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 principals 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:
- Relevant, so every mom will know MOPS is for her.
- Relationally Inclusive, so every mom feels welcome and accepted in the community.
- Growth-Oriented, challenging each mom to grow as a woman, mother, and leader.
- Purposeful, teaching how each mom is part of God’s bigger purpose, picture and plan.
- Passionately Christian, drawing every mom (and her family) one step closer to Jesus.
What to Expect at MOPS?
Each meeting begins by dropping of your precious little ones at MOPPETS 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.
MOPS This Year!
Entering its fifth year, 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 9:30AM in the LNBC Fellowship Hall.
We have many exciting speakers, creative solutions to take home, and activities planned for this year, so check us out. MOPS just might offer the difference in your life that you’ve been longing for.
Who Are MOPPETS?
MOPPETS are our children. While moms are enjoying a morning of refreshing, children are being cared for in a loving environment called MOPPETS. 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 MOPPETS workers have been carefully screened by both LNBC MOPS members and LNBC staff.
In addition to our regular meetings, we also have fun outings and activities available such as:
- Fun Field Trips
- Date Nights
- Bible Studies about Mothering
- Summer Playgroups
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, the ministry:
$25.00 Annual Registration Fee for MOPS International, our parent organization. Registration 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.
$50.00 Fall Semester Chapter Dues.
$50.00 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 MOPPETS 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: MOPPETS Childcare, Creative Activities & 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 to Join?
Does MOPS sound good to you? Here are two ways you can join us:
- Register ONLINE – Here you can give us all the needed information about yourself and your children. You can also pay the meeting fees or request a scholarship, or simply inform us that you are new to MOPS and would like to join us to check it out.
Completing the online registration, it lets up know that you are coming so we can be prepared for you and your children.
- JOIN US at a MEETING – Visit a MOPS meeting and fill out all the necessary information there. If at all possible, please complete the registration online before you attend so that the paperwork does not take time away from enjoying the meeting and getting to know other moms!
We’d love for you to join us! Hope to see you at our next meeting!!!
A MOPS Mentor Moment:
Being a mom of young children, the days sometimes just seem to run together. Life can seem so ordinary. But if I could remind every mom everyday just one thing, it would be to remember that every moment matters in life.
The moments at the sink, the moments changing the sheets you just changed yesterday, the crazy trying to get out the door moments, the moments in the car on the way.
You can tell a child over and over how to behave, but seeing how you behave is what will stick with them. Your kids will respond to life the way you respond to life, the good and the bad.
Parenting is Leadership… speed of the leader speed of the team! Never forget, you teach what you know by you reproduce WHO you are!
What’s The “Plunge” All About?
We are excited about the 2012-2013 MOPS International theme:
Taking the plunge in relationships is about being authentic and going deeper. In a MOPS group, relationships offer hope to moms, especially as moms go deeper and take risks to create authentic community. All facets of relationships can be strengthened through taking risks, going deeper, and showing authentic love- neighborhoods, friendships, marriages, the world around us, and most importantly, relationship with God.
Verse: 1 Peter 4:8-11 (The Message)
Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it. Love makes up for practically anything. Be quick to give a meal to the hungry, a bed to the homeless—cheerfully. Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!