Welcome to the InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship (GCF) homepage!

For American & International Graduate students 

Fall 2016  

  • Saturday, August 27 from 5:30 to 7 pm – WELCOME DINNER and INTRO to Graduate Christian Fellowship. We’ll do a brief whole group Bible study and explain why we do what we do.  Location: Hessel Park Church (700 W. Kirby Avenue, Champaign 61822. Our regular meeting location (TCBC) was unavailable due to a wedding.)  Directions to church are here.  If you NEED A RIDE go here  but please say you need a ride before Saturday 2 pm to allow time for ride coordination!
  • Monday prayer meeting that meets most Mondays 5:15 to 6 p 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.
  • SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES begin Monday, August 29.
  • Friday, November 11, 7 pm – Foellinger Auditorium – All Campus Worship!  Put this date in your calendar app.   The Evangelical Christian Union (group of Evangelical Christian campus fellowships) each semester sponsors an evening of worship and prayer in unity together.  Typically GCF meets for dinner about 5:30 pm together on campus then heads to Foellinger Auditorium.

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.