Valor Discovery is intended to help students and the Valor community explore beyond our cultural setting into other cultures around the world. These intercultural experiences are designed to bring about transformation by integrating faith through exploring other worldviews, belief systems, cultural practices and more. The transformation of students rarely occurs uniformly over time. A well executed intercultural experience has the potential to significantly advance students’ spiritual, emotional, character and relational development, while meeting the desired educational or ministry goals. Valor Discovery seeks to specifically “prepare tomorrow’s leaders to transform the world for Christ.” Go! Serve! Transform!
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to GO to all people, our neighbors and those in the farthest reaches of the world, Matthew 28:18. Our purpose and desired outcome is Christ-centric in all that we do. As a college preparatory Christian high school, we must learn not only core academics but about other people, cultures and worldviews so that we can better live and engage the global community, Eph. 4:14-15, Proverbs 4:5-8.
As we learn about other people, we learn to love and SERVE them humbly as Christ came and loved and served us, John 3:16; I John 3:16-18, 4:7-12, Isaiah 58:6-10. Through our loving service, we hope to lead others to the Truth, John 14:6.
It is through going, learning, loving, serving and leading that we will be TRANSFORMed, and by God’s grace that others may be transformed into the likeness of Christ, Luke 9:23-25, Galatians 2:20, 6:14, Romans 6:3-23, 8:1-17, 2 Corinthians 5:17.
While some experiences are specifically oriented towards a missions outreach, the primary focus of others may be language learning, cultural immersion, leadership development or academic enhancement. In every case, local or abroad, our desire is that our students will develop and model Christ’s servant leadership as a part of their broader experience.