Small Groups

Life in community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships can be hard to find. So no matter what you’re into, create community and share your life by joining a Small Group.

Small Groups are where we can come together and be our real selves, a place where we can find freedom, friends and family. Whether you’re tackling a new season, trying to spice up your life or just wanting to help each other grow, there’s a group for you.

Most run for 8-10 weeks during the school term and exist to help you grow. Just like most things, you won’t know until you try, so fill out a form and join a Small Group today!

Join a Small Group

We believe God wants every person to experience freedom while here on earth, and He designed us to find freedom and healing in relationship with others. So let’s create community, celebrate each other, support one another and come together to find freedom and make a difference. Discover how lives are changed in Small Groups and how you can get involved.

View available Small Groups here

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Become a Leader

You don’t need to have it all together to lead a Small Group—you just have to be willing to let God use you. God has an incredible way of using a variety of people to accomplish His goals. We often think it takes a specific type of person to be a great teacher or dynamic leader, but God is far more interested in your availability to Him than your natural abilities. If you’re a first-time leader, join us for Small Group training. We believe God uses Small Groups to change people’s lives, and as a leader, you get to be a part of that.

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List of Small Groups

Botany Campus

Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Young Adults Indoor SoccerElim GymKish ProctorMon 7:00pm (Fortnightly)
Young Adults 25+OrmistonLloyd &

