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:

Friday, September 5 – Friday Night Dinner      Everyone is invited to large group meeting this Friday. We meet in the chapel basement kitchen for dinner at 6 pm followed by worship and a speaker. Come meet other GCFers, hear about small groups, local churches, and events this semester!

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!