MOPS stands for Mothers Of PreSchoolers and welcomes all mums with babies, toddlers and preschool children. A MOPS group is an open, accepting place for mums to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.
At a MOPS gathering, mums will hear speakers on relevant topics, share their hopes and experiences with other mums, and find friendship and encouragement in the early years of mothering.
While each group is different, a MOPS two-hour program consists of three main characteristics:
- Welcome: MOPS is a place where you are accepted and valued, regardless of your personal experiences, background, birth place, religion or age.
- Meeting: Child-free time* for YOU. Together with other mums, in a fun setting, learn something new about mothering or being a woman. Hear a speaker, watch a video, be creative …
- Connection: Engage with other women, share experiences and dreams, explore ideas, have adult conversations and discover friendships.
* During MOPS meetings, children are cared for in the MOPS Kids program which includes indoor and outdoor play, singing, creative activities and stories (including age-appropriate Bible stories).
If you would like to know more about starting a MOPS group in your church, Christian School or parachurch organisation please visit the For Churches section of this website.