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.

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:  Ps Trevor – 027 287 3300

BUSINESS CONNECT
Bethlehem
Andy & Jude White

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Our aim is that by connecting, we can encourage, pray and support each other in the unique challenges and responsibilities that we face as business owners, the self-employed and those getting into businessfulfilling 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 – 7pm
Phone: Andy – 027 474 5103
Jude – 027 220 6333

CAMERA CONNECT
Various
Malcolm Horne

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Venue and meeting place will change, basically twice a month – 1 x month on a Tuesday pm and 1 x month on a Saturday morning.  Time and location to be advised.

Tuesday / Saturday
Phone: Malcolm Horne – 027 603 9602

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.

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

CONNECTIONS
Bethlehem Heights
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

KICK BACK & RELAX FAMILY CONNECT
Various Venues
Andrew & Jess Richardson

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A 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.

Fortnightly on a Saturday or Sunday
Phone: Jess  – 027 579 5159

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 on in the Man Cave, stays in the Cave.

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

PRAYER GROUP
Church Building
Gemma Tong

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Let’s get together and pray; for our families, our city and our nation.  Let us lift God’s Name high together.    2 Chronicles 7:14.   

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

RIVERS OF LIVING WATER
Prayer Room at Church
Trevor & Christel Clarke

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Practical course for believers who want to learn more about divine healing and praying for the sick and seeing people healed.  We will be sharing the Word, have discussions and prayer times during sessions.

Weekly on Sunday – 4.30pm
Phone: Christel – 022 085 1478

STUDY THE WORD CONNECT
McLaren Falls
Christel Clarke

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A connect group for young women who want to share a meal and study the Word.

Weekly on Wednesday at 6pm – Potluck Dinner
Contact Christel  – 022 085 1478

TABLE TENNIS CONNECT
Ohauiti
Garth Collings

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Good coffee, honest sharing, fun table tennis, take home “thot” (a small thought to inspire the rest of the week). More suitable to age 50+. Spaces limited.

Fortnightly on Wednesday at 7.17pm
Contact Garth  – 027 828 8940

WORK IN PROGRESS CONNECT
Church Building
Clare Hamilton

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Come and enjoy each other’s company while you work on your latest project.  Any mediums and styles welcome.  If you can, please bring along your own materials and tools.  We will have a small selection of pens, pencils and paper to complete a still life if you don’t currently have a work in progress or are just starting out.  We will begin with a short time of sharing/testimony, followed by time to get creative.

Fortnightly on Monday at 7pm
Contact Clare  – 022 341 6215

60+ CONNECT
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