Who We Are

Committed to making disciples and training leaders
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We are a global alliance of ministries that provide Biblical leadership equipping based on Jesus’ model and strategy.

We are a global alliance of ministries that provide Biblical leadership equipping based on Jesus’ model and strategy.

Concentric things have a common center. Our common center is the ministry strategy we share from the life of Jesus. Our alliance of leaders and organizations are passionate to see generations reached and mobilized for the cause of Christ. 

As a global team, we are relationally connected as friends, partners, and leaders of organizations who own the ministry values and methods modeled by Jesus in the Gospels and lived out in Acts and the Epistles by His early followers.

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what we long to see

Our Vision is to generate disciple-making movements built on the model of Jesus which multiply His life, character, and priorities to the nations.

Our Vision is to generate disciple-making movements built on the model of Jesus which multiply His life, character, and priorities to the nations.

what we must do

Our Mission is to equip leaders for movements that multiply disciples, leaders and healthy churches.

Our Mission is to equip leaders for movements that multiply disciples, leaders and healthy churches.

Getting Started

In 1997, leaders from several mission organizations began to meet together yearly to learn from each other cross-culturally. Our first gatherings were held at the Sonlife Ministry Campus in Illinois. We then began to move our gatherings around the globe to learn from each other in different contexts while viewing model ministries firsthand.  We have been hosted by our partners in the Czech Republic- Josiah Venture, South Africa- J Life, Costa Rica- Sonlife Latin America, Singapore- Intentional Disciplemaking Network, and by others in many other locations including Turkey, Israel, and the Philippines.

In 2004, the founder of Sonlife Ministries, Dann Spader was asked by our leadership to serve as the President of Concentric. In 2009 former Evangelical Free Church Executive Director, Steve Hudson joined the Concentric team as the CEO.  Steve and Dann gave leadership to Concentric and our partnership alliance until 2017.  In 2017 they both stepped into advisory and mentoring roles and asked former Executive Pastor and Sonlife associate, Mike Harder to be the President. 

When Concentric began (previously called Global Youth Initiative), we had a presence in a handful of countries through our leaders and organization partners.  Today, we are in 134 countries, 94 of which, have multiple ministry teams that are reproducing and sending out leaders into the harvest fields. 

There are 195 countries in the world today. Our goal is to have multiplying ministries in 153 countries by 2030. Based on the present growth trajectory, we believe this is a reachable aspiration. Our passion “to see a movement of God among the youth of the globe of disciplemaking modeled after Jesus,’ has never changed.