THIRTY YEARS OF POVERTY SIMULATION – 1986 TO 2016
It is Christ’s Love and Compassion that compels us to identify with the poor,
the widow, the orphan, the homeless, the downtrodden, the hungry,
the naked, the lost, the sick, the lonely, the forsaken, the needy, the broken.
Are you compelled with the Compassion of Jesus?
Poverty Simulation Dates
Friday 8 p.m – Sunday 3 p.m.
Apr 7-9 – space available
Apr 21-23 – space available
June 9-11 – limited space available
June 23-25 – space available
July 7-9 – space available
July 28-30 – space available
Sept 15-17 – limited space available
Sept 29-Oct 1 – space available
Oct 13-15 – space available
Nov 3-5 – space available
In 1986, Jimmy and Janet Dorrell created the Poverty Simulation for a youth group whose youth pastor wanted to give practical experience along with the scripture knowledge so they could apply it to their lives.
Thus, the Poverty Simulation was created! This weekend challenged the students to see the world through different eyes. Scripture and doctrine become real and alive for both students and leaders who participate in the weekend. We have been offering this form of discipleship for thirty years.
Click here to complete the Poverty Simulation Inquiry form online.
Click here to find the Poverty Simulation Agreement form online (This agreement includes information regarding payments, cancellations, refunds, etc.) Do not complete this until we have confirmed space is available for you.
Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Cost is $69 per person – 1 free person with 15 paying.
Click here for the Release of Liability Form.
WHAT LEADERS NEED TO KNOW
PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE. PLAN AHEAD FOR TRAFFIC!
Age requirements: Students finish 8th grade unless with a parent, then young ones can come).
Families of all ages are WELCOME! Many families have gone through the weekend.
Bring sponsors that are passionate because the youth only go as far as the adults go.
This is a safe weekend.
We also ask that you make sure participants know they are coming to a Poverty Simulation weekend — no “mystery trips“!
- WHAT TO BRING
Pack just like any other weekend trip, including sleeping bag/pillow/towel.
Students under 18 need a Release of Liability form signed by parent/guardian.
Others 18 or over will sign a Release of Liability form at Poverty Sim.
Most of all, bring good, positive attitudes!
SPECIAL NOTE: If leaders question the rules, don’t participate fully, and cheat then your group will do the same.
Leaders need to lead — be sure you are willing to challenge yourself as you challenge your kids.