The Redeemed Man

An Identity Beyond Sports: Two Leaders Talk About FCA

September 07, 2023 Season 3 Episode 36
The Redeemed Man
An Identity Beyond Sports: Two Leaders Talk About FCA
Show Notes Transcript

Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has been reaching out to schools to help young athletes build community, grow in their faith, and find an identity in Christ that transcends their accomplishments on the field of play. This week Paul Amos talks to two volunteers with FCA’s West Georgia chapter, area director Jonathan Karastury and Calvary Christian baseball coach Scott Donohoe, about FCA’s mission and how it tries to reach student-athletes and coaches alike. They also talk about their own experiences with sports and the defining moments that shaped their faith journeys.

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0:00—Intro/a little about Jonathan and Scott
4:19—Background on FCA and what it provides
12:27—Staying focused on God and others rather than one’s self and one’s own achievements
23:11—Jonathan’s near-death experience and how it changed him
33:43—How FCA tries to make an impact on coaches
43:21—The challenges of using sports as the vehicle for reaching people
51:30—What does redemption mean to you?/outro