Hnaub Christian Fellowship commenced in the month of November, 2003, as a prayer group on Houdegbe North-American University, Benin campus. The ministry fully started (other activities) a year after, as a campus Fellowship. However, we still regard 2003 as our starting year.
Our mandate was to bring students together, irrespective of their denomination or faith walk, in honor of Jesus, to the glory of God and for fellowship with one another.
Seeing that most of the students of HNAUB at the time were mostly English speaking Nigerians who had found themselves in a new environment, God positioned us here to create a home where everyone felt accepted, loved and less alone.
Over the years we have seen God use us to equip the younger generation for a more-fulfilling life, centered on Jesus. And our initial 12-member church began to grow daily, one person at a time.
In 2010, with our heart still set on the youth, we began to transition into a church that accommodates for youth of all ages and walks of life. We no longer limited our focus and membership to the students in our community. Our membership now included families, business owners and more. This transition birthed ministries that catered to families, singles, men and women.
We are a Youth centered ministry. Sent not only to the young in age but also to the young at heart.
Today, we are branching out to other parts of the world, starting with Nigeria, as Connection Church International. Subsequently, HCF will become the youth ministry of CCI located in Cotonou, with other Youth ministries to follow.