Turkey Vision Team

FGCC Vision: To be a covenant community that loves God, disciples one another and reaches out from the river to the ends of the earth.

Forest Grove Community Church has enjoyed a special partnership in Panama for the past fourteen years and we have seen God use this ongoing relationship to strengthen our vision for mission and discipleship. After several years of prayer and dialogue about adding other global partnerships we sense the Lord is inviting us to explore a church-to-church relationship in Turkey led by a National Church planter and supported by a North American Multiply worker.

From March 29 – April 7, a team of Forest Grove Community Church leaders will spend time with church planters and other believers in Istanbul to get to know their vision, challenges and how we could support one another through mutual partnership. We will spend intentional time with our global brother and sisters, learning more about the history of Turkey and Christianity in this ancient place, praying together for God to revive Turkey and us as the North American Church. The team will continue to process and discern with Forest Grove Community Church and the new church plants in Turkey as we come home.

Team Members

Maryanne Berge
Kevin & Luanne Wiens
Clint McDonald
James & Erica Fraser
Marley Berge
James Penner

Revive Turkey

Overview: We have been invited by the Revive Turkey team to visit their young churches in Istanbul and area. They desire to partner with churches and individuals as they align with God’s will for Turkey and the Middle east. Church-to-Church relationships gain power as we support one another, bear each others burdens, and build God’s Kingdom together.

We Hope To:

  • Become aware of cultural diversity and spiritual barriers in Turkey
  • Be attentive to the Spirit as we listen to His leading
  • Build relationships with the Turkish Team and their churches
  • Experience Biblical History
  • Grow as individual, as a team and as a global body of Christ

How to Support

Please pray for our team and the church in Turkey, as we believe this will be a significant time of building relationship. Pray for the Spirit to lead us as we discern together.

Invest in sending this team through a financial gift. Our overall budget is $16000. Make cheques payable to FGCC with a note for “Turkey Team.” Donations are tax deductible and if there are any extra funds, they will be used for similar projects.

Turkey Facts

Population: 81,864,000
Largest Religion: Islam
% Evangelical: 0.04%
Unreached: 81,091,000
No of People Groups: 68