Connect Groups

Connect Groups are a key value to the life of Mahurangi Vineyard Church. We weren’t made to be alone, we were made to share and be in relationship.

Connect Groups in Mahurangi Vineyard are a place to do life together with people you know and maybe some new friends.  Together we learn and grow as we delve in to what it is to Love God, Love People and Love Life. Don’t miss out on the rich experience of doing this as part of a Connect Group.

We have a range of Connect Groups, some carry on and others are only for the duration of the school term and then new ones start.

Below is a list of the current connect groups, please sign up below or text/email the leader if you’d like more information. 


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Vineyard DNA

WARKWORTH @ Sheralyn & Lee Cotton’s, 35 Sandspit Road - WEDNESDAY, 7:30pm - FULL
ALGIES BAY @ Rachel & Andrew McCulloch’s, 65 Athol Place - TUESDAY, 7:30pm
ALGIES BAY @ The Chapmans, 68 Willjames Ave - MONDAY, 5:30pm, pot luck dinner to share, kids welcome! - PLEASE NOTE: Starts Monday 6 May
SNELLS BEACH @ the Kloosterboers, run by Sophie & Ian Foote, 21 Brampton Road - TUESDAY, 7pm
SNELLS BEACH @ the Raney’s, 19 Koru Place - TUESDAY, 7:30pm

With so many of you new to our church family, no time like the present to explore who we are as a Vineyard church and what that means for each of us. What do we value? What are our distinctives? Why do we do what we do? How can we better follow the examples of Jesus in loving well?

We believe it will be significant, not only for those new to the church, but also for those of us who have been around for a while as we are reminded of our DNA.

We will cover topics such as: What is the Vineyard? What is the Kingdom of God? Everyone Gets to Play, Come, Holy Spirit, Remember the Poor, What is Worship? Our Values, Our Practices

Our heart's desire is that we would journey through the term together. The Vineyard DNA will be the focus of our Connect Groups as well as our Sunday morning sermons. We will be inviting different voices from the Vineyard Movement throughout NZ to speak to us and we know it’s going to be good!


The Classics

Location: 380 Mahurangi East Road
Contact: Steve 021 276 7687 or Annette 027 753 8739

All ages welcome. Starting with a bring and share meal, followed by a Bible study from 7:30-8:30pm.


Men’s Group

TUESDAY, 7:45pm
Location: Upstairs @ the Baptist Church
Contact: Matt
021 1488 489

We have about 6-12 guys from various church's that come along. All men are welcome. The core reason for the group is to create a platform for men to share, be encouraged and equipped to battle the high's and lows of every day life.

The Book of Ephesians

Location: 50 Kauri Crescent
Contact: Linda
425 4306

Digesting and discussing the book of Ephesians. All ages and stages welcome.

24 Lemons - Motor Racing Team

TUESDAY 7pm - starting up on 5th February
Location: Elley's in Algies Bay, contact mark for address details
Contact: Steve Pound - 022 198 6695, & Mark Elley - 027 672 5126,

This connect group is open to Men, Women and Teenagers. It is focused on building relationships.

It’s all about:
• Fun
• Friendship
• Family

The connect group will build up a $1000 lemon of a car into a race car. Race prepping it, painting it, testing it ......there is lots to do. Next year we will race the car in the 24 hour LeMons race which is a motor racing event held at Hampton Downs racing circuit just south of Auckland. The events main aim is charitable - raising money for Cancer research.

We will need a team of 5 drivers and we are hoping for a large support crew. You don’t need any previous motor racing experience or even car experience. We are looking for a group of people that are willing to have fun together and work together as a team. We need willing helpers to do a large range of tasks

• Design and visual art - develop a theme - creatives
• Administration - keeping records and communication, organising stuff
• Pitt crew - keep the car running, all in good time
• Support team - everything else


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