History

Steiger
/ ˈstaɪgər /

noun
1. Dutch word meaning pier or dock.
2. Location of the barge where David & Jodi Pierce, founders of Steiger International, started a Bible study that eventually grew into a church, reaching the punks and anarchists in Amsterdam in the early 1980s.


The Story

Steiger's story began in 1983 in Amsterdam, at the height of the European punk rock movement. There, David and Jodi Pierce began a Bible study on a barge known as Steiger 14 behind the Central Train Station, reaching the city’s punks and anarchists.

Shortly after, David started a band called No Longer Music (NLM), as a tool to communicate the Gospel of Jesus to these young people who would never step foot in a church.

Over the years, NLM has served as a pioneer, going into previously unreached or difficult to reach places, and has been the catalyst for a worldwide movement. This has led to the creation of ministries, the planting of new churches, and the surging rise of a wave of Jesus followers who are passionate about bringing Christ’s love to those who would not otherwise experience it.

In 2003, in response to the need to raise up the next generation of radical missionaries, imparting to them the lessons and principles learned in over 20 years of front-line ministry, Jodi Pierce started the Steiger Missions School. As a direct result, a worldwide missions organization focused on reaching the Global Youth Culture was born.

2010 marked Steiger’s purchase of a large multi-building compound in a small town called Krögis in the East German countryside. The facility was converted into Steiger’s International Center, becoming home to the Steiger Missions School.

Come&Live!, a ministry with the mission of provoking and inspiring artists to proclaim the revolutionary message of Jesus outside the Church, joined forces with Steiger International in 2014. Come&Live!’s vision is to raise up 100 artists who are proclaiming the Gospel to one million people every year.

Today, Steiger has over 80 missionaries, 400+ team members and a great variety of ministries effectively reaching the Global Youth Culture in over 20 countries around world.
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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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