Jamey Ratnaraja

Mon 7.00pm
Men’s MinistryElim ChapelGeorge PattersonMon 7:30pm
Little FamiliesBotanyCheve & Jarred CornwellMon 6:30pm (Fortnightly)
Family, Food & FellowshipGolflandsAdri & Emile RossouwMon 6:00pm
Women’s Networking GroupBotanyAnna-Marie De BeerMon 11:00am
Young Adult Mixed GroupPakuranga/Manukau (Alternating)Laura & Kirby Vosloo and Kerry & Mark FindlayMon 7:00pm
Young Adult Guys BasketballElim GymSacha Dube & Josh RaoMon 7:30pm
Contemplative Prayer GroupBucklands BeachPaul CrowhurstMon 7:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Women’s PrayerElim ManurewaSheila GovenderTues 10:00am
Adults 40 +PakurangaHector & Vilma PearsonTues 7:00pm
Bible Study Adults 40+Cockle BayBilly GeorgeTues 7:30pm
Deeper Still (ELC L3 2022 Group)OnlineFiona DanielsTues 7.00pm
Married Men With Kids – 30-40yrsCockle BayChris MaxwellTues 7.00pm (Fortnightly)
Couples GroupMangere EastManuel & JPTues 7:00pm (Fortnightly)
Craft GroupElim ChapelChristine AngellTues 9.30am
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Women’s Coffeeplus 50+BotanyHeather SmallWed 10:00am
Afrikaans Family GroupHighland ParkJohan & Val van NiekerkWed 7:00pm
iBelong WomenBucklands BeachAlrika PretoriusWed 7:30pm (Fortnightly)
Bible Study – WomenBucklands BeachAlrika PretoriusWed 7:30pm (Fortnightly)
Adults 50+HowickRichard & Denise DevineWed 7:30pm (Fortnightly)
Into the Word OnlineOnlineHeather SmallWed 7:30pm
Womens PrayerOnlineSheila GovenderWed 7:00pm
Afrikaans Family GroupBucklands BeachPieter & Adele van TonderWed 6.30pm
Young Adult Guys PrayerElim BotanyDean OxfordWeds 6:30am
Little ExplorersElim BotanyMichaela ElderWeds 10:00am
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
SeniorsElim ChapelChristine GrayThurs 10:00am
Pilates – Exercising for HealthBotanyGwin BallThurs 12:45pm
Korean Bible StudyOnlineLynne ParkThurs 7:00pm (Fortnightly)
BusinessMcDonalds BotanyTim SymonsThurs 7:00am (Fortnightly)
CouplesFlat BushMark & Shayne NaidooThurs 7:30pm (Fortnightly)
Worship & PrayerGolflandsElaine BohmThurs 7pm
Bible StudyCockle BayRuby Widyana & Wayne LeeThurs 7:30pm (Fortnightly)
Young Adults VolleyballElim GymTheo KathagenThurs 7:30pm (Fortnightly)
Little ExplorersElim BotanyMichaela ElderThurs 10:00am
Retired Men’s Support GroupBotanyRichard DevineThurs 10:00am
Living Life TogetherBotanySteven Eng & Evan DaviesThurs 7:30pm (Fortnightly)
Parent Support of Neuro-Diverse ChildrenElim BotanyMickey CalvertThurs 7:00pm (Monthly)
International Student SupportBotanyJanice WuThurs 1:00pm
Women’s Bible Study & FellowshipHowickChristine de LangeThurs 7:00pm
Young Couples – Engaged or MarriedHighland ParkShannon and Callan Gregory-HuntThurs 7:30pm
Young Evimero WomenGolflandsJo De BeerThurs 7:00pm
His Girl’s Women’s GroupFlat BushVanessa BlaauwThurs 6:30pm
Young Adult Girl’s PrayerBotanyEmily TaylorThurs 6:30am
Young Adult WomenBotany/Newmarket (Alternating)Saajidah Shabnam & Esther PhillipsThurs 7:00pm
Young Adults ApologeticsBotanyNathan MillsThurs 7:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
FamiliesBotanyGillian Bertram & Jennie SchulzeFri 7:30pm
Adults 40+Flat BushLeonard SwarnadhipathiFri 7:30pm
Korean Families with KidsHowickHye Won & Rael KimFri 7:30pm (Fortnightly)
Families with Older TeenagersWhitfordVictor & Chay CarterFri 7:30pm
Mixed 40+Half Moon BayNick & Evelyn LiewFri 8:00pm
Family ConnectionMangere EastJessica MartinFri 7:00pm
FamiliesBotany DownsChris & Karen BethwaiteFri 7:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Arise & ShineOutdoorsColin & Satya WebsterSat 9:00am (Fortnightly)
Ladies SupportBotanyAdele ChaseSat 9:30am
Life Support GroupHowickTracy-Ann KimberSat 9:00am (Fortnightly)
Young FamiliesFlat BushDaniel Tsai & Silas SiewSat 10:00am (Fortnightly)
Young FamiliesBeachlandsRon & Dini LalSat 3:00pm (Fortnightly)
FamiliesGolflandsRuth LiSat 7:00pm
Worship in Spirit and in TruthElim BotanyMalcolm YoungSat 1:00pm (Monthly)
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Young FamiliesBotanyNelson Chong & Zoe TanSun 2:00pm (Fortnightly)
Families GroupNorthparkTim & Karen SymonsSun 5:00pm (Fortnightly)
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
FamiliesNew MarketViki & Ruth VignarajahMon 7:30pm
FamiliesNew Lynn (West)Raj & VeniFri 7:30pm
FamiliesMt Roskill (Central)Kugatheesan & AmuthaFri 7:30pm
FamiliesPakuranga (South)Viki & Ruth VignarajahFri 7:30pm
FamiliesMt Wellington (East)Jeyanathan & JessieFri 7:30pm
SeniorsElim ChapelVictor & Lydia RagupathySat 10:00am
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Chosen WomenBucklands BeachJanice WuSat 7:00pm
Devoted Mother’s GroupOnlineChristy WuWed 10:00am
Bible Study GroupElim ChapelApril JiangWed 12:30pm
Mixed over 30’s (Cantonese)Botany DownsKatie ChanWed 7:45pm
Ladies GroupGolflandsWendy WeiThur 10:00am
MenGolflandsNorman Huang & David WeiSat 7:30pm
FamilyNorthparkMr Bill Zeng, Ms Jing GuanMon 7:30pm
FamiliesGolflandsRuth LiSat 7:00pm
Women’s Flag DancingElim ChapelChristince ShuaiSat 1:00pm(Fortnightly)
Chinese Worship & PrayerElim ChapelEthan ChenSat 1:00pm(Monthly)
Korean Group: Reading the Bible DailyOnlineKyung-a Jeong (Amee)Daily TBD

