Welcome to our new TOS website! We are happy to get to know you and have put together a wealth of information for you to explore and various ways for you to get in touch with us.
TOS is an independent, evangelical, charismatic free church, mission society and charity. Since its beginnings in Tübingen in 1990, TOS Ministries have planted 12 churches, five different prayer ministries, a rehab center for drug addicts and four homes for street children.
We invite you to discover our vibrant international church life. Find out why our relationship to Israel is so important for us as Christians. Stay posted on our numerous conferences and seminars. Meet our pastors and staff. And highly recommended: Every Sunday several hundreds of viewers are joining our services via TOS TV. Have a look and join us! Write to us, call us, or drop in at one of our many events or services.
We are looking forward to getting to know you better!
Visit one of the services in the TOS Church and Conference Center in Tübingen for a live experience of our Church Family. Whether in the large sanctuary or in the Café Mazel Tov next door, you will feel the pulse of Church life. You are welcome to visit our Christian Bookstore Jesus live on the historic Market Square in the heart of Tübingen. To get in touch with us, use the contact form. We look forward to receiving your personal comments or questions!
Pastors and Staff
TOS Ministries has about 74 full-time staff, 27 in South America, 30 in Germany, 2 in Israel, 2 in the United States, 2 in Greece, 9 in Belarus and 2 in Siberia. This is a list of pastors and staff in Tübingen, Germany only.
TOS is an independent, evangelical, charismatic free church, mission society and charity. Their creed: "We believe in the transforming power of the message of Jesus Christ!"
TOS confesses God, the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son of God as the Savior and Lord of the World, and the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the foundation of all reasoning and acting. It desires to be a fellowship of followers of Jesus modeled after the Biblical example.
TOS is part of the worldwide Church of Jesus and of the charismatic movement, which currently numbers approx. 540 million believers from all denominations and it acknowledges the “Statement of Faith“ of the International Evangelical Alliance (World Evangelical Alliance-Link: www.worldea.org/whoweare/statementoffaith).
TOS is very much aware of the fact we need the experience and revelation of other believers. Therefore we seek contact and cooperation with other churches, groups and Christian fellowships. The concept is a “church without walls”, not closing our eyes to the needs of the world, but rather putting the gospel message into practice in word and deed. According to Acts 1:8, its calling is local, national and international:
”But you shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
TOS is convinced that every human being has a right to life:
- in a reconciled relationship to God
- in reconciled relationships to their fellow men
- in a healthy development of their personality in the plans of God
Therefore its goals are:
- to call people into a personal relationship to the God of the Bible and into following Jesus personally, and to teach them accordingly
- spreading the Christian message of reconciliation in word and deed
- reconciliation and friendship with the Jewish people and Israel
- to produce mature personalities, capable of taking responsibility for themselves, their surroundings, and society as a whole
- healthy marriages and stable families as core cells of our society
- wholeness and healing for body, soul and spirit
The initial association was founded by Jobst and Charlotte Bittner in 1987 as a result of years of prayer together with some other couples. After three years of interdenominational services they planted an independent free church in 1990, which today is known by the name of "TOS Church Tübingen". Since 1997, they have been involved in church planting and setting up orphanages in South America, as well as rehab centers for drug addicts and Aids victims in Eastern Europe in ten different countries so far. In Germany they have planted churches and social ministries in Leipzig, Ueckermünde, Albstadt-Tailfingen and Halle. One major focus of the ministry is prayer, so they have started houses of 24/7 Prayer in several European cities, as well as in North and South America.
The first March of Life from Bisingen to Dachau in 2007 was the beginning of a worldwide movement. In 2011 and 2015 it was honored by the Israeli Knesset twice, and in 2017 it received the Emil Fackenheim Award for Tolerance and Understanding by the Jewish Community in Halle. The March of Life Association was founded in 2015. For more information click here: www.marchoflife.org