

No number limit

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"Loving your kids on purpose" - PARENTING COURSE

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 Your Kids on Purpose is a course which brings a fresh perspective on parenting and will give you tools to protect your connection with your children, teach them to manage increasing levels of freedom and create a safe place for them to build confidence and personal responsibility. This course comes highly recommended and the families who have done it love the positive change they experience.

Thursday 7pm-9pm Cost TBC for workbook

The Lakes

Ph: 022 680 5948

Limited numbers

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Rochelle Embling

Ladies night out! We will check out the local cafes and dessert spots around town. As the days get longer we might grab a takeaway coffee or gelato and walk along the beach. Time for you to breath and connect.

Monday 7:30pm

Various locations

Ph: 027 452 9700

No number limit

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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

No number limit

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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 October 28)

Various locations

Ph: 021 180 8163

Limited numbers

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Graham and Jen Missen

Bring your questions and explore what the Bible says about in a safe environment. We are open to any suggestions whether it be apologetics, DVDs, people/books of the Bible or anything else you'd like to find out more about.

Thursday 7pm-9pm (from October 26)


Ph: 027 300 5701

Limited numbers

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Star wars

Sean & Debbie Briscoe, Scott & Cherie Whitwell

Star Wars - The Last Jedi is coming out on December 14 and to get ready, we're going to endeavour to watch as many Star Wars movies as we can in the lead up. All ages are welcome to come for takeaways and to watch the movies, and we will finish by going to a movie screening of Episode VIII.

Saturday 3pm-6:30pm. Cost $5 each time towards dinner.

Alternating Otumoetai & Greerton locations

Ph: 027 557 2002

Limited numbers

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Cindy Duck

This is your opportunity to be creative. Come and take some time to discover your crafty side whilst having a whole lot of fun doing life together.

Monday 7pm-9pm (from October 23) Cost $7 towards materials.


Ph: 022 090 8722

Limited numbers

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Daniel & Heather Kalisch

This group will mix dinner, dessert and games to create a place where great relationships will be formed.

Tuesday 7pm-9pm (from October 24)

Kalisch home, Tauranga

Ph: 027 278 0856

Limited numbers

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Nick & Rebecca La Spina

Nick and Bex love people and have a desire to provide a place where you can be yourself, and also be encouraged to grow in your relationship with Jesus. The group will contain a mix of social and spiritual elements so you can deepen your faith in God and friendships with others.

Wednesday 7pm-9pm (from October 25)


Ph: 027 610 9222

Limited numbers

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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 October 26)

BBs Cafe, Fraser Cove

Ph: 027 311 6707

No number limit