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Celebrate with us! Marking five years of the OPC

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I am excited to invite you all to join us as the Evangelical Alliance marks the fifth anniversary of the One People Commission on Wednesday, 21 November at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster.

At the Evangelical Alliance we are fully committed to working together to see a more unified, integrated, and diverse church across the UK, which is why we established the One People Commission (OPC) in 2013. Spearheaded by director Yemi Adedeji, this network connects hundreds of church leaders from a diverse range of black and ethnic minority churches and seeks to prove that, for both church and community, integration is possible and diversity is good! 

The event, which will be full of worship, stories, song, testimonies and interviews, will gather together representatives from the OPC as well as welcome new members on board. I’m also excited that we will be launching our new buildings resource as part of the evening as well as profiling the newly published book Simply Eat as part of the South Asian Forum (SAF) and great​com​mis​sion​.co​.uk.


Whatever our country of origin , language or ethnicity, Jesus calls us to be one people, unified together for His mission.

I’m really looking forward to sharing in an evening together praising God for growth in unity across the church that has be witnessed over the last five years, but also to extend the vision further into the coming years. Yemi Adedeji said, This event celebrates that unity across all aspects of the church is possible if we are intentional about it. Whatever our country of origin , language or ethnicity, Jesus calls us to be one people, unified together for His mission. We need to lead by example and show the rest of the world that integration of our ethnic differences is possible.” 

I hope you’ll be able to join us this significant moment in the life of the Evangelical Alliance and the journey of the One People Commission. Join us if you are a church or ministry leader, involved in a network of churches, or just starting out in hoping to increase the missional outreach of your church – we would love to see you on 21 November to celebrate and prayerfully move forwards together. 

About the author

Rachael worked for British Youth for Christ for 13 years, most latterly as corporate director within the leadership team before working for four years with the Diocese of Ely as youth adviser – developing training, resources, and strategy for equipping churches in their outreach to young people. Rachael is married to Darren and lives in Ely, Cambs with her two sons, Jacob and Isaac. She is passionate about evangelism, mission, and church unity, and is very involved in her local church – overseeing the youth work and ministry to teenage girls in particular. She is a trained coach and mentor, loves travel, languages, shoes, and is a reluctant soccer-mum!

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