Speaker / Sidewalk Counseling Trainer
Jacob Nels left a 16-year career as a carpenter to follow his passion for investing in the lives of people by taking a job with Justice For All. Since 2008, Jacob has been working to make abortion unthinkable, to make Jesus thinkable, and teaching others to do the same. Jacob works to show pro-life and pro-choice people that humans matter more than divisive arguments. Through respectful dialogue, sound reasoning and compassion, Jacob hopes to teach pro-life advocates to love their neighbors and go teach others to do the same. During his time as a pro-life ambassador, God has used Jacob to help save dozens of lives from abortion and teach hundreds of pro-life people grow in compassion and understanding for the pro-choice people they disagree with. Jacob has witnessed thousands of people on both sides of the issue cease fighting toe-to-toe and move to a place of respectful understanding for their fellow human.
Jacob’s primary role at Equal Rights Institute is training people to sidewalk counsel and mentoring them through that through speaking and our Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass.
Summer 2020: Equipping Yourself During Quarantine
Spring 2020: Equipping the Pro-Life Movement in Ireland
December 2019: December Fundraising Letter
Fall 2019: We are in the New Office!
Summer 2019: Updates From the ERI Office
Spring 2019: Updates From the ERI Office
Summer 2018: ERI Speaking Events Around the World!
December 2017: A Look Back at 2017 and What We’re Doing Next!
November 2017: Pro-Lifers Aren’t “Forcing” Women to Stay Pregnant
December 2016: A Look Back at 2016 and What We’re Doing Next!
November 2016: Early Feedback on the Equipped for Life Course
Fall 2016: The Equipped for Life Course is Live!
December 2015: A Look Back at 2015, and How We’re Moving Forward
November 2015: Four Practical Dialogue Tips from My Conversation with Brent
June 2015: Announcing Our Major Project This Year…
January 2015: Relating to Relativists
December 2014: End-of-Year Update from the President
November 2014: Listening to Those Who Offend Us