the Gospel is
the global answer for a broken world.
"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." John 3:17
The answer for this broken world is Jesus, and the 1 billion teenagers worldwide are in desperate need of the freedom He brings.
That’s why raising up Gospel Advancing leaders around the world is such an urgent cause! This cause moved forward in powerful ways in 2021, and here are the details.
it takes everyone
A letter from our president
A letter from the President, Debbie Bresina
I could give you a billion reasons why Dare 2 Share is so critical right now, and each one has a face, a name, a story.
This is the largest generation of young people the world has ever seen. But it can be hard to really imagine how many one billion actually is, so we came up with a word picture to help visually how many teens that represents.
Imagine teenagers lined up toe to heel, chest to back in a single file line across your church sanctuary, depending on the size of your church, you could probably visualize about 200 teens. Now, extend that line west, all the way to California’s coastline. No matter where you are, I can guarantee, you still wouldn’t get close to a billion. So imagine a bridge across the Pacific ocean to China – and that’s still not enough! Let say you keep that line going across China through Europe and across the top of Africa. Nope.
Imagine another bridge across the ocean to the East Coast of America, then bring the line all the way back to where you are at. This is still not enough. You would need to that circle around the world not just twice, or three times, or even five. You’d have to repeat that circle seven and a half times to get one billion! That’s a lot of teenagers!
And as you look across all those faces, realize that every one of them has a story. And for the majority of them, their story includes pain, loss, hurt, and hopelessness.
According to the latest statistics, youth suicidal ideation, attempt and completion are on the rise. A recent behavioral report states that one out of every five high school students have seriously considered suicide and one in 10 have attempted suicide. Suicide is currently the second-leading cause of death among 10-24-year-olds in America today. And it’s not just a national problem, it’s a worldwide crisis. According to the World Health Organization, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-19-year olds worldwide.
Now, the world’s experts would tell us that the root causes of this epidemic among our youth is linked to struggles with identity, belonging, and purpose. And on that we would agree. However, we believe we need a different solution. We need a supernatural solution!
- We believe our youth need to find their identity as a child of the one true and living God.
- We believe our youth need to belong to a community of Christ-followers.
- We believe our youth can find purpose in making disciples.
Dare 2 Share is committed to reaching every teen everywhere in every way possible. But it’s going to take all of us to make this a reality. Parents, youth leaders, students, grandparents, partner ministries, denominations – the Church. And the amazing thing is that we are seeing that happening. God is raising up His people who have a passion for our youth who are volunteering, supporting and praying for believing teens around the world to be inspired and equipped to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with their friends and family. No one group – or ministry – can do this alone. It’s going to take everyone. And I think that has been God’s intention all along.
President, Dare 2 Share Ministries
a worldwide movement
In 2021, leaders from every inhabitable continent accessed our website and digital trainings, that allowed them to see
Gospel Advancing Leaders
The key to reaching this generation is youth leaders who create ministries that drive the Gospel deeply into their hearts of their students, and then train and mobilize them to go out with that Good News and bring it to their world.
leaders have committed to become Gospel Advancing leaders
go share day
This past year we were asked by Go Movement – a group that’s mobilized over an estimated 100 million believers to share their faith – to launch a monthly youth initiative called Go Share Day.
In 2021, there were over
Life in 6 Words Mobile App
The Gospel changes everything, and with our Life in 6 Words app, we are helping teens around the world use their phone to engage others with the Gospel and start spiritual conversations. We are committed to translating the app and other key resources into the top 25 languages by 2025, so that leaders can equip their students to reach out to over half the world’s population in their own native language!
2021 by the numbers
Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish
accessing the app platform
friends/family added to Cause Circles
(to be prayed for, cared for, shared with)
using the app
for Christ recorded
training & resources
Because travel restrictions, we launched a virtual international summit was launched in English and Spanish for youth leaders training to become Gospel Advancing leaders.
Lead THE Cause
Week-long evangelism & discipleship training events
The continuing repercussions of the pandemic cancelled our Chicago event, but we were able to pivot to host both weeks in Denver, Colorado, along with a virtual option.
dare 2 share live
2021 was our 5th year simulcasting Dare 2 Share LIVE to churches all across the country. We made the event completely FREE to anyone who wanted to participate, and we had our biggest year to date.
Resourcing a Gospel Revolution
Nothing should stand in the way of leaders and students who want to learn how to build a Gospel Advancing Ministry and train teens how to relationally share Jesus with their world. That’s why we’ve made all our digital resources FREE.
Unlikely Fighter Released
God stirred in Greg Stier’s heart to write a memoir of his life. This process was eye-opening for him and resulted in a powerful story of how God took a scared young boy and transformed him into an unlikely fighter for the Gospel, becoming the #1 title in Amazon’s Evangelism category in late 2021.
"Your passion of Jesus and His love for the world will be ignited!"
Dr. Derwin L. Gray
"Captivating and encouraging."
"If you've given up on yourself, take a page out of Greg's book."
leading dare 2 share
into the future
Board of Directors
Chairman and Treasurer
total revenue year-over-year
generosity for this generation
growing our partnership in the gospel
While 2021 was a difficult year on many fronts, we were amazed and humbled by a growing number of supporters who continued to sacrifice their resources so that we might help raise leaders who are growing teens who can fight for this generation with the hope of Christ.