We are a Bible School and Christian Youth and Conference Center on the banks of Lake Constance.

Bodenseehof began in 1962 under the leadership of Rev. Charles Moore who remained its director until his death in 1995. Bodenseehof is a registered charitable institution with 23 members.

We are an international, inter-denominational ministry engaged in evangelism and Bible teaching as a part of Torchbearers International (formerly known as the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship of Torchbearers), founded by Major Ian Thomas in 1947.

Since its beginning at Capernwray Hall in northwest England, the ministry of Torchbearers International has evolved to include Bible Schools and Conference Centers around the world.

Our Statement of Faith

  • We accept the whole Bible as the inspired revelation of God to man.

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is God, in equality with the Father, and that by Him the Father created all things.

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ became man through the miraculous operations of the Holy Spirit and that He was conceived without sin.

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, died willingly in place of sinners, to become the redeemer of this fallen world, and the only mediator through whose atoning blood, and by faith in whom alone, we receive forgiveness of sins.

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ rose again from the dead, appeared to His disciples, and returned to the Father. That on the day of Pentecost He came in the person of His Holy Spirit to dwell within the hearts of all who had received Him and thereby established His Church, the Body of Christ on earth, a fellowship of all true Believers, of which He is the Head.

  • We believe in God the Holy Spirit, the co-equal member of the Trinity, and that He is present in the hearts of all who through faith have received the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, and who are thereby born again, the children of God, who is the Father of them that believe.

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again in person to this earth and that by Him God will judge the world.


Every six months we send a newsletter with news regarding our work, our staff, and stories about the miracles that God is doing through and for us.

If you want to get informed about our activities, our work, and our well-being we would love to send you this newsletter as pdf per email or as printed version per letter. Our newsletter is also available in German or English.

Newsletter February 2020(1.44 MB)
Newsletter October 2019(2.29 MB)
Newsletter February 2019(3.5 MB)

Torchbearers International

Torchbearers International (sometimes known as ‘Capernwray’) is a worldwide community of believers in the saving, transforming and indwelling life of Jesus Christ. There are currently 25 Torchbearers Centres in 20 countries on four continents around the globe.

Many of these Centers operate ‚Short Term‘ Bible School (6 weeks to 12 months) in English and other languages.

Find more information at WWW.TORCHBEARERS.ORG