Jobs that Fuel Janitors’ Dreams
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Today The Faith & Work Podcast kicks off a feature called “Who are the people in your neighborhood?” We’ll hear from people who work and lead in the industries we interact with every day – janitors, coffee baristas, teachers, etc. We will ask these practitioners what it looks like to integrate their faith in the unique context in which they work – and reveal truths that can shape our own labor. In this episode, we hear from Greg & Christy Sauer, co-owners and founders of True Clean Denver, a commercial cleaning company serving 50+ properties in the metro area.
On living out the mission of God:
“Work that matters to God is work with people… A janitor falls within the very heart and mission of God. God loves an underdog, he loves the vulnerable, and we get to help them every day.” -Christy Sauer
On practicing the Kingdom:
“I heard somebody call Jesus’ Kingdom an upside-down kingdom, and when we started our business we had all these high-minded ideals that we thought we would achieve… But I have learned, that being generous can benefit you by looking out for the little guy, how paying more than you have to makes a greater impact, and that communicating clearly with respect goes a long way.” -Greg Sauer
On the value of seeing people:
“There’s a value of honesty, telling the truth, and a value of seeing people. Once you start to really see people for who they are, you can’t unsee it. I can’t. I just see janitors everywhere I go, and not just my own employees.” -Christy Sauer
Download the episode transcript.
Learn more about True Clean.
Download this free resource called “A Study on Calling: New Thoughts for an Old Idea.” The Bible offers a much richer and more profound understanding of vocation than we might have realized, according to which each person is called to be genuinely human, to enter into relationship with Jesus Christ, and to steward their individual gifts in service of God and neighbor.
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If you live in the Denver area consider joining us for Colorado Conversations: At Work as it is in Heaven: The Lord’s Prayer as a Workplace Liturgy on May 1st over the lunch hour. We will hear from D.J. Marotta and spend some time networking. We hope to see you there!