MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) — MOPS for moms! — has been around for nearly 50 years and it has been such an important ministry to moms of little ones over the years. MOPS partners with local churches to bring moms together for fellowship, food and ministry — usually while they get a few hours of childcare thrown in!
Michelle Cowan started worked with MOPS just as COVID begin and has been part of the incredible adaptation the past year required. Despite the struggle of meeting in person, the program really took off online — creating “Mama Meetup Groups” by topic and geography, as well as launching a few other new initiatives.
In this conversation, Michelle shares her passion for getting the Gospel to moms. We talk about the unique ministry of reaching women who may be unchurched or dechurched in a way that isn’t pushy or unhelpful. It’s sometimes tough to reach demographics that aren’t specifically looking for faith resources, but MOPS helps care for larger needs and in turn, can present Jesus to women in that way.
I have been involved in MOPS on and off since my first baby was 4 months old — and certainly gotten a lot of out of the fellowship and community it provided me!