welcome to HIF!

1 church

3 congregations

50+ nations


HIF is a Christian community of internationals living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam. We welcome all who seek to know, worship and serve Jesus Christ. Started in 1995 by a dozen evangelical expats meeting in a living room, HIF today consists of three congregations with over 500 people and 50+ nationalities in regular attendance. You can join us at one of these Sunday services or in any of our numerous activities. You are welcome!


2 Worship Services at 9:00am & 11:00am

Detech Tower, 17th floor
8c Ton That Thuyet, MyDinh

English Service


10am in the Orchid Room of

The Hanoi Club
76 Yen Phu, Tay Ho

English Service


Sunday 2:00pm

Hanoi Evangelical Church
2 Ngo Tram, Hoan Kiem

English Service


By the year 2020, together with your help and in God’s power, we seek to accomplish the following objectives:

    • Increase our care for the least, last and lost
    • Utilize Alpha to increase baptisms to 50 people per year
    • Move CityPartners out to become independent network for urban mission
    • Facilitate establishment of an international fellowship in Hai Phong


    • Establish an International Christian Community Center
    • Follow the example of Shanghai www.communitycenter.cn
    • Provide services to meet real felt needs at a central location


    • launch a second service at the MyDinh site
    • launch an English language service at Hanoi Evangelical Church downtown
    • envision and explore new church designs and locations
    • double our attendance between all worship services


    • integrate and streamline classes, training and workshops into a 3-year program
    • develop a curriculum for a future equipping school of leadership and ministry


    • publicly celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2015/16
    • be valued as positive contributors to society and culture
    • establish legal recognized status as religious organization



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Vision Sunday (27th May at MyDinh & Downtown, 3rd June at Westlake) @ 27th May at MyDinh & Downtown, 3rd June at Westlake
May 27 @ 9:00 am – Jun 3 @ 12:30 pm
Vision Sunday (27th May at MyDinh & Downtown, 3rd June at Westlake) @ 27th May at MyDinh & Downtown, 3rd June at Westlake | Seattle | Washington | United States
9:00 am
Vision Sunday (27th May at MyDinh & Downtown, 3rd June at Westlake) Vision Sunday is when we revisit what God had accomplished in HIF during the year that passed and the day when we hear
Volunteer Appreciation Sunday – May 20 (WL) & June 3rd (MD & AN) @ 20th of May for Westlake and on 3rd of June for My Dinh and Downtown
May 27 @ 9:00 am – Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm
Volunteer Appreciation Sunday - May 20 (WL) & June 3rd (MD & AN) @ 20th of May for Westlake and on 3rd of June for My Dinh and Downtown | Seattle | Washington | United States
9:00 am
Volunteer Appreciation Sunday – May 20 (WL) & June 3rd (MD & AN) Our volunteers have been the backbone of every HIF ministry and event. Every Sunday of the year, and throughout the week, we
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Chinese Fellowship @ HIF Center | Hà Nội | Vietnam
11:00 am
Chinese Group (mix) What: Chinese worship service When: 11:00am, Sundays Where: The room next to the office (Children’s Room), HIF Centre, Detech Description: Bible study and prayer every Sunday morning before the worship service in
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Japanese Fellowship @ HIF Center | Hà Nội | Vietnam
2:00 pm
Our Japanese group meets once a month on Sunday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the HIF Center for fellowship and communion.
Nigerian Students Meeting @ Hacinco, Thanh Xuan
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nigerian Students Meeting @ Hacinco, Thanh Xuan | Hà Nội | Vietnam
6:00 pm
An all Nigerian student group that regularly meets every Sunday evening for fellowship, and bible study at 2 locations. Our goal is to keep our Nigerian brothers and sisters focused, united and be of help
Men’s Fellowship Lunch @ DSI Office, Westlake
May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Men's Fellowship Lunch @ DSI Office, Westlake | Hà Nội | Vietnam
12:00 pm
 We are a multi-national group of men meeting every Monday for lunch, fellowship and prayer.  If you’re in the area on Mondays, you are free to join the group, just send an SMS before 10:00am.
Vietamese Bible Study @ HIF Center meeting room
May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Vietamese Bible Study @ HIF Center meeting room | Hà Nội | Vietnam
7:00 pm
Who: For Vietnamese and those who can speak Vietnamese What: Vietnamese bible study When: Every Mondays, 7:00pm-9:00pm Where: HIF Center meeting room Leader: Lydia & Hang Contact: 012.6605.9013 Lydia; 09.8299.9075 Hang Journeying through the Bible
Westlake Young Adults @ 5 Ngo 40 Linh Lang, Ba Dinh District.
May 28 @ 7:00 pm
Westlake Young Adults @ 5 Ngo 40 Linh Lang, Ba Dinh District. | Hà Nội | Vietnam
7:00 pm
Westlake Young Adults Who: Young adults and single (20-35) What: Fellowship and bible study When: Weekly, Mondays, 7-9pm Where: 10 Ngo 168 Thuy Khue, Tay Ho District. Leader: chelsea.kerbaugh@gmail.com Contact: 016.8247.0205



