Campus Outreach: Ministry to Internationals

Because a significant part of our mission is to serve University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff and their families, we feel called to be especially attuned to the special need to be hospitable and welcoming to the many members of the international community who live temporarily or permanently in Champaign-Urbana. A special focus that has evolved in the past few years is a ministry to international students. This ministry has been a major emphasis for Hessel Park Church.

Other campus ministries

International Christian Fellowship

With Bonnie Ward as the liaison, members of HPC have partnered with International Christian Fellowship (ICF), a campus ministry that reaches out to international students and scholars on campus and in the community. ICF hosts a variety of friendship-building activities to welcome and connect internationals with each other and with Americans, as well as Bible studies for believers and seekers. Volunteers from Hessel Park Church often provide rides and food for those events, as well as host international students to their homes from time to time.