In this episode, Kevin interviews Brett and Aubrey, co-founders of the Dream Center in Lake Elsinore, CA. They share their journey in launching this outreach ministry to holistically restore their disadvantaged community. They realized the local church was not making enough of an impact, so they started knocking on doors to understand people’s needs. After building trust through consistent presence and perseverance, they now lead an organization partnering with churches, businesses, and residents to meet tangible needs and rejuvenate their city.
Key TakeawaysStart by listening to people’s needs rather than preaching at themBuild trust through consistent presence and perseveranceHave a compelling vision that appeals to people’s desire to give beyond themselvesPartner with local churches, businesses, government, and residents around a shared love for your cityBible ReferencesMatthew 28:19-20 – Going out to make disciplesJames 1:27 – Religion that God accepts as pure is caring for widows and orphans1 John 3:17-18 – Loving others through actions, not just wordsKeywordscommunity transformation, outreach ministry, holistic ministry, relational ministry, missional church
About Anchored & Reaching”Anchored & Reaching” is a thought-provoking weekly podcast designed for curious Christians who aspire to impact the world while remaining deeply rooted in their faith. Hosted by Kevin Mannoia, each episode features engaging conversations, practical insights, and diverse perspectives from Christian leaders who embody the dual values of being anchored in Christ and actively reaching out to the world. Join Kevin every week as he encourages you to live a dynamic Christian life, grounded in biblical truth and fueled by a passion for positive change.