MOPS

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and it is a non-denominational international organization that exists to encourage mothers to be the best they can be. Boerne MOPS is a monthly program that meets at First Baptist Church Boerne and is led by mothers for mothers with children aging from birth through kindergarten.

At Boerne MOPS we…

  • Provide a friendly and relaxing atmosphere
  • Encourage and learn from one another
  • Enjoy breakfast
  • Learn from an informative speaker

  • Meet in small discussion groups

MOPS meetings are the perfect opportunity for moms to connect and encourage each other through small groups and other activities. It serves as a place to explore the practical, emotional, and spiritual sides of mothering and also provides opportunities for social outings geared specifically for preschool aged children and their mothers.

This is Your Year to:

  • Embrace the truth that YOU ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE.

  • Arise as a MOTHER.

  • Make the BRAVE decision to be strong, do your work, and chase joy.

This year, we want to tell you two things that will change your life if you believe them. First, YOU ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.
– Psalm 139:14

Second, because you are fearfully and wonderfully made, YOU HAVE WORK TO DO, meaningful work that was built into your DNA before you were born. Work that you were made for. Sometimes we believe that our motherhood is a constraint that limits what we can do in this life. We want to remind you that motherhood isn’t a constraint–it’s a catalyst. In fact, God appointed a woman named Deborah to be a judge over the nation of Israel. She was a leader, warrior, and prophetess who ultimately helped an entire nation rediscover its identity and destiny as the people of God. And she declared that she accomplished it because she AROSE AS A MOTHER.

The villagers ceased in Israel; they ceased to be until I arose; I, Deborah, arose as a mother in Israel.
– Judges 5:7 (ESV)

Before God appointed Deborah, the inhabitants of Israel were distressed and had no fight left in them. Does this sound familiar? Is it possible that through this MOPS community of ours, each of us could reignite a sense of strength, joy, and courage back into ourselves, our homes, and our culture?

This is the year we arise as mothers to awaken a weary and sleeping world. It is the year to accept and believe that God will fulfill His promises to you. And it is the year to embrace your motherhood as a catalyst for  His plans and promises for you.

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Follow Boerne MOPS

In Person

Location:  FBC Boerne Family Life Building – 631 S. School St.
Time: 9am–11:30am
Cost: $70 per mother

In-person registration is open to 45 women. This will be first come first serve. If someone wishes to be in person and the slots are filled, they can request to be put on a waitlist for the in-person meeting group.

  • Standard registration fee applies online only and must be paid in full

  • Childcare is offered, but only pre-school aged children can be accommodated

  • FBC Boerne follows all of the CDC State and Personal guidelines; therefore MOPS follows suit

  • Masks will be required until you are seated

  • Temperature checks will be administered at the door

  • Contactless crafts, contactless giveaways

  • Physical newsletters

  • Outdoor, contactless playdates

In Person Registration

Virtual Option

Location:  Zoom Format
Time: Varius
Cost: $70 per mother

  • Asked to stay in virtual space until November, when Boerne MOPS will re-evaluate the COVID situation

  • Registration is completely online and must be paid in full – standard dues apply

  • No childcare offered

  • Meetings held in Zoom format led by Virtual Dgls’s (Scheduled dates and times)

  • A mentor mom and steering member will participate in each group

  • Speaker will be in video format

  • Video tips and tricks for moming

  • MOPS international registration and online forum access

  • Toddler time tips

  • Craft pick up kits
  • Virtual newsletters

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Meeting Dates

September 14th, 2020
October 5th, 2020
November 2nd, 2020

December 7th, 2020
January 11th, 2021
February 1st, 2021

March 1st, 2021
April 5th, 2021
May 3rd, 2021

Welcome to MOPS

Are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?* Sometimes we need the reminder that life is meant to be lived to the full. That it is OK to enjoy ourselves, to let our hair down, to worry less, and to really suck the marrow out of life (who even says that? I guess we do now.). Because as far as we can tell, this is exactly how God intended for us to live, fully and abundantly.

It’s easy to forget what that feels like, though. One day we’re wide-eyed and the possibilities are endless, and then slowly, without even realizing it, we find ourselves dulled by the routines and disappointments that are a part of being human. We slowly start to lose our optimism and zest for life.

All that is about to change because this next year is about the full life, which means living grateful, joyful, and hopeful. It means being led by the Good Shepherd and trusting that everything is working out exactly as it should.

We’ll say farewell to auto pilot and regain our vitality. We’ll have more fun, get to know new people, stop fearing what could go wrong or being so afraid of what others think. We will enjoy our kids like never before, and someday, when they wonder what life to the full looks like, they will look no further than how mom does it.

But here’s one important thing to remember: this idea of life to the full isn’t about striving for more. It’s not about striving at all. It is about recognizing that life isn’t a bunch of goals to achieve, or people to please; it is an invitation to savor, delight, and enjoy your life just a little more.

If you have ever felt like you aren’t enough, if you have forgotten to have fun, or feel like you have lost your spark, then this is the fresh start you have been waiting for.

*From the poem, Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches? by Mary Oliver

In order to live To the Full this year, let’s

Have More Fun

Fun is often the first thing to go when life gets hectic because it seems frivolous and extravagant. This year we are going to remember that we can still have fun even when life is hard. We are going to let the laundry wait and build a fort with our kids. We’ll stop waiting until everything on our to-do list is finished until we have fun, and do one thing a month just because it makes us happy. This is our year to remember what it feels like to enjoy ourselves.

Fear Less

No more fearing what people might think or say. No more letting fear paralyze us or concern about the future rob us of the present. At any given moment, there is courage inside of each of us that may be lying dormant. This year we’ll bring it to life. We’ll change our ways of thinking, calm our anxiety, and surrender our need to control. This is the year of faith over fear and abundance over scarcity.

Find Our People

This year we’ll meet our neighbors, learn the name of the cashier at the grocery store, and invite our MOPS table over for dinner. We need our people, and they need us. Maybe it means asking someone we respect to be our mentor, or perhaps it means marching in a parade, throwing candy, and inviting other moms to MOPS. Finding our people takes some vulnerability, but it will also mean being known, belonging, and helping others feel the same. Life to the full happens best with people by our side.

MOPS Kids

While moms are being nurtured in MOPS, their little ones are being cared for and are having fun in MOPS KIDS. In this program, children experience God’s love in a preschool-like setting. Through a Bible-based curriculum, children hear stories, learn songs, and experience hands-on activities and crafts.

MOPS KIDS’ volunteers and staff, who care for the children, are loving, Christian people who have a heart for small children. They also hope to bless the MOPS Moms with the peace of mind that their children are being cared for in a fun, educational environment. 

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