Many Christians around the world have asked the question, what does God want to do with my life? What is Gods will? What should I do? Can God use me? Should I be a missionary?
Discover is a time of getting out of your routine to really seek God, looking into these questions?
Around the globe, Evangelism Explosion is passionate about assisting and equipping churches to engage the world around them with the gospel. Jesus says in Luke 10:2 (NIV), “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field”. Discover is about giving young people the chance to really listen, and consider if God would have them go into vocational ministry or not. As well, to come away more equipped to share the gospel, and do ministry whatever context they return too.
Our motivation is to help participants find our what God has for them, wherever that may be in His kingdom. The benefit for EE, is that participants get a vision for what EE does and who we are, around the world, and if working or volunteering with EE is for them. Our agenda though, is for Gods Kingdom, not just for EE.
Until 2015, Discover has been known as the EE Internship. The first internship took place in Fiji in 2007 with 9 participants and has taken place each year since then.
In 2012, internships moved to take place in Asia, and Africa and Washington DC. Since 2012, 173 interns have taken part, with 65 of them having moved or preparing to move into some sort of vocational ministry around the world in a variety of different areas and people groups.
Typically, this is the process for those applying to be a part of DISCOVER. It is as much for the applicant to decide if this is right for them as it is for EE to discern if the applicant is right for Discover.
Around the world the program for Discover does vary by what happens each day; by where Discover is held. In most cases the schedule varies intentionally throughout the duration. However, in general terms, a typical training day at the location may look like this:
6am – Awaken / optional exercise
7am – Breakfast
7:30 – Personal Prayer and Devotions Time (Quiet-time time)
8:30am – Called & Accountable Devotional
9am – Group Devotions (led by leaders or participants)
9:30am – Training / Activity
10:30am – Morning Break
11am – Training / Activity
12:30pm – Lunch Break
1:30pm – Training / Activity
3pm – Afternoon break
3:30pm – Training / Activity / Break
6pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Evening Session
DISCOVER around the world (with exceptions) incorporate the following training elements in the program:
There are also many other elements in the program that are dependent on the location of the DISCOVER program being held