Filipus has two distinct programs in Ankara:
Filipus Ministry Training Program is a full-time, residential program. The training lasts eleven months and begins every year in January.
Filipus Campus is a program designed to equip and serve university students in Ankara. Christian university students can choose to participate in training and ministry opportunities through regular meetings and activities.
We are looking forward to the launch of Filipus Istanbul in the near future. This will be a new training branch of Filipus Ministry Training Program.
Outside of Turkey we have existing programs in two countries:
Filipus Central Asia was launched this year. They have gathered a group of students from various churches in their area and have recently begun their first training year. We are excited to be entering a new phase of partnership and brotherhood with them.
Filipus Brazil was launched in 2011. This year 50 students graduated from the Filipus program in Brazil, which is based at a church in Sao Paulo. The Filipus family is quickly growing in South America.
Who We Are
Filipus is a ministry of Kurtulus Church in Ankara, Turkey. We are a ministry to all of the churches in Turkey and beyond and students who want to participate in our programs do not need to be members of Kurtulus.
Kurtulus Church has a Board of Directors and Filipus has its own leadership team as well.
What We Do ?
Filipus Ministry Training Program seeks to equip Turkish and Turkish-speaking believers for ministry in Turkey and in the nations. We host an intensive, one-year training program in Ankara and we have a network of workers engaged in a wide range of ministries throughout Turkey and in a number of other nations.
The church in Turkey has a responsibility to make disciples. For the long-term health of the church, some men and women need to be equipped deeply to serve as ministers for the church in this country. We take this responsibility seriously.
The church in Turkey also has a responsibility to make disciples in the nations. This is an essential part of the nature of the church of Christ. We work and pray to see a movement of Christians in Turkey who are passionate and committed to fulfill this commission to make disciples in the nations.
A Brief History
Filipus Ministry Training Program was founded in 2003 at Kurtulus Church in Ankara. Since that time, more than 50 people from churches around the country have been equipped for ministry at Filipus.
Today our graduates are serving in various places throughout Turkey and around the world. We have graduates actively serving in churches in Adana, Mersin, Malatya, Ankara, Istanbul, Antalya, and Kahramanmaras as well as in a number of other countries. Many of these men and women are leaders or pastors in their congregations.
In 2011 Filipus began opening training programs in other locations. These programs run as ministries of local churches in their areas and implement a training curriculum inspired by Filipus in Turkey and in consultation with us.
Today their are active Filipus training programs in Central Asia and Brazil.