Who We Are

There are approximately 8,000 international students attending the University of Alberta. IFG is in contact with over 1,000 of these students. These students represent many countries in the world. About 15 Canadians volunteer with the IFG.

Bible Studies,Trips, Caf├ęs and More

Bible Study/Discussion for Curious Students

Some students are curious about Jesus, God and Christianity. Our studies are safe places where you can learn without being pressured to believe. It's only 1 hour a week and a great place to practice English! if you are interested in a weekly 1-hour study which would give you an overview of the main theme of the Bible, please contact jsiebert@ivcf.ca. We can also arrange for a small group discussion or one-on-one meetings with James or a fellow student. These discussions can be on campus or wherever is convenient for you. 

Bible Study/Discussion for Christian students

Do you love Jesus?  We have a Bible discussion on Wednesday nights for students who love Jesus.  Contact us if you would like to join

Dinners in a Canadian Home

Once a month during the school year, James & Ann Siebert open up their home on a Friday night to welcome International students for supper. A great way to enjoy Canadian hospitality while making new friends and practicing English! Students are welcomed to participate in an optional Bible discussion after the meal. Other students visit and play games.

English Corner

Conversational English from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursdays in the IFG office at 8901 HUB Mall.  You are welcome to come and check it out if you are interested. We are looking for students who are committed to coming regularly so that we can plan appropriately

Trips

Several trips are planned throughout the year to provide great opportunities to see parts of western Canada! Look up what's coming up under our News and Activities section

Do you want to pray with someone?

We love to talk to God. Come and join us on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m or Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the IFG office at 8901 HUB mall. Or just pass by our office any time!

Visiting a Church

Some students are curious about visiting a church in Canada on a Sunday. Here are some possibilities for you if you are interested in going with someone. Feel free to contact any of the persons below by their emails if you need more information.

Alejandra (aarguell@ualberta.ca) and Ope (onaopemi@ualberta.ca) go to McKernan Baptist Church on 11103 76 Ave NW at 11:30AM or 6:00PM on Sundays. Language used is English.

James and Ann (jamsiebert@gmail.com) attend Sunrise Community Church at 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings. They would be happy to give you a ride. It is easy to pick you up at Southgate Mall LRT station.

Xinxin and Stephen go to a Chinese-speaking church, Edmonton Chinese Baptist Church at 1112-109 Avenue on Sundays at 9:30 AM.  Please contact Xinxin at xinxin4@ualberta.ca.