City Campus

Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Mandarin Bible StudyChurch CafeMandarin Bible Study7:00-9:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Elim City Worship TeamElim City AuditoriumDaniel Bell7:00-9:00pm
Mandarin PreSchool FamiliesOnlineJason & Maggie7:30-9:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Urban Kids Music Preschool TeamChurch auditoriumJayde Galbraith10:00-11:15am
East DwellersStonefieldsRuth Downes7:30-9:30pm
North Shore Home GroupBrowns BayBen & Kat Chisholm6:30-8:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
L3 Group – Live, Love, LaughCentral SuburbsDaniel & Rozanne7:00-9:00pm
Pt ChevMt AlbertShekinah & Jacob7:00-9:00pm
Convos & ConnectChurch CafeShane Huang6:30-8:30pm
Mandarin Home GroupRemueraMichelle & Alex7:00-9:00pm
FitnessCityFitness Gym Queen StSanjay Chauhan7:00-8:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Urban LifeChurch cafeDavid & Linda7:00-9:00pm
Jeremy & Robin’s GroupCentral SuburbsJeremy & Robin5:00-7:00pm
Saturday SproutsChurch upstairsEdison & Jamie, Tommy & Jasmine10:30am-12:30pm
BadmintonRemueraHanna Njo9:00-11:00am
African FellowshipElim City or OnlineTom & Margaret Akoro7:30-9:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
AlphaChurch UpstairsSaaj & Daphne1:00-3:00pm
Young Adults LunchCentral CityJamie & Sophia12:30-2:00pm
Boy BandChurchFloyd Narbey1:00-2:00pm

Manurewa Campus

Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Bible Study – The LighthouseClendon ParkGary & Eseta CossilTues 7pm
The House of PrayerElim ManurewaAlicia GatauaTues 4:30pm
Prayer & IntercessionElim ManurewaSheila GovenderTues 10am
Happy CampersElim ManurewaRia Van RooyenTues 7pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Kia KahaElim ManurewaJake StowersWed 7pm
Soup KitchenElim ManurewaRaewyn DanielsWed 8:30am
Midweek Women’s Group17b Arthur Rd Hill ParkLaulima HansenWed 7pm
Worship TeamElim ManurewaDave RobsonWed 7pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Men’s ConnectManurewaCraig HansenThur 7pm
Women’s ConnectElim ManurewaAwhina PiripiThur 10am
Breaking Bread12e Jutland Road, ManurewaHadassah Wharawhara & Tasha PerrettThur 7pm
Basics58 Paihia RoadDaniel ConnellThur 6:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
EvergreensManurewaClive and Sybil RinquestFri 10am
Oxygen YouthElim ManurewaTony FaifaiFri 7pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Coffee & ChristSongbird CafeJake StowersSat 9:30am
Coffee & ConnectTBCHayley & Don LafaeleSat 10:30am
Menz CoffeeElim ManurewaVasu Subramoney & Collin PillaySat 8:30am
Elim CarbootElim ManurewaMalvina & Tony ZaineySat 6am
Healing RoomsOnlinePragasi NaickerSat 10am (Fortnightly)
Art & InspirationElim ManurewaRia Van RooyenSat 10am
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
YA GatheringElim ManurewaLuke & Stephanie AndradeSun 7pm

Online Campus

Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Working MumsOnlineTash Zyzalo7:30pm (Fortnightly)
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Into the Word OnlineOnlineHeather Small7:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
WomensOnlinePhilippa Newman7:00pm (Fortnightly)
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time

