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 the leader if you’d like more information.


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THURSDAY mornings, starting March 8
Location: TBC
Contact: Jen Sands 021 027 47435

A women’s group following a 5 week study by Priscilla Shirer... “One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to cease from all the activities and just breathe... if you are weary, worn out and exhausted, the concept of Sabbath with change your life.” Check it out on We’d love to have you join us!


WEDNESDAY, 6:15-7am
Location: The Factory, 3/1 Hamatana Road, Snells Beach
Contact: Lyndon
 021 99 6465

“I am convinced that our constant activity is fruitless without first making that humble act of kneeling to pray.  I am convinced that prayer is not only our greatest privilege, but also our greatest strength of power” - Pete Greig

A time to come together and seek God for one another, our church, our community, our country and our world.


The Classics

Location: 380 Mahurangi East Road - 14 Feb
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.


Bible Study, Fellowship & Food

Location: 50 Kauri Crescent, Snells Beach
Contact: Linda 0212370237

Potluck dinner followed by Bible study. All welcome. 


Craft Beer and Pizza

SUNDAY (fortnightly) 4-7pm, started on February 4
Contact: Melody 021 303 627

Come celebrate home brewed craft beer and hand made pizza with us, over some causal & sometimes profound conversation. This will be weather dependent, text if the weather looks bad and you want to confirm the group is on. 


Out There

WEDNESDAY 6pm starting February 21
LOCATION: Meet outside Snells Beach Shopping Centre carpark
CONTACT: Rachel McCulloch
021 0253 5920 

A casual running/biking group, finishing with a beer at the pub if you so desire. Cyclists  and runners (or walkers) will set out once we’re all there. Depending on fitness levels, we may split into different groups and beginners most welcome! Follow our FB group for the update to date details:


24 Lemons - Motor Racing Team

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