Spreading God's Love

We are passionate about showing the world who Jesus is. Whether it is in our own neighborhood or across the globe, we can tangibly express God’s love for humanity through our outreach projects and mission trips. Join us as we extend our mission beyond our walls and share the love of Jesus in our local and global community. We are strategic about reaching the Douglas area for Christ in a number of ways, and we've highlighted some of our ministries and partnerships below.

We also feel it is important for our members to take their faith outside our church walls and to make an impact for Jesus Christ, not only in our community but around the world. God has called our church to serve the country of El Salvador.

El Salvador Outreach

Douglas First Methodist Church began our partnership with the Salvadorian Methodist Projects and the Methodist church in El Salvador in 2010 when Chris Calhoun and Anice Betts went one a week long mission trip to Ahuachapan, El Salvador. Since that first trip, we have had a mission team go back to El Salvador every year during which we have helped in the construction of three church buildings, a school, and a mission residence. We have distributed food to over 250 families throughout the local community, we have participated in bible school and even had a group teach sewing to some of the church members to help start small businesses for themselves.

We have teamed up with Salvadorian Mission Projects (SMP), which was started by Brian and Ellyn Dubberly, Methodist missionaries living in El Salvador. They started the Salvadorian Mission Projects (SMP) as a partnership between the Methodist church in the US and the Evangelical Methodist Church in Central America. The goal of SMP is to aid the local community through funds raised in El Salvador and in the United States. Through our multiple trips we have made lifelong connections and friendships with the members in El Salvador.

Camp 151

Camp One Fifty One is an intense Saturday to Saturday experience where youth and adults gather together for one week each summer in a summer camp setting to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ by serving others. Our service to others is done through the avenue of performing repairs on the homes of needy families.

       We believe that Jesus not only wants us to pray for and give our resources to the needy but also to get our own hands dirty in serving others. Jesus washing the feet of his disciples (John 13), the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10), and Jesus's instructions for giving to the needy (Matthew 6) are biblical examples that are the root of Camp One Fifty One's existence.  

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