Our mission is to make it possible to personalize disciple-making for anyone, anywhere.

We do this through:

One-to-one relationships that foster deep connection

One-to-one disciple-making cultivates the trust and authenticity needed for life change. This is the way that Jesus often interacted with people, like with the woman at the well, Zacchaeus, Nicodemus, Martha, and others—and these interactions were deeply personal and globally transformative.

Slow-motion pacing that cultivates lasting transformation

While many disciple-making approaches last just weeks or months, SmallCircle's is a year or more. This unhurried approach, in the context of a trusting one-to-one relationship, allows space for personal questions and struggles to rise to the surface. These confidential conversations often stay hidden, but when there is an intentional space for these customized and confidential conversations, life change happens at a deeper level.

A replicable model that multiplies disciple-makers

Disciples who make disciples is at the heart of the SmallCircle model. During the disciple-making journey, the SmallCircle tools are designed to help disciples identify the person they will disciple in the future. An apprenticeship strategy near the end of the journey has resulted in over 85% of disciples becoming disciple-makers. We are now seeing churches reaching sixth generations of disciple-making and beyond.

Donor-funded tools that reduce barriers for disciple-making

Because we believe all good things are a gift from God, we want to freely regift the SmallCircle tools to anyone, anywhere. The support of generous financial investors makes it possible to bring disciple-making around the world.

Our mission is to make it possible to personalize disciple-making for anyone, anywhere.

We do this through:

One-to-one relationships foster deep connection

One-to-one disciple-making cultivates the trust and authenticity needed for life change. This is the way that Jesus often interacted with people, like with the woman at the well, Zacchaeus, Nicodemus, Martha, and others—and these interactions were deeply personal and globally transformative.

Slow-motion pacing cultivates lasting transformation

While many disciple-making approaches last just weeks or months, SmallCircle's is a year or more. This unhurried approach, in the context of a trusting one-to-one relationship, allows space for personal questions and struggles to rise to the surface. These confidential conversations often stay hidden, but when there is an intentional space for these customized and confidential conversations, life change happens at a deeper level.

Replicable model multiplies disciple-makers

Disciples who make disciples is at the heart of the SmallCircle model. During the disciple-making journey, the SmallCircle tools are designed to help disciples identify the person they will disciple in the future. An apprenticeship strategy near the end of the journey has resulted in over 85% of disciples becoming disciple-makers. We are now seeing churches reaching sixth generations of disciple-making and beyond.

Donor-funded tools reduce barriers for disciple-making

Because we believe all good things are a gift from God, we want to freely regift the SmallCircle tools to anyone, anywhere. The support of generous financial investors makes it possible to bring disciple-making around the world.

SmallCircle equips:

Individual Disciple-makers
Through our donor-funded training and easy-to-use tools, anyone anywhere can become a disciple-maker.
Church & Denomination Leaders
One-to-one disciple-making adds transformational depth that complements large and small group programs.
Christian Ministry Organizations
Helping people grow in faith is an important next step alongside evangelism, humanitarian, or translation initiatives.
Local Communities & Networks
Our tools enable ease of distribution to the underground church and to emerging networks and local communities.
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Learn About Our Global Network

Our team is committed to helping make one-to-one disciple-making possible around the world.

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Steve McCoy

Founder

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Carrie McCoy

Co-Founder

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Cece Hughes

Director of Administration & Communication

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Abril Brito

Digital Content Management

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Jet Drachenberg

Project Manager

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Shelby Harding

Typesetter

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Jenny Glassmoyer

CPA

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Chris Hartman

Film and Technology

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Phumzile Stofile

Regional Director, Southern Africa

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Hamidu Lukwago

Regional Director, East Africa

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Sani Bala

Regional Director, West & North Africa

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Isiko Charles

Regional Director, Central Africa

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Alain Irankunda

Director, Rwanda

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Julio Machado

Regional Director, Latin America

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Idalberto Velozo

Director, Bolivia

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Heriberto & Marian Mariana

Directors, Mexico

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Volodymyr Koval

Regional Director, Western Europe

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Yazan Melkonian

Regional Director, Middle East

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Regional Director, South Asia

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Alexandr Parfenk

Regional Director, Eastern Europe

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Director, India

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James Roy

Director, Bangladesh

Our Story
SmallCircle began as a church plant experiment in 2006 when founder Steve McCoy saw that a one-to-one approach was often overlooked by churches focusing primarily on groups and worship services. In 2012, SmallCircle emerged as an entity beyond the original church plant. Since then, SmallCircle has been providing training and resources for one-to-one disciple-making relationships, and is currently used in more than 145 countries around the world.
Our Beliefs
SmallCircle is grounded and motivated by the historic Christian faith and mainstream evangelicalism. Threaded throughout each gospel, Jesus consistently interacts at a one-to-one personal level with others. It also reflects biblical examples of the relationships between Paul and Timothy and David and Jonathan, which were transformational and world-shaping. We are intentionally non-denominational so that our tools are accessible to anyone, anywhere.
Our Name
Our name, SmallCircle, comes from the “smallest circle” that is commonly missed when most disciple-making efforts focus primarily on groups. In worship services, people may be seen; in small groups, they may be heard. But we believe we need a smaller circle, one where a person can truly be known. This “smaller circle,” made up of one person plus one person, is the foundation of our deeply personalized model.

The expansion of the SmallCircle mission is fueled by generous financial investors.

Together, we are catalyzing a vision for renewed disciple-making cultures around the world.

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Invest in the Vision
Global Impact:
Middle East & North Africa
14,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
Western Europe
4,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
South America
6,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
South Asia
9,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
Central America & The Caribbean
22,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
Eastern Europe
9,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
Oceania
1,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
Sub-Saharan Africa
217,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
East Asia & The Pacific
7,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
North America
74,000+ people using SmallCircle
Global Impact:
Central Asia
2,000+ people using SmallCircle

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You can be a part of something different—in your own life, the life of those around you, and around the world.

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