Here at Tauranga Elim we place value on being connected. We love getting together at our Sunday services and we also 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 strongly encourage you to consider joining a Connect Group. There is a number of Connect Groups in different locations offering a variety interests and styles. We are sure you can find one to be part of.

CONNECT GROUP SIGN UP SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY

BIBLE STUDY CONNECT
Brookfield
Zanda & Abigail Perano

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Come and get excited again about God’s Word in a warm, family atmosphere.  We’ll be working through John and rediscovering the refreshment of connections with the rest of the Bible. (No children please but everyone else is welcome)

Fortnightly on Tuesdays at 7pm
Phone: Abigail – 021 0821 6153

BUSINESS CONNECT
Bethlehem
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

YOUNG ADULTS
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).

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

CONNECTIONS
Bethlehem
Brian & Tania Ingram

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A place to support and encourage each other on our journeys.

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

COFFEE, BOOKS & AFTERTHOUGHTS
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.

Saturday @ 10:30am – monthly
Phone: Del – 027 459 5453

FOOD & FELLOWSHIP
Maungatapu
Evelyn Russell

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Come and share a meal together and encourage one another through conversation, the bible and prayer.

Fortnightly on Thursday at 7pm
Phone: Evelyn – 021 190 0710

LAKES CONNECT
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

PRAYER GROUP
Church Building
Gemma Tong

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We will take this opportunity to speak and declare into prayer needs through Word and Holy Spirit inspired prayer. We will engage with the Word and the Spirit to take our requests, petitions and prophetic visions to new levels. We want to serve our community and church with the ministry of prayer.

Fortnightly on Tuesday at 7pm
Phone: Gemma – 027 844 4888

PAPAMOA CONNECT
Papamoa
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 7pm
Sunny George – 022 691 0367

ARROWHEADS
Tauriko
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 – 027 287 3300 – Ps Trevor

MAN CAVE CENTRAL
Tauriko
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 in the Man Cave, stays in the Cave.

Fortnightly on Wednesday at 7pm
Phone: Craig – 027 2000 1100
Pat – 021 461 325

LADIES CONNECT GROUP
Pyes Pa
Ps Debbie McDowell

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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.

Fortnightly on Tuesday at 7.30pm
Phone: Ps Debbie  – 027 329 8483

SIXTY PLUS
Church Building
Pastor Trevor McDowell

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Growing relationship, connecting and 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

KICK BACK & CONNECT
Various Venues
Andrew & Jess Richardson

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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