Invite a Speaker

Would you like to learn more about refugee issues around the world and how they impact your local community? Exodus staff, board members, volunteers and refugees themselves are trained and available to speak to your church or group.

The presentation examples below and more 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: Adults, youth 4 hours This training prepares volunteers for the New Neighbor and/or Welcome Pack programs. 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. Attend a training to learn how you can get involved.

“Run for Your Life” Simulation Target Audience: Adults, middle and high school youth 1.5-3 hours An interactive simulation that is very hands on, complete with sound effects, blindfolds, and border security. The simulation engages groups physically and emotionally in the refugee experience and then guides participants through reflection.

Pen and Paper Simulation Target Audience: Adults, middle and high school youth <1>30 minutes A simple simulation that gives participants the chance to think about what refugees have experienced fleeing persecution in their homeland. What will you bring with you? Who will you encounter on the road to flee the country? The activity ends with reflection on the choices made.

Footsteps of Refugees Target Audience: Adults, youth and kids Time varies, 4-7 minutes This is an interactive display which can fit in a 12 x 12 space. It leads participants through the successive stages of the refugee journey. This display can be set up in the lobby of a church on a Sunday or is well suited to a missions fair setting.

Suitcase Activity Target Audience: Preschool and elementary-aged children 15 minutes This presentation engages children in a conversation about what they would bring with them on a long trip as a way to help them understand the refugee experience.

Refugees in the Bible Target Audience: Adults, middle and high school youth <1>15-30 minutes 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: Adults, middle and high school youth 15-30 minutes This game simulates a cross-cultural experience for participants.