Dr. Seuss wrote in his book, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” One of the most inspiring things you can do is spend time with someone who is continuously learning. Why? Because such people are growing stronger, wiser and for the Christian – becoming more and more like Jesus everyday! Our guest today has seen the Lord take him to many places in his career in business, leadership and ministry. He’s with us to share about his exciting journey and some of the insights God has taught him along the way.
Marc Stein is the Vice President of Field Services for Joni and Friends International Disabilities Center where he oversees and manages all hands on initiatives and departments that serve people with disabilities, including Wheels for the World, Family Retreats, Church Relations, Correpondence and Resource and 23 Joni and Friends US area ministries. He holds an MBA and Bachelor’s degree from California Coast University in Orange County, California. He has dedicated more than 15 years of his life to strategic leadership. Marc and his wife, Sylvia, reside in Ventura County and are the parents of five children and three grandchildren.
– Where did you grow up?
San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles
– Who influenced you most in your growing up years?
– How did you become a Christian (or as you might say “a Jewish follower of Jesus”)?
Read the Gospels while preparing for Sunday School lesson while a teenager still at temple, Mid-Life Crisis
– What difference has Christ made in your life?
Reconciliation with the Lord
– What are you most passionate about?
Sharing the good news of His love
– What motivates you to do the work you do?
Ambition shift from self to Jesus; serving those God loves the most
– You are a life-long learner (it inspires people)…how long did it take you to get your MBA?
– And now you’re pursuing your PhD…when do you hope to complete it?
Maybe when I’m 60
– How will you use it?
However the wants me to
– Where have you traveled to recently?
– How has the Lord been speaking to lately?
Blessing us richly as an expression of His love
– How has the Lord helped you through difficult times?
Knowing he will never leave me or forsake me no matter what
– What is your favorite Scripture verse? Why?
Isaiah 61:1 before believing and now even more relevant
– What would you say to someone going through a tough time right now?
For a believer, even though it may not feel like it God is near and wanting you closer. For the non-believer, you don’t have to be going this alone.
Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,…”