Dare 2 Share Ministries

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Summary

Dare 2 Share Ministries exists to see the Gospel advanced and disciples made among today's youth.

We do this by equipping youth leaders to build Gospel Advancing Ministries. Then, these youth leaders train their teens to share their faith with the lost around them.

We know that evangelism accelerates the discipleship process. If your students are involved in sharing the Gospel, they will grow in their faith faster than any curriculum can take them through.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Dare 2 Share Ministries
PO Box 745323
Arvada, CO 80006

Website: www.dare2share.org

Phone: (303) 425-1606

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 840504202

CEO/President: Debbie Bresina

Chairman: Jim Lindemann

Board size: 5

Founder: Greg Stier

Ruling year: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


Purpose

Dare 2 Share Ministries exists to see the Gospel advanced and disciples made among today's youth.
We do this by equipping youth leaders to build Gospel Advancing Ministries. Then, these youth leaders train their teens to share their faith with the lost around them.
We know that evangelism accelerates the discipleship process. If your students are involved in sharing the Gospel, they will grow in their faith faster than any curriculum can take them through.


Mission statement

Energizing the church to mobilize youth to gospelize their world.


Statement of faith

God
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. He is eternally self-existent, sovereign, righteous, compassionate, holy, loving and so much more!

(Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16,17; Galatians 1:1; Ephesians 4:6; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; John 1:1; Acts 5:3-4; Exodus 3:14; Isaiah 6:3; 1 John 4:8)

God's Son
Jesus Christ is the second Person of the Trinity. He has always been fully God and became fully God and fully human when he was conceived in Mary's womb by the power of the Holy Spirit. He lived the perfect life we could never live and died the horrible death that we deserved. He rose physically from the dead, victorious over sin and Satan. Forty days after his resurrection he ascended physically into the heavens. He is interceding for us at the right hand of God the Father. He will come back to establish his kingdom on the earth and rule and reign forever with those who have put their faith in him.

(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; I Timothy 3:16; John 1:1,14; Philippians 2:6; 1 Corinthians 15:3-7; Romans 8:34)

God's Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity who was fully active in the creation of the world and is fully active in the regeneration of those who put their faith in Jesus. He indwells believers at the moment of salvation and is with them continuously until the day of redemption. He empowers believers to live a life full of "joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness gentleness and self-control" (Galatians 5:22,23). The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers that allow them to serve others, and empowers them to clearly and confidently share the gospel with unbelievers.

(Genesis 1:2; John 14:26; Acts 1:8; Acts 5:3,4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; 2 Corinthians 3:17,18; Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 John 2:20)

God's Word
Scripture was written by men but inspired by God. This means that every word, passage, and chapter of the Holy Scriptures, though penned by humans and retaining the writing style and personality of the human authors, was inspired by God himself. Although many came from varying backgrounds and lived in different places and time periods, each of the Biblical authors was guided by the Holy Spirit as he wrote. God's word is reliable, not only in matters of faith and practice, but on every matter it touches.

(Psalm 19:7-11; Psalm 119; Matthew 5:18; Luke 24:44-46; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12,13; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

Gospel
The Gospel ("good news of Jesus") tells the whole story of creation from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22. It is a clear and simple message that has a deep and profound impact on those who receive it by faith. At Dare 2 Share we unpack this story in six simple statements that spell out GOSPEL (the GOSPEL acrostic).

God created us to be with Him. (Genesis 1-2)
Our sins separate us from God. (Genesis 3)
Sins cannot be removed by good deeds. (Genesis 4 - Malachi 4)
Paying the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again. (Matthew - Luke)
Everyone who trusts in him alone has eternal life. (John)
Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever. (Acts - Revelation)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1018 of 110618 of 21
Fund acquisition rating969 of 110719 of 21
Resource allocation rating844 of 110715 of 21
Asset utilization rating839 of 110615 of 21

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%16%11%6%12%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%17%12%7%10%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%103%105%108%88%86%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
8%17%14%9%10%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%-3%-5%-8%12%14%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%76%79%84%83%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%97%83%73%102%87%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%74%66%61%85%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%3%17%27%-2%13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%4%22%40%-5%37%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%7%7%7%7%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.421.020.950.961.962.11
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.091.421.171.191.181.21
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.811.451.101.142.322.56
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.937.076.856.314.706.51
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.040.140.150.160.210.15
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.387.109.288.874.083.97
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%23%13%14%19%17%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
57%75%92%90%42%40%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$2,434,159$2,634,858$1,886,087$1,088,442$1,022,515
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$467,984$350,203$351,423$192,969$224,379
Short-term investments$0$0$52,723$172,120$158,971
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,902,143$2,985,061$2,290,233$1,453,531$1,405,865
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$706,955$496,386$433,104$268,821$298,627
Other long-term assets$513,932$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,220,887$496,386$433,104$268,821$298,627
Total assets$4,123,030$3,481,447$2,723,337$1,722,352$1,704,492
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$251,265$257,020$154,605$137,420$113,190
Other current liabilities$159,333$178,573$208,597$171,600$102,830
Total current liabilities$410,598$435,593$363,202$309,020$216,020
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$554,701$26,132$10,894$15,348$67,395
Total long-term liabilities$554,701$26,132$10,894$15,348$67,395
Total liabilities$965,299$461,725$374,096$324,368$283,415
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,770,789$2,786,867$2,306,205$1,349,851$1,411,457
With donor restrictions$386,942$232,855$43,036$48,133$9,620
Net assets$3,157,731$3,019,722$2,349,241$1,397,984$1,421,077
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$4,472,059$4,182,843$3,835,637$2,897,706$3,532,509
Program service revenue$514,553$380,693$240,652$865,743$788,867
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$20$13,034($42,062)($121,896)$1,819
Other revenue($638,883)($610,685)($476,239)($337,936)($203,659)
Total other revenue($124,310)($216,958)($277,649)$405,911$587,027
Total revenue$4,347,749$3,965,885$3,557,988$3,303,617$4,119,536
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$3,204,998$2,605,221$2,182,302$2,801,618$3,046,996
Management and general$287,340$220,982$187,782$226,553$203,933
Fundraising$717,402$469,201$236,647$339,506$343,295
Total expenses$4,209,740$3,295,404$2,606,731$3,367,677$3,594,224
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$138,009$670,481$951,257($64,060)$525,312
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$138,009$670,481$951,257($64,060)$525,312

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Greg StierVisionary/Founder$170,194
Debbie BresinaPresident$145,294
Phil HildebrandVP of Marketing$109,513

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


Response from ministry

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History

In 1991, a young pastor named Greg Stier had a vision to see teens sharing their faith and reaching their world for Christ. From this vision, Dare 2 Share Ministries (D2S) was born.

In 1999, the Columbine High School shooting happened in Littleton, CO, mere minutes from the Dare 2 Share headquarters. This monumental tragedy brought the nation to its knees and triggered a turning point in Greg's career. Following those events, he resigned from a pastorate at a church in Arvada, Colorado to pursue his role at D2S full-time.

Since then, Greg and the ministry of D2S have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of teens across the country, motivating and equipping them to relationally reach those who don't know Jesus with the Gospel message.

Today, Dare 2 Share is making a global impact for God's kingdom through powerful events that equip teenagers to reach their world with the Gospel. In addition to teen evangelism training events, Dare 2 Share is leading a movement of Gospel Advancing leaders from all over the world, equipping them with tools to advance the Gospel in their ministries.


Program accomplishments

30 years as a leading national youth ministry
Over 1 million youth leaders and students trained in relational evangelism
Thousands of youth leaders coached to build powerful youth ministries


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