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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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!


Book of Acts Part 1, Precept Bible Study @ skyline towers
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am
Book of Acts Part 1, Precept Bible Study @ skyline towers | Hà Nội | Vietnam

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 (llodell@gmail.com) 01675500931

Start date:  October 11, 2017- Dec 6,2017

Westlake Wednesday Night Life Group @ Will rotate homes
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
Westlake Wednesday Night Life Group @ Will rotate homes

Westlake Wednesday Night Life Group
Who: Open to all
When: Wednesday, 7:00pm
Where: Will rotate homes
What: Bible study & Fellowship
Cost: none
Contact: Art & Mai Perez, artsperez@yahoo.com
Host: Various
Contact: www.facebook.com/groups/HIFWestlakeLG
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)

Worship and Prayer Night @ Auditorium, HIF Center
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Worship and Prayer Night @ Auditorium, HIF Center | Ho Chi Minh City | Hồ Chí Minh | Vietnam

We will have worship and prayer – a time set apart to seek the LORD as HIF, the Body of Christ in Hanoi. All ages are welcome to join!

“Let us come to worship and pray together!”

HIF Young Families (engaged/married or with children) @ Various Locations
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
HIF Young Families (engaged/married or with children) @ Various Locations | New York | New York | United States

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 (yvette.huisamen@gmail.com / 01213094792 or beingtomothy@gmail.com / 01266013733)




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.