Here at Tauranga Elim we place value on being connected.  We appreciate the importance of gathering in small groups where we can get to know people and really ‘do life together’.  We are designed to do life as a part of a family, part of community.  Connecting with others is where friendships are built, faith is inspired, encouragement is found and support is given.

If you’re making this your church home, we encourage you to consider joining a Connect Group.  There are a number of Connect Groups in different locations offering a variety of interests and styles.  We hope you can find one to be a part of.

Pastor Trevor McDowell

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Come for a short time of sharing, scripture, testimonies and prayer then we will have a time of laughter while playing darts.

Fortnightly on Tuesday at 7pm
Phone:  Ps Trevor – 027 287 3300

Clendon & Karryn Greenway

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Clendon and Karryn have been in business for the past 30+ years and recognise the unique challenges and responsibilities that business owners, the self-employed and those getting into business, face. Our aim is that by connecting, we can encourage, pray and support each other as we journey together, fulfilling God’s calling on our lives. We’d love to have you come join us in a relaxed, fun and safe environment.

Fortnightly on Thursday at 7pm
Phone: Clendon – 027 474 5103
Karryn – 027 220 6333

Church Building
Del Miller

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We chat over coffee (or tea) about books we’ve been reading or can recommend. It is a great time to connect and encourage each other with insights that we have gained from what we have been reading.

Monthly on Saturday at 10:30am
Phone: Del – 027 459 5453

Brian & Tania Ingram

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We offer a place for you to come and be encouraged in your journey with Christ – through fellowship, prayer and friendships.  Our evening generally include Bible studies, discussions, time for sharing and prayer, and the odd supper or meal together.  You are welcome!

Fortnightly on Tuesday at 7pm
Phone: Tania – 027 674 6012

Various Venues
Andrew & Jess Richardson


Pop-up Connect Group for families who like to have fun – enjoying life together with our children and those around us. We do different things like picnics, parks, connecting at our homes and we even have an Amazing Race this year.  Come along and join in.

Every few weeks on a Sunday afternoon
Phone: Jess  – 027 579 5159

Pyes Pa
Ps Debbie McDowell


Ladies you are invited to come and enjoy some quality time with other women.  Come and get to know someone new and be a part of a group that will embrace and encourage you.  We are Christ followers, which means we are all growing in our personal relationship with Him.

Weekly on Tuesday – alternate
ZOOM at 7pm
Face to face at 7:30pm in various homes
Phone: Ps Debbie  – 027 329 8483

The Lakes
Jorg & Lisa Burgi

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An environment where our church family can build relationships, encourage each other, share, discuss God and His Word. We love to worship and pray for one another.

Fortnightly on Wednesday at 7:30pm
Phone: Jorg – 021 671 287
Lisa – 021 671 297

Craig Wormald & Pat Buckley

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Man Cave Central is a platform for men to build legit relationships, be challenged, inspired and encouraged. It’s not a religious experience or a bible study, rather a forum for covering the bases that need covering in the life of a Kingdom man, and what goes on in the Man Cave, stays in the Cave.

Fortnightly on Wednesday at 7pm
Phone: Craig – 027 200 1100
Pat – 021 461 325

Sunny George & Angeline Gwanpua

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Doing life with others around good coffee and fellowship. Encouraging/supporting through the lows of life and celebrating with you in the highs.

Fortnightly on Wednesday at 6:30pm
Phone: Sunny George – 022 691 0367
Angeline – 021 077 1724

The Lakes
Nathan & Del Miller

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This group is for young adults to connect, make friends and grow in their faith. There is always plenty of fun and food and we are not afraid to tackle relevant issues and topics and look at what the Bible says about life. It is an interactive, safe space, where everyone is encouraged to participate, to pray for each other and to outwork an authentic faith in God. For school leavers through to late 20’s (including married with no children).

Fortnightly on Wednesday at 7:30pm
Phone: Nathan – 027 550 5020
Del – 027 459 5453

Welcome Bay
Bruce & Donna Cameron

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Social get together, friendship, support and encouragement for Welcome Bay and the surrounding area.

Fortnightly on Friday at 7pm
Phone: Bruce – 021 752 670
Donna – 021 042 9553

Phil Ackerley

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This group will give you an opportunity to discuss the Bible, faith, science, theology and philosophy.  It will be an opportunity to have conversation around these things in a safe place.  Not so much apologetics as a good conversation.

Fortnightly on Monday at 7pm on ZOOM
Phone: Phil – 021 511 691

Church Building
Pastor Trevor McDowell

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Growing relationship, connecting, having fun, and doing life together for over 60’s.  We have a range of activities from coffee mornings, movies, prayer, praise & worship, testimonies, devotions, and more.

Fortnightly on Thursday at 10am
Contact the office for info – 578 8903