Defined is Southland's Women's Podcast.
A Powerful Testimony of Calling and Purpose
39:30In this wrap up episode, we chat with Deanna Lynn about how she’s found a calling and purpose after escaping the sex industry. Deanna has a masters degree in Spiritual Formation from Asbury Theological Seminary, is the author of two books, and recently became a mom to twin girls.
Finding Purpose in the Second Half of Life
35:40Many young adults hold onto the false notion that you "figure out" your secondary calling in your 20s and then statically live it out the rest of your life. In reality, our secondary callings are not always this linear and clear-cut. In this episode, we chat with Rachel Webb and Stefanie Head about how their sense of calling and purpose has shifted since entering their second half of life.
Finding Purpose in the First Half of Life
1:02:20In this episode, we chat with Mark Matlock, co-author of Faith for Exiles: Five Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon. Mark has spent the past 20 years researching the church's impact on young adults, and has unique insight on what helps and hinders young adults in their walk with Christ. With the recent launch of our young adults ministry, this episode highlights the ways we can come alongside, empower, and learn from young adults in our church.
Keeping an Accurate View of God
59:41In this episode of the defined podcast, we chat with Ked and Michelle Frank about what it looks like to maintain an accurate view of God and fight the enemies tactics as we live out our calling.
How are We Called to View Our Bodies?
52:13As women, we are told many mixed messages about our bodies starting at a very young age. Due to these confusing and conflicting narratives, many of us have a hard time grasping God’s vision for this area of our lives. This can leave us unsure what our faith has to say about cosmetic surgery, postpartum bodies, diet culture and more. In this podcast episode, we have an in-depth conversation with Jess Connolly about her recently published book, Breaking Free from Body Shame: Dare to Reclaim what God has Named Good.
When Your Calling Feels Unsexy
31:43Sometimes we can become so focused on a future stage of life we lose the ability to find purpose in our present circumstances. In this episode of the defined podcast, we explore what it looks like to find God in the middle of the mundane. (Featuring Dr. Michael Voigts, Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation at Asbury Theological Seminary)
What Am I Called To?
16:58Defined is back for season four and putting our focus on the idea of calling. In this opening episode, Kate unpacks the heart behind this season and explains the difference between primary and secondary callings.
Looking Back & Moving Forward
31:40In this wrap up episode, Kate and Michelle reflect on this season of the defined podcast and share how it personally impacted them. They also identify and discuss themes woven throughout this season and end with some encouragement and next steps.
Grieving a Miscarriage with Tiffany Jacobs
40:54In this episode we sit down with Southland staff member Tiffany Jacobs as she shares what it looked like to worship God in the midst of miracles, miscarriages, and more. If you have experienced a miscarriage, this episode will remind you that you are not alone in your suffering, and there is hope to be found in the grieving. If you've never personally experienced a miscarriage, this episode will equip you to better walk alongside and empathize with the women in your life who are grieving this type of loss.
A Conversation with Miss Kentucky, Alex Franke
33:29In this episode, we sit down with Miss Kentucky and former Southland employee, Alex Franke, as she shares what has helped her stay faithful in and steward well the role she's been given. She also shares parts of her own faith journey, including her thoughts on what makes this season particularly tough for women in their 20s.