Our Mission

Steiger New Zealand is dedicated to reaching and discipling the Global Youth Culture for Jesus in New Zealand and Australia and to sending missionaries around the world.
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Community House

God has provided us with an amazing 4 bedroom apartment in the city centre. This is the centre for community living, hosting Backpackers and running ministry events.

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Compass helps people who have decided to follow Jesus develop and maintain their Christian faith. Here you can find resources and tools to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus and develop a deeper faith.

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Our goal is to establish an international network of Christian creatives that want to share the Gospel, outside of the church, through creative and relevant means.

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Steiger uses art, music and other forms of creativity to present Jesus in a clear and relevant way, and establishes a long-term presence in urban centers through ongoing outreach, discipleship and local church partnership.

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More than 300,000 young adults from all over the world backpack through New Zealand every year – drawn by our isolation, beauty and friendly reputation.  They come on a journey – both physical and spiritual.  For many, their motivation for leaving their home country is to experience new things and to find meaning for their life. They are therefore open to spiritual things – they want to wrestle with the concept of a God.
We want to open a Backpackers (Hostel) in the city of Tauranga as a tool to reach these young people who travel through our country each year.
Check out the following video which shows the "Backpacker Phenomenon" that is in New Zealand. Note it is talking about Wanaka but this is totally applicable for Tauranga as well.
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Backpacker Hostel
The focus of our Backpacker Hostel will be on having large community spaces for people to hang out and to have opportunities for backpackers to interact with our staff and volunteers – some of whom will also live on site.  Our main focus is to build relationships and engage guests in conversations about God. We will use the community environment, discussion groups, bible studies, music nights and the arts to communicate the good news about Jesus to this lost generation.

The Need

We desperately need your prayers. If you wish to receive regular updates and prayer needs, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will put you on our prayer list.

We are looking for a building in central city Tauranga.  Being accommodation there are specific requirements our building has to meet. If you know any potential premises in Tauranga please don’t hesitate to contact us *(we need around 600m2). We also need your prayers as the right building is essential for our vision.

This is an exciting vision that we cannot achieve on our own. We need people in the body of Christ to partner with us.  We are open to either lease or buy a building and this cost and the general running of the business & ministry will be covered by the paying guests.

We are open to working with Christian business people on various methods of financing  the building – from purchasing it outright, all the way through to only leasing.  We would welcome any involvement from people who would like to be involved as an investor or as a benefactor.

Whether we lease or buy, we also need to re-fit a building to meet accommodation standards, as well as purchase all the fixtures and fittings (bunks, mattresses, kitchen stuff, etc) and we also need some initial cash to allow us time to establish the ministry.

We would love to talk with you about our vision.

Ph: +64 7 9296690
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Kate Gilmor
David Schneider
Steiger New Zealand
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If you would like to donate to this exciting ministry then the bank details are:

02 0466 0323397 001 (Account Name: Living Ventures)
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