Annual Report 2023 - Dare 2 Share
Helping youth leaders empower
students to reach their world.
Helping youth leaders empower
students to reach their world.

2023 Annual Report

Now is the time to

Rise Up

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
“These numbers only represent what we can practically count. I sincerely believe that there are 10 times more who have been reached through those we’ve trained. That’s why I am so excited about our strategy. The impact results are exponential.”
Debbie Bresina

President

Dare 2 Share

2023 By the numbers

Gospel Advancing Leaders around the world (12,253 in the U.S.)
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Youth ministry leaders and students engaged
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First-time decisions for Christ tracked
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Our Mission

Our Mission

Energizing the Church to mobilize youth to Gospelize their world

Our Vision

Our Vision

Every teen, everywhere, hearing the Gospel from a friend

Our Strategy

Our Strategy

Recruit, equip and mobilize Gospel Advancing leaders to share the Gospel personally and mobilize teens to do the same.

1 Billion Teens

A CRITICAL NEED

This generation of teens is the largest in history, and represents an incredible opportunity for the Church to unleash them for the Gospel, but many teens are hurting.

“35 million youth raised in families that call themselves Christian will say that they are not by 2050.”

Pine Tops Foundation, The Great Opportunity Report 2018

TEEN ISSUES* USA GLOBALLY
Depression
60%
45%
High Anxiety
66%
55%
Sucidal thoughts (last 3mos)
35%
25%
Gender identity confusion (last 3mos)
27%
20%

RISING UP TO

REACH A GENERATION

Even though the statistics are discouraging, hope is not lost. By God’s grace, we are seeing a movement of teens, leaders and multipliers rising up to work towards every teen, everywhere hear the Gospel from a friend.

It’s happening everywhere!

Teens who find their purpose and belonging in Christ become an unstoppable force for the mission of Jesus.

Leaders are looking for a bold vision that helps drive their ministry for real Kingdom impact.

Partnering with, training and resourcing strategic multipliers takes the Gospel further, faster.

Stories of impact

Sarahon Lead THE Cause 2023
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“God’s been speaking to me about how I struggle with fear and not being enough, but this week has reminded me of how God uses imperfect people for eternal purpose!”
Normanafter Dare 2 Share LIVE 2023
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“Just had one of my volunteers (who is a substitute teacher) text me. She said: “Saw Eliah in the hall just now at the high school and we went through GOSPEL together. Pretty cool.” Practicing the G.O.S.P.E.L. in the hallways of the High School! Just had to share.”
Ericon the North America Gospel Advancing Summit
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"It helps me be reminded that I'm not alone and that I have brothers and sisters around the nation."

GOSPEL ADVANCING LEADERS ARE RISING UP

The Church is experiencing an unprecedented exodus of youth.

The solution is Gospel Advancing leaders rising up to activate believing teens to reach their peers with the Gospel.

Leaders who share the Gospel personally and mobilize teens to do the same provide the engine for the Gospel Advancing movement. In 2023, the number of Gospel Advancing leaders around the world we were able to directly track went from 13,000 to over 26,000.
Gospel Advancing Leaders

Partners

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ministries & denominations
In 2023, we continued to see God allow us to engage with more partners who are also looking to see teens reached. This spirit of collaboration gave us the opportunity to band together with over 70 ministries and denominations around the world, working in unity to accelerate the mission to reach a generation for Christ.

Partners

Events are a

Catalyst for Momentum

"The impact results are exponential. The reach of the Gospel is not limited by how many attend an event because we are motivating and equipping everyone we encounter to share the good news… and then encouraging them to do the same thing!"
Debbie Bresina

