Harmony Young Adults

What is hya

A group of young adults discovering and growing in a life giving relationship with God, while developing life giving relationships with the community around them.

why does hya exist

To invite people into a life giving relationship with God and their community around them.

What we do

We meet weekly at church on Sundays & during the week in life groups and connect groups. We also have regular events and hang-outs as a community.

Life Groups

Tuesday Girls Group

Tuesdays at 7pm in Heathcote Valley for ages 18-30. Contact Lydia 027 666 8373

Tuesday Mixed Group

Tuesdays at 7pm in Addington for ages 25-35. Contact Ben 020 417 76016 or Lauren 022 161 8941

Thursday Mixed Group

Thursday at 7pm in Redcliffs for ages 18-30. Contact Shaina 022 076 0978 or Matt 022 105 7949

Thursday Mixed Group

Thursday at 7pm in Wigram for ages 18-30. Contact Ben 022 193 5657 or Alicia 027 840 6936

Friday Mixed Group

Friday 7pm in Bishopdale for ages 18-30. Contact Eleisha 022 325 8744 or Blake 027 342 9988

Harmony YA Events

Night Church

You are invited to come meet the young adult community every Sunday night at 5.15pm followed by hangouts at the Night Cafe.

Social Events

We run regular social events to enable you to experience community and find friendship in a relaxed setting. 

Leaders – Tuesday Girls Group



Lydia is 23 years old, she is happily married and currently working as a registered nurse as well as serving alongside her hubby at Harmony in the Young Adults ministry. Lydia is always up for a chat especially over food or coffee, she loves shopping and good nature walks. Her 3 biggest dreams are to see people step into their full identity in Christ, to travel and be a mum to beautiful babies!

Leaders – Tuesday Mixed Group



Ben is 28 years of maturity and has recently moved back home to NZ. He is currently an Intern at Harmony focusing on Young Adults. Rumour has it that he navigates a life group of exceptional young men every Wednesday night. In his spare time he enjoys lifting weights and sometimes putting them down again! Give him a high 5 if you see him.



Lauren is happily (and newly) married to Ben and is loving being married! She just finished an internship at Harmony and loves seeing others thrive in church!

Leaders – Thursday Mixed Group (Redcliffs)



Shaina is 24 years old. She has recently started working as a Speech and Language Therapist and loves working with children with disabilities. She loves pizza, the gym, tramping, sharks but most of all her Nissan Nivara.



Matt is 22 years old, and is currently finishing off his accounting degree. He loves watching and playing all sports. In his spare time you can catch him either at the tennis courts, surfing or on the mountains snowboarding. He has served in youth ministry for a number of years and is passionate about seeing young people thrive in Christchurch.

Leaders – Thursday Mixed Group (Wigram)



Ben is a full time software developer, but he is not your friendly neighbourhood IT fix it guy. He loves people and having great chats with them, his Fiancée Alicia, and Jesus! In his downtime he plays video games and shreds the mountain bike trails.



Alicia is a primary school teacher-in-training, who thrives off community, connection and fun. She is engaged to Ben, whom she loves almost as much as Asian food. Helping and serving others are great passions of hers and she can often be found in Sprouts on a Sunday morning doing just that. Alicia also loves a good bike ride, whether on mountain or road, and great walks with friends. 

Friday Mixed Group



Eleisha is a passionate woman on a mission changing hearts and minds. She works as a broadcast journalist so when it comes to conversation, she doesn’t tend to swim in the shallows, rather preferring to get to the heart of a matter or topic. She’s passionate about tackling mental health and seeing people gain genuine connections. She thinks knowing the ‘why’ behind what you believe is crucial and encourages people to grow in their faith, and discover purpose and identity in life. 



Blake is an apprentice sparky by day. He loves eating at Denny’s and is always up for good yarn. If he’s not with his one true love (cars) he’s with his other true love (his girlfriend Mackenzie).