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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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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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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Jandal Journeys is designed as a ministry opportunity for those who want to share the love of Jesus with backpackers while traveling around New Zealand. Through this 1 to 3 month journey you can travel through one of the most beautiful countries on the planet.

While traveling, you stay in local backpacker hostels, get to meet people from all over the world and have opportunity after opportunity to share the Gospel with them. This is a relevant way to courageously engage with other global young adults while traveling in New Zealand!

What we do:

Steiger is dedicated to reaching and discipling the global youth culture for Jesus. In New Zealand we have found an amazing opportunity to reach this group of people through Backpackers! Jesus said "go into all the world and preach the gospel, making disciples" (Mark 16:15) But with so many backpackers coming through New Zealand every year, we don't have to travel the world to reach the nations – the nations are coming to us!!


Due to the nature of this ministry, your time on the journey will be full of adventure and opportunity. Sometimes you might be having really great conversations with someone and decide to stay in a town another day, other times you might hit it off with a group of travellers and feel the spirit leading you to hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing with them. Because of this ever-changing nature of the ministry, it is hard to give a set amount however here are some ideas of costs including hostels, food, and domestic travel. (flights, buses and travel insurance and extra activities is not included)

1 month: $1350NZD

2 months: $2700NZD

3 months: $4050NZD

Prices are subject to change due to time of year and amount of advanced bookings. They are based on $35/night hostel cost and $70/week for food.

If you have questions about the costs of things in New Zealand or other prices feel free to email and ask!


Your time on the journey will start in Tauranga with a few days of training on how to interact with the Backpackers you are going to encounter and the best ways to communicate Jesus to them. This happens while you stay stay with us in our Community House where we host Backpackers, giving you chance right from the start to share Jesus' love with fellow travellers. You will also be equipped with material to give to those who meet Jesus along your way.


Pastoral Care:

During your time on your journey Steiger is committed to providing you with pastoral care and support.  You will have check-in points where you connect back to the Tauranga base to share your notes, be prayed for, and encouraged. We just want to make sure you are doing OK!

Prayer Support:

Steiger NZ has an extensive network of prayer partners around the country and around the world! As you begin your journey you will be added to our newsletters and prayer lists for people to cover your travels and conversations in prayer. You will also be in contact with the Tauranga base for any specific prayer requests and praise updates you have along the way.

Journeys and Maps:

The Jandal Journeys has some set paths that you will follow. These have been planned out for optimal interaction with backpackers and to give you the best experience in New Zealand seeing its many amazing sights!

There is a North Island and a South island route. (If you want to do a longer time you can do both routes)

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For other short term missions opportunities go to this link.


Applications for the Jandal Journeys can be found below and is your first step to going on this life changing experience!