How does an under-resourced neighborhood go from struggle to success, from despair to dignity? The path takes different twists and turns in each neighborhood, but learning from and sharing resources with others experienced in spiritual and community development is a good place to start. We invite you to learn more about Desire Street and our ministry through the links and lists below.
We invite you to join us in our mission to revitalize under-resourced neighborhoods. By definition, these are communities where it’s challenging to survive, so thriving is just a dream. But you can make dreams come true! Join us on the journey toward, one day, seeing every neighborhood become a more desirable place to live.
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Ministry leaders need to be able to run a long race in order to realize revitalization in under-resourced neighborhoods. Desire Street Champions spur these leaders on to the finish line by giving monthly to coach and care for these heroes. No matter the amount, it really up! Your commitment means we can plan to be there for leaders as they serve alongside their neighbors in at-risk neighborhoods across America.
Encourage. Equip. Connect.
Dig deeper into the mission, heart and impact that Desire Street Ministries and our partners make in transforming communities. We stand as an intersection of life, leaders and neighborhoods and believe in creating a feeling of community and cultivating strong leaders to make an imprint on lives. Take a look inside our organization and walk with our partners to get a deeper understanding of Desire Street’s impassioned goals and the real lives which we work to support.
A Beacon of Hope.
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
Parker J. Palmer
Catherine of Siena: Passion for the Truth‐‐Compassion for Humanity
Free at Last?: The Gospel in the African‐American Experience
Carl F. Ellis, Jr.
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership
Jesus and the Disinherited
Justice, Mercy and Humility: Integral mission and the poor
Edited by Tim Chester with contributions from C. Rene
Padilla, Tom Sine, and Elaine Storkey Let Justice Roll Down
Dr. John M. Perkins
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
Parker J. Palmer
Meals from Mars: A Parable of Prejudice and Providence
C. S. Lewis
Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life
Phileena Heuertz and Phyllis Tickle
Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat‐Up, and Burnt Out
The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham
The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life
The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God
The Briarpatch Gospel: Fearlessly Following Jesus into the Thorny Places
The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
Marcus J. Borg
The Invisible Hand: Do All Things Really Work for Good
R. C. Sproul
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming
Henri J. M. Nouwen
The Provocative Church
Dr. Graham Tomlin
The Way of the Heart
Henri J. M. Nouwen
Up from Slavery
Booker T. Washington
Thriving City Blocks