DESIRE TO CONNECT
Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see it.
Our ministry leader partners, and the neighbors they love and serve alongside, face some of the toughest challenges in the United States today: concentrated poverty, failing schools, unsafe streets, deteriorated housing, high unemployment, inadequate health care. These under-resourced neighborhoods are “home.”
Desire Street seeks to revitalize neighborhoods like these, by helping leaders thrive. Our vision is to create a better future for the kids and families who live there, so that one day every neighborhood will be a more desirable place to live.
Will you come along with us as we walk the intersection of lives, leaders and neighborhoods?
Danny Wuerffel, Executive Director
Encourage. Equip. Connect.
DESIRE TO REVITALIZE
Desire Street’s partnership approach means we walk together with leaders, coaching and caring for them as they navigate the waters of ministry in their own communities. Each has different needs, different goals and dreams, different histories where God was at work long before we showed up.
As each transformation story unfolds, God changes us all. The road to change is definitely a marathon, not a sprint, and we are all walking it together. Thanks for joining us!
TDs for Desire!
Danny rounded up a team of friends to play in the new American Flag Football League’s “U.S. Open of Football” tournament! If you made a pledge toward this fun event, you may pay it by clicking the button below.
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Become A Champion
Revitalization is a marathon, not a sprint. We need to be there for ministry leaders as they serve alongside their neighbors in under-resourced neighborhoods. Desire Street Champions spur leaders on to the finish line by giving monthly so Desire Street can coach and care for these heroes.
No matter the amount, it really up!
Executive Director Danny Wuerffel has led Desire Street since 2006, adapting his skills as an outstanding quarterback to the field of urban ministry. While at the University of Florida, Danny won the 1996 Heisman Trophy, set 17 NCAA and school records, and graduated with High Honors in Public Relations. He played 7 seasons in the NFL, including quarterbacking for the New Orleans Saints, where he first learned of Desire Street.
DESIRE TO LEARN
WHAT WE DO
We help leaders stay on the field, where they reach kids and families living in under-served neighborhoods. Most leaders in these areas burn out in 5 years, so we come alongside to help them not only survive, but thrive for the long run needed to see revitalization.
WHY WE CARE
In the Bible, Jesus told us to love the Lord our God…and to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Matt. 22:36-40).
Our mission is to lover our neighbor by the work we do.
DESIRE TO ENGAGE
As we were preparing for Communion last Sunday at church, I was overcome with a strong sense of both sorrow and joy reflecting on the broken body and shed blood of Christ—in particular, the upside down, backwards way that Christ “wins” through losing....
TALK TO US
We enjoy hearing from you! Please take a moment to give us your thoughts or encouragement. Please download some free resources, or let us know how we can connect with you to reach more neighborhoods where leaders need encouragement and care.