ANCHOR + WAVES

A PODCAST FOR WOMEN

IDENTITY EP.4 | Katie DeClet and Playing with a Purpose

by Wren Pauley | Anchor + Waves

IN THIS EPISODE

  • Our parents deeply influence our passions as we grow up | 1:12
  • How do we keep our roots in our faith? Relationship vs. Religion | 4:56
  • Integrating who you are as an athlete into your Christian Faith, not the other way around | 9:18
  • When “who you are” isn’t a part of your life anymore | 15:29
  • A different way to build community and how Sports + Rec fits into ministry | 18:07
  • Bonus Stuff, Check It Out! | 22:55

INSTANT TAKEAWAYS

1 | WHO YOU ARE, IN CHRIST, FIRST

In today’s episode you hear Katie talk about transitioning from who she is as an athlete, and then working that into her identity in Christ. So often we confuse how that occurs and, mistakenly, we try and have things in our lives fit into boxes. But we are called to have our identity in Christ pour out into all the other areas of our life. Who we are as a friend, as a family member, as a “professional” whatever, as an athlete should all stem from who we are as Christ followers. It should define us above all else.

2 | A DIFFERENT KIND OF MINISTRY

All people develop relationships differently. Sometimes we connect one on one, over a cup of coffee. Bot more often than not, they can feel forced and awkward as a first encounter. That’s generally not how we get to know people! Katie talks about what role Sports + Rec has played in her making friends and developing community and we believe that’s because shoulder to shoulder relationships feel natural. A lot of us athletes grow up playing sports, so when we’re put in the middle of a game, the bond of camaraderie feels natural. Plug into the areas that you feel comfortable and the groups that feel natural and push into deep relationships there. 

SHOW NOTES

We’re really excited for today’s episode in our Identity Series on Anchor + Waves as we have two staff members involved! Wren, whom you’ve been listening to, interviews our very own Katie DeClet. Whether you know Katie from her days in the youth department, the care and counseling center, or on the sports field heading up our co-ed sports and rec activities, she has an incredible passion about her.

Listen in today as she and Wren talk about basketball, the development of faith (and what it really means to own that) along with carrying on through something as we add purpose to journeys in our lives. You don’t want to miss this one!

*Also, make sure you stick around to the end for some awesome bonus material that didn’t make it to the actual interview, or maybe they didn’t know the mics were still on . . . 

You can also listen in to our newly launched Men’s Podcast Channel: Uncharted, as we’re currently running a sister-program on that channel for male athletes also called Identity.

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