Special COVID-19 Update

Please pray for all our partners who are ministering in under-resourced neighborhoods.
Most have been greatly impacted by social distancing guidelines
and, of course, economic issues are often felt most severely where resources fall short.

We’ve compiled a list of current needs–check back often for updates.


Click here for specific ways that you can help 

Desire Street partners with leaders in developing thriving and sustainable urban ministries. We currently work intensively with ministry leaders in varying stages of a 3 – 5 year mutual partnership. Over that timeframe, we are honored to share what we have learned in previous partnerships with ministry leaders. By engaging in authentic relationships, we have the opportunity to personally coach, share best practices and expertise, and offer much needed support for our leaders. Further, we share our expertise and support with leaders who contact us for counsel. And, through our website provide resources to anyone with internet access.

Below is an interactive map showcasing our partners and the neighborhoods they reach. Roll over to get a glimpse of who they are, where they serve and why we support their work.


Kaley Square



Trinity Family Church

Redeemer Community Church


Peace Preparatory Academy




That’s My Child


The Redeemer’s School


Blueprint 58



Common Ground Montgomery


Mercy Street West Dallas


Parker Street Ministries


Jubilee Academy

St. Roch Community Church


Thrive New Orleans


Summerhill Community Ministries

Want To Be A Partner?

10 Attributes of a Potential DSM Partner

1. Live in the direct neighborhood you seek to serve.
2. Certified 501c3 non-profit status or incorporated as a church.
3. Engaged in grassroots, holistic, Christ-centered offerings to an under-resourced neighborhood.
4. Actively serving in an official capacity for at least 2 years.
5. Active Board of Directors or Committee providing accountability and governance.
6. Humble Spirit for receiving coaching, consultation and engaging in vulnerable community.
7. Desire to engage in DSM network and supporting of other DSM partners.
8. Willingness to engage in a mutually transformative relationship with DSM.
9. Statement of faith that unequivocally affirms a faith in Jesus Christ.
10. Receptive to honest assessment, dialogue and accountability focused on moving towards thriving and sustainability.

Steps to consider before becoming a partner

1. Review the above criteria for official Partnership with DSM.
2. Familiarize yourself with the CCDA model for ministry.
3. Fill out a Community Ministry Profile.
4. Attend a Thriving Leaders Series.
5. Stay Engaged in our DSM network!

Our capacity for taking on new partners is limited in order to maintain the quality of partnership we have experienced with our leaders. For more information or partnership or any questions please contact: Chris Fitzgerald at cfitzgerald@desirestreet.org

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