About MOPS International
Better Moms Make A Better World.
What is MOPS International?
MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, equipping and developing every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.
MOPS International’s primary tools for encouragement are local meetings where every mother of preschooler is invited to come and experience authentic community, personal growth and practical parenting tips to encourage moms to be the best mom possible. Better moms make a better world.
Chartered MOPS groups meet several times a month in more than 3,800 churches, ministries and non-profit groups throughout the U.S. and in 32 other countries. More than 110,000 women are currently registered in MOPS groups.
Why is MOPS International relevant?
Best-selling author Rick Warren ( The Purpose-Driven Life ) has said, “There is no more significant group of cultural changers in the world than mothers.” In the U.S. alone there are 14.3 million mothers with children under the age of 6; MOPS International focuses on meeting the needs of mothers of preschoolers, because when you impact a mom, you impact her family and ultimately the world. Better moms make a better world.
MOPS International offers a range of day and evening MOPS groups in both urban and suburban settings. The groups attract a variety of attendees, including stay-at-home moms, working moms, military moms and teen moms.
What does a MOPS group look like?
MOPS groups exist to support every mother of a preschooler and adapt to fit the size and personality of the group’s community. The groups are not Bible studies, but a safe, inviting place for women to grow closer together and develop a personal relationship with God.
MOPS groups vary in size from 10 to 200 women.
MOPS groups meet as often as once a week or as infrequently as once a month; groups meet during the day, in the evenings or on weekends.
MOPS groups meet in small and large facilities, using the space and resources that are available.
In addition to providing meetings for moms, MOPS provides a simultaneous program for their kids, called MOPPETS. Other MOPS resources include MomSense magazine (a magazine just for mothers of preschoolers), Connections magazine, the MOPS website (www.MOPS.org) including mom forums, mom events and leadership training events including the annual MOPS International convention and books just for moms.
How can I find a MOPS group in my area?
The MOPS website, www.MOPS.org/groups, provides a list of available MOPS groups.