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 livingroom, 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!



Sunday 9:00am & 11:00am

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



Sunday 10:00am

Lotus Ballroom, Hanoi Club
76 Yen Phu, Tay Ho



Sunday 2:00pm

Hanoi Evangelical Church
2 Ngo Tram, Hoan Kiem


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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Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 13 @ 12:00 pm
Registration begins for Refresh 2015 Women's Retreat @ HIF My Dinh & HIF Westlake
Refresh 2015 Women’s Retreat Sept. 25-27 @ Paradise Suites in Halong Bay Cost:  $170/person (3,655,000 VND) for 2-person room $215/person for 1-person room (4,622,500 VND) Speaker: Brenda Petrescue – Canadian, pastor’s wife for 31 years,
Nigerian Students Meeting @ Hacinco, Thanh Xuan
Aug 30 @ 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. Our goal is to keep our Nigerian brothers and sisters focused, united and be of help to each other
Men’s Fellowship Lunch @ DSI Office, Westlake
Aug 31 @ 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.
International Women @ Ciputra various homes
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
HIF Westlake Post-Summer Launch Party @ at the Powell's | Hanoi | Vietnam
Summer’s almost over, and people are starting to come back to Hanoi, so it’s time to plan our return to action.  September 2 is a Vietnamese holiday, but I assume most of us will still
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lectionary Bible Study @ HIF Center | Hà Nội | Vietnam
The Lectionary group studies a weekly set of readings from the Bible (Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel).  Together we “mine” each passage and then explore the connections between the passages.  In so doing, we
HIF Young Adults @ Various Venues
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
HIF Young Adults @ Various Venues | Hanoi | Hanoi | Vietnam
We meet in 2 locations, Westlake and Ba Dinh. Roughly aimed at young adults from ages 20-35, we aim to firstly grow in genuine relationship with God and each other. Secondly, we aim to support
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Other connect groups are coming soon
It’s good to belong ! And that is what “Connect Groups” are for while you are in Hanoi. Connect Groups aim to help people help each other. If you would like to join a connect




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.