How to connect at Lifezone

“We are not a church with connect groups, we are a church of connect groups”

At Lifezone we have amazing Connect Groups. Join one to experience the benefits of being in an encouraging and caring community. 

How can we help you get connected?

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Blair & Kelly Vercoe 

Wednesdays // Weekly // 7:15pm // Pyes Pa // 029 293 2944

Our group mainly caters for couples. This term we are going through Danny Silk’s, Keep Your Love On.

Jacob & Rachel Ohlson

Wednesdays // Alternating guys & gals // 7:15 // Brookfield // 027 825 7285

We are a group for young families. We alternate men one week and ladies the next week.

Grant & Gail Williams

Tuesdays // Weekly // 7:30pm // Ohauiti // 021 151 5654

Our group is for all ages and all walks of life. We like to cultivate relationships along with studying the Bible, so coffee and cake are important. 

Tony Fish

Wednesdays // Weekly // 7:30pm // Greerton // 022 610 7033 

Men’s Group. We have done away with traditional format and thrown out the sofas and beanbags in favour of sawhorses and work benches. Bring along a project, or work on someone else’s. Talk with the blokes wihout having to look at them. We are currently going back to basics with discipleship fundamentals, teaching the commandments of Jesus. 

Jeremy & Becks Opie + Mike & Charlie Shadbolt

Mondays // Weekly // 6:30pm // Gate Pa // 022 160 4249

We’re a mixed group of 20s, tertiary students and families with school aged children. We share a meal together and this is followed by a study.

Vinzent & Sarah Hoeft

Mondays // Weekly // 7:15pm // Brookfield // 021 085 20961

A Connect Group for anyone who wants to pray together in community.

Matt & Hannah Ross

Tuesdays // Weekly // 6:30pm // Bethlehem // 021 065 7526

We are a group of 25-30 year olds who get together for a potluck dinner and fellowship.

Daphne Wright

Tuesdays // Weekly // 3:00pm // Greerton //  07 578 2748

An older group of retired ladies, widows & singles. We always start our time together with afternoon tea over which we mention any items for prayer and then have a time of prayer before we watch a study.

Greg & Chrissy Stewart

Wednesdays // Weekly // 6:30pm // Maungatapu // 021 331 149

We cater for all ages. new Christians and non-Christians, neighbours and all cultures.


Tim & Sharman Marsh

Thursdays // Weekly // 7:30pm // Bethlehem // 027 345 4034

55+ group, churched and unchurched.

Phil & Sandy Radford

Wednesdays // Weekly // 7:30pm // Bethlehem // 027 430 3306 

Caters for 50+ couples.


Scott & Abby McCulloch

Wednesdays // Fortnightly // 7pm – 8:30pm // Parkvale // 027 663 1966

“House Party” Connect Group for 15-18 year olds at Scott and Abby’s house every second Wednesday.

Jeff & Pam Hill

Fridays // Weekly // 7:30pm // Brookfield // 021 02671261

Karen Jenkins & Kylie Brown

Once a month // Judea // 027 539 8799

A Connect Group for busy women who would like to spend time in a creative space interpreting, exploring and delving deeper into our understanding of our own faith, and what it means to be part of the fabric of Christ. Many of us once did or always wanted to use our creative skills more, come dressed prepared for paint splatter.

Juliet Holdaway

Thursdays // Weekly // 1pm // Pyes Pa // 021 112 5913

Womens  group.

Wendy Christie

Wednesdays // Weekly // 10am-4pm // The Lakes // 021 067 7056

Do you have compassion for PNG schoolgirls/women who have no provision for their periods? If so join me every week to meet and discuss lifestyle issues whilst we sew, cut, pin, mark and complete sanitary kits. We are now a group of  8 ladies – all ages and walks of life.

Keep Your Love On!

Sundays // Weekly // 11.30am-1.30pm // Lifezone // 021 129 4019

‘Keep Your Love On’ by Danny Silk is a series which gives you simple, effective tools to help you have healthy, real, meaningful and safe relationships. The format will be a shared lunch followed by teaching and discussion over five Sundays at Lifezone church. Starting on the 20th October this group will be hosted by David and Wendy McQuoid. 

Child minding by some of the youth may be available.

Early Morning Prayer

 Thursdays // Weekly // 6:30am // Lifezone Church // 021 085 20961

Get together to pray for a variety of topics. Contact Vini for more info.

Martin Swart

Tuesdays // Weekly // 6:30 – 8pm // Lifezone Church // 020 4103 1286

A Connect Group which will focus on Bible prophecy. The group will be looking at current events and news happening around the world and Israel according to Bible prophecy. It will also discuss Bible prophecy and how it effects and applies to believers and non-believers.

Living Well – Women’s ministry

We would like to invite any ladies who want to dig deeper into God’s Word, while being part of an awesome group of like minded women of God.
TUESDAYS AT LIFEZONE 9.30am – 11.30am
We spread out one week of study into two weeks to enable our busy working ladies and Mums to really dig into the study and therefore we all get a lot more out of it, and levels of study are optional.
We encourage Mums and little ones to come along, we love the babies and of course, there are lots of “Aunties” to share the care. We would love to see some new faces.
Please phone either Linda 0272382779 or Marie 02102276347 to find out more.

Welcome lounge // Cafe Connect

The Cafe is a great area to make connections. If you are attending for the first time, fill out a connection card and you will get a free hot drink at the cafe.

Connect Lunches

On the 4th Sunday of each Month, Pastor Steve and Carlene Murray host the connect lunch at their place in Pyes Pa. This provides a platform or you to connect with both long time lifezoners and other new to lifezone.

Contact us here for more information

Connection Card

Fill out a connection card and get into our contact directory. We will send you a welcome letter with important information and give you a call to see how we can best help you to connect.



“Church is not built on the gifts and talents of a few, but on the sacrifice of many”

We love our volunteers. One of Lifezone’s core beliefs is “Here to Serve.” Serving engages your God-given gifts and helps make a big church feel smaller. You can make a difference as you live for Jesus and Share His Love. Click the button below. 

Financial Giving 

We see tithing as an act of worship that expresses our gratitude, faith, and love for God and others. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34. Here are a few ways to give:

1. AP & INTERNET BANKING: To help you set up your AP for regular giving, or to make a one-off donation via internet banking, our account no is: 02-0466-0212232-00

2. CASH/CHEQUE: Cash and cheques may be placed in the offering envelope, marked with amount/earmark and placed in the offering container during Sunday’s service. Cheques can be made out to Lifezone Church and sent to 7 Oak Lane, Judea, Tauranga 3110.

3. EFTPOS: The eftpos machine is available to use at the Cafe.