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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A New Connect Group for Bible Study and Prayer
Oct 22 @ 10:51 am
A New Connect Group for Bible Study and Prayer

Who: Singles, Married couples, High School youth
When: Sunday evenings. 6:00 pm Dinner together / 6:30 Study begins
Where: Jim and April’s home on Thuy Khue Street
What: Study the book- Joy Starts Here: The Transformation
Leaders: Jim and April Owen
Contact: EMAIL: jim-april_owen@kastanet.org
PHONE: Jim 0126-516-3826//April 0933-102-787

Chinese Fellowship @ HIF Center
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Chinese Fellowship @ HIF Center | Hà Nội | Vietnam

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 MyDinh in Chinese



Wednesday Men’s Group
What: Bible study and fellowship
When: 7pm
Where: In various brother’s resident

Women’s Group (1)
What: Bible study and fellowship
When: 10am, Thursdays
Where: In various sisters’ resident (mostly this group meet in Trung Hoa area)

Women’s Group (2)
What: Bible study and fellowship
When: 10am, Fridays
Where: In various sisters’ resident (This group meet in Tay Ho area)

Japanese Fellowship @ HIF Center
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Japanese Fellowship @ HIF Center | Hà Nội | Vietnam

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
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nigerian Students Meeting @ Hacinco, Thanh Xuan | Hà Nội | Vietnam

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 to each other spiritually, materially and socially.

Join us at;

LOCATION 1: Room 604, Bldg. 17, Lang Sinh Vien, Hacinco, Thanh Xuan.. Call Charity at 01205450925

LOCATION 2: Floor 6, Dom A, FPT University, Hoa Lac Campus ..Call Tomi at 01227312249

Men’s Fellowship Lunch @ DSI Office, Westlake
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Men's Fellowship Lunch @ DSI Office, Westlake | Hà Nội | Vietnam

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
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
Vietamese Bible Study @ HIF Center meeting room | Hà Nội | Vietnam

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 to learn more about who God is, His heart, His will and your true identity in Him. We want to build trust, a safe place for sharing, building deep relationship and growing together in our faith. “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12)

Westlake Young Adults @ 5 Ngo 40 Linh Lang, Ba Dinh District.
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
Westlake Young Adults @ 5 Ngo 40 Linh Lang, Ba Dinh District. | Hà Nội | Vietnam

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

International Women @ Ciputra various homes
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
International Women @ Ciputra various homes | Hanoi | Vietnam

We are a multi-national group of ladies, meeting every Tuesday for bible study, sharing, prayer and encouragement.  We welcome all ladies who are looking for a support group and desire to grow in the Lord together.  We would usually put aside 15 minutes at the end of the meeting for time of sharing and upholding one another in prayer.  We have members who are not yet part of HIF community and also those who desires to understand more about our faith – so all ladies are welcome!





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.



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.