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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Book of Acts Part 1, Precept Bible Study
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book of Acts Part 1, Precept Bible Study @ Hà Nội | Vietnam

Book of Acts Part 1, Precept Bible Study
When: Wednesdays @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 4 Dang Dung, Truc Bach Lake, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Cost: Class is free, workbook costs 400,000VND (scholarships available)
Contact and Registration: Lisa O’Dell for directions (llodell@gmail.com) 01675500931

Westlake Connect Group @ Alex and Natalia Priester 's
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
Westlake Connect Group @ Alex and Natalia Priester 's | Hà Nội | Vietnam

Westlake Wednesday Night Life Group
Who: Open to all
When: Wednesday, 7:00pm
Where: 36D Dang Thai Mai, Lane 12/2/5, TayHo
What: Bible study & Fellowship
Cost: None
Host: Alex and Natalia Priester
Contact: www.facebook.com/groups/HIFWestlakeLG
We meet weekly for Bible study, prayer and encouragement … 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)

HIF Young Families (engaged/married or with children) @ Various Locations
Feb 21 @ 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: Tim & Yvette Middleton
Contact: Tim or Yvette Middleton (yvette.huisamen@gmail.com / 01213094792 or beingtomothy@gmail.com / 01266013733)

Lectionary Bible Study @ HIF Center
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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 discover the power of single passages and the “collective voice” of Scripture.  The group uses the Revised Common

Who: Open to all
When: Thursdays
Where: Detech tower, 17th floor
Leader: Bernard Lee/ David France
Contact: admin@hif.vn


English Bible Study @ Detech building, floor 17, classroom 3
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm
English Bible Study @ Detech building, floor 17, classroom 3 | Hà Nội | Vietnam

Who: Any English speaker who wants to learn about the Bible
When: Thursdays 7-9pm
Where: Detech building, floor 17, classroom 3
What: Bible study
Cost: No cost
Leader: Jimmy Lee, Josh Breese
Host: HIF
Contact: Josh Breese:jtbreese04@gmail.com 096.906.1743; Jimmy Lee: mrfro2000@protonmail.com 016.4787.2482
To help newer believers learn how to study scriptures in a group and on their own. Each week there is a series of 6 readings to study at home. On Thursdays we meet and discuss the readings together. Currently we are reading through the book of Luke.

HIF Young Adult Meetings @ Various Venues
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday & Saturday Meetings

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 one another, particularly in initiatives where we can Love Hanoi. We love to do social things.

Westlake Young Adults (Resumes)
Who: Young adults and single (20-35)
What: Fellowship and bible study
When: Weekly, Mondays, 7-9pm
Where: No 10, Ngo 168 Thuy Khue
Leader: chelsea.kerbaugh@gmail.com
Contact: 01682470205

MyDinh Young Adults
Who: Young adults and single (20-35)
What: Fellowship and bible study
When: Weekly, Thursdays, 7-9pm
Where: Various location
Leader: mhatet_conqueror@yahoo.com.ph
Contact: 012228281763

Saturday Young Adults Meeting
Who: Young adults who cannot make it to Thursday meetings but want to connect
When: starting at 3:00pm every Saturday
Where: HIF Detech Centre (default)
What: Fellowship and bible study
Leader: Mhatet Zamora, 01228281763
Join us on facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/hifya/


TGIFellowship @ House # 23 C7 Ciputra, Tay ho
Feb 23 @ 3:12 am – 4:12 am
TGIFellowship @ House # 23 C7 Ciputra, Tay ho | Hanoi | Vietnam

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Aftershock Youth @ HIF Center
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aftershock Youth @ HIF Center | Hà Nội | Vietnam

This is HIF’s ministry for all youth in high school and middle school. They regularly meet as one group for worship every Friday and then break into age groups during teachings and discussions. There are youth parents overseeing the meetings every Friday.





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.