Don’t Be a Hypocrite!

Ask anyone on the street what their biggest problem with Christians is and many will undoubtedly respond, “They’re all hypocrites!” Scathing accusations are hurled against the cornered believer: “Love your neighbor, huh?! Christians are the first ones to cut me off in traffic!”

David speaking at Provoke&Inspire Seminar in Colombia

I just returned from the crazy and dangerous city of Bogotá, Colombia, with Chad Johnson and my son Ben, where we had a Provoke & Inspire conference designed to challenge Christian artists to use their God-given creativity to proclaim the Gospel outside the church.

Students at the SMS are engaged in some of Steiger’s front line missionary work: participating in music and artistic tours and events; going to some of Europe’s largest art and music festivals; and being part of the local youth scene in European cities.

We have a family motto: “Good and hard always go together.” I heard this all the time growing up. Maybe it doesn’t seem like such a revolutionary thought, but this simple concept has had an enormous impact on my life.

Steiger Ukraine team member doing evangelism on the streets in Kiev

At the start of another year, it’s really encouraging and humbling to look back and see all that God has done through Steiger. What started as a loose network of friends around the world has grown into a true worldwide organization with a singular God-given mission:
To reach and disciple the Global Youth Culture for Jesus.

An example of the social media posts reaching thousands throughout the Middle East

“When I wear pants or see men in public, my mum tells me that I’ll go to hell for that” says Sara in perfect Oxford English as I sat with her in Caribou Café in Beirut, Lebanon three weeks ago.

Tomek and Monika from Steiger Poland

Patrycja came to the Sfera tent café during the Polish SLOT festival in 2015. She enjoyed the atmosphere so much that she asked to be a Sfera volunteer in 2016. She joined the team with 16 other Sfera/Steiger volunteers. With time spent together, many talks and prayers, she decided she also wanted to follow Jesus.

NLM in Ukraine

“You can clearly see a thirst for God in their eyes. And you know that in that moment, you can become a conduit through whom God will speak to their hearts of His love! And I do not know anything more beautiful than to be part of that."

SMS procession at the Polish Woodstock Festical

“In the crowd, I saw an aggressive man moving towards me as if he would attack, but instead he stopped right in front of me. Then he said he felt something like peace and he would like to have it inside of him.  I prayed that the Holy Spirit would fill him. No sooner had the conversation finished, another man came who wanted prayer and wished to have the freedom of Christ.”
Stephan Maag from Switzerland (Steiger Missions School Evangelism Coordinator)

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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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