In this episode of Anchored & Reaching, host Kevin Mannoia is joined by Brett and Aubrey Masters, leaders of the Dream Center in Lake Elsinore, CA. They discuss how compassionate engagement with the community stems from God’s love and transforms lives. Brett and Aubrey share about the Dream Center’s outreach initiatives, including Adopt-A-Block, a food pantry, youth programs, and plans to revitalize a historic hotel into a discipleship training center. They emphasize meeting felt needs first to build trust and relationships. As people experience tangible expressions of Christ’s love, it opens doors to share the Gospel. Engaging communities takes perseverance, but seeing lives change is powerful. Ultimately it’s about living out the theology of God’s passionate pursuit of humanity.
Key TakeawaysStart by meeting physical, tangible needs – build trust and relationshipLoving action must be integrated, not just empty deedsActivity teaches our hearts and transforms usEngagement happens through hands-on experience and mentoringGod does “on-the-job training” as we step out of comfort zonesChanged people change communities when rooted in God’s loveBible VersesMatthew 9:35-38 – Jesus’ compassion for the crowds as sheep without a shepherd1 John 3:18 – Love with actions and in truth, not just wordsJames 2:14-17 – Faith without works is deadKeywordscommunity, compassion, love, outreach, evangelism, discipleship, social justice, relationships, service
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.