Starry Eyed Theme

We Are the Starry Eyed Welcome to the 2016-17 MOPS International Theme – We Are the Starry Eyed Sometimes we think we have to pick one, when in reality it is always both. Light and dark, hope and fear, kindness and risk, wonder and mundane. This is evidenced by the fact that we are people who are meant to live by both sunlight and moonlight. Our natural rhythms revolve around the circling of sun and moon. Yet often our tendency is to cling to one, the one that is more comfortable, forgetting that our fullest living comes when we embrace the swirly mix. Starry Eyed means looking for the light even when darkness is enveloping. It is an opportunity to hope recklessly and to witness God’s presence guiding things seen and unseen, comfortable and uncomfortable. When we reflect back over our lives, this year is going to stand out. It will be the year that we decided to live fully by both sunlight and moonlight. Because audacity is rising in the deepest and wildest parts of our souls. And the best part is, we will experience it all together. So the question becomes, When was the last time you felt …

Group Experience Kit 2016

We Are the Starry Eyed Group Experience Kit With glittering eyes, look towards the sky. Next year, you’re invited to come alongside MOPS as we discover what it looks like to become the Starry Eyed. We know that sometimes this whole MOPS thing can be a little daunting … but don’t worry, we’re here for you every step of the way. How do we know this? Every group is unique. It takes on the flavor and culture of the space it meets in or the fearless leader who coordinates it. No two groups are the same, and we think that’s a good thing. Think of your Group Experience Kit as your loyal sidekick, ready if you need it and really just there to help everything run smoothly. The coolest part about this kit is that it molds itself to fit the unique culture of each group – and you have the complete freedom to decide how to best use it and what each meeting will look like. We trust you. (And so do your faithful moms.) Regardless of how you run your group, we’ll provide you with everything you need to make it a total hit. Let’s do this together. …

Flourish Theme

A Fierce Flourishing Welcome to the 2015-16 MOPS International Theme – A Fierce Flourishing  Theme Verse: For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12 Sometimes we need new eyes. A perspective shift that recalibrates our hearts to the rhythm of God’s goodness surrounding us. To tune our hearts to better hear the music of the divine echoing throughout this world. That we might let that goodness seep into our bones and into our hearts so we can remember what it feels like to flourish. We think flourishing looks a lot like: Celebrating Lavishly: Celebrating breathes life into our days. Could it be that commemorating moments might help us to become more alive, to remember what is good and become masterful at recognizing it? How would life change to regularly invite friends into our stolen moments with uninhibited dancing and the best food, while gathered around the biggest table with the deepest conversations? Lavish celebrations can be sacred markers that help remind us who we are. Embracing Rest: Perhaps it is time ...

Group Experience Kit 2015

A Fierce Flourishing Group Experience Kit We admire you. It takes a certain kind of boldness to lead, and you my friend, are the boldest of them all. Even so, figuring out how to navigate this whole MOPS thing can be daunting at times. We’ve got you covered. Our groups are organized into four segments – MOPS, Teen MOPS, Military MOPS and MOMSnext. You might not fit perfectly into any one of these. How do we know this? Every group is unique. It takes on the flavor and culture of the space it meets in or the fearless leader who coordinates it. No two groups are the same, and we think that’s a good thing. Think of your Group Experience Kit as your loyal sidekick, ready if you need it and really just there to help everything run smoothly. The coolest part about the kit is that it molds itself to fit the unique culture of each group – and you have the complete freedom to decide how to best use it and what each meeting will look like. We trust you. (And so do your faithful moms.) Regardless of how you run your group, we’ll provide you with everything ...

Press

MOPS Press/Media Need a Mom Expert for a media appearance? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. Mandy Arioto Mandy Arioto is the President and CEO of MOPS International and is widely known for her unique takes on parenting, relationships, spiritual, and cultural issues. Through MOPS, which influences millions of moms through thousands of groups internationally, Mandy serves as the voice of one of the most influential parenting organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Prior to joining MOPS International, Mandy was a preaching pastor at Mosaic, a church based in Southern California. Mandy has been featured on MSN.com, TheKnot.com, TheNest.com and FOX. She regularly speaks to national and international audiences. She and her husband Joe, live in Denver, Colorado and have three young children, Joseph, Ellie, and Charlotte. Mandy’s debut book Starry-Eyed: Seeing Grace in the Unfolding Constellation of Life and Motherhood is available now wherever books are sold. For additional media inquiries or to book Mandy as a speaker please contact media@mops.org. Latest Press Releases: October 1, 2017 | Denver, Colorado Parenting Organization Enters New Era in Rallying Moms April 3, 2017 | Denver, Colorado Global Organization Poised for Significant Growth March 14, 2017 | Denver, Colorado Denver Fashion Event To Benefit ...

MOMcon 2015

MOMcon 2015 MOMcon 2015 was a sell out! We rested, renewed and celebrated with 3,000 moms on the same journey of motherhood together. It was truly A Fierce Flourishing for our mind, body and soul. Full Event Details MOMcon Schedule Register Now! Exhibit at MOMcon Take a peek at our incredible line up of artists and speakers! Amena Brown Margaret Feinberg Bob Goff Jen Hatmaker Sherry Surrat JJ Heller Matt Maher Matthew West I Am They MOMcon Workshops Express Yourself! Intentional Families: Fostering a “Family Culture” Love & Money: Equipping Moms with the Tools for a Happier and Healthier Family Celebrating Authentic Mom Relationships Just Say So Evangelism and the MOPS Strategy Only What Matters: The Life-Giving Pursuit of Clutterfree Living Unsqueezed: The Truth About Identity Raising Girls Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World Making Time for Making Love Spirituality: Experience, Grace, and Hope MOMSnext Intensive Celebrate the Season! Now Is The Time! Serving the Millennial Mom Happily Back in Ever After​ Teen MOPS Intensive Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Discipline That Connects When Your Anger Scares You: 10 Things to Do Differently *Before* You Lose Your Temper Girl Talk: ...

Start a Group

What is a MOPS group? Here's the skinny:  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. That’s why we have four different types of MOPS groups – so that YOU, mama, get exactly what you need and are surrounded by other moms just like you. MOPS Feel like just an ordinary mom? Far from it, sister! No matter how many kids you have, if you work, stay-at-home, are married or single, starting a MOPS group empowers you to link arms with other moms and journey together through motherhood. MOPS groups vary in size from 4 – 200 moms and meet once or twice per month. You cannot be supermom all the time, which is why groups often provide childcare for MOPS moms through our MOPS Kids program. Teen Teen MOPS provides a supportive and welcoming environment where a teen mom can come and let her guard down, find motivation, encouragement, and relief knowing she is not alone. Teen MOPS groups help teen moms become more self-sufficient, confident, mature ...