Urban ministry leaders walk amidst some of the toughest challenges in the United States today: concentrated poverty, failing schools, unsafe streets, deteriorated housing, high unemployment, inadequate health care. In this maze of need, those who commit themselves to ministry in today’s cities navigate toward glimmers of light and hope. They walk in God’s promises to uncover His hidden beauty in places marred by outward decay.
Transforming impoverished urban neighborhoods into flourishing, healthy communities is our goal, and Desire Street believes that bolstering the leaders in those neighborhoods is the best route toward that goal. Two steps at a time, Desire Street and local ministry partners are striding forward together on this path toward revitalization of urban communities across America.