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Our Discovery program is about transformation through service. Our desire is that students would develop and strengthen their faith as they engage in and with various worldviews, belief systems, cultural practices and more.

Our objective is to facilitate well-executed intercultural experiences with the potential to advance students’ spiritual, emotional, character and relational development, while meeting desired educational or ministry goals.

Serving in Love

Our purpose and desired outcomes are Christ centered. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to go to all people — our neighbors and those in the farthest reaches of the world.

We believe that when students are able to learn about people, cultures and worldviews through a Christian lens, they are better able to live and engage the global community.

As students engage with others, they learn to love and serve humbly as Christ did. It is our hope that through loving service our students will be transformed, and others may be led to the truth.

Focus on the Poor and Marginalized

While some of our service opportunities are outreach-oriented, others focus on language learning, cultural immersion, leadership development or academic enhancement.
In every case, whether local or abroad, our prayer is that students will develop and model Christ’s servant leadership as a part of their broader experience.

When Students Serve, They Shine

Through the Discovery program, students gain a new understanding of God and the world as they experience diverse cultures, apply lessons from the classroom, and come alongside families marginalized by poverty.

As students serve, they develop Christ-like compassion and generosity that shapes them for life.

Discovery sent more than 400 students on 25 teams across the state, the nation and the world in 2018. From 2008 to 2018, Discovery sent more than 2,600 students on 168 experiences to 35 countries on 6 continents.v

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