What is Graduate Christian Fellowship?
There’s a “GCF kind of conversation.” Honest, probing, safe, challenging, and deeply Christian. A conversation that can go deep and tackle the big questions: faith and scholarship, prayer and scripture, relationships and community, vocation and calling.
GCF is a place of friendship and discipleship, struggling with the tough stuff and making sure to make enough space for partying and community building.
When and where?
Graduate Christian Fellowship gathers weekly on Thursday evenings at 6:00pm in person at the Toronto School of Theology Building.
Feel free to stop by on a Thursday evening or to email Brenda Kronemeijer-Heyink or Carol Scovil ahead of time for more information. You are welcome to join us in-person or digitally.
What to Expect at a GCF Gathering
Dinner is at 6:15 and is followed by a conversation at 7 p.m. around various topics. Dinner is two different types of soup (one is always vegetarian), bread, and some kind of dessert. Please contact us ahead of time if you’re vegan, gluten-free, or have other food concerns). The topic for the conversation is announced ahead of time in the weekly emails (sign up here) and in this schedule overview.
We start the conversation with a few announcements about upcoming events, transition into the rest of the evening with some opening words (land acknowledgement, lighting a candle, prayer and/or Scripture reading), and then start the conversation with introducing ourselves and answering an opening question around the theme of the evening. The conversation is led by a member of the staff, one of the participants in the ministry, or an invited guest. The conversations include Bible studies, topical discussions focused on academia, faith, and/or culture, as well as people telling their stories of their faith and academic/life journey.
There are usually anywhere between five to fifteen people present for dinner and/or the conversation. We are done by 9 p.m., and people are welcome to linger afterwards for conversation, tea, and snacks.
Got questions? Want to connect with someone before you give GCF a try? Email Brenda Kronemeijer-Heyink or Carol Scovil to connect.