A majority of the faith and work resources focus on the white-collar worker, overlooking the majority of the workforce. On this Labor Day, we air a best-of conversation that addresses the faith and work conversation for those in blue-collar jobs. Dave Hataj thought being "in ministry" meant training to be a pastor, but God had another direction for him. Dave says what he discovered from his experience is just how much our work matters to God and how blue-collar business can change people, communities, and even the world.
What does it mean to be a success in life? On this day set aside to celebrate the worker, pastor and author Jason Coache challenges the status quo definition of success. Jason had a particular view of success, and we will hear how God opened his eyes to how He defines success. You're invited to join this conversation on what matters most in life and how to get to the finish line pleasing the One who matters.
Dave Hataj is the president and owner of Edgerton Gear, Inc., a Wisconsin-based custom gear manufacturer. As a journeyman machinist by age twenty-one, he then earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California-Irvine. He completed his Master's Degree from Regent College in Vancouver, BC. His graduate work focused on Systems Theory in a Family Business context. In 2014 he earned a Doctorate of Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University, developing a curriculum called Craftsman with Character.
Jason Coache is the Lead Pastor of Wellspring Church in Toms River, New Jersey. He attended Taylor University before transferring and graduating from Cairn University. He has a Master's Degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Currently, he's serving the church planting efforts for Converge Mid-Atlantic. He's married to Ava Coache and together they have three kids, Landon, Brady, and Reagan.
Begin each day with Mornings with Seth and Deb, a live and local radio broadcast designed to get you going in the right direction. Heard every weekday from 6 to 9 a.m., hosts Seth Mela and Deb Gustafson will encourage you with Scripture, spark thoughtful conversation on current topics and challenge you to live today for Jesus Christ.