The challenge

IstanbulSince the evangelical church in Turkey is still in its first generation there is a serious lack of biblical resources in the Turkish language. Firm Foundation Trust (FFT) helps to support, equip and strengthen Christians in Turkey and elsewhere by enabling the production and publication of Christian books, resources and other Christian media in the Turkish language.

So far FFT has enabled the publication of over 150 titles. These include books such as Peace with God by Billy Graham, The Cross of Christ by John Stott, Introduction to the Old Testament by LaSor, Hubbard and Bush, Introduction to the New Testament by Carson and Moo and Mere Christianity by CS Lewis.

Currently most books of the Bible do not have one single commentary in Turkish. In order to help Turkish church leaders, Bible teachers and believers to study the Bible more deeply we are involved in an ongoing project to provide a Bible commentary in Turkish for every book in the Bible. To date we have completed commentaries for around one third of Bible books.

One of the significant challenges currently facing us is to make our resources available on-line. This should enable anyone with an internet connection, wherever they are in the world, to be able to benefit from these resources.
We believe that we should encourage and equip indigenous Turkish Christians who possess the appropriate skills and training to write theological and Biblical resources. We are currently exploring some exciting possibilities.

Local publishing

We assist in making resources available on behalf of other ministry organisations in the Turkish-speaking world. We also help to facilitate the production of Christian titles in Turkish through a publishing house in Istanbul with whom we have a close association.

Funding

The work of the Trust is entirely funded by churches, individuals and foundations that share our vision. We are very grateful to all who assist us in fulfilling our aim which is: to develop vital biblical resources for the Turkish-speaking church.

Trustees

FFT is administered by a group of Trustees, some of whom have extensive in-country experience, having lived in Turkey for many years. None of the Trustees receive a salary for the work they do for the Trust. Each gives their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.

Council of Reference

Mr George Verwer
Mr Peter Maiden