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The Graduate Christian fellowship (GCF) of Northwestern is

a community of Christian graduate and professional students seeking to grow in our faith, our understanding of the relationship between our faith and our vocations, and our love for and service to others. Believing that our presence as Christian graduate students at Northwestern is not happenstance, but that God has called us for a time to be his people here, GCF seeks to explore and live out the implications of our academic calling.

Statement of purpose

As an affiliate of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, part of a worldwide network of evangelical student organizations, GCF subscribes to InterVarsity's statement of purpose: In response to God’s love, grace and truth: The purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love of God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world.

2015-2106 Theme 

“Identity—what defines you? Exploring the biblical perspective”

And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
                                                           – Jeremiah 30:22


To see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed.

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Interested in chatting with someone about Jesus, joining a small group Bible study, or learning more about our ministry on campus? You are invited to sign up here. We are excited to get to know you and will be in touch with you soon.

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Meet the 2015-2016 Leaders

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GCF Commitments

Spiritual Formation

We cultivate intimacy with God and growth in Christ-like character through personal and corporate disciplines, including the rigorous study of Scripture and regular prayer that expresses our faith, love, and dependence on God.

Evangelism & Service

We demonstrate and proclaim the gospel within the university and professions with love and boldness, calling all to repentance, faith, and new life in Jesus Christ. We join with God's people to serve in our communities and to extend his kingdom cross-culturally on campus and around the world.


We gather as communities of graduate students and faculty to learn and worship, to challenge and care for each other, and to serve as a welcoming place for believers and seekers alike. We pursue ethnic reconciliation by practicing grace and truth and by promoting personal and systemic justice. We also encourage students and faculty to be active members in their local congregations.

Integration of Faith, Learning, & Practice

We engage in learning and biblical reflection in every area of life and seek a unity of knowledge and practice, because the God whom we worship is Creator of all. We labor to form leaders in every field who honor God's gifts and calling. We believe that the integrity of these pursuits will be a witness of his kingdom to the academic and professional worlds.