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

2021

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

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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.

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leaders have committed to become Gospel Advancing leaders

United States
7,469
internationally
4,071

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

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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

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Languages

Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish

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Countries

accessing the app platform

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New Users

(55,778 total)

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friends/family added to Cause Circles

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

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Gospel engagements

using the app

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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. 

Leaders
183
Countries
37

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
1032
Gospel conversations occurred
5,142
decisions for Christ
72

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
47
countries outside the U.S. participated
4
churches/groups registered
1,329
students mobilized to serve and share Christ in their neighborhoods
25,000
Gospel conversations recorded on one day
4,015
decisions for Christ
252

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

Secretary

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

President

Debbie Bresina brings more than 20 years of ministry experience to her role of President at Dare 2 Share. She joined the organization in 1995 and served as Executive Vice President of Ministry Advancement before becoming President in June 2015. Debbie’s background includes more than two decades of marketing and business development experience, which has enabled her to provide strategic and leadership development for Dare 2 Share.

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 and process improvement and is a member of the executive team with a heart to steward the ministry to its fullest potential.

Jason Lamb

Vice President of Ministry Advancement

Jason Lamb serves as Dare 2 Share’s Vice President of Mobilization. Fueled by his love for the gospel and youth leaders, he leads a dynamic team dedicated to resourcing and encouraging our youth leaders in Gospel Advancing Ministry. Jason and Neva have been married for almost 20 years and have three sons.

Phil Hildebrand

Phil Hildebrand

VP of Marketing & Communications

Phil Hildebrand has been with Dare 2 Share since 2008. He is currently Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Phil has been in ministry for over 28 years, 14 with Focus on the Family in various roles and leadership positions. He is a creative professional with expertise in all aspects of marketing, advertising, and product development. He loves to use his expertise to advance God’s Kingdom and energize the Church to mobilize youth.

Financials

individual
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corporation
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foundation
0%
$ 0

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

everywhere

Hears the Gospel from a Friend

Your year end gift enables us to equip teens to reach their friends for Jesus Christ.