MOPS Highlights Key Line Up at Annual Convention in Nashville, TN

DENVER, July 27, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ — MOPS International is hosting their annual convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN August 4-6, 2011. Their annual convention draws over 2,500 moms from across the U.S. and Canada. Guests will enjoy a spectacular speaker and artist line-up including Max Lucado, Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, Travis Cottrell, Mandisa, Lisa Harper, Lauren Dungy, and comedian John Branyan. There are many other dynamic workshop speakers to provide moms with practical parenting advice, marriage and family support, as well as encouraging moms to invest in themselves as women. One Day passes to the convention are still available through Walk-ups also welcome.

Storyboard: Make the Most of Your Mothering August 4th 6-8:30 p.m.
MOPS is sponsoring a special one night event for all mothers the night prior to the official start of convention. This fun Moms Night Out is an opportunity for moms to create their own storyboard as a women asking the question, “Who Am I as a Mom?”. Speakers include Max Lucado, Kathi Lipp, and guest artist, Sara Groves. Tickets for this event are sold separately and are available through for $25.

MOPS Leaders supports Heartbeat Ministry in Nashville
MOPS Field Leadership team is participating in a service project while attending convention in Nashville. Leaders will be collecting items such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, soap and gift cards to support the Heartbeat Ministry in Nashville. The Heartbeat Ministry gives out food, clothing, and spiritual guidance to people in the Nashville community who are in need. This is a ministry of Hermitage Hills Baptist Church. The Heartbeat Ministry is a tangible way to help families in need in Nashville.
Aug 4-6 in Nashville, TN, at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center, nearly 2,500 volunteer leaders who help moms make vital connections with other moms will gather for training, inspiration and networking. These volunteer leaders, mothers themselves, serve several hours each month with MOPS International to facilitate MOPS groups where moms can find a support network and grow as women, mothers and leaders. The MOPS International headquarters staff works alongside these mom volunteers to provide strategic direction, leadership training and resources to equip and mobilize moms into leaders.

About MOPS International
Founded in 1973, Denver-based MOPS International is a non-profit ministry that creates communities and resources to help “Better Moms Make A Better World.” A MOPS group is a place where moms can come — just as they are — to experience an authentic community of friendship, to receive practical mothering support, and to grow personally and spiritually. MOPS International serves over 95,000 mothers of preschoolers in more than 3,000 groups across the U.S. and in 32 countries internationally. MOPS serves moms from all walks of life; and exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.