President

Dare 2 Share

We held two Gospel Advancing Summit events to connect and equip influential Gospel Advancing leaders who can multiply the movement. One in the mountains of Colorado with 185 attendees and the other in Nairobi, Kenya with 88 key leaders. These leaders are engaging their networks and spheres of influence to raise up more Gospel Advancing leaders.
North America
Africa
Our global day of youth evangelism, called Dare 2 Share LIVE was offered in both English and Spanish. We saw around 2,400 registered locations covering 47 states and 72 countries. Nearly 20,000 young people around the world were mobilized to share Jesus on a single day, and many more since.
Our week-long, summer Lead THE Cause events took 631 students and youth leaders on a deep dive into evangelism and outreach with over 2,371 Gospel conversations happening over the two weeks. Students and leaders spent time engaging in prayer for their lost friends and classmates and put together a strategic plan to reach their community for Christ.

resources support the

Movement

All of our digital training and resources are free so that any group can have the tools needed for a Gospel Advancing ministry.
Life in 6 words
Our faith-sharing mobile app expanded to 22 languages and reached over 100,000 users. In 2023, 48,761 friends were added to the app by users who are actively praying for, caring for, and sharing the Gospel with them.
Free digital resources
We provided 22,997 resources (small group curriculum, devotionals, books, trainings, and tools) to our global audience, reaching youth and leaders in over 90% of the world’s countries. Downloading our free resources saved youth leaders over $180,000 last year.

Leadership & Finances

Board of Directors

Jim Lindemann

Chairman

Kathy Branzell

Vice Chairman

Bob Reflogal

Secretary

Mark Schoppet

Treasurer

Tom Manenti

Director

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 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

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

Vice President 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.

Our team

Giving Totals
$ 0
Total Revenue Year-Over-Year

RISE UP WITH PRAYER AND GENEROSITY

Find out more about how you can support the work of Dare 2 Share through your prayers and financial support.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

I want to share how God moved in the ministry the prior year. It’s always an honor to be the person to deliver the results, but as you can probably guess, it’s especially fun for me when it’s been an extraordinary year!

2023 was one of those years. By God’s grace, we were able to engage with 634,602 youth ministry leaders and teenagers from virtually every corner of the world last year!

Six hundred and thirty-four thousand six hundred and two. That’s a lot of leaders and a lot of teens! But keep in mind that this number only represents what we can practically count. I sincerely believe that there are 10 times more who have been reached through those we’ve trained.

That’s why I am so excited about our strategy. The impact results are exponential. The reach of the Gospel is not limited by how many attend an event because we are motivating and equipping everyone we encounter to share the good news… and then encouraging them to do the same thing!

Every ministry program we develop – whether it’s an event, training curriculum, or a tool – is designed to scale. So, we count what we can, trusting that God’s economy is beyond our grasp.

With that in mind, here are some additional numbers from 2023:

Through events and our mobile app we were able to track 82,203 first-time decisions for Christ. (Praise God for His incredible faithfulness!)

We provided 22,997 resources to our global audience, reaching youth and leaders in over 90% of the world’s countries.

Our global day of evangelism, called Dare 2 Share LIVE, had nearly 2,400 registered locations covering 47 states and 72 countries. Nearly 20,000 young people around the world were mobilized to share Jesus that day.

Our faith-sharing mobile app, called Life in 6 Words, expanded to 22 languages and is now close to reaching 100 thousand users. In 2023, 48,761 friends were added to the app by users who are actively praying for, caring for, and sharing the Gospel with them.

We held two “Summit” events for influential Gospel Advancing Leaders, one in the mountains of Colorado with 185 attendees and the other in Nairobi, Kenya with 88 key leaders.

We also saw strong growth on our web properties, adding 351,657 new users, up 23% from the year before. And our social media presence, in both English and Spanish, had the same growth trajectory at 23% over the prior year.

A significant number for us is the number of Gospel Advancing Leaders recruited. These leaders provide the engine for the Gospel Advancing movement. In 2023, we doubled our number of Gospel Advancing Leaders, going from about 13 thousand to over 26 thousand.

We also partnered with over 70 ministries and denominations around the world last year, working together in unity to accelerate the mission to reach a generation for Christ.

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.

Until every teen, everywhere, hears the Gospel from a friend,

Debbie Bresina

President

Dare 2 Share