MOPS International has been building communities of moms and connecting women all over the world to embrace the journey of motherhood, together for over 40 years! It is our goal to establish a welcoming place here at Central for moms from every background, with any story, to meet Jesus. MOPS enables a genuine and engaging first-time church experience for both mothers and children, while intentionally helping them connect with each other. By providing safe child care and joyful leadership, moms are offered a much-needed break to pause and be reminded who they are, and to grow friendships in a caring atmosphere. Through this activity, our church can have a chance to connect with young families and intentionally provide encouragement and community at a time when mothers can easily feel isolated and overwhelmed!

Jennifer Surgent and Mary Ellen Schmitt are already at work gathering a team of folks who will help make this happen twice a month in our church buildings. We are believing that God has already chosen those who will serve in various capacities and we’re trusting that you will say yes when you receive the call. Training starts January 16th and our scheduled kick-off for regular MOPS gatherings is February 13th (thereafter, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday morning!).

Jennifer has been a part of one of these groups in the past and is excited about helping to form a group here. Feel free to talk to her or Mary Ellen or me and let’s get the word out, but more importantly, pray  about how YOU can help make this happen!

 This is a great chance for Central to be a light to moms from all over Volusia County! To succeed, we have to BELIEVE big and strong! I BELIEVE God will use us in this place in this ministry in the New Year; will you answer His call?          

 Loving & Caring,


Here is a link to learn more about MOPS.