Welcome To GCF

We are a community of graduate students and postdocs at Duke University exploring and practicing our Christian faith.  Everyone is Welcome!


 Spring Retreat – February 27-28

We’ll be going up to Hyco Lake, just 45 mins away for Friday night after dinner through Saturday night after dinner. So mark your calendars, work those biceps for paddling kayaks, and let’s have some fun. This is a no agenda retreat – just time with friends to rest or read or recreate.

Spring 2015 Friday Large Schedule:

Schedule for this semester is here!  Meet in the Chapel Basement 6 pm for dinner with worship to follow.  Keep tabs with the facebook page for updates on social events and community service opportunities throughout the semester.

January 23

February 13

February 20

March 20

April 3

April 17


Service Opportunity

Join us on Saturday April 11 from 8:30 am – 11:30 am for a volunteer event helping our local Durham Habitat for Humanity build homes for those in need.  RSVP by emailing Andre (ajv6@duke.edu) if you are interested.


Follow the link here or on our Facebook Page when you have 3-5 mins to fill out a quick survey.


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!