What will it cost?
Start up fee for new group: $399
When your church signs the Ministry Agreement and pays the initial start up fee of $399, you will be connected to the MOPS International network of groups all over the world. MOPS is in 31 countries and all 50 states! Here are just a few of the benefits of being a part of the MOPS International network:
Practical, proven leadership training for all group leaders.
40 years of experience serving moms and families through local churches.
Nationally known and trademarked brand of MOPS International.
Annual Ministry Kit that provides new theme, leader training and group meeting DVD provided by MOPS International that includes complete meeting planning for every group type.
Group Fees: $159 per church per year
Annual renewal fees provide leadership training and group resources for your MOPS group! Financial aid is available to groups that cannot afford to pay start up fees or individual member registration fees. Contact MOPS International for more information.
Member registration: $21.95 in spring / $23.95 in fall
Group registration of all members is required by MOPS International. Through member registration, MOPS International can track how many moms we are serving through groups all around the world!
MOPS International is a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry which is grateful for the generous support of donors and foundations that help non-profits like MOPS minister to moms and their families.
Contributions to MOPS International are tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS guidelines. Financial records are audited annually by Capin Crouse.
Registration fees pay for: MOPS Welcome Package sent to every member, Annual Ministry Kit sent to every church, MOPS National Convention and local leadership trainings. In addition to resources for your group, by registering your members, your group is helping MOPS International bring MOPS to more moms - like teen moms and military moms!
Local Group Costs
In addition to the fees paid to MOPS International, your Leadership Team should plan for the costs of running the MOPS group which could include: creative activity budget, hospitality budget, childcare/MOPPETS budget.
Funding for MOPS expenses can come from a variety of sources:
Ideally, the local church who signs the Ministry Agreement will includes MOPS in their budget.
Because MOPS is an outreach ministry of the local church, the MOPS group may be funded through Missions/Outreach, Women's Ministry or Christian Education budgets. Talk to your church about how they can support the MOPS group.
Many MOPS groups support themselves with self-generating funds from fundraisers or meeting fees.