Who Are MOPS?

Whether you are in the midst of your first pregnancy and are unsure what to expect, or your youngest just started kindergarten, MOPS has something in store for you. MOPS is for all mothers of children ages birth to five years old. MOPS is a place where moms have the opportunity to make new friends, share experiences, learn from each other, laugh together, and learn biblical principles pertaining to womanhood, marriage, and parenting. MOPS provides opportunities for social outings and community missions geared specifically for preschool-aged children and their families. We strive for your MOPS experience to be:

  • Connector.

    Relevant

    so every mom will know MOPS is for her.

  • Connector.

    Relationally Inclusive

    so every mom feels welcome and accepted in the community.

  • Connector.

    Growth-Oriented

    challenging each mom to grow as a woman, mother, and leader.

  • Connector.

    Purposeful

    teaching how each mom is part of God’s bigger purpose, picture and plan.

  • Connector.

    Passionately Christian

    drawing every mom (and her family) one step closer to Jesus.

Who Are MOPS KIDS?

MOPS KIDS are our children. While moms are enjoying a morning of refreshing, children are being cared for in a loving environment called MOPS KIDS. They are divided into age-appropriate groups and are involved in planned activities such as games, stories, crafts, music, and physical play. All of our MOPS KIDS workers have been carefully screened by both LNBC MOPS Leaders and LNBC Staff.

Lake Norman Baptist Church is excited to be hosting a MOPS group for mothers in the community. We provide a welcoming environment for mothers to meet, connect with and encourage one another through this journey of motherhood through the preschool years. Our mentors are on hand at most meetings to provide additional encouragement, advice and prayer for anyone who seeks the wisdom of someone who has already navigated through their journey as a MOP. In our open, accepting community of MOPS, we will learn from great mentors and each other, be equipped with excellent tools for implementing what we learn at home and continue to shape our own personal mothering style. We have exciting speakers, creative solutions and activities planned for this year, so check us out! Invite a friend!

MOPS Meetings are held twice a month on Thursdays starting in September continuing through May. MOPS begins with brunch at 9:45AM in the LNBC Fellowship Hall.

Each meeting begins by dropping of your precious little ones at MOPS KIDS childcare. The following two hours you will enjoy uninterrupted time for brunch, conversation and learning new ways to grow as a mom. Our meetings are designed to equip moms with practical ways to make mothering more effective and our goal is to always point moms back to Christ. MOPS offers the support and encouragement that moms today need to help them center their hearts and homes around Christ.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, he has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.
– Luke 4:18-19

What do you long for? What is the thing that your heart craves?

Is it possible that your deepest desire is to be free?

Free from worry.
Free from feeling stuck.
Free from hustling to be loved.
Free from a heaviness you can’t put your finger on.
Free from thinking you should be someone other than exactly who you are.
At the core, maybe what we are all longing for is to be Free Indeed.

Choosing freedom is a deeply spiritual act, one that our souls long for. That is why this year, we choose wild, unexpected freedom; the kind that brings more laughter and less worry, more contentment and less hustle. Freedom that is so contagious, the people around us are compelled toward their own liberation.

In order to unfold our wings this year, we will …

Let Love Be The Loudest Voice

Proclaim Favor

Sometimes, especially as moms with young kids, life can sneak up on us, and we don’t realize that we have gotten stuck. Stuck in patterns of thinking or habits that are holding us captive. This is the year that changes, this is the year we will stop settling for what simply gets us by and do the work to get to what’s best. We will examine our worry and not believe everything we feel. We will bask in the freedom of living loved by understanding who God is, and who we are because of it. We will be free from the need to hustle for our worth, and we will live in the truth that we are already loved and loveable, without all the striving. We will parent with fresh perspective and will treat ourselves with tenderness, because love is the loudest voice we hear, and it is proclaiming freedom and favor.

Be Gutsy

Proclaim Release

Sometimes we don’t take responsibility for our lives. We carry the weight of expectations, feeling out of control over the pace and trajectory of our days. Being gutsy is about realizing that you get to decide how busy you are, what you say yes to, what is best for your family and what you make a priority in your mothering. If you need to slow down your life – you can do that. If you feel like you don’t have any friends – go out and make some. This is the year of release from believing life has to look a certain way, and isn’t there so much freedom and audacity in that? The truth is, we have more authority to shape our daily lives than we think we do. Your life can match your values and your passions, it will just take some guts to make it happen.

Go First

Set Free

It is a fact that freedom is contagious. That is why we are choosing to go first in order to spark a revolution of women who are choosing freedom over fear. Going first is about being courageous enough to take steps before you are ready, to share the details of your journey, to extend invitations and conquer fears, and lead the way for friends and kids and family. In fact, one of the best ways to advocate for others’ freedom is to go first ourselves, and then we can share with courage and honesty because we have found the keys of freedom. We will go first so that we can set other captives free.



What’s the Cost?

  • For anyone who is new to MOPS, we invite you to attend your 1st meeting free!
  • If you decide to join MOPS, there is a $31.95 Annual Registration Fee for MOPS International, our parent organization. The registration fee is paid one-time annually at the time of registration. In exchange, you will receive a monthly magazine, weekly email, online resources, and a free gift directly from MOPS International.
  • Semester dues are $50.00 for Fall Semester Chapter Dues and $50.00 for Spring Semester Chapter Dues. Chapter Dues* are paid at the 1st meeting of each semester and when paid up-front, GUARANTEE your child’s spot in MOPS KIDS for the ENTIRE semester. (Chapter Dues are used to provide all the resources of the ministry that are available during each of the local chapter meetings, including but not limited to: MOPS KIDS Childcare, creative activities, and other meeting supplies, guest speakers/ mentors, MOPS Scholarship Fund, local community missions projects, etc.)
    *All fees are subject to change as required to support the ministry.

How Do I Join?

If you would like to join MOPS, please contact the MOPS Coordinator, Courtenay McFarlin, at Mopslnbc@gmail.com.

Questions?

Email our MOPS Coordinator, Courtenay McFarlin, with questions about the LNBC MOPS Ministry.

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