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For American & International Graduate students

New Year with new habits for growing closer to Christ and his purposes! 

NEW! If you are a graduate student and in GCF, please seek to join the Illinois GCF Facebook group!  And please CONTACT us.

Small Groups are all meeting this week! Please sign up for the day of the week that best fits your schedule (Monday through Thursday evenings).

Upcoming Veritas Forum at the University of Illinois – April 10 at 7 pm. Dr. John H. Walton. Yes, the John Walton of the Lost World of [insert topic] fame!  Details forthcoming on where and what his precise topic/title is. But begin now to pray about whom to invite to come with you. 

Spring 2018 

Winter Retreat was January 12-13, 2018 with GCFs at U of I, Northwestern, U of Chicago, Purdue and Indiana University (see photo).



Monday prayer meeting that meets most Mondays 5:15 to 6 pm in the worship space at St. Andrew’s on the corner of Wright and Chalmers Streets in Champaign. Just come into the building and cross through the lounge area and to into the worship space to join us for prayer.  
Especially if you are new to the U of Illinois or new to GCF, thank you for looking for us or stumbling upon our site.  If you are a graduate student – American or International – at the University of Illinois and you’re interested in joining Christian graduate students as we seek to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, then please let us know who you are!    Please contact us here.

We are affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and in particular part of InterVarsity’s ministry to graduate students and faculty members. GCF seeks to be a community of graduate students that embodies, believes and shares generously the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

Whether you’re an American or International graduate student, single or married, follower of Jesus or still spiritually searching, whatever your academic discipline, ethnicity or culture, GCF warmly welcomes you.

If you are an International student who is at the U of I to earn your PhD or your masters degree, then please contact us about getting involved in GCF.  We love and want International graduate students as part of the life of our graduate fellowship.