World Assemblies of God Fellowship

Church

Planting

Conference

MAy 21 - 23, 2024

Istanbul, Turkey

Marmara Taksim Hotel

Istanbul Cityscape In Turkey With Galata Tower

Building a legacy of faith one church at a time.

Join us for this unique event as we collaborate together to grow to one million churches by 2033. This will be a time dedicated to investing in church planters as we discuss strategy, share insights, and build relationships.

What to Expect

This event will bring together experienced church planters and new leaders who are passionate about sharing the Gospel and building up the Church. During this gathering, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers, participate in workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions with other like-minded individuals.

Schedule

Tuesday, May 21

Day 1

9:00am: Morning Session


11:00am: Church Planting Coaching & Strategy Session


12:30pm: Lunch


2:00pm: Breakout Sessions


3:30pm: Free Time



Wednesday, May 22

Day 2

9:00am: Morning Session


11:00am: Church Planting Coaching & Strategy Session


12:30pm: Lunch


2:00pm: Breakout Sessions


3:30pm: Free Time



thursday, May 23

Day 3

9:00am: Morning Session


11:00am: Church Planting Coaching & Strategy Session


12:30pm: Lunch


2:00pm: Breakout Sessions


3:30pm: Break


5:30pm: Evening Session

Event Venue

Marmara Taksim

We are excited to be hosting the Church Planting Conference at the beautiful Marmara Taksim hotel, located in the heart of Istanbul's Taksim Square.


A limited number of rooms are available at the venue, offered at a special conference rate. If you would like to explore this option, please indicate on your registration form or email churchplanting@worldagfellowship.org.


Additional Hotel Options

There are also many hotel options within walking distance or a short car ride away. Here is a list of hotels at varying price points in the surrounding area. Please note that the hotels listed are based solely on online reviews, factoring in price and proximity to the conference venue.

5 Star Hotel

24-minute walk,

8 minutes by public transport,

6 minutes by car to Marmara Taksim

4 Star Hotel

6-minute walk to Marmara Taksim

4 Star Hotel

2-minute walk to Marmara Taksim

3 Star Hotel

11-minute walk to Marmara Taksim

2 Star Hotel

19-minute walk to Marmara Taksim,

7 minutes by car

Istanbul Cityscape In Turkey With Galata Tower

Frequently

Asked Questions


general questions


Who is eligible to attend?

All Superintendents, Church Planting Coordinators, MM33 Coordinators, Commission Participants, and those involved in church planting within the World Assemblies of God Fellowship are welcome to participate in this three-day conference.


When is my RSVP due?

Registration will close on April 30th, or when seats are fully booked, so we recommend registering early.


How do I register?

Please visit the main registration page, and fill out your information to reserve your spot.


What is the cost to attend?

We're excited to offer you this conference with no registration fees. It's important to note that you will be responsible for covering your own travel expenses, food costs, and hotel accommodations.


Visas & Travel questions


Which airport should I fly into?

We recommend flying into Istanbul Airport (IST).


Do I need a visa?

Please review the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Türkiye’s website for visa information and requirements based on your citizenship.


If you need to apply for a visa online, please visit the Republic of Türkiye’s Electronic Visa Application System.


How do I confirm whether I need a visa if I am unsure?

For additional clarification, we suggest reaching out directly to your local Turkish embassy via phone or email after reviewing the provided links.


How do I receive a visa invitation letter?

Please reach out to our team at churchplanting@worldagfellowship.org to request a visa invitation letter. Please include the following details:

  • Full name (as listed on your passport)
  • Country of residence
  • Passport number
  • Arrival date
  • Departure date


Logistics questions


What local transportation options are available in Istanbul?

There are various transportation options from the airport to Taksim Square, including Istanbul airport taxis, Uber, pre-booked private transfers, airport car rentals, buses, and the recently introduced Istanbul airport metro line. For detailed information on these options and guidance on arranging or purchasing tickets, please refer to this website.


What hotel accommodation options are available, and are they covered?

While there is no fee to attend the Church Planting Conference, you are responsible for reserving your hotel accommodations.


A limited number of rooms are available at the venue, offered at a special conference rate. If you would like to explore this option, please indicate on your registration form or email churchplanting@worldagfellowship.org.


There are also many hotel options within walking distance or a short car ride away. On this website, you can refer to the list of hotels at varying price points in the surrounding area. Please note that the hotels listed are based solely on online reviews, factoring in price and proximity to the conference venue.


Can I invite my spouse or any family members to attend the conference with me?

Spouses are welcome to join the event. Please be sure to indicate this on your registration form. It is important to note that, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children at this time. We recommend exploring alternative plans for your family to enjoy the city during the day.


What languages will be supported?

The primary language during the conference will be English; however, conference resources will also be available in French and Spanish.


Will the agenda be made available before the conference?

A detailed agenda will be posted on the event website closer to the event‘s start date.


What time will the conference start and end?

Daily registration starts at 8 am. The conference sessions will begin at 9 am and conclude at 3:30 pm. On the final day, although the conference day concludes at 3:30 pm, we will gather again at 5:30 pm for a concluding dinner and evening session.


What meals should I plan for?

Light refreshments and lunch will be served daily during the conference. On the last evening, there will be dinner provided.


If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

churchplanting@worldagfellowship.org

World Assemblies of God Fellowship

Church

Planting

Conference

MAy 21 - 23, 2024

Istanbul, Turkey

Marmara Taksim Hotel