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Find Freedom through LIFE Groups

New to our faith community? The best way to get to know us is by connecting with us through one of our Life Groups. We have meet ups throughout the week for various interest groups.

**updated business hours during Covid-19 season**

Our pastoral staff will be on site for appointments Mon-Fri, 9am-12noon 🙂

Attendees to our facility will be required to sign in with contact details as per government requirements for COVID-19 risk management.

Browse our groups below or use the search bar to find a keyword; e.g. Sunday, kids, youth, health, fitness, mum.

BIBLE STUDIES

Red

Saturday mornings @ Gold Coast Central Church 9.30-10.30am Michael Fogarty: 0416 885 865 Our life group enjoys our chance to meet and study God's Word, discussing and sharing what we have each learnt as we have studied the Bible. Study guides are used for this purpose.

FAST Discipleship

Saturday mornings @ Gold Coast Central Church 9.30-10.30am Qing Ling: 0439 663 330 Discipleship training using the FAST method: Faithful, Available, Spiritual, Teachable. If you are wanting to know God more but not sure how, or you know what it will take but you just need that extra motivation/support from a like-minded team, then this is the place for you.

Aqua

Saturday mornings @ Gold Coast Central Church 9.30-10.30am Ann Elliot & Joy Hallam Join us in our weekly bible study. We are in Room 2, Group 3.

Sky Blue

Saturday mornings @ Gold Coast Central Church 9.30-10.30am Faye Garrick, Linda Strahan Join us in our weekly bible study. We are in Room 4, Group 5.

Platform 1

Saturday mornings @ Gold Coast Central Church 9.30-10.30am Pr Ray Fraser We are a group of many ages, cultures and life experiences, who have a passion for Jesus. As we study with open scriptures and share our stories, hopes and insights, we encourage each other to continue to seek the daily presence of God in our lives. Find us in Auditorium 1 at the front-left section.

Ted’s Class

Saturday mornings @ Gold Coast Central Church 9.30-10.30am Ted Hayes: 0414 734 468 We meet to discuss and study a quarterly bible study guide. We have a time for prayer and sharing for those in need. Visitors always welcome. Find us in Auditorium 1 at the right side near the Sound/AV Booth.

Fresh Start

Saturday mornings @ Gold Coast Central Church 9.30-10.30am Charles Mpala Ph: 0416 885 865 We gather in a circle at the main entrance of church each week to uncover what the Bible has to say about Life and what it means.

Varsity Lakes Life Group

Thursdays 3pm to 4:15pm Varsity Lakes Judy Lansdown: 0448 047 348 Peter & Maureen Bainbridge: 0402 499 952 We share a bible based devotional reading and discussion, followed by a season of prayer for individuals and requests from our wider community. Our group is open to anyone.

Prayer Power

Wednesdays 10 - 11am Gold Coast Central Bridget Gunn: 0437 109 289 This life group is one committed to lifting our church family, leaders, and Church vision up in prayer to God for His outpouring of Holy Spirit power. Lunch afterwards is a time of sharing and supporting each other through life's highs and lows. *Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we meet via Zoom and in smaller numbers. Please contact us to get the details.

Dictionary Life Group

Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm Varsity Lakes Sally Fraser: 5554 5418 Michael Fogarty: 0429 937 490 Our focus is to grow spiritually while we minister to non-Christians and new believers through friendship, fellowship, social gatherings, Bible study and prayer.

INTERESTS

Jetski Mates

When: Anytime we can tee up our calendars Where: Where there's safe waters Glen Amos: 0466 411 400 We are a group of jetski enthusiasts who enjoy riding together and bonding over speed, sunscreen, and splashes of fun. Families welcome.

Park Run

Sundays 7am - 8am d'Arcy Doyle Park, Mudgeeraba Andrew Colquhoun: 0422 967 310 Open to any fitness level. Will involve a 1 - 3km run followed by group interval training. Come rain, hail, or shine. This is an easy, welcoming and fun group to bring your friends to, who are looking to improve thier fitness. Kids are welcome as long as they have adult supervision.

Healthy 4 Life

Thursdays 9.30 - 11.30am Gold Coast Central Lionel Hartley: www.lrhartley.com/activity Our focus is social interaction commencing with free morning tea and an inspirational reading, followed by gentle aerobics and a varied program of brain-health activities (arts and crafts, board-games, social time, etc.). Anyone is welcome to come, join in or just observe.

