Does Your Work Matter to God? How One Woman Integrates Her Faith into Work

Films / USA

About The Film

Filmed over several days, Kimberly’s story was produced in partnership with The High Calling. Though Kimberly wouldn’t say it, we can confirm that she is among the elite in her field. Her work is typically featured in design magazines. Observing Kimberly at work was a privilege. As an aside, production of this film was one of the Deidox team’s first trips to Austin, TX. They liked the town so much that they eventually re-located the Deidox office from Los Angeles to Austin.


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[location: USA, length: 4:45]

Does our work matter to God? The story of how one woman integrates her faith into work.  [location: USA, length: 4:45]

Filmed over several days, Kimberly’s story was produced in partnership with The High Calling. Though Kimberly wouldn’t say it, we can confirm that she is among the elite in her field. Her work is typically featured in design magazines. Observing Kimberly at work was a privilege. As an aside, production of this film was one of the Deidox team’s first trips to Austin, TX. They liked the town so much that they eventually re-located the Deidox office from Los Angeles to Austin.


We’re working to serve ministry leaders & pastors. Click to learn more.


Dad:
Steven. Eggs are ready.

Kimberly:
Pace, you got any tests today.

Pace:
um. Latin.

Kimberly:
We're given 24 hours a day. We sleep one third of it, we spend part of the time with family and friends and the rest of the time is at work. We spend more time at work than we do doing any other single thing. I just can't believe that God doesn't have a higher purpose for us. I own a design intensive construction company. Most of our work focuses on older residential buildings mostly from the 1920's in our neighborhood. There are properties that have been completely neglected for many, many years. We love this neighborhood. Where there's the potential to restore a house rather than tear it down, we're going to pursue that. When I go to work each day, I just pray that God will help me to do my very best. The closer in relationship I am with God, the better able I am to be my best at work. How many? Do you have your tape? Tell me how deep it is again? This wall?

Cole:
26

Kimberly:
Ooo, that's tight.

Cole:
Well...

Kimberly:
Did this wall get shorter? As the person in charge of the site, I want to exemplify high quality relationships and I want to do excellent work. When I meet a new subcontractor at work, I want to be an authentic relationship with that person. Hey Enoch.

Enoch:
Hello.

Kimberly:
How are you?

Enoch:
Good.

Kimberly:
I'm well. You okay?

Enoch:
Yeah, doing good.

Kimberly:
Good. I don't see my very best friends as often as I see the people with whom I work on the job site. So, I take those relationships very seriously.

Enoch:
Did we load this in the way you wanted

Kimberly:
It looks great. It looks great. Thanks so much for doing that.

Enoch:
Yeah

Kimberly:
There's a responsibility towards excellence because I wouldn't be comfortable putting myself out there as a Christian and doing shoddy work. You know, I was originally really hoping to get glass up here. How hard would that be?

Carpenter:
I can get those out for sure.

Kimberly:
Do you just cut them out? I've heard so many times from people who've said that they really could not stand their contractor by the time their construction project was completed. I certainly don't want to be that contractor. I want my work to be a reflection of my faith in God. We often get the message that in order to do Godly work, we need to be Pastors, Evangelists or Sunday School teachers. I don't feel gifted to be a Pastor, but I do feel strongly gifted to build homes. I want to use that work to honor God. It's satisfying to have taken a property that was an eyesore and a problem within it's community and to restore it. I built great relationships with my team and we did excellent work. We as people, as God's creations, are a reflection of him. If our output to the world is our work, then we want it to continue that reflection. I believe this process is a high calling.

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