Cohorts

To support you as a MOPS leader, we’ve created the coordinator cohort community just for you! I want to personally invite you to join this community — a group of dedicated and passionate MOPS leaders just like you. Each month you have the chance to learn from our amazing Executive Leadership Coaches and personally connect with our incredible MOPS Volunteer Team. Together, you’ll tackle the real issues that affect your leadership and you’ll be inspired and equipped like never before. You’ll also participate in dynamic discussion and fun conversation with your fellow Cohort members. It’s a community designed specifically for you. It’s an incredible opportunity to connect with, learn from, and cheer on other coordinators from across the country.  Outside of your monthly Cohort meeting, your Cohort leader will be there to support you, pray for you, answer your questions, and whatever else you need. We are so excited for this new opportunity to invest in you as a leader. Join your cohort today at leaders.mops.org/cohorts We truly are better together. Who is invited to be in a Cohort?Anyone with an active MOPS membership, listed on their actively chartered MOPS group leadership roster as a Coordinator, Co-Coordinator, or Assistant Coordinator, is ...

Start a Group

I'm a Mom Start a MOPS Group Start a Mama Meetup™ I'm a Church Leader Start Here - Join over 4,000 groups located in more than 68 countries - What is a MOPS Group? MOPS connects moms to one another and Jesus through quality, small group gatherings. Whether you’re meeting online, in a coffee shop or at a church – we have something for you. MOPS Group Group that typically meets twice per month in churches during the school year. The average size of a MOPS group is 30 moms. MOMSnext Group that typically meets twice per month in churches during the school year. Moms in this group have children in elementary school. The average size of a MOMSnext group is 30 moms. Teen MOPS Group that typically meets twice per month in churches during the school year. Moms in this group are under the age of 20. The average size of a Teen MOPS group is 30 moms. Mama Meetup ™ Online communities gathering to navigate the joys and challenges of our own unique journeys. You’ll find virtual gatherings for working moms, single moms, tired moms, happy moms, moms of children with special needs and beyond! COVID-19 News Coverage ...

Church FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions Below are some commonly asked questions. Please call our MOPS Outreach Team at 303.733.5353 or email us at startagroup@mops.org as we’d love the chance to answer your questions and explore how a MOPS ministry will complement the vision of your church. Thank you for learning about MOPS! How does MOPS affect the church as a whole? MOPS INTRODUCES moms and children to Jesus through relationship with other moms.  Through the ministry of MOPS and partnerships with churches just like yours we have seen 10,000 moms and children come to know Jesus! MOPS grows the congregation! A MOPS group serves as a BRIDGE from your church to young families in your community. MOPS is an intergenerational COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT offering that equips churches with resources to engage young families in your community while offering ministry opportunities to the church membership. Volunteers and mentors are key to the success of the ministry. MOPS International connects families to your church with high-quality, simple women’s gatherings that welcome moms together to share life, motherhood and Jesus.What communities need MOPS?Every community needs MOPS because no matter where you are, every mom needs love, support and a relational safe space to encounter the love and truth of Jesus. Whether you’re a ...

MOPS Group Info Page

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 ...

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 …

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 several media outlets. She regularly speaks to national and international audiences. She and her husband, Joe, live in Denver, Colorado and have three children, Joseph, Ellie, and Charlotte. Mandy has three books available: Starry-Eyed: Seeing Grace in the Unfolding Constellation of Life and Motherhood, Have More Fun and Breathing Room for Moms: A 6-Week Devotional. For additional media inquiries or to book Mandy as a speaker please contact info@mops.org or ksmith@mops.org.  In the Media: Denver7 - MOPS offers weekly support meetings for moms on Tuesdays KOAA - Virtual support group for moms FOX23 News - Support group for mothers during stressful pandemic KKTV - ...

Church

MOPS International connects families to your church with high-quality, simple women's gatherings that welcome moms together to share life, motherhood and Jesus. More than 25,000 moms are utilizing our Group Search Tool to find a local MOPS group every month. That’s 25,000 moms seeking community and encouragement! Be a part of creating this incredible community of moms by starting a Mama Meetups™ or MOPS group. Our Outreach Team is waiting to talk with you – all you have to do is click here. Benefits of MOPS in Your Church A Proven Growth Tool✓ Enables a genuine and engaging first-time church experience. ✓ Fosters an intentional environment for moms to connect with one another. Volunteer Led Ministry✓ Provides tools, training and coaching to equip volunteers to lead a MOPS group with confidence. ✓ Eliminates the stress of meeting coordination. In-Depth Evangelism Training✓ Access to mom, leader, children’s curriculum – all based on biblical truth and the story of Jesus. ✓ Teaches simple, relational-based tactics for communicating the love of Christ. Impact of MOPS in Your Community A Welcoming Place for Moms to Meet Jesus✓ A gathering place for every mom, from every background, with any story. ✓ Offers moms a much-needed break ...