Welcome to homepage of OPKO, IFES Finland (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students)! On this page you will find information about our activities all over Finland. If you would like to know more, don't hesitate to contact our staff!
What do we do?
The IFES work in Finland is organised as registered associations in university cities. These associations are lead by student boards and supported by a staff worker. We have organised work in 13 cities.
The usual pattern is a weekly teaching meeting in a central location in the city. Students meet during the week in small Bible study groups. These meetings take place in students' homes. In most cities there is an English speaking group as well. If not yet, we are most happy to start one. There are plenty of other kind of activities as well, like camps, sports, outreach, music etc.
In an average week a total of about 500 students gather together in our student meetings around Finland. The biggest group may be over 100 students and the smallest group 10 students.
IFES Finland has also activities in schools. Members of our staff visit schools and lead weekend Bible camps. This work reaches mainly the age group between 10 to 14. We are hoping to reestablish prayer and Bible study groups in schools.
The most important principles in our faith are the Bible and grace. The Bible is the highest authority of our faith and life. A sinner is saved only by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
This is love: not that we loved God, but he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. (1 John 4:10)