About us

UKH is a network of groups of Christian students who share the same vision: bring the good news of Jesus Christ to their university friends.

We are not a Church and don’t want to substitute for one. Students are rooted in their own Church fellowship across the country and encourage new Christians to settle in local Churches as well.

We are a student-led organization. That is we seek to support student initiative and get students involved in at all levels of ministry.

UKH is part of International Fellowship of Evangelical Students which unites over 150 national student Christian movements across the globe with the same vision: to win students for Christ.

What we believe

What we believe:

Triune God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

infallibility of the Holy Scriptures, which are inspired by God and are the absolute authority in questions of faith and life,

God’s sovereignty in creation, revelation, redemption and the Last Judgment,

Jesus Christ, Son of God, His virgin birth, sinless life and redemptive death on the cross for the sins of the world,

bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, His ascension and the Second Coming,

all people are sinners; sin is a result of turning away from God for which we are subject to God’s wrath and judgment,

redemption of man and deliverance from the punishment of the eternal condemnation exclusively through the saving work of Jesus Christ,

salvation and justification of the sinner only on the basis of God’s grace through faith in Christ,

the re-birth from the Holy Spirit as the condition of salvation,

the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian,

the spiritual unity of the Church – the Body of Christ – of which all true believers are members.

Eternal life, which is God’s gift of mercy, and eternal punishment, which is an expression of God’s justice.

Our vision

To help students investigate, think through and live out biblical faith

It’s often said that the Czech Republic is the world’s most atheistic country. 70% of the population describe themselves as areligious, although many believe in ‘something’ and some
believe in the existence of a god. But which god is the right one? Is it worth finding out? What effect will finding out have on their life before or after death? These questions are ones that face the 392,400 students in Czech universities and colleges.

Our vision is to help students investigate, think through and live out Biblical faith. In other words, we want to introduce them to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We seek to do this by bringing together Christian students from lots of different churches who can, through their lives, words and deeds, reach out together to students in their universities and halls of residence.

Our team

Marie Hladíková
Vedoucí České Budějovice

Jan Pěkný
Člen Rady UKH

Pavol Andraško
Člen Rady UKH

Anna Krýsová
Člen Rady UKH

Estera Deptová
Vedoucí Hradec Králové

Nina Sterneck
Dobrovolník IFES

Jiří Musil
Vedoucí PedF UK

Lukáš Hotový
Člen Rady UKH

Simeon Borko
Vedoucí Brno

Gabriela Brahová
Vedoucí Praha FF UK

Sara Monteiro
Vedoucí Pardubice

Adéla Bohuslavová
Vedoucí Praha PF UK

Andrzej Molin
Člen Rady UKH

Michal Kočer
Člen Rady UKH

Eva Petržilková
Vedoucí kanceláře

Gareth Morris
Mentor dobrovolníků IFES

Tomáš Uher
Vedoucí UKH

Zdeněk Valenta
Předseda Rady UKH

Our history

1990      The first missionaries arrived to Czechoslovakia:  Govert van Dam a  Sjaak Visser z Holandska.

1991      IFES helped to establish national movement — Vysokoškolské biblické hnutí is registred. Marek Kraus was the first GenSec.

1992 Beth Jones (USA), Rachel Savage (USA) and David Polendine (UK) join the team. They work with individual contacts. Petr Synak joined the team.

1993 Annette Jeffrey (USA) and Ralf Pfau (Germany) arrive

1994 Fred Průdek (USA) joins the team and stays on in the Czech Republic permanently

1995 the team works with individual students, primarily in Prague, Ostrava and Olomouc. Michala Michálková is one of the first group leaders

1996 Petr Synak is finishing as the GenSec. onathan Lamb made the decision to make two separate movements, and he established a board of Pavel Raus, Peter Synak and Fred Prudek to oversee the Czech VBH movement. The VBH Czech movement continued under the leadership of the board until 2002.

new groups are formed in Pardubice, Ústí nad Labem and at the Charles University Hus Faculty in Prague.

1997     Gwen Harmston, from England, and Amy Ryzi served on VBH staff.

1998     John Robertson, from N. Ireland, served on VBH staff.

2000 Michala Michálková is the first part-time Czech staff worker. Missionaries are leaving.

2002 We changed the name to UKH (Univerzitní křesťanské hnutí).  Aleš Čejka, was chosen as leader of VBH and a year later he became Gen Sec.

2003 new groups in Prague are started: the K-klub and a group at the University of New York in Prague. Training is put on for students

2005 a further Czech staff worker is added to the team, Tomáš Uher, and three missionaries: Gareth Morris, Andrew Farquhar and Peter Norris (all UK). The groups have 3-15 students. The first English Camp takes place!

2006 Julia Wardropper (UK) and Maria Hofmeister (Germany) join the team. Each college group runs an evangelistic event every semester. Andrew is leaving.

2007     Petr Norris is leaving. In UKH stays Gareth, Maria a Julia.

2008 the UKH takes 20 students to the IFES Evangelism Conference in Linz, Austria. A new group is founded at the Charles University Philosophical Faulty. Tomáš Uher becomes the movement’s new General Secretary. Julia and Maria are leaving. The first student mission trip to Slovenia takes place

2009 Craig Taylor, Jeremy Poyner and Linda Trevitt (all UK) arrive. Students join in various evangelistic events run by the UCCF in the UK for the first time

2011 the UKH’s first national conference is attended by 28 students; work begins afresh with the K-Klub, and with groups in Olomouc, Prague Suchdol, and the Charles University Agricultural Faculty; and Judith Beattie (Ireland), Nelleke Kruijimer (Holland) and Edwina Thorley (UK) have all joined the team

2012 Judith and Craig are leaving. Luke de Roemer and Joanna Poon joined the team. Eva Petržilková joined the team as an administrative worker.

2013 Luke de Roemer is leaving. Benjamin Smith joined the team. Nelleke Kruijmer moved to Olomouc. Clayton Ryan joined the team (in Olomouc). Jirka Král is a new czech volunteer.

2014 Benjamin Smith, Edwina Thorley, Joanna Poon and Jirka Král leave the team. Jan Lervag joined the team.

2016 you too can be part of this history in the Czech Republic!


2016     staň se součástí historie studentské služby v ČR ty!