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MOPS

MOPS Ministry

Every Other Sunday | 4pm-6pm

thisismotherhood 1024x206The FBC MOPS Ministry gathers and supports moms.  We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face.  That's why we rally women to come together and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.

 

The acronym stands for "Mothers of Preschoolers" because MOPS began in 1973 when a group of moms of young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys.  Over the past 45 years, MOPS has expanded its reach to include moms with older kids, partnering with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 60 countries.

 

FBC is excited to offer this ministry to the Quad Cities area.  Mothers gather together every other Sunday from 4pm - 6pm at the FBC Campus.  The study is called To The Full.  MOPS encourages and equips moms to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with FBC.  If you are a mother of children from pregnancy age through high school, you are invited to attend.  Childcare will be provided upon request.  For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  To register for our upcoming Find Your Fire study, please click here.

 

Welcome to the 2019-20 MOPS Them - To the Full

 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 
– John 10:10 (NIV)

 

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 autopilot and regain our vitality. We’ll have more fun, get to know new people, fear less about what could go wrong or 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 farther 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; but 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.
In order to live To the Full this year, we will:

 

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.

 

 

Find Your Fire from MOPS International on Vimeo.


 

 
First Baptist Church - 3593 Middle Road Bettendorf, IA 52722 | Phone: 563-355-6200
  
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