Connect 2019 confirmed for Ohope on Te Maungarongo Marae

Connect marae

We are delighted to confirm that Connect 2019 will be on our church marae at Ohope Beach, 4pm 19 July – 2pm 21 July 2019.

Staying on our marae will be an amazing shared experience for us, and on top of the usual Connect experience, we will grow our understanding of our churches bi-cultural commitment.

We acknowledge getting to Ohope isn’t as easy as a major centre, but we will be helping with a free shuttle service from Tauranga Airport and travel subsidies for people traveling from distance.

Participants will have several accommodation options available for Connect 2019, from the authentic marae sleeping experience, through bunk rooms in the adjacent Ohope Christian Camp and to a series of bach’s and airbnb’s

Connect is:


This year we will have 4 keynotes and over 30 theoretical, theological and practical workshops. Each session is led by someone who researches it, teaches it or lives it.


Meet new friends and rediscover old ones. You’ll find opportunities to share about your life and your ministry, and to connect with others.


We are going to be blessed through the Connect worship team who will provide an awesome worship environment and opportunities to nurture the soul.


Along with the resources being provided through the workshops, you can visit the Youth MInistry Exhibition, the PYM youth library, the multimedia library, the bookstore and the ResourceMe stand.

“What an amazing event that provides so much! This felt like being spoilt, trained, counselled, listened to, taught, refined, discipled, cleansed and more!”

– Connect 2015 participant –