2021 Annual Report - Dare 2 Share
Helping youth leaders empower
students to reach their world.
Helping youth leaders empower
students to reach their world.


Annual Report

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.

Our Mission

Energizing the Church to mobilize youth to Gospelize their world

Our Vision

Every teen, everywhere, hearing the Gospel from a friend

Our Strategy

Equip Gospel Advancing Leaders to share the Gospel personally and mobilize teenagers to do the same

Our Goal

1,000,000 Gospel Advancing leaders worldwide

it takes everyone

A letter from our president

Read the full letter

a worldwide movement

In 2021, leaders from every inhabitable continent accessed our website and digital trainings, that allowed them to see


students reached!

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

United States

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


Gospel Conversations

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

New Users

(55,778 total)

friends/family added to Cause Circles

(to be prayed for, cared for, shared with)

Gospel engagements

using the app

Faith decisions

for Christ recorded

impact of

training & resources

International Summit

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. 

students and Youth Leaders
Gospel conversations occurred
decisions for Christ

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.  

states represented
countries outside the U.S. participated
churches/groups registered
students mobilized to serve and share Christ in their neighborhoods
Gospel conversations recorded on one day
decisions for Christ

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."

Lee Strobel

"If you've given up on yourself, take a page out of Greg's book."

Mark Batterson

leading dare 2 share

into the future

Board of Directors

Jim Lindemann

Chairman and Treasurer

Kathy Branzell

Vice Chairman

Bob Reflogal


Erik Peterson

Chris Abeyta

executive team

Greg Stier

Founder & Visionary

Greg Stier founded Dare 2 Share in 1991. Since then, the ministry has equipped over one million teenagers to relationally and relentlessly share the Gospel of Christ. As a former church planter and pastor, Greg believes in the power and potential of the church to transform entire cities with the Gospel. As a former youth leader, he is committed to seeing this transformation erupt from the next generation. Greg is the author of 22 books and countless articles. He has appeared on CNN, CBN, TBN, Focus on the Family, Fox and Friends, and several radio programs. He is a regular contributor to Christian Post, Churchleaders.com, and Group Magazine.

Debbie Bresina


Debbie began serving the ministry in 1994 as a volunteer, and became the first full-time staff member in 1995. During that time, she has served as Executive Director, Executive Vice President of Ministry Advancement, and most recently since 2015, President. Although Dare 2 Share was her first ministry assignment, she brought an extensive marketing and business development perspective from her early career in technology. Debbie has an eye for strategy and a love for leadership development. Her commitment to the ministry is fueled by the desire to mobilize a generation with the hope and purpose she didn’t have as a teenager.

Jill Meador Dare 2 Share VP of Operations

Jill Meador

Vice President of Operations

Jill Meador joined Dare 2 Share in 2014 and currently serves as the Vice President of Operations. Jill draws on years of operational and business management experience, including 10 years serving in local church ministry prior to joining D2S. She has a passion for organization, process improvement, and stewarding the ministry to its fullest potential. 

Jason Lamb

Vice President of Ministry Advancement

Jason Lamb serves as Dare 2 Share’s Vice President of Ministry Advancement. He has over 20 years of ministry experience: half that time with Dare 2 Share and the other half in local church ministry. Fueled by his love for the Gospel and youth leaders, he leads a dynamic team dedicated to resourcing and encouraging our youth leaders all around the globe in Gospel Advancing Ministry.

Phil Hildebrand

Phil Hildebrand

VP of Marketing & Communications

Phil Hildebrand has been with Dare 2 Share for nearly 15 years, and currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing & Communications. Phil has over 30 years of ministry experience, holding various positions in marketing, advertising, strategy, brand management and product development.


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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.

Consider joining us with monthly donations or a one-time gift.

It will take Everyone,

but we won't stop until

every teen


Hears the Gospel from a Friend