We are glad you made it here. ICCF is a Christ-centered family that seeks God and worships Him through music, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. We aim to serve the Chinese population at the university by introducing them to biblical truth and creating a genuine and caring environment.
The purposes of the Illini Chinese Christian Fellowship are:
- To witness primarily to Chinese students, Chinese staff and faculties on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and Chinese residents of the community so that they can accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
- To stabilize and train them spiritually so that they can lead a mature Christian life.
- To develop their personal sense of calling to witness to others wherever they go.
- To encourage, guide, and challenge them to involve in world missions.
Statement of Faith
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