Christian Campus Foundation

A Premier Campus Ministry

@ The University of Illinois



Join over thousands of U of I students who've experienced God's transforming love at CCF!

Register today to start your journey and receive news about upcoming events at CCF.


Christian Campus Foundation is a dynamic campus ministry loving and caring for students at the University of Illinois. Through meaningful programs, we help you LOVE GOD and LOVE PEOPLE.

Grow Your Faith, Make Christian Friends, Find Your Future Spouse (lol!), and Discover Your Life Purpose So That You Make Your Difference in the World!

Discover Your Life Purpose

We help you find your life purpose & passion, so that you're not just getting a degree and J.O.B., but living who God designed you to be so that you get paid to do your Life's Work and wake up every morning excited @ YOUR Life.

Find Christian Friends

You become the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Here you will find great people, with great values, who believe in a Great God. The quality of our lives is the quality of our relationships. CCF has a network of thousands of great people with whom you can connect.

Grow in Your Faith

We believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, and that he makes our lives better, shows us how to get better at life, and provides eternal life.  God's plan spelled out in Scripture provides an amazing blueprint for growing one's faith and we help you do just that!


Ways to get connected

With the University of Illinois' policies regarding the pandemic, some of CCF'S programs are on zoom now. The call for social distancing does not mean a distance from God's love, Christian community, and discipleship. We are here for you in these unprecedented times. Much love!

Christian Mentoring Program

A 4-year bachelor's degree and a 2-year masters degree are both important. Getting your personal Christian mentor will speed up your growth tremendously, turning decades into days. CCF provides that for you. We will help you get from where you are to where you want to be.

Learn More --> contact [email protected]

English Corner Program

If you are looking for a place to serve and meet people from around the world, this is your program. We do it all -- taking trips, hosting dinners, weekly experiences, small groups, and much MUCH more. 

Click here to learn more

Worship Service

Every week we come together in worship of our God. You can expect biblical teaching, inspiring worship, and people who will help you on your journey - whether you're brand new to exploring faith or wanting to go to a new level.  

Learn More --> contact [email protected]


Everyone has a worldview, but not everyone knows it. Worldviews are bigger than the religions and all religions are categories within worldviews. Understanding and applying these worldviews will 100% change your life! This is open to anyone wanting to integrate faith and life, those going into Christian leadership, and those wanting faith mastery. Available trainings with Dr. Rich Knopp are showcased here at You can also contact Aaron Bird ([email protected]) for the next available training.

Learn More --> WorldViewEyes



"The friendliest staff - especially that Gary guy"


"Aaron is the best preacher I have ever heard in my life"

Jon Adam

"They have the best teaching, training, and preaching on the U of I campus - and I've been to all the campus ministries. I wish I would've found them earlier."


Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone is welcome!

There is no weekly commitment to attend. You may come as you are able.  Much love!

We are here to help!  Please contact us and we will follow up within 24 hours.

Aaron Bird, Director, [email protected]. IG: aaron.bird1

Gary Umphrey, Associate, [email protected]

Donna Higgins, [email protected]

Phone: 217.255.2152

We meet in the Illini Union!

Register above with your name and email. You will be e-mailed the events weekly. 

Thanks to our supporters, most CCF events are FREE! Some special events may have an investment but you will be notified before you attend. 


Thank you for your support. Thank you. Thank YOU. THANK YOU! We are grateful.


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