What Should I Expect?
The goal of joining a group is to grow in your walk with Jesus—with people that can support you in taking your next steps. We believe life is better when you live in community. Take a look and see what jumps out at you.
Shed X Community Gym
ShedX, is a community gym that is all about helping people live a healthy balanced life. ShedX values inclusiveness, and welcomes people from all walks of life. Our Trail Buster events are ShedX initiatives. For more information and class times, check out their Facebook Page www.fb.com/ShedxFitness
The Friendship Group
Formerly known as Sixties Plus, now anyone is welcome. Any age group. If you are looking for connection and fun during the week, here is a group that gathers to do just that. More information here.
We run parenting Toolbox classes as well as Life Groups that are focused on the varied experiences of parenting. Gather with those that understand what life looks like for you. Email Brigitte Bagg to find a group near you.
EPIC Parents Life Group
A fortnightly group for parents to gather, share experiences, get some good tips about parenting and relationships. If you have preschoolers, you’re welcome to leave them with our childminders in the room next door (for a small donation).
Building Awesome Whanau
A great course by The Parenting Place, which we run at Papsda every year. Email Brigitte Bagg to find out when the next course is happening.
Every Wednesday during school term from 9:00am-11.30am in the community hall at Papsda. Footsteps Preschool (which is next-door to Papsda) runs an epic community playgroup for 0-5 year olds and their parents/caregivers. Come along with a gold cold donation and enjoy the experience!
Saturday Morning Discussion Groups
Discussion groups happen at Papsda at 9.30am-10:30am every Saturday morning (concurrently with children’s environments). If you are just beginning to read the Bible or if you have been a student of the Bible for a long time, you will be sure to find a discussion that helps you grow in your walk with Jesus. When you visit us, talk to the team at Guest Central to find the right group for you.
We believe that God has designed us to live in community—to do life together. In a big church, this kind of community happens best in smaller groups, we call these Life Groups. We have groups that suit every person and every lifestyle—ladies, men, teen, youth, fitness, mums. Life Groups are the friends you grow, laugh and serve with. Download a full list of Papsda Life Groups that you can plug into here.
SOLID is a 10-week health and life program in Clendon, South Auckland, that runs four times a year and is open to anyone in the community. Each weekly session commences with a kick-boxing or box-fit class, followed by a classroom session where participants learn key life skills such as anger and stress management, communication, family budgeting and community citizenship. Contact Karl Saifoloi for full information.