MOPS started as one group of 8 moms in 1973 who met together and supported one another. It has since grown to over 4,000 groups in 70 countries throughout the world! Our local moms’ group based out of Indian River Church in Titusville, Florida is one of these MOPS groups. Here's a little bit about MOPS from their website (mops.org):
Here at MOPS, we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. Our acronym stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” because we began in 1973 when a group of moms with young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys. Over the past 45 years, MOPS has expanded our reach to include ALL moms. In addition, we are partnering with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 68 countries.
MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.