MOPS and Ministry
What makes MOPS outreach approach unique?
At MOPS, Christian faith is lived out through relationships that develop in an open accepting environment. These relationships provide an opportunity to communicate the hope of Jesus Christ, moving mums one step closer to Jesus on their spiritual journey. Based on a lifestyle evangelism model, MOPS believes that through meeting the needs of women, we demonstrate Jesus’ love in the following ways:
- Teaching and encouraging women about issues which are relevant to their stages of life
- Providing opportunity for friendships with other mothers
- Helping mums to gain confidence in mothering
- Sharing faith through actions and lifestyle
- Presenting the Gospel at least twice a year
How will MOPS directly impact church growth?
Mums who normally wouldn’t go to church will often join a MOPS group. Their need for practical help and spiritual hope gives the church an opportunity to minister long-term to mums and their families.
Hundreds of Australian MOPS leaders have an opportunity to be equipped through leadership training events and resources. More than 97% of MOPS leaders say they have grown from the leadership training they received from MOPS. These women are often able to go on to serve in other leadership positions in their churches.
A MOPSunday annual church service provides a further opportunity for MOPS groups to partner with their chartering church.
How Effective is MOPS?
“MOPS is one of the most holistic ministries we have. It encompasses the best of evangelistic outreach, family mentoring, children’s discipleship (MOPPETS) and systematic leadership — all in one ministry. MOPS is intentional in its goals and organized in such a way that mentoring relationships and accountability are part of the fabric of the ministry structure. The result is quality ministry with life-giving impact on families and the church.” –Jim Bradford, Senior Pastor, Springfield, MO
“I sensed love and acceptance from the mums in the MOPS group. My 3-year-old daughter started telling me about Jesus. I found my answers and I accepted Christ. Later, my husband also committed his life to Christ. I now have a Christ-centered family and it was through MOPS that Jesus found me.” –Audra, MOPS mum
Find out more about starting your own MOPS group.
Our Mission: MOPS Australia encourages and equips mums of young children to realise their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.