Exodus World Service staff, board members, volunteers and refugees themselves are trained and available to speak to your church or group.
Presentations and workshops can be geared toward your classroom, small group, youth group, church congregation, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, confirmation group, missions fairs, or community group.
Cross-Cultural and Refugee Issues Training
Target Audience: College, Adults. Duration: 3 hours
This training prepares volunteers to engage with refugees. 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 in the U.S., how to navigate cross-cultural communication and friendship, and how you can get involved in serving refugees.
The Refugee Journey - Run for Your Life Simulation
Target Audience: Middle School, High School, Adults. Duration: 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.
World Refugee Sunday
World Refugee Sunday is observed the Sunday before and/or after June 20 of each year. Exodus speakers, sermon outlines, sample prayers, bulletin insert and slideshow templates, FAQ’s on the refugee crisis and more are available to help educate your community. Request a speaker or materials: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pen and Paper Simulation
Target Audience: High School, Adults. Duration: 30 - 40 minutes
A simple 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 journey as you flee your country? The activity ends with reflection on the choices made.
Refugees in the Bible
Target Audience: Middle School, High School, Adults. Duration: 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.
Target Audience: Middle School, High School, Adults. Duration: 30 minutes
This table card game simulates a cross-cultural experience for participants.
Service Projects and Vision Trip Opportunities
There are many additional ways to engage your group in refugee ministry. From specialized collection drives to vision trips in the refugee community, Exodus will design an opportunity to meet your needs.