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. 

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.


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 welcome you to join us as we talk to God. We pray on Tuesdays from 7:00-7:30 AM, and Thursdays from 1:30-2:00 PM. Join us on Zoom! Contact James at jsiebert@ivcf.ca for the link to join.

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.

Daniel N. (danielni@ualberta.ca) goes to McKernan Baptist Church on 11103 76 Ave NW. The service times are 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. 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.  

Marion (mwangany@ualberta.ca) attends City Centre Church at 10:30 AM on Sunday mornings in the chapel at Vanguard College (12140 103 St).