google-site-verification=U0Q4nUf7gy008G2e6vjitL4htHLAso-Tlnzg4z6xYtI Why People Are Leaving The Church, with Eric D. Nevins - Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®

Episode 8

Why People Are Leaving The Church, with Eric D. Nevins

After years of working in the financial industry, Eric Nevins launched his podcast, Halfway There, to tell the whole story about the spiritual journey. He quickly found the community podcasting is known for and started a group to bring Christian podcasters together. Since then, he’s worked with podcasters to launch and improve their podcast, most recently with Christian Podcasters Association Gold membership. Eric holds a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary and still lives in Denver with his wife, four kids, and a wonder dog.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why people are leaving the church even if they are not liberal 
  • How the American Evangelical church is deconstructing, and why it is not happening in other areas of the world
  • Why are so many American Evangelicals prone to conspiracy theories
  • What stages of the spiritual journey are American churches constructed to take you through
  • What questions are people asking when they’re going through a deconstruction
  • What are the stages of the spiritual journey, and what stage is it no longer safe in the American church
  • How the size of the churches in the United States impacts the amount of spiritual guidance people receive
  • Why we should move back to a more experiential worship service, and what steps could be taken to achieve that
  • Why Christians should be curious and remain open to other traditions

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April Ballestero

Author, Facilitator, Founder, Consultant, Speaker, and Strategic Leadership Coach guiding light bulb moments. Thankful to be celebrating 10 years of guiding, coaching, and leading industry leaders such as attorneys, coaches, chiropractors, financial planners, the real estate industry, and many other sales and business professionals across the nation. The celebration goes on to include over 20 years of business, professional and personal development which I am so honored to share as a vessel to our clients, coaches, and community.
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Eric Ballestero

Eric Ballestero has worked with Coach April Ballestero since before ONE LIGHT AHEAD®'s inception in 2011 while he was still in school and has continually brought new ideas and a lot of technical help to the team. He produced the first three seasons of Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® podcast in addition to being a continual partner of ONE LIGHT AHEAD®.