Welcome To GCF

Welcome Events during first two weeks!

Whether you are a Christian looking to connect to community here at Duke or a new student who’d like to make some friends

Tuesday, August 19 – Look for us at the Orientation Info Fair Tuesday from Noon until 2:00 in the Bryan Center. 

Friday, August 22 – Meet and Munch at the the home of InterVarsity Staff member Steve Hinkle. Meet some returning students and meet some of the other new arrivals!  Address is 816 Duluth Street, Durham NC. Starts at 7:30pm and rides will be available from the Bryan Center parking circle at 7:15. Let us know if you need a ride.

Tuesday, August 26 – New Student Picnic – Join new and returning students for a picnic on the lawn between Duke Chapel and the Bryan Center parking lot. More food and more fun than grad students are supposed to have. We start serving around 5:30 and will have a very brief intro program at 6:00.

Friday, August 29 – Chapel Tower Climb and Ice Cream. Come to the chapel basement (enter wooden doors on the basement side facing the Bryan Center. Follow signs to the kitchen where the climbs will gather and return for ice cream. Starts at 6:30pm.

Saturday, September 13 – Hyco Lake Day     Join other grad students from the Christian communities at Duke and UNC for a great day at Hyco Lake, just a 45 minute drive from Duke’s campus.  Grad, Med, Law, Business … they’ll all be there.  Wave Runners, boat rides, floating/swimming, basketball, free food, places to study – its all there.

From 10AM-8 PM.  To RSVP/sign up for giving/needing rides go to the Hyco page. And the lake water is warm!  If anyone is interested in cycling up to the lake, contact Steve Hinkle at shinkle@duke.edu (about a 42 mile ride).

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Graduate Christian Fellowship

Welcome to GCF’s home page.

Our hope is to be a community of support and encouragement for those who are seeking to bring together faith in Christ and a calling to the academy.  Come walk out this journey with us!  And if you are not a Christian, we welcome you to “check things out” in a safe and understanding circle of friends.

Large Group Meetings

This semester our dinner meetings will be Sept. 5, 12, 19, Oct. 3, 18, Nov. 7, 21   Mark your calendars! These evenings are the main times we can all gather together.

We meet Friday nights for dinner followed by some great worship time and speaker.  These large group meetings usually take place in the Duke Chapel basement, unless otherwise notified.  The dinners are typically home-cooked and provided by volunteers in the Chapel basement kitchen.  If you can donate $5 to help pay for supplies, great, but come eat regardless and bring your friends and family — kids are welcome!  

For more details on our large group meetings and other activities, check out the events page. A few summaries of past events can also be found in the blog.  

Getting Involved

Want to get more involved with GCF?  Stop by the Get Involved page for info on cooking for Large Group dinner, sharing your testimony, joining the worship team, starting or joining a service project, and more!

Weekly Small Groups

We have ongoing small group Bible studies and discussion groups; check the small group page and watch the listserv for details about topics and meeting times. You can also follow us on Facebook for the latest news about service projects, lectures, and social events!