We hope you’ll enjoy exploring the new look of our website. It reflects our focus on Ministry Partners. Our commitment to the revitalization of impoverished areas of New Orleans is as strong as ever (take a look at our partners St. Roch Community Church and Desire Fellowship), but we’re also using what we’ve learned in New Orleans to benefit other urban ministries.

Studies show that nearly half of urban ministers burnout and leave the ministry within five years. Desire Street wants to reverse that trend, helping urban ministers not merely survive, but thrive as they answer the call to transform the neighborhoods they call home. As Desire Street invests in the lives of leaders, urban ministries are better equipped to help communities flourish, yielding exponential rewards in the lives of hundreds of urban children and their families. Partnership moves us toward the goal of urban revitalization two steps at a time!

This two steps at a time approach extends to our partnership with you as well—we need people to walk side-by-side with us to address the challenges facing urban centers across America. Please get involved! As you do, I think you may just find that you will see change not only in an urban neighborhood, but also in yourself.