MOPS groups are run by Christian churches that have chartered with MOPS Australia. The charter church appoints a leadership team for their MOPS group.
The MOPS leadership team is mostly made up of women who are themselves mums of young children. Mothers with more experience also have a place in leadership as mentors or child carers.
MOPS Leadership Team Roles
- Coordinator: The Coordinator leads the team as, together, they plan the MOPS meetings and welcome mums. She acts as a liaison between MOPS Australia and the Chartering Ministry.
- MOPS Mentor: Mentors get beside mums in the group and support and encourage the Leadership Team. A mature woman, the Mentor brings godly perspective on mothering, womanhood and relationships.
- Discussion Leader: At each MOPS meeting there is a time for discussion where mums can share ideas and experiences in a safe a accepting environment. The Discussion Leader facilitates these times and ensures every woman is seen, heard and valued.
- MOPS Kids Team Leader: Perhaps the most important member of the team, the MOPS Kids Team Leader versees the MOPS Kids ministry so that mums can enjoy a break, hot coffee and some adult conversation. The MOPS Kids Team Leader recruits, trains and supports MOPS Kids carers and plans the program for children.
Additional leaders can be added, as required, to support the MOPS Leadership Team, including in the areas of finance, hospitality, publicity, creative activities, events and caring for children.
MOPS is a ministry of the charter church. Leaders are appointed by, and are accountable to, the charter church. The MOPS group is subject to the policies, processes and insurances of the charter church. MOPS Australia provides a Leader Handbook and other resources to help churches recruit and equip leaders, plan meetings and reach mums.
MOPS Australia recommends ChildSafe standards to MOPS groups, MOPS leaders and charter churches.