ICCF is a Christ-centered family that seeks God and worships Him through music, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.
We meet regularly as a large group, and as three language groups: Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. ICCF strives to be a place where students can share life together and spread the good news about our Lord Jesus Christ. See more
The purposes of the Illini Chinese Christian Fellowship are:
We believe that:
The Bible is the only divinely inspired Word of God, that it is entirely trustworthy, and that it was given in its entirety as the Holy Spirit guided the sacred writers so that the words they wrote constitute the Word of God. It is, therefore, the final authoritative guide for faith and practice. Psalm 119; Matthew 7:24; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
There is but One only, the living and true God. The Godhead eternally exists in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God, with the same nature, attributes, and perfection; worthy of the same homage, confidence, and obedience. Deuteronomy 6:4; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 3:22; Ephesians 3:14-19; John 14:6-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:13-20; Hebrews 1:1-3
God the Son was and is Jesus Christ, was sent by God the Father, was virgin-born and sinless, was crucified as the atoning sacrifice for the sins of all people of all ages, died on the cross, was buried, and arose from the dead on the third day, and shall come again to this earth, according to the Holy Scriptures. Matthew 1:8-25; Acts 3:13-16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; Revelation 22:12-21
All people are sinners in need of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and that they can experience salvation only by grace through faith in Him. Psalm 14; John 3:3-8; Isaiah 64:6-7; Romans 10:9-17; Ephesians 5:8-9
God the Holy Spirit regenerates people in new spiritual birth as they trust Christ as Savior and Lord, and by His abiding presence and power equips them for spiritual life and service. Joel 2:28-29; Mark 1:4-8; John 3:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-27
Baptism is a sacrament, wherein the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, does signify and seal our ingrafting into Christ, and partaking of the benefits of the covenant of grace, and our engagement to be the Lord’s. Baptism is administered to those who profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him. Matthew 26:26-2, 28:19; Romans 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Galatians 3:27
All believers are called to be priests and ambassadors for Christ to fulfill the Lord’s Great commission at wherever they are guided by God to be. Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; 1 Peter 2:5-10
There will be a bodily resurrection of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord; and of the unbeliever to condemnation and everlasting punishment. John 3:16-17; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-21:8
During the fall and spring semesters, we meet regularly on Fridays 7pm at Twin City Bible Church on the corner of Lincoln and Michigan, across from McKinley Health Center.
During summer, meetings are held in the Illini Union.
Outside of the Friday meetings, each language group hosts a variety of activities such as prayer meetings, potlucks, movie screenings, and other events. Join our Facebook group for more information and updates on upcoming events.
To keep up to date with us, join our Facebook group and subscribe to one of our language group mailing lists. You can send a request for subscription using the links below:
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While ICCF is not directly affiliated with any of the churches in the Champaign-Urbana area, our brothers and sisters attend several different churches in the area. Here's a short list:
傳揚福音: 傳福音給數以千計在香檳的華人，並支持宣教士將福音傳到地極 (徒1:8)
Evangelism: to share the gospel to the Chinese in Champaign-Urbana and to support missionaries to spread the gospel to the end of the world (Acts 1:8).
敬拜讚美: 榮耀神，經歷神的同在，敬聽並回應神的話 (西3:16，弗 5:16-19)
Worship: to praise God for who He is, to experience His presence, to listen and respond to His word (Col. 3:16; Eph. 5:16-19).
團契關懷: 吸納信徒到教會大家庭裡的團契，讓他們在當中得到愛，接納，盼望，寬恕，引導和鼓勵 (來10:24-25)
Fellowship: to assimilate believers into our church family’s fellowships so that they will experience love, acceptance, hope, forgiveness, counsel, and encouragement (Heb. 10:24-25).
Discipleship: to build up believers to conform to the image of Christ through Sunday school, Bible study, small groups, and discipleship training (Mt. 28:18-20; Eph. 4:12-13).
Ministry: to help believers to discover their God-given gifts and talents and to equip them to serve in various ministries (1 Peter 4:10).
Our mission: To be a Christ-centered church where community and campus come together to make a difference for God’s Kingdom throughout the world.
As we pursue this mission, we are driven by these Core Values:
God desires to grow disciples of Christ who are thoughtfully and compassionately engaging our needy world with the gospel. Because we minister in a transient, university community, God has given us the opportunity to serve the worldwide Church as an equipping and sending station. We want to invest in the development of people who are part of TCBC even for just a few years and then send them on to what God has for them next. We also believe God calls all of us to live daily as “sent ones”—effective and intentional ambassadors for Christ in our spheres of influence.
Our vision is to be a life-changing community of authentic believers, passionately pursuing Christ, unshakably committed to His Word, thoroughly equipped to serve, contagiously influencing our world for Him.