Life groups are the heartbeat of Unite Church. We encourage everyone who calls Unite home to belong to one.

Life groups are a place to connect
know God - Know God is Good

It is easy to feel alone in a crowd. Life groups are an open door into the life of our church family. When you are in a life group you experience the love and strength of biblical community and find greater connection with God.

Life groups are a place to protect
Find Freedom - Home of Healing

Imagine someone you can call when you’re discouraged, someone to pray with when you are doubting, and someone who can teach you more about what God is like. Imagine a loving community of people who notice when you are away, gently sharpen you when you need it, and who help you share your faith with others. Life groups are a place where you are protected and supported; a place that offers a home of healing and helps you find freedom.

Life groups are a place to grow
Find Purpose - We All Grow Together

Life groups are a place you can be equipped to become more like Jesus and to live a faith-filled life. We believe that every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Life groups are a place where there are like-minded people who believe in you. This is how leaders are developed. We want to see you grow, flourish, and become all that God has called you to be!

Life groups are a place from which to go
make a difference - for the one

Every Unite Church ministry happens through life groups.  We are all about being for the one.  Life groups are a safe place to journey together as we find healing and serve our wider community.

Our first 2019 life group season will run from the week of Monday 11 February until the week ending Friday 12 April. Once a life group leader has confirmed a place in their group for you please feel free to trial that group for up to three weeks at the start of the season.

Please register your interest in joining a life group by completing and submitting the form at the bottom of this page.

Mixed Life Groups

Leader(s): Gary and Alex Sawyer + David and Kirsten Burr
Description: Young Adults
Meets: Wednesday 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Washington Valley, Nelson

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Leader(s): Jonathan Thorpe
Description: Internationals Discipleship
Meets: Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: The Wood

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Leader(s): Nathan and Josephine Gillette
Description: Family of all ages living life to the fullest together
Meets: Thursday 6pm - 8pm
Location: 8 Rosevale Place, Richmond

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Leader(s): Brian and Marie Munro + Terry and Melody Walbran
Description: Pitched for the Deaf but others welcome
Meets: Monday 11:45am - 2pm
Location: Unite Church

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Leader(s): Coral Haussmann and Pat Todd
Description: Seniors
Meets: Wednesday 1.30pm - 3pm
Location: Varies

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Leader(s): Elijah Burton and Dani Montauban
Description: Worship
Meets: Tuesday evening, time TBC
Location: Unite Church

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Leader(s): Meredith Thorpe
Description: Creative Catch-up: a small community of support in the often lonely world of bringing something new into being.
Meets: Wednesday 11:45am - 1pm
Location: Local cafes

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Leader(s): Brian Munro
Description: Supernatural Power Group
Meets: Thursday 7:30pm - 9 pm
Location: Unite Church

Women’s Life Groups

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Leader(s): Sue Cunningham
Description: Spiritual direction
Meets: Wednesday 7.30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Nelson area

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Leader(s): Jean Coyle and Marriett Vos
Description: Women of all ages
Meets: Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Ridgeway, Stoke

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Leader(s): Rebecca Hardiman and Meredith Thorpe
Description: Fun! All women welcome…an encouragement to bring a “non-churched” friend. We are open to activity ideas
Meets: Once a month in the evening, time TBC
Location: Varies

Men’s Life Group

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Leader(s): Mike Ball
Description: Men’s life group
Meets: Wednesday 7.30pm
Location: Unite Church

Youth

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Leader(s): Adan Soroka
Description: Youth
Meets: TBC
Location: TBC

INTERMEDIATE

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Leader(s): Shaun and Celeste Coles
Description: S.W.A.G. (“Saved with Amazing Grace”) for Intermediate-age
Meets: Sunday during 10am Church Service
Location: Unite Church

Children

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Leader(s): Karen Burton
Description: Life groups are a core part of our kids’ curriculum
Meets: Sunday during 10am Church Service
Location: Unite Church

Please register your interest in a life group here:

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