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Be you, Bravely

Group Experience Kit 2014

We know how it is. Figuring out if this whole MOPS thing is a fit can feel overwhelming. Here at MOPS International we want to reassure you that we get it. 

Our groups are organized into four segments – MOPS, Teen MOPS, Military MOPS and MOMSnext. You might not fit neatly into any of them.

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. And that is a good thing.

That’s why we provide a comprehensive and entirely adaptable group experience kit filled with more content than you could possibly use.

There is freedom in the MOPS experience. You can choose to use every video segment, incorporate the workbook that each member will receive and you are good to go. Everything is planned for you. Or, if you are more the "choose your adventure" type, you can customize it. Mix and match segments, bring in your unique ideas and make it your own. Either way, we’ll provide you with everything you need to make your MOPS group a smashing success.


The Goods

What do I get in the Be you, Bravely Group Experience Kit?

  • 24 Courage to be … Video Stories: With topics like – The courage to be Extravagant with Bob Goff, The courage to be Honest with Shauna Niequist, The courage to Face your Mom Fears with Sherry Surratt and The courage to be Passionate with Sheila Wray-Gregoire
  • 7 Courage to be … Leader training video segments: Learn helpful team building techniques and get training to help you lead with confidence
  • Be you, Bravely: An experiment in courage guidebook: A workbook to go through together with your group. Each chapter corresponds to a video segment. Use it in your group to explore being brave together
  • Mentor Bravely: The gift of presence: A guidebook to help the mentors in your group. Full of wisdom from other other women who have been there, done that. It’s full of tips for mentoring the women in your group
  • MOPS Group Leader’s Guide outlining the essentials of MOPS: the elements of a MOPS group, how to run a MOPS meeting, forming a leadership team, running leadership team meetings, how to access MOPS resources and checklists for everything
  • 10 complete meeting plans (we call them Fun, Think, Talk, Do cards) Includes ideas on how to incorporate the theme into meetings, icebreakers, discussion questions and creative activity ideas
  • A copy  of our newest MOPS bookBrave Mom: facing and over-coming your real mom fears by Sherry Surratt. Shipped to you in October when it launches
  • A Pack of encouragement cards from Dayspring
  • Complete MOPPETS curriculum from BOZ: Includes video content, lesson plans and downloadable worksheets. We love kiddos and kiddos love Boz.
  • A theme notepad: A super cute way to make lists. Who doesn’t love checking things off a list?
  • Access to our online leader section of You’ll find leader training, the idea center, additional teaching segments, additional meeting idea and specific info for each leadership position
  • Access to MOPS group management system: An easy way to keep track of your group all in one place
  • A complete membership kit (so you can get a sneak peek at what your moms will get when they register)
  • A personal coach who has lead a MOPS group and can answer any questions and encourage you along the way
  • A $10 off of $50 coupon for MOPShop: grab a new Be, you Bravely t-shirt, a mug to hold your morning coffee or some fun swag for your group
  • PLUS a fun surprise to say thank you for all you do as a leader!

Oh, by the way…did we mention it is super cute? Seriously. You don’t want to miss out on all of the fun this year.

Here is a sneak peek at all of the video story topics:

Courage to Be Honest: Shauna Niequist
Courage to Love People Extravagantly: Bob Goff
Courage to Face Your Mom Fears: Sherry Surratt
Courage to Be Significant: Lisa-Jo Baker
Courage to Be Passionate: Sheila Wray-Gregoire
Courage to Forgive and to be Forgiven: Tricia and Justin Davis
Courage to Be Generous: Alexandra Kuykendall
Courage to Raise Brave Kids: Mandy Arioto
Courage to Be Intentional: Crystal Paine
Courage to Be you, Bravely: Jackie Alvarez
Courage to Risk: Dr. Raleigh Washington
Courage to Try Something New: Kimba Langas
Courage to Be a Sticky Faith Mom: Kara Powell
Courage to Be Broken: Bonnie Gray
Courage to Rest: Deidra Riggs
Courage to Forget Comparisons: Gayle Pottle
Courage to Be Too Much: Jayne Spear
Courage to Tell Your Story: Carol Kuykendall
Courage to Mother: Jenny Dean Schmidt
Courage to See the Greatness in Others: Caitlin Crosby
Courage to Be a Neighbor: Dave Runyon
[Military] Courage to Start Over: Kristen Strong 
[Teen] Courage to Deal with Baby Daddy: Whitney Harmon
[MOMSnext] Courage to Help Kids Navigate Social Media: Kelley Gray
[Operation Christmas Child] Courage to Share a Shoebox
[brightpeak financial] Courage to Talk about Finances