On Friday evening of the 2017 Women’s Leadership Forum, I had the privilege of interviewing three missional leaders on the topic of refugees. We discussed the biblical mandate for caring for refugees and how women can get involved both domestically and internationally. We followed the panel discussion with a refugee loss simulation which is something that took the subject to another level. For many women, the simulation both stirred their hearts and brought the subject to a very personal level. It was not meant to traumatize anyone in the audience but to bring awareness and empathy to some of the world’s most marginalized people.
Since the Forum, I have had several requests from attendees on how to re-enact the simulation. With permission, Trent DeLoach, who created the simulation, has provided a basic outline of what happened that evening. If you choose to use this simulation, prayerfully consider how you will use it and how you will debrief after it is completed. In addition, please give Trent credit for putting this together. Click here to view the outline.
Most of all, prayerfully consider how your ministry to women can expand to reach the nations and those who have been displaced. Pray the gospel will be given to all nations and to all people.
While this will not be part of the 2018 Women’s Leadership Forum, we encourage you to consider coming to Nashville November 8-10. This event sold out last year, so don’t wait to take advantage of early bird pricing. Click here to register.
Kelly King is the Women’s Ministry Specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources and oversees the YOU Lead events. Join her this year and get to know her heart for ministry leaders. Follow her on Twitter @kellydking.