The first Discovery Weekend occurred in the spring of 1977 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Idaho Falls. It was introduced as an enhancement to the traditional method of preparing persons for commitment to Jesus Christ and confirmation in the Episcopal Church. One of the goals was to see people caught up with zeal and enthusiasm to become growing, loving disciples within their parish.
The Discovery Weekend was introduce to Ascension by the rector and members of the Church of the Good Shepard, Freeport, Grand Bahama, in October 1993 and from that date, we have had an annual Discovery Weekend.
To Ascension, the Discovery Weekend is an Evangelism outreach ministry with the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ approach to Candidate recruitment. Not limiting invitations to people already in Church, but to newcomers and non-members, also to neighbors, troubled friends and business acquaintance...they all need a relationship with Christ.
The Ascension's Discovery Team members have introduced The Discovery Weekend to two other churches in our area. Because of the Discovery Weekend Ascension has benefited spiritually, financially and with the increase of membership.
Leader: Beryl Cooper