KROGIS, GERMANY (ANS) – How do you tackle the question of reaching the Global Youth Culture for Jesus?
Join church and mission leaders, and people from Europe and beyond for Steiger Missions School. This unique, festival-style conference, July 26 to October 1, is sure to inspire, energize, and equip you to reach the Global Youth Culture for Christ. There will also be a Global Youth Summit in Germany, August 9-11, 2019.
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Impactful teaching sessions on the Global Youth Culture will give crucial insights about the globalized culture we live in.
You will be equipped with principles and models (art, music, apologetics, digital, street, etc.) for relevantly sharing Jesus and making disciples among young people who would not usually walk into a church. Intense times of prayer, worship, and community will provide opportunities to connect and unite with Kingdom-minded people from all over the world.
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.
The Need: Global Youth Culture
The current urban generation, connected by consumerism, social media, and the entertainment industry forms the largest global culture ever to exist. It spans the globe, sharing the same values, listening to the same music, watching the same movies, and sharing the same posts.
This global culture is largely influenced by one predominant worldview: Secular Humanism — God is irrelevant, and man is at the center. In this relativistic culture, we are god and consumerism is our religion. This is a generation that does not look to the church for answers but believes it to be a dead and empty tradition of the past. Either there is no God or, if he is there, he doesn’t interfere with our lives.
The Steiger Response
Steiger says: “God’s heart is broken for this lost generation. The message of his love, the Gospel, is for everyone, and it is not right that young people today don’t get to hear because we’re not making it accessible to them. They don’t come to us, so we need to go to them. As Jesus’ church, we need to realize the massive change in mindset and lifestyle and the need for a paradigm shift in missions.”
Steiger’s calling is to challenge the status quo of the predominant secular humanist worldview and unmask its oppressive nature. The Steiger website says: “We lift up the Cross outside the church and see the message of a loving God, revealed in Jesus, infused in this globalized culture. We desire to see this generation find hope and purpose again as it meets the Creator. And through this, God will radically and eternally change the world. Missionary Training to the Global Youth Culture.”
The Steiger Missions School at the Steiger International Center in Krogis, Germany, is intended for people with a wide variety of gifting and background, who feel called to join Steiger’s mission to reach and disciple the Global Youth Culture for Jesus. It is a requirement for those who want to be Steiger missionaries.
INTENSE CONTEMPLATIVE SEEKING – During the ten weeks, we observe a complete media and internet fast. Sundays are set aside as a day of silence, where students and volunteers have the opportunity to seek God in a focused and undistracted way.
One of Steiger’s core values is Hebrews 11:6: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” The media and internet fast and the silent day of seeking God are among the highlights of the school for our students.
DEEP REFLECTIVE STUDY – Throughout the week, you will have lectures from experienced frontline missionaries, artists, and church planters from all over the world, who understand how to reach the Global Youth Culture. You will also have a personal mentor that you meet with on a weekly basis.
Key Areas of Study:
- Getting the Heart and Passion to Reach Global Youth for Jesus
- Personal Spiritual Development
- Presenting Jesus to the Global Youth Culture
- Forming Followers of Jesus in the Global Youth Culture
- Faith and Contemporary Culture
- Biblical Understanding
POWERFUL ENGAGING ACTION – You will be participating in music and artistic events and festivals, and reaching out to the local youth scene in European cities on a weekly basis.
Upon completing the SMS, there will be many opportunities available to serve with Steiger. Those interested in further involvement are encouraged to plan ahead of time, so that they will be available for these future possibilities.
Learn more and apply here: http://www.steiger.org/get-involved/sms