Friday, May 25, 2018

Find your FIRE!

Never let the fire go out... When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. Share with God's people who are in need. Welcome others into your home. - Romans 12:11-13

Being introduced to MOPS was the best thing that has ever happened to me. MOPS stands for "mothers of preschoolers." But, MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child starting at conception through when your kiddo graduates kindergarten.

I joined MOPS in Feb of 2011. The MOPS year follows the school year so I only was able to go for a little bit before we ended for the summer. I joined the leadership team in 2013 and in 2014 I became co-coordinator. I decided after the coordinating that year, that I would step down and be done with MOPS. The kiddo was not in kindergarten anymore, so it was time to graduate out of MOPS. I could have decided to find a MOPSnext group and attend, but I decided to be done for now.

By being done, I meant the with going to the meetings. In 2015, I joined MOPS International as a volunteer. I became a ministry coach. Being a MOPS volunteer with the coaching staff is where I feel like God has placed me. I absolutely LOVE it. 

Being a coach means I coach 20-25 groups. I usually only deal with the coordinator of the group and answer any questions they have. I mentor them and love on them and just pray over them throughout the years. In 2017, I decided to do a little more and became a community coach. Only different is I will have 3-5 ministry coaches under me. I coach them as well as my coordinators.


And last year I joined a few other volunteers and I help monitor the MOPS Coordinators group. I approve/deny comments and people who want to join the group. We only let coordinators in and around this time it is super busy with new coordinators coming on for the next year.

I am not going anywhere. I feel like this is where I am meant to be... I love it.

And the themes each year keep getting better and better. Last years theme was Free Indeed and this year it is Find Your Fire. Wow... what a powerful theme. I LOVE IT!

If you are a momma and are looking for a place where you feel like you belong... check out a group near you at MOPS.org. 

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