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What is a MOPS Group?

MOPS groups are communities that meet the needs of every mom with children from birth to kindergarten. MOPS recognizes that urban, suburban, and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single, and married moms all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS groups help them do it.

More than 2700 local MOPS groups are meeting across the United States and in 19 other countries. Groups of moms meet regularly to celebrate the joys of motherhood and to encourage each other through the challenges.

MOPS groups adapt to fit the size and "personality" of the group's community.

For example…

  • MOPS groups vary in size from 10 women to 200.

  • MOPS groups meet as often as once a week, and as infrequently as once a month; groups meet during the day, in the evenings, or on weekends. Most groups meet during the school year, and some meet year-round.

  • MOPS groups meet in small and large buildings, using the space and resources that are available.

Groups are chartered through local faith-based organizations, including churches and Para church ministries.

While each MOPS is different, the program is built on several foundational principles:

  • Community: MOPS provides an open, caring, and accepting atmosphere where women can come together to share this important season of life. 

  • Mentoring: MOPS Mentors are experienced mothers who help new moms grow personally and as parents. Through the relationships built in MOPS groups, mentors share wisdom from their own experience and practical and meaningful ways to fulfill the varied roles of mother, woman, and wife.

  • Practical Instruction: Teaching focuses on areas of common interest, offering inspiration and information that is relevant to the life of a mother.

  • Leadership Development: MOPS groups are organized and run by mothers of preschoolers, as well as for mothers of preschoolers. Women who are involved in MOPS gain confidence in their leadership skills through the training and experience they receive from MOPS.

The above principles can be carried out through different aspects of a MOPS group:

  • Discussion: The intimate and accepting atmosphere of a small group offers moms a chance to share their successes, failures, questions, and concerns. It is during these times that a mom realizes that she is not alone, and lifelong friendships are formed.

  • Teaching: Topics presented at MOPS meetings celebrate motherhood and meet a mom's unique needs during this season of life.

  • Creative Activities: Through creative projects and presentations, women are encouraged to experience the sense of accomplishment that comes with trying and finishing new things.

  • MOPPETS: During most MOPS meetings, children are cared for in a program called MOPPETS, where they experience love in a preschool-like setting.
 


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)® is a chapter of MOPS International® and is chartered locally by Nocona Church of Christ, 300 Cooke Street
Nocona, Texas 76255 - 940-825-3136 - cofc@morgan.net

Nocona MOPS Website is maintained by the Nocona MOPS Publicity Committee, please email MOPS if you have any suggestions or comments.