While you are in Hanoi, make an impact!


“From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Ephesians 4:16). Join HIF and sign up to do your part in serving one another! Choose from our diverse ministries and a myriad of ways to use your talents and gifts. Please fill out our volunteer form at one of our Sunday services.


Love Hanoi is a campaign launched by HIF to inspire and mobilize individual, corporate and public initiatives for the benefit of the city. We all have expertise, knowledge and resources. While in Hanoi, why not help the city as well as enjoy the city? Will the city be a better place because you have been here? Visit www.lovehanoi.org to find out more!


Through our CityPartners ministry, there are multitudes of opportunities to serve with one of the NGOs and charity projects in the city. Below is a listing of our partners. For more information and to volunteer, please visit www.citypartners.vn.

Did you know… Your ability to speak English fluently is a gift you can give the rest of the world? Many people learning English are waiting to join a Spotlight English club. You have an opportunity to make a difference in their lives and Spotlight provides all the materials and the short training you need for a successful English conversation club.

Our goal is to help people speak English with confidence. Join us :

Spotlight Detech
Wednesday 5:30PM
Level 17 Detech Tower
8c Ton That Thuyet, Cau Giay
Contact: Michael 01632922444




Not only are we glad when you arrive, but we are also excited to send you off to your next destination! HIF experiences a high turn-over of about 1/3 per year. We are blessed to send out so many to every continent and urban centers to be a blessing to the nations. Contact us to let us know where you’re headed and we can help you connect with an international church like HIF before you even launch. Our vision is that you will be more prepared and equipped for service by the time you leave. Here are some helpful links to int’l church networks and families in transition.

International Fellowships in Vietnam

Are you moving or traveling in country? Find out more information about international fellowships in HCMC, Danang and Hanoi.

IF in Vietnam

Missional International Church Network


MICN is a growing network of expatriate international churches who desire to be missional in thought and practice. Pastor Jacob is on the leadership team of MICN and helps in organizing their annual conferences.

International Church Directory


Download here a list of English-speaking evangelical churches around the world.


International Students, Inc., exists to share Christ’s love with international college students. Since 1953, ISI has been training Americans to meet international students’ needs. Our services include help improving your English, airport pickups, help in adapting to your new environments, international student activities, and many more. For more information about the organization, visit isionline.org.


TCKI equips TCKs (Third Culture Kids) educationally, emotionally, and spiritually to handle the challenges they will face, engages TCKs in a passionate walk with the Father, enables parents to fulfill their calling. interactionint

The mission of Interaction International is to be a catalyst and a resource working cooperatively in the development of programs, services and publications to provide and contribute to an ongoing flow of care that meets the needs of Third Culture Kids* (TCKs) and internationally mobile families.