Filipus has five different elements.
Kurtuluş Church: Filipus students are full members of Kurtuluş
Church, learning to serve, submit to leadership, exercise their gifts and live missionally all in the context of a church community.
Coffee Haus: Filipus students receive training and work at Coffee Haus, producing high-quality, freshly-roasted, gourmet coffee. Upon graduation, every student is certified as a barista, an
important step in attaining sustainable employment in Turkey.
Ankara Refugee Ministry (ARM): More than 50,000 refugees have flooded into Ankara from the nearby Syrian and Iraqi crises. Filipus, together with Kurtuluş Church, serves nearly 6,000 families in their weekly distribution program.
Soup Day: One afternoon a week, Filipus serves soup as a service to their neighborhood. It provides a unique environment where spiritual discussion and good questions are frequent.
AŞTİ Outreach: One evening a week, Filipus students cook up enough food to fill 200 meals to the homeless at Ankara’s main bus station.
The Refuge Church is excited to deepen its partnership with
Kurtuluş Church and Filipus because of the following truths:
Passion for the Unreached: The Refuge Church and Kurtuluş Church are committed to the expansion of the Gospel among unreached places; to places and people that the Gospel has yet to penetrate.
Passion for the Vulernable: The Refuge Church and Kurtuluş Church are committed to caring
for, loving, and serving the poorest of the poor.
Passion for the Centrality of the Local Church: The Refuge Church and Kurtuluş Church are committed to the expansion of the Gospel through the local church.
Passion for Excellent Coffee: The Refuge Church and Kurtuluş Church are committed to being
economic blessings in our local communities, serving directlytraded, freshly-roasted coffee and providing a platform for giving vulnerable people job skills.