Globalized Middle Eastern Youth

A people constantly online and active on social media platforms, well versed in modern technology and highly engaged in global trends in music and art: The young generation of the Middle East has not just become a part of but also a vital contributor to global youth culture. This is the reason why we have come to call this generation the ‘Globalized Middle Eastern Youth.' In spite of the political and social turmoil that has been challenging the region, these young people are energetic, highly innovative and creative. At the same time, they have become increasingly suspicious of traditional cultural and religious values as they aspire for change and a new way of living.

Beirut: A Different Mecca

Beirut, the Lebanese capital, located at the Mediterranean epitomizes this generation’s dreams and longings more than any other place in the Middle East. Home to a thriving arts and music scene as well as a vibrant entertainment industry, this city has become something of a ‘Mecca’ for millions of young Arabs who are eager to dip into popular global trends in their search for a new identity.

Steiger Middle East

Recognizing the strategic importance of Beirut for our vision to engage Middle Eastern youth with the gospel, Steiger has started to build a local presence in the city. The ministry of Steiger Middle East so far includes:

  • Production of RAWA - an evangelistic short movie series - in partnership with the Lebanese studio ONE:SIXTEEN.
  • Evangelistic movie events in Beirut’s clubs and universities
  • A weekly Bible study in a café of Beirut -  a result of the movie events.
  • A creative, evangelistic, social media campaign which covers the whole Middle East
  • Outreach with short-term teams
  • Workshops for Lebanese churches and believers


The vision of Steiger Middle East has both a local and regional focus. We aim to establish a church plant in the city of Beirut as well as an evangelistic art café. This local community of Jesus followers will serve as a hub for ongoing creative outreach, discipleship, training and further church planting in Lebanon and the wider region. We also aim to build a relevant creative online ministry which proclaims the message of Jesus effectively across the region on various social media platforms.

Ultimately, we want to see a movement of young people passionate about transforming the Middle East for Jesus by the power of Holy Spirit and for His glory.
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RAWA Screening
Steiger Middle East team

About Steiger

Steiger is a worldwide mission organization that is called to reach and disciple the Global Youth Culture for Jesus.

Steiger raises up missionaries and equips the local church to proclaim the message of Jesus in the language of the Global Youth Culture and establishes long-term presence in cities through ongoing outreach, discipleship and local church partnership.

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