Announcement

We have big news!

As you may know, MOPS Australia became an incorporated association affiliated with MOPS International in 2000 for a variety of reasons. It was a different world then without the technology and means of communication and connection that we have today. MOPS International was also primarily an American organisation with a low number of groups elsewhere in the world.

Over the past five years, MOPS International has been strategically developing their support for Global groups, with MOPS groups now in over 70 countries, run in multiple languages with a system in place to train and support leaders all over the world. This has created a truly Global Sisterhood. MOPS International has been keen to bring greater consistency and support to all MOPS activities across the world.

The impact of the pandemic has been significant on our groups here in Australia. Group numbers dropped dramatically and we have seen a changing demographic of mums and leaders, often with less capacity to volunteer. I had also let the board know that I would be stepping down as Managing Director at the end of 2022. Our board has been praying and discussing how to make this ministry sustainable for the future.

The result of all of this is that MOPS International has concluded our affiliation agreement and MOPS Australia is transitioning back to be fully part of MOPS International. The MOPS Australia board was unanimous in accepting the invitation to be a full part of the MOPS International Global Sisterhood rather than continuing to run a separate organisation apart from MOPS. MOPS Australia Inc (the legal entity) will be wound up as at December 2022.

This was God’s answer to our prayers in an unexpected way.

MOPS Australia has been the only affiliate of MOPS International so this process of transitioning back is new to all of us! Please send through any questions to info@mops.org.au and we will answer them to the best of our ability. Some answers may take some time for us to finalise so we appreciate your patience.

Yours sincerely,

Jodi Koepke

MOPS Australia Managing Director

October 2022