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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Battle of the Mind

LOCATION 1: Annette, Steve, Kumi - WEDNESDAY 6:30pm
LOCATION 2: Sam & Linda Anstiss - WEDNESDAY 6:30pm
LOCATION 4: Ian & Sophie @ Kloosterboers - TUESDAY 7pm
LOCATION 5: Duncan & Ainsley @ Cottons - WEDNESDAY 7:30pm
LOCATION 6: Lanes - MONDAYS 7:30pm
LOCATION 7: Cherry & Jen @ McGuires - THURSDAY 9:30am
LOCATION 8: Diproses - TUESDAY 7:30pm
LOCATION 9: Pounds - TUESDAY 7:30pm

4 week course starting Term 4 covering topics: Burnout, fear, depression and grief. Nine different locations, register your interest above NOW. 


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.


Bible Study, Fellowship & Food

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

Potluck dinner followed by Bible study. All welcome. 


Young Adults

12 Brigitte View, Snells Beach
Contact: Josh and Lou Perkins

Our lovely group of young adults meets every Wednesday evening from 7:30-9:30. If you are aged 18-30(ish) then this is the group for you.  We’re all about fun and being open, honest and real in following Jesus together. Whether you have followed God for a long time, or don’t even know who God is, come along and hang out with us. See you there lovely people! 


Sunday Lunch Connect

SUNDAY MIDDAY - starting 2nd week of August
LOCATION: 61 Goodall Road, Snells Beach
CONTACT: Sally & Paul Carstensen 022 046 9233

Do you want to make some new friends or hang out with old ones and just chat over a meal? The Carstensen’s invite you to come to their home and enjoy a relaxed pot luck lunch together after church on Sundays. Open to all, just bring some food and drink to share.


Risky Business

WEDNESDAY 7:30pm - starting 1st of August
LOCATION: 26 Willjames Ave, Algies Bay
CONTACT: Lyndon & Angela Reiff

We will be spending our evening sharing about our ‘Risky’ faith and discussing Sunday’s sermon - listening to one another and cheering each other on to live ‘risky faith’.  We’ll have great coffee, great food and a warm welcome.   


Risky Business #2

THURSDAY 6:30pm - starting 2nd of August
LOCATION: 35 Sandspit Road, Warkworth
CONTACT: Sheralyn Cotton

We’ll meet at 6:30pm for casual conversation over a potluck dinner (or 7:30pm if you can't make it earlier). We will be spending our evening sharing about our ‘Risky’ faith and discussing Sunday’s sermon - listening to one another and cheering each other on to live ‘risky faith’. With an emphasis on praying and outworking whatever adventures God brings our way.   


Exploring Prayer and Prophecy

LOCATION: 21 Brampton Road, Snells Beach
CONTACT: Sophie 

Since Jesus is ‘The Word and  His words are Spirit and Life, and because the Spirit of Prophecy is the testimony of Jesus’, we propose the formation of a new connect group based on prophecy.  Our aim is to develop in our stewardship of the grace of prophecy as the Holy Spirit administers it; to deepen our faith to receive and deliver it so we can better represent the Living Jesus to others.


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


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