Beach 2 Bush Walking

1st Sunday monthly Outdoors Mel Renfrew: 0405 445 151 If you love getting active outdoors, this group is for you! We usually meet early in the morning at a beach, bush trail or park in the Gold Coast region. Walk times will vary, depending on location (1hr min. to 3hrs max.). Grab your shoes, a water bottle, a snack and a backpack and come join us. More info on the Live More Project

Zonas Españolas

Mon/Thu/Fri 7pm - 8.30pm Gold Coast Saturdays 9.30am - Church Service 12pm - Lunch 6.30pm - Evening Worship We hold Spanish life groups all over Gold Coast. Join us to find physical, emotional, spiritual nourishment for your soul - in the Spanish language. Tenemos grupos de vida españoles en toda la Costa Dorada. Únase a nosotros para encontrar alimento físico, emocional y espiritual para su...

SOCIAL

Coffee Club

Wednesdays 10am-11am Carrara John Robertson: 0481 325 141 This is an informal group of men who meet to encourage each other in faith and life's challenges.

Women of Worth

Sunday 9am to 10am (fortnightly) Nerang Marlean Fogarty: 0411 491 693 Kim Waring: 0435 456 400 We are a group for women aged 25-35 and invite you to join us to be encouraged and inspired. We share a devotion over drinks, enjoy chats, laughter and each other’s company.

Mummy Me Time

Any Day   Chantelle Pratt: 0416 365 364 Orlena Lisoff: 0414 229 574 Jane Halteh: 0457 135 315   We are a supportive social group of Mums with kids. Sometimes Mums just need a break without the kids to do something they enjoy with other Mums going through the same thing. We meet up every 2-3 months (as often as possible) wherever the group decides for dinner, coffee, a movie, walk along the beach, etc. to have some kid-free fun! Call us to find out when the next catch up...

Plugged In

Saturday mornings @ Gold Coast Central Church 9.30-10.30am Jacob Fogarty: 0423 350 414 A bible study group for young adults in an open environment where both new and mature Christians can feel they belong and ask questions and contribute to the conversation to grow in their faith and knowledge of God.

Cafe Connect

Friday 7-9pm Gold Coast Central Jacob Fogarty: 0423 350 414 A monthly event where young adults can chill out and bond with each other and with God over dinner, music and an inspirational message from a guest speaker.

Amplify – Young Adults

Tue, Wed, Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Gold Coast Tom Grant: 0455 778 152 Our Young Adults community welcomes people from from all backgrounds including the unchurched, new and mature Christians. We meet at various times to support each other through life. Check out our Facebook page "Amplify GC" for up to date information.

FAMILIES

Pathfinders

Saturdays (monthly) 2pm - 6pm Gold Coast Central Phil McKay: 0402 030 609 Pathfinders is an activities-based club for 10 to 16‑year-olds who love adventure and want to explore more of the world around them. The Club helps children understand how God wants to play a massive role in their lives – if they are willing to let Him.  Pathfinders is a journey of self-discovery, where children are challenged to step out of their comfort zones and achieve things they had not thought they could do. Visit...

Adventurers

Saturdays (monthly) 2pm - 6pm Gold Coast Central Church Adventurers is a Club for children in grades 1-4. Throughout the year children learn about four main categories: My God, My Self, My Family & My Community.  There are also many activities (“awards”) in sports, nature health, safety, arts, and homecrafts. Some activities may run on a Sunday or over the weekend. There is also a focus on service and working with the Adventurers on living their lives with the needs of others in mind.  In...

Kids Connect

Saturdays 9.30am - 10.30am Gold Coast Central Lachlan Harders: 0468 302 964 Kids Connect life groups are held for all children from birth to 18 years old: 0-3 Years: Room 1 – Little Ones Lane 3+; Kinder/Prep: Rm 3 – Kingdom Kids Court Grades 1-3: Room 4 – Adventure Avenue Grades 4-6: Room 2 – Salvation Street Grades 7-12: Auditorium 2 – High School

mainly music

Fridays 9.30-10.45am (Held every week during the school term) Gold Coast Central Ages 0-5 years with adult carer. This licensed program is run by our trained volunteers from Gold Coast Central Church. Darelle Hunt: 0449 757 40 / Email: mainlymusic@centraladventist.church How much fun can you take? These fun weekly sessions are jammed-packed with great educational music and activities to help grow and develop your child, followed by a healthy snack and play time. Plus, some morning tea for you...

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