Welcome to IPCA – we’re glad to have you with us! This is a very short introduction to the church which we hope you will find useful. Please ask for more detailed information.
IPCA was founded in October 1990 and was the first recognized church in Turkey that was not on diplomatic ground. It is still among a small number of Protestant churches in the capital city of Turkey.
Our goal is to disciple and equip believers for works of service to the glory of Jesus. Our congregation is involved in service to refugees, to Turkish language churches in the city, to the poor and needy, to those who have not heard the Good News, to the members of our own church family and to the broader expatriate community in Ankara and Turkey.
IPCA is a non-denominational congregation led by local elders. We base our teaching on the Bible, which we hold to be the inerrant word of God. We respect the diversity in the universal church and the different interpretations which sincere believers hold and try to provide worship and fellowship in which all can participate. Consequently, our worship services will vary a great deal from week to week as different members of the congregation plan and lead in prayer, worship and preaching. Our Turkish service is open to all who prefer worshiping in Turkish language. Translation to English is provided by wireless radio transmission.
The congregation is made up of believers from all over the world with very different traditions and denominational backgrounds. We encourage everyone to participate in our times of open prayer in their own language. By tradition we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (communion) each Sunday.
The program for children aged 3 to 10 runs during the sermon. There are also programs for junior high and high school students some weeks and a youth group during the week. The children are normally dismissed just prior to communion. We provide nursery care upstairs for babies up to 2 years of age.
There are also several mid-week studies and small groups. Please contact us for details. We encourage everyone to be involved in a small group for fellowship, encouragement and spiritual accountability.
Please talk to one of the elders if you have questions or concerns, if you have special needs or would like to participate in a particular ministry. And join us for the combined fellowship time (coffee & tea) between services at 11:15.