From a distinguished career, a master in the world, to a servant of the One and Only MASTER.
I grew up as the oldest sibling in a Christian family of 10 - assuming very early the role of a leader. Later I learned the solid trade of JESUS CHRIST and then pursued a career as an engineer. Years of managing all over Europe the construction of exhibition booths for the big players in the automotive and mobile phone industry ended abruptly, when the financial crisis reached Germany in 2009. A simple backpacking trip to South-America resulted in living in Argentina and later in Colombia, where I started my life 'from zero'.
I changed the industry and worked my way up from a travel agent to managing more than 50 offices of the franchise network of a large German airline. Personal assistant, traveling more than 100 000 km per year and earning a big salary. Walking in high circles and a presidential reception. In short I achieved every worldly success one could dream of before the age of 40.
The cost was high. Very high. The only matter that saved me from a burnout was the obedience to the Weekly Sabbath. Literally. But THEOS had other plans - to bring me out of this worldly hamster wheel.
Everything changed in 2017 with the move to Canada and especially my baptism after having been a 'nominal' Christian since early childhood, who was taught that baptism would be optional for Future Salvation and who had wandered away from THEOS for many years. I then served in many fulfilling ways, worked for some years as a project manager in construction, and had the privilege to lead the construction of a new church campus, while I initiated at the same time in 2019 this ministry.
The seed for the ministry was already planted in 2012 in Colombia, where the first study (The Bible Presentation in an initial version) had been requested by a local church and where I presented it at a youth's camp. Back then I had already the strong desire to organize my learnings into theological teachings, but it was not yet the appointed time. What continued years later with a Christian Blog (2019), progressed to extensive collections of Christian books, movies and music (since 2019 / 2020), and only then bore fruit in more than 70 independent Bible studies (since 2020 / 2021), I now conduct under the constant search for guidance through the HOLY SPIRIT.
The first semester of the INSTE Bible College taken with a small church study group, helped me to learn the basics of biblical interpretation, and the self-study of the Greek language helped me to better understand the Word itself. I intentionally do not aim any formal religious education or impressive titles such as 'Doctor of Philosophy', or 'Master of Divinity' for humans (the latter to be considered strictly blasphemous; there is only one MDiv). 1Cor 1:26-30 and Mat 23:8, 10 .
The only title I give myself is 'SERVANT / SLAVE OF THE MASTER', in order to keep my faith pure and undefiled, and especially to provide through this ministry a biblically based theology that is not biased by opinions of often secularized professors in ecumenical institutions (for the dangers of the widespread Christian Careerism in the multi-billion-dollar industry of religionized leadership training, see this short clip, martyr John Bradford's letter to the university of Cambridge and the Discernment-List with many problematic universities and their by-products).
This often requires to go an extra mile in studies, but it makes this ministry more scripturally reliable and less constraint by customs, often anti-biblical etiquettes and formalities of men. More information on my methodology and church background is found in the section 'Overview and Methodology of Works':
The rest is history - all perfectly visible through this website - created in many thousands of hours of mostly joyful 'work' and provided to you for free. I now 'work' 40+ hours per week for this ministry and fully finance this ministry by working 30 hours as a cabinet maker. Going in humility back to the roots and doing the profession of JESUS in the style of Paul - a move of THEOS I would have never expected. I am more content than ever, working in a small shop with Christian owners and mostly Christian employees. No more permanent availability and responsibility while pursuing a worldy career, but an occupation where I can simultaneously build a very solid foundation for my teaching to others, by often listening for hours to the Bible, podcasts, books and sermons. A job without sleepless nights, but instead allowing a mental focus on ministry, and especially on the current project of the restoration and translation of the Greek Old and New Testament.
No more worldly pride & career, but humility, joy, peace & total dedication.
THEOS is good. His wisdom is so much greater.
Thomas Lorenz · a servant of THEOS