The Union Church of Istanbul has been meeting in the Dutch Chapel since 1857. The chapel is located just off Istiklal Caddesi, in the heart of Istanbul. We are an interdenominational church with a congregation made up of people from many different backgrounds and nationalities. It is a warm and friendly place to be, worshiping God in one of the oldest buildings in Istanbul.
OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe in the one holy God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – infinite in love, power and wisdom.
We believe God the Father creates, sustains that which He begins, and reveals Himself to us, holding us accountable, as individuals and nations, for that which he has created.
We believe God the Son became incarnate in Jesus Christ. He was born of a virgin, lived and suffered in obedience to the Father, died for the sins of the world, and rose in triumph over death. Therefore, God has made Christ the Lord of all, who will come again in glory to judge humanity and to establish His Kingdom.
We believe God the Spirit regenerates and indwells to empower, guide, comfort, sanctify, and unite us one with another.
We believe the Scriptures – the Old and New Testaments – are unique and divinely inspired. They are trustworthy in matters of faith and practice and are understood through prayerful study and by the illumination of the Holy Spirit.
We believe humanity was created in the image of God for fellowship with Him. This relationship was broken because of sin and is restored through faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe the Church consists of those reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ. The Church is to proclaim the gospel of Christ and to be His presence in the world.