Local Experiences

Discovery Local is designed to gives students an understanding of the heart of God by being a part of His greater kingdom through their local service and outreach. We learn from Christ’s example and through His teaching that a walk with Christ must include compassionate outreach to other people, especially to those who are less fortunate. God’s Word instructs that His followers are to reach out in love to those who do not know Him, lift up the downtrodden and serve those who need a hand in the name of Jesus Christ.  In partnership with local ministry partners and organizations, the program is more than community service. It is directed toward transforming the lives of the students, those who are served, and the surrounding culture in the Name and for the glory of Jesus Christ.


Discovery Local News

Planting Seeds in Denver

For the Discovery Denver team, this spring’s lessons on loving your neighbor were both meaningful and impactful. The group’s five-day experience working with City Service Missions faced encounters with homelessness, cultural diversity and general urban problems. By leaning into their experience, the Valor students had their hearts moved as they walked in the shoes of […]

New Discovery Service Hour Requirements

Starting in the fall of 2017, Discovery will require all freshmen and sophomores to complete and submit Discovery-approved service hours for application and consideration for all Discovery experiences. Additionally, this policy will be in place for all grades beginning in the fall of 2018. 2017-18 mandatory pre-approved Discovery hours for freshman & sophomore Discovery experience […]

A Student Perspective of Discovery

Valor Christian senior Blake Buchanan has had plenty of opportunity to serve in his time as a Valor student. Through experiences in Denver, Guatemala and Nepal, Blake has gained an invaluable perspective on the importance of service, missions and evangelism, even as his own faith has grown. In this video, Blake talks about the things […]

Called to Local Service

Each year, hundreds of Valor Christian students travel across the globe to serve the world’s poor, forgotten, and abandoned in the name of Christ. On those trips, hearts are touched and lives are changed, as God works in mighty ways through the selfless work that is done. Students come home with new perspectives on thankfulness, […]

110,000 Miles of Service

If ever there was a month that prompts us to get out and get away it’s March. Each year, nature springs to life and temperatures warm during March, ushering in a restlessness to get outside and get away from winter’s dreary grind. Across the country, thousands and thousands of students look ahead to leisurely spring […]

Discovery Finds Transformation in Denver

This spring, Valor Discovery sent nine teams across the world to serve in the name of Christ. Though many borders were spanned – across states, countries, and continents – one team stayed close to home. Proving their Savior is at work both near and far, Discovery Denver traveled just 15 miles north to work, serve […]

Valor Looks Ahead to Taste of Discovery

With eager anticipation, Valor friends and families are looking ahead to Taste of Discovery. In its second year of existence, the entertaining evening features cuisine from across the globe, prepared by professional chefs and culinary instructors in dazzling kitchens at Englewood’s Builders Appliance Center. At Taste of Discovery, guests will take a delectable trip around […]

Excited to Serve

Spring Break often equals: warmer climates, enjoying good friends and no homework, however for nine Valor Discovery groups the break is so much more! Over 100 students and leaders have spent the last months preparing to travel and share the love of Jesus with those less fortunate. In the final days of preparation, students and […]