Greg Stier

About Greg Stier

Greg Stier is a husband, a father, a preacher, an author, a twitchy revolutionary and a fanatic for Jesus. He's the President of Dare 2 Share Ministries which has led thousands of students to Jesus and equipped thousands more to reach their world with the gospel. He blogs at

Do We Really Need More Churches In America?

Old Church

Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Just do the division (300,000 divided by 50 states) and that equals 6,000 churches per state. Wow! That’s a lot of churches! Think about it this way: there are just over 10,000 Starbucks and well over 300,000 churches! So Starbucks can saturate the United States […]

Why Evangelism Is Hard, But Necessary

Hard Work

I have been leading a ministry called “Dare 2 Share” for the last twenty years or so. During that timeframe we’ve had the privilege of inspiring and equipping a half million teenagers to share their faith. We truly believe that, because 85% of those who trust in Jesus do so by 18 years of age, a […]

Foyer Secrets Revealed (Sorry Pastors!)

Flatirons Community Church

What I’m about to tell you could put me on some ministry hit lists. I could get beaten with hymnals, immersed in the baptismal (for a little too long) or Bible-whipped across my jaw. I’m about to share with you a few of the subtle “tricks” some pastors use in the foyer on their church […]

7 Reasons to Love Sharing the Gospel

Dare 2 Share App

1. It’s like sharing with a person who is broke that they just won the Lotto (only better!) 2. You enter a struggle with the forces of darkness in a battle over a soul’s eternal destination (Epic!) 3. When you share the gospel you are put in a position where you are forced to rely […]

How to Share the Gospel With an Atheist


Last week I sat next to James on a flight from St. Louis to Denver. As we talked the subject turned to spirituality and religion. I confessed that I was a preacher and he confessed he was an atheist. What unfolded on the rest of the flight was a deep, thought-provocative, laughter-laced gospel conversation. Over […]

Avoid Crash-Landing Your Sermons

Landing the Plane

Beautiful take-off. Wonderful flight. Crash-landing. Unfortunately, that’s what I’ve witnessed toward the end of many preachers’ evangelistic sermons. These well-meaning communicators of God’s Word often have great opening illustrations that capture the audience’s attention. Their takeoff is flawless and inviting. Many times their beautiful takeoff is followed by a wonderful sermon. The preacher unpacks a […]

The Power of Focusing On the Peanut


“When I was young, I said to God, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the universe.’ But God answered, ‘That knowledge is for me alone.’ So I said, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.’ Then God said, ‘Well, George, that’s more nearly your size.’” George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was born into slavery […]

How to Stay Spiritually Strong, Somewhat Sane, Happily Married, and Kind of Fit On the Road

Fit Sane

Right now I’m right in the middle of a 16 city Dare 2 Share youth leader training tour. But I’m taking a short break to go and do some training at Youth Specialties. In between (and on the road) I’m writing, fundraising and creating stuff, stuff and more stuff that helps energize a generation to evangelize their […]

New Word: Evange-cipleship


Evangelism + Discipleship = Evange-cipleship Okay, the word is kind of corny but it communicates my point. And what is that exactly? Simply this: When teenagers are equipped and unleashed to share their faith it is the ultimate discipleship accelerator. It’s exactly what Jesus did with his disciples in Matthew 10 immediately after he appointed […]

Until Someone Asks “Why?”


Great change usually begins when someone finally asks, “Why do we ________________________.” Until someone pipes up and pops the question the status quo often rules the day. With this in mind here are a few “why do we…(???)” questions that may get you scratching your head and saying, “Yeah, why do we do that?” If one or two of these […]

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