life groups

Circles are as important as rows

Watch the video below and hear Kiko & Danielle's story.

We believe that spiritual growth happens best in the context of small, intimate gatherings where like-minded believers can develop genuine friendships, experience authentic Christian community, and grow in our understanding and application of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Waipuna Chapel Life Groups meet throughout the week, on campus and in private homes.

Click here to view our Life Group Directory


Many of our Life Groups choose to do our

weekly sermon based studies.

Each week we post Life Group Study questions based on the content of the weekend teaching. These studies are a great way to help you dig deeper in the text and discuss questions and observations within a small group context. Click on the title to download the study guide.

Current Teaching Series: 

Advent Conspiracy

Week 1 (Nov.30-Dec.2):

Advent Conspiracy #1: Worship Fully

(Pastor Kaipo Thomas)

Week 2 (Dec.9/11):

Advent Conspiracy #2: "Spend Less"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 3 (Dec.16/18):

Advent Conspiracy #3: "Give More"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 4 (Dec.21/23):

Advent Conspiracy #4: "Love All"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)


Christmas Eve Services

Monday, Dec. 24: 5:00 & 7:00pm

    Title:  A Random Christmas - Pastor Shaun Waite

    Text: Luke 2:1-7

Childcare available for kids up to age 5


Previous Teaching Series

"Acts: The Revolution Continues"

Week 1 (Oct. 3/5):  Introduction " The Power, The Purpose, The Plan"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 2 (Oct.12/14): part 2 - "The Church is Born"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 3 (Oct. 19/21): part 3 - "Supernatural God"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 4 (Oct. 26/28): part 4 - "The Inclusive Exclusivity of the Gospel"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 5 (Nov. 2/4): part 5 - "Generosity, Hypocrisy & Awe"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 6 (Nov. 9/11): part 6 - "Whatever the Price"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 7 (Nov. 16/18): part 7 - "Scattered To Grow"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 8 (Nov. 23/25): part 8 - "Saved By Grace"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)


"Acts: The Revolution Continues"

Acts Week 9 (Dec.28-30): part 9 - "Tearing Down The Walls"

(Pastor Joshua Marburger)

Acts Week 10 (Jan.4-6): part 10 - Earnest Prayer, Open Prisons"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Acts Week 11 (Jan. 11-13): part 11 - "Chosen And Sent"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Acts Week 12 (Jan. 18-20): part 12 - "The Nature of the Gospel"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Week 13 -  Vision Weekend

Acts Week 13 (Jan. 26-28): part 13 - "The Role We Play"

(Pastor Shaun Waite)

Additional Resources:

Book of Acts Reading Plan

Article: A Command or an Explanation? By Hunter Hall

Open Doors Resources For The Persecuted Church:

Details for Writing Letter To Encourage A Brother Or Sister

NK Info Graphic

NK Prayer Points #PrayForNK

Previous Teaching Series: 

"Divine Direction: Learning to Follow God's Lead"

Week 1 (Sept. 7/9): part 1: "Experiencing God's Power"

(Pastor Joshua Marburger)

Week 2 (Sept. 14/16) part 2: "Wisdom to Discern"

(Pastor Trevor Hilman)

Week 3 (Sept. 21/23): part 3: "Trust the Process"

(Pastor Maureen Keirnes)

Week 4 (Sept. 28/30): part 4: "Faith to Start"

(Pastor Joshua Marburger)

"Love God: Lessons from the church in Thessalonica"

Week 1 (Aug. 3/5): part 1: "Because He First Loved Us"

(Pastor Kaipo Thomas)

Week 2 (Aug. 10/12) part 2: "By Loving Others"

(Pastor Kaipo Thomas)

Week 3 (Aug. 17/19): part 3: "In Our Affliction"

(Pastor Kaipo Thomas)

Week 4 (Aug. 24/26): part 4: "With Our Lives"

(Pastor Kaipo Thomas)

Week 5 (Aug.31/Sept. 2): part 5: "Until He Returns"

(Pastor Pastor Kaipo Thomas)

THE Next Starting Point Group Begins January 24, 2019.

- 8 Thursday Nights from 6:30-8:00pm - at Waipuna chapel - open to anyone

- Journey with us exploring Faith in JEsus

- especially geared for new believers, those who have been away from the church for a while, or anyone wanting a refresher on the basics of christianity

• If Interested, Please Contact:

We are always starting new groups

Waipuna Chapel has a diverse array of Life Groups

that meet throughout the week.

Our groups are led by mature believers that have a heart to love God and serve others. 

Interested In Leading A Group? Connect With Us:


Profile Of A Disciple

Life Group Resources

In addition to RIGHTNOW MEDIA, we also have Devotionals and Life Group Coaching available below

to help you grow in your faith journey.

Please connect by emailing for more info on these resources.

ACTS Devotionals:

Book of Acts Reading Plan

On the back of the sermon notes each week is our church reading plan through the book of Acts. 

We hope these devotionals will encourage you as you study God's Word during the week.

Life Group Leader Coaching:

Whether you lead a life group at Waipuna or simply desire to learn more about leadership, these coaching videos will bring perspective and power to your life as you love God, love others, and serve the world.