MOPS Purpose Statement
MOPS International exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschooler to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.
MOPS International Faith Position Statement
MOPS International is a Christian non-profit organization that believes in working with local Christian churches/parachurches to maximize ministry opportunities to God’s Kingdom. MOPS programs are chartered in churches of many different denominations and Christian traditions, but all share the common desire to reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to bring glory to God in everything.
Churches and individual MOPS ministry leaders must embrace and agree on the basic, orthodox truths of the Christian faith and the essential issues of salvation. We believe the Bible is the foundation for these truths. It is God’s Word, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is authoritative on all matters on which it speaks. MOPS International is committed to telling the truth of the saving work of Jesus Christ, of God’s grace to mankind, of the reality of the Trinity and the role of the Church in God’s plan for the world. These foundational Christian beliefs are reflected in many of the historic church creeds.
Excellence: The achievement of organizational excellence by conducting all the affairs of the ministry in accordance with biblical principles, sound management, personal and organizational integrity, financial stewardship, and empowerment of the staff to accomplish organizational outcomes.
Heritage: The historical MOPS group structure serves as a model for ministry.
Faith Position Statement: A commitment to the MOPS International Faith Position Statement.
Partnerships/Alliances: Partnership/Alliances where individual strengths are shared for a
Local Church: A relationship with the local church, embracing a spectrum of diverse denominations,
which are in agreement with our Faith Position Statement.
Governance: The building of the board to model good governance, ensure the election of qualified
and committed directors, constantly refine the Standing Policies Manual, and inform board members of major developments.
Dignity: The dignity of each human life and of each individual mother of preschoolers, no matter where she has been, what she has done or how she is choosing to live her life today, embracing both believers and nonbelievers and all ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
Women: The equipping of women to become all that God has designed them to be.
Mothering: The value of mothering for its contribution to individuals, children, society at large,
future generations and eternity.
Relationships: Relationships including the male/female marital relationship, the parent/child
relationship, and the ultimate fulfillment of all needs through a personal relationship with Jesus
Lifestyle Evangelism: Lifestyle evangelism as expressed through Christ-like relationships in an
environment for growth and spiritual development as faith shared through actions and words.
Leadership Development: The equipping of women to gain confidence in their leadership skills and
guide others through lifestyle evangelism.
MOPS Purpose Statement