What is DOOR's Discover program?

  • An exploration of the intersection of faith and service

  • A mission trip program

  • A service-learning experience

  • An opportunity to learn from local leaders and churches

  • All of the above!

Through DOOR's Discover program, groups spend time serving with a variety of local agencies and ministries and learning through evening speakers and activities. The experience is about more than preparing a meal at a soup kitchen or playing with children at a day camp. It is an opportunity to work alongside local community members, to learn from local leaders, and to listen to the stories of neighbors, clients, and churches.

The people and stories may challenge your initial perceptions of the city. But they reveal the ways that God is working. They will help you to see the face of God in the city.

Discover programming is available at all of our locations.  Read a personal description of the Discover program from Door's Executive Director on the blog, here.

Discover Weekend Agenda

Discover Week Agenda


Arrival and Orientation


Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day of service

Eveing event featuring local guests 


Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day of service

Evening events featuring local guests


Breakfast and Lunch

Day of service

Free evening


Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day of service

Reflection and Worship time


Breakfast and Departure

*Also Includes lodging at a local church, guided large and small group reflection time, and summer support staff (available seasonally) to help lead service groups around the city, serve with your group, and help lead evening programming and reflection.


Arrival and Orientation


Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Evening event, featuring a local speaker or a cultural activity



Attend a local church


*Also includes lodging at a local church and and guided reflection time.



“The educational and reflection component made this trip worth it. So many times, Mission companies just want to sing songs and gloss over what you did for someone else. DOOR staff made sure our youth were thinking about their experiences and really considering what it meant to be part of One Table. They focused on what they gave, but also what they received from the experience.”

— Discover group leader, Summer 2015

For more details regarding items such as pricing, registration, and requirements, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.