Since 1973, MOPS International, a non-profit organization, has helped create communities and resources to help make “better moms who make a better world.” A MOPS group is a place where moms can come—just as they are—to build friendships, receive mothering support, practical help and spiritual hope. Volunteer caregivers are an integral part of the program. While their moms attend the two-hour meeting, their children are cared for in a pre-school like setting.

How does MOPS help make better moms that make a better world?

MOPS International serves more than 100,000 mothers of preschoolers from all walks of life, in over 4,000 groups world wide. The non-profit organization exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.

MOPS volunteer Coordinator, Christy Cowan feels her time invested in strengthening moms is worth every minute: “Our group reaches not only families across the world—through MOPS International—but moms across the street. Our local MOPS group provides authentic community and ways for moms to make friends and grow in parenting skills. In a MOPS group, we see moms get the support they need to be better moms and that makes a huge impact on their families, communities and the way they reach out to make a difference in the world.”

In addition to groups, MOPS International provides relevant mom-tested resources, including MomSense magazine – a premier benefit of the MOPS International Membership – and also through the MOPS web site  and books written specifically for moms.

Although mothering preschoolers is at times a lonely challenge, MOPS is providing a welcome break for moms; a chance for moms to make new friends and an opportunity for moms to know they are not alone in the struggles and joys of raising young children.

Our Mops group will meet @ 9:15 on the first and third Wednesday of every month from September thru May at the Calvary Chapel, 15610 W Greenway Road, Surprise, AZ Contact


Our Mops steering committee will meet on the second Wednesday of every month from Set 11 until May 13  from 9:30 to 11:30 am at 

Desert Streams Lutheran Church, 10330 N Cotton Ln, Waddell, AZ 85355, USA

MOMSNext for moms of school-aged children, meets Friday evenings 6- 8 at our Desert Streams Fellowship Center, contact JenWhelan at for more info.

Interested in volunteering about 2-4 hours a month? Contact our Mops liason via the church office. For more information about MOPS via the MOPS website, click Find Out More


MOPS Impact Report (pdf)