What is a MOPS group?
MOPS groups are gatherings of moms coming together for community, conversation and friendship. The goal of MOPS is to meet each mom where she is and walk beside her as she embarks upon the crazy and beautiful journey we call motherhood.
MOPS International encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders in relationship with Jesus. MOPS believes in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. The acronym stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” because they began in 1973 when a group of moms with young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys. MOPS international partners with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 70 countries. MOPS groups have these core components:
- Belief that moms are leaders
- Discovery-based meetings with an opportunity to encounter Jesus
- Membership offering that enhances the group experience
- Research working with moms which spans over 45 years
- Transformational content plan that helps moms in their mothering, faith and leadership
What to expect at your MOPS meetings
First and foremost, you’ll be warmly welcomed no matter if your child is screaming, you’re wearing sweat pants, and feel like a hot mess! We understand! A MOPS meeting includes gathering around a table with other moms to talk, learn, craft, and forge friendships. Plus, there’s usually food… food you didn’t make! But more important, you’ll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood.
Who can come?
Here at MOPS, we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. If you are a mom with a child birth, through kindergarten, we have a place for you!
For the kids
There is childcare provided! Enjoy 2 hours kiddo free to join in fellowship with other moms. Childcare is provided in the church’s nursery by well equipped and trusted volunteers. (Background checks are performed on all of the childcare volunteers) MOPS Kids is a preschool-style experience your kiddos will love – complete with stories, songs and fun activities.
To Register for the upcoming 2023/2024 MOPS year click here.
To find out more about MOPS International click here.