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:
so every mom will know MOPS is for her.
so every mom feels welcome and accepted in the community.
challenging each mom to grow as a woman, mother, and leader.
teaching how each mom is part of God’s bigger purpose, picture and plan.
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.
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.
Never let the fire go out … When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. Share with God’s people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes. – Romans 12:11-13 (NIrV 1998)
Fire is a tool utilized only by human beings. Since the beginning of time, humans have congregated around its warmth for light, protection and company. Every other creature on the planet fears fire, but we’ve been given the unique ability to harness it, to use its power to improve our lives. Not only that, but poets and artists have used fire to describe the God-given spark that wakes us up in the morning and fuels our purpose and passion. Whatever the context, fire is not to be ignored.
Sisters, this is a year we will tend the fire in our hearts.
We will stop inhaling the fumes of our mistakes that tell us we are not enough, not a good enough mom, not pretty enough, not brave enough, not smart enough, not wealthy enough. Instead, we will choose to tend our God-given fire. We will love our children with an all-consuming love and use our words to warm the world. We will hold the torch up high and shed light on what matters most.
When our homes feel cold, we’ll light a fire.
When a friend has lost her spark, we’ll fan her flame.
When the world seems dark, we will be an ember of hope.
In order to do this we will:
LIVE EXPECTANTLY: This is the bold reminder to think about what could go right. We will renew our minds and choose to trust that God is good. Hope will be on the tip of our tongues. Passion will flow from our hearts and we will pray big prayers. It takes tending to keep the fire alive, so we will fan our flame by choosing to do more things that make us forget to check our phones. We will choose to play with our kids instead of crossing one more thing off our to-do list. We will be women whose passion and patience inspire the people we love most.
SURRENDER DARINGLY: This is the bold reminder to let things go. Fire is a tool of transformation, and often the most life-improving thing we can do is surrender. Surrender is often misunderstood as an act of weakness, when in truth it is an act of courage. What would it feel like to let yourself off the hook from living like it is all up to you? Let go of unhelpful expectations and the need to control the people and situations in your life. When we surrender, we become in tune with the swift but gentle timing of God. This year, we will take a daring step into the fire of transformation, so we can emerge truer and braver than we ever imagined we could be. We will be women who trust that God is fighting for us, so we need only to be still.
BREATHE FREELY: This is the bold reminder to let yourself be loved. Even though we aren’t enough in our own mind, we are enough in the mind of God. There is nothing that you can do, or have done, to ruin or fracture God’s love for you. There is no amount of striving or performing that will earn you more. Breathe freely and joyfully, and be refreshed. We will be women and moms who stand out because we live loved.
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 via the MOPS International Website. 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.
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How Do I Join?
Email our MOPS Coordinator, Courtenay McFarlin, with questions about the LNBC MOPS Ministry.Email