Holsby Bible School & Retreat Center, founded in 1973, is part of a worldwide network of Bible schools and conference centers affiliated with the interdenominational ministry of Torchbearers International. The aim of the Torchbearers is to proclaim the transforming presence of Jesus Christ through biblical teaching and practical training. The facilities have a long history as the first buildings in this location were constructed in 1797 as a “health spa” to provide fresh water, recreation, and rest. A resident chaplain and doctor were there to provide spiritual and physical attention to the guests. In 1944 refugees from areas around the Baltic Sea found Holsbybrunn to be a “city of refuge”. In 1966, Holsby opened year-round as a hotel. In the early 1970s the owner was considering closing the facility at this time the Lord let the Torchbearers to purchase the site. The former owner, Hans Hanson, once said, “A hundred years ago, guests came by horses and later by train. Nowadays young people come by plane and fly across oceans to a small, beautiful place called Holsby. They do not come so much for physical healing, but to seek inner strength for their lives. My grandfather, Johan Rudin, took over Holsby in 1883, and before that attended a Bible school. He would have greeted today’s guests with joy!”
The projects at Holsby are mainly renovation and repairs needing carpentry work, electrical, painting (inside and outside), flooring, plumbing, etc. We are continuing to renovate the outside of many of the buildings. Volunteers who are willing to help with general labor are most welcome.
Whether you have helping hands or professional skills you are welcome! Team members are needed in the following areas: