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!
Detech Tower, 17th floor
8c Ton That Thuyet, MyDinh
The Hanoi Club
76 Yen Phu, Tay Ho
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:
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)
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!
Book of Acts Part 1, Precept Bible Study
When: Wednesdays @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Skyline Towers Truc Bach Lake, Hanoi
Cost: Class is free, workbook costs 400,000VND (scholarships available)
Contact and Registration: Lisa O’Dell for directions (firstname.lastname@example.org) 01675500931
Start date: October 11, 2017- Dec 6,2017
Westlake Wednesday Night Life Group
Who: Open to all
When: Wednesday, 7:00pm
Where: Will rotate homes
What: Bible study & Fellowship
Contact: Art & Mai Perez, email@example.com
We meet weekly for Bible study, prayer and encourage-ment … and some of us meet more often! “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Description: We’re a group specifically aimed at young engaged/married couples and young families. Our vision for the group is to create a space where young engaged/married couples and young parents can enjoy time spent connecting with others and around the Word without being distracted by their little ones. We meet weekly on Wednesday nights but alternate between a night for couples, women only and men only. If you fit this description please come and join us… We’d love you have you with us!
Who: HIF Young Families (engaged/married or with children)
When: Wednesday nights, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Various locations
What: A group for engaged or married couples, and especially young parents. This is a time where you can focus on the Word and connecting with others without being distracted by your little one.
Cost: None, maybe just bring a snack to share.
Leader/host: Tim & Yvette Middleton
Contact: Tim or Yvette Middleton (firstname.lastname@example.org / 01213094792 or email@example.com / 01266013733)
“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.
Are you moving or traveling in country? Find out more information about international fellowships in HCMC, Danang and Hanoi.
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.
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.
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.
Pastor Jacob Bloemberg, together with his wife, Linda, and his family, have lived in Hanoi since 1997. Jacob is of Dutch origin while Linda is American. First working with a Christian NGO in orphanages and other projects, Jacob became the pastor of HIF in 2005. Jacob is a graduate of Elim Bible Institute in NY, USA, and has an MA in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, VA, USA. He is currently working on his doctorate in City Transformation at Bakke Graduate University, applying his learning to HIF’s “Love Hanoi” campaign. Linda is the School Counselor at Concordia International School. They have three children, two living in the USA and the youngest a student at Concordia.
Pastor Jason Fizzard and his wife, Jill, moved from California to Vietnam in 2006. Their passion for Vietnam developed during their four years teaching at a university in Quy Nhon, central Vietnam. Since then they have lived in Hanoi, and Jason served as country director for their organization prior to joining the HIF family in 2017. Jason graduated college in California and went on to get his elementary teaching credential. While living in Vietnam, he has completed an MA from Wheaton College in Intercultural Studies & TESOL and also an MA in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute. He is also a graduate of the Arrow Leadership program in Vancouver, B.C. Jill spends the majority of her time homeschooling their four energetic children: Ella, Madeline and twins—Noah and Anna.
Pastor Charlie was born in Scotland in 1956. He became a Christian in 1983 through the witness of Leeds City Mission where he went on to become an evangelist in Leeds. He graduated from Faith Mission Bible College Edinburgh in 1987 and NTC Manchester in 1993. Since then Charlie has pastored in both Scotland and England and was ordained into the Elim Pentecostal Church of Tanzania in 2008 where he was also principal of an international school. Recently Charlie has been an international school principal in Beijing and is currently principal of Gateway International school Hanoi and is Pastor of All Nations Christian Church in the city’s bustling tourist area. His wife Jasmine is from Shanghai and is a trained Mandarin teacher and translator. Charlie and Jasmine have a daughter Holly, who was born in Vietnam in June 2015.