Carla Jacobs

Carla Jacobs

Carla joined the Evangelical Alliance in October 2021 on the graduate scheme as the One People Commission (OPC) assistant, upon achieving her degree in music and psychology. She re-joined as the OPC assistant in September 2022 as a permanent member of staff. Carla has always played an active role in her church community, channelling her passion for music, travel and people through youth and student leadership, local and national youth worship teams, and her missions work in the UK and abroad. Carla enjoys engaging in events and projects that encourage her love for all things creative.

Intercultural worship: praise beyond borders

11 March 2022Christians all over the world have developed and honed their own way to worship – for many, it is witnessing a symphony of multiple instruments, perhaps a seven-piece band with a stage full of energy and fire for the gospel. For others, it is the gentle sound of a soloist singer accompanied by the whispering chords of an acoustic guitar. However we choose to worship, we should be aware of the huge influence of surrounding cultures. Often, when the word ‘worship’ is mentioned, most of us jump to…

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Developing, exercising and celebrating multi-ethnicity in a united church

31 January 2022What’s the secret to unity? No two parts of the body are the same and each part has an important function that we need to survive. We can apply this analogy to ourselves too – we each have a unique character and specific role that adds value and significance to the bigger family of God. “Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye can never say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you.’ The head can’t say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you.’ (1 Corinthians 12:20) Having a diverse community in…

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Highlights from the Christianity, climate and race event

25 October 2021In light of the recent IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report warning us that people have caused unprecedented and irreversible change to the climate, coupled with the social outrage resulting from the death of George Floyd, the church is strongly urged to consider: What might God be saying to the UK church, in its breadth of diversity, about our involvement in bringing about climate justice? To explore this question, the Evangelical Alliance's One People Commission (OPC)…

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