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A Very Creative Approach to Reaching People

Mission happens wherever Christians find themselves. Pilgrim Hill is an example of a very creative approach to reaching people with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pilgrim Hill, which is not yet opened, will be a family-run hostel for travellers in Tasmania’s Huon Valley. It will offer inexpensive, sustainable accommodation for 18-24 guests, in an architect-designed retreat set among 25 acres of native forrest, located in the hills between Lucaston and Crabtree.

Its mission is to minister through hospitality to the First World, to a people often called ‘Post-Christian.’ Its work will combine practical care for physical needs with an open witness to all who come, secular and Christian alike.

As one part of this work, guests will be invited each night to join together in the Great Hall for a shared dinner and an after dinner talk or event. Events will range from lectures and film nights, to concerts, dances, and exhibitions, each accompanied by a short talk and used to show the Christian faith as a comprehensive worldview, which transforms every area of life. Kind of like a Tasmanian L’Abri

Pilgrim Hill will be managed by Peirce + Christina Baehr. The Baehrs will live on site and work together with a small staff and church volunteers to run the hostel.

After the initial construction and establishment costs, Pilgrim Hill is designed to be financially self-sustaining and ecologically sustainable.

You can find out more at and watch the excellent video!