The Purpose of MOPS is to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.
As we continue to focus our ministry on mothers of preschoolers, the actions and activities of the ministry of MOPS are to encourage, equip and develop. These verbs are reflective of the breadth of the ministry of MOPS and the various ways that we impact lives:
In addition to the active verbs that describe the ministry of MOPS, our mission statement clarifies our focus on the three distinct roles of a mother of preschoolers. First of all, she is a woman and we address and embrace the distinct characteristics of her as a woman - she is female, a daughter and possibly a wife. Secondly, she is a mother, whether she came into motherhood through biological, adoptive or a blended family situation. And she is a leader with a sphere of influence in her home, community and world. This view of our audience means that while we begin our interaction with her during the preschool season of her mothering, MOPS can offer a lifelong touch on her life as we speak into all her seasons as a woman, mother and leader.
Finally, two foundational principles in our mission statement. We are focused on every mother of preschoolers and our ministry operates in the name of Jesus Christ. Ministry that embraces every one and every kind of mother of preschoolers – with varying life situations and backgrounds - single, married, urban, suburban, working, stay-at-home, teen, older. And MOPS is a Christian ministry that seeks to honour Jesus and his purposes. Our arms of ministry reach wide to embrace women and mums at various places on their spiritual journeys, but ultimately we exist to draw mums into a relationship with Jesus Christ.