Papakura Campus

Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Mums & MinisPapakuraSigourney S10:00-12:00pm
Young AdultsChurchZayne P & Jordyn T7:30-9:00pm
2 Parts Hydrogen(13-19 Years old)OpahekeAndrew T7:00-8:30pm
Guys Bible Study ConnectionChurchAaron M7:30-9:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Faith & FellowhshipMt. WellingtonTamzin F7:30-9:30pm
Healing PowerRosehillHeidi B7:15-8:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Valiant ManPapakuraAndrew Y7:00-9:00pm
Know and GrowOpahekeMike & Jo G7:30-9:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Elim MusicChurchAmber H10:00-11:30am
Afrikaans SpeakingKarakaChristo & Ann6:30-9:00pm
Alpha Marriage CourseOnlineMark & Debbie7:00-9:00pm
Alpha CourseChurchJoel & Emma Y7:30-9:00pm
Worship & ProductionChurchTim B7:00-9:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Oxygen YouthChurchJP7:00-9:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Guys Coffee CatchupDruryJosh W & Andrew D9:00-11:00am
Food ConnectionOpahekeShara H10:30am-12:00pm
Women’s WorkoutRay Small ParkAnna F8:45-9:45am
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Intermediates Junior Leadership Program (JLP)ChurchSamuel V11:45-12:30pm
Teen Girls (13-19)ChurchEmma Y11:30am-12:30pm
Families Small GroupPapakuraFetu’u/Mari & Karl/Ruby12:30-3:00pm
Harvie’s HarvestWhitfordArron H1:00-3:00pm

Pukekohe Campus


Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Men’s Group (Fortnightly)PukekoheJarrod Saunders7:00pm
Pukekohe ConnectPukekoheMurray & Katherine Nicklin6:30pm
Ladies Connect GroupPukekoheSam Anderson7:00pm
Young Adults – School LeaversPukekoheScott Anderson7:00pm


Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Love in ActionPukekoheGrant Prodger7:00pm
Empty NestersPukekoheMark & Katie Devenish7:00pm
Lost & FoundPukekoheKate Rushworth6:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Praise & Play Mum’s GroupPukekoheSacha Johnston10:00am
SeniorsPukekohePeter & Lynn Gordon10:00am
Creative TeamPukekoheMatt Taylor7:00pm
Youth BandPukekoheJosh Kumar5:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
PrayerPukekoheDarryl Booth6:00am
Pokeno ConnectPokenoPaulus & Marizanne Weingartz7:00
Worship Nights with PrayerPukekoheRuth & Richard7:30pm
OxygenPukekoheBailey Booth
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Young FamiliesPaerataTim & Steph Schanknecht10:00am

Whangārei Campus

Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Women’s Bible StudyElimMandy Chapman-Smith1:00pm (Fortnightly)


Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Young AdultsElimKaitlin Cochran7:00pm
Families & ParentingElimPhil & Cindy Cochran5:15pm (Fortnightly)
Men’s Bible StudyElimMike de Vetter7:00pm


Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Bible StudyOnerahiElaine Short1:30pm
Freedom in ChristElimPaul Shepherd & Matt Dodd7:00pm
Mixed Bible StudyMaunuJim & Beth Wright7:00pm
Men’s Bible StudyTikipungaTenda Gono & Dan Roose7:00pm
Mixed Bible StudyOne Tree PointMike & Jenny Stacey7:00pm (Fortnightly)
ADA Support GroupElimMike & Charmaine Oelofsen7:00pm (Fortnightly)
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Women’s Hebrew StudiesElimLin Schoonderwood & Ngaio McGee11.00am (Fortnightly)
Mum’s Bible StudyKensingtonTara Adams1.00pm (Fortnightly)
Mixed Bible StudyKamoWayne & Leanne Bray7.30pm
Women’sTikipungaKath Adair6.30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Men’s Bible StudyMorningsideSimme Schoonderwood12.00pm
OxygenElimJaden Hatch7.00pm
Voltage ChargedElimMikaela Singleton4.30pm (Fortnightly)


Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Growth TrackElimMatt DoddSunday 9:00am
AlphaElimDale & Ramah RoseSunday 11.30am
Games Small GroupRiversideTarchia Joll2nd Sunday of the Month 4:00pm

West Campus

Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Scripture & SnacksHendersonAlison & Helen Koller7:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Mums & BubsHendersonEpenesa Harwood10:00am
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Super SeniorsHendersonGlenda & Don Twist10:00am
Worship & CreativeHendersonDominique Fourie7:30pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Oxygen YouthHendersonManu Prasad7:30pm
Bible StudyHendersonChris & Trudi Woite6:00pm
Couples CatchupsHendersonMichelle & Gary Heslop7:00pm
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Elim MenHendersonPhil Bene8:00am
Type of GroupLocationLeader(s)Day & Time
Young AdultsHendersonConnor Redfearn1:00pm