Invite a Speaker

Would you like to learn more about refugees around the world and how refugees enrich our local communities? Exodus staff, board members, volunteers and refugees themselves are trained and available to speak to your church or group.

Presentations and opportunities can be geared toward your:

  • Small Group

  • Youth Group

  • Church Congregation

  • Sunday School

  • Classroom

  • VBS Program

  • Confirmation Group

  • Missions Fair

Cross-Cultural Training Target Audience: High School, Adults, 3 hours This training prepares volunteers to engage with the refugee community. It offers in-depth learning and activities to broaden a volunteer's understanding of who refugees are and how they get to the United States, as well as what help they receive when they arrive. Learn about the culture(s) of many refugees who are arriving and how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship. Attend a training to learn how you can get involved.

“Run for Your Life” Simulation Target Audience: Middle School, High School, Adults, 1.5 - 3 hours An interactive, hands-on simulation that engages groups physically and emotionally in the refugee experience and then guides participants through reflection.  The simulation includes boats, tents and border security experiences.

Pen and Paper Simulation Target Audience: High School, Adults  30 - 40 minutes A simple classroom simulation that gives participants the chance to think about what refugees experience when fleeing persecution in their homeland. What will you bring with you? Who will you encounter on the road as you flee the country? The activity ends with reflection on the choices made.

Refugees in the Bible Target Audience: Middle School, High School, Adults 1 hour This presentation engages groups in studying Bible verses related to refugees. Through reading and analyzing Scripture verses, the presenter leads the group in a discussion about how to serve refugees.

Barnga Target Audience: Middle School, High School, Adults 30 minutes This table game simulates a cross-cultural experience for participants.