About Bethany MOPS

Bethany Lutheran Church is warmly hosting a new ministry Mothers of Preschoolers often referred to as MOPS.  Our MOPS group is a charter member of MOPS International which exists to "encourage, equip, and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a women, mother, and leader in the name of Jesus Christ."

MOPS exists for every mom - urban, suburban, and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms - moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be!

Our MOPS group is open to any mom of a preschool aged child in the Austin, Buda, Kyle, and surrounding areas.  MOPS meetings follow the local ISD schedule which means we have a fall/spring semester and observe school holidays.  We meet bi-monthly on Friday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am with childcare drop off beforehand.

A typical MOPS meeting consists of your preschooler(s) going to an age appropriate class room where loving teachers will care for them and the older ones will do activities and receive a Bible related lesson. After you drop off your child you will go to our meeting room where we will have a Brunch (provided in turn by the group), Fellowship, Mentor Moment, Sharing of the Gospel and one of three programs 1. Fun, 2. Craft, 3. Speaker in which we learn and grow together as moms. 

In addition to our regular meetings you can expect Service Projects, Moms Night Outs (MNOs), Play Dates, Special Events (some including the Dads), and much much more. 

MOPS is a great way to connect with other women in the same place in our life journey, build relationships, learn, and grow.   At this time in our lives having these relationships with each other is invaluable. 

Space at our meetings is limited so we encourage you to visit our Registration Page and register early to join us in our adventure of motherhood.



MOPS 2013-14 theme is "A Beautiful Mess - Embrace Your Story"

The Bethany MOPS Leadership team is very excited to share this theme with your for our upcoming year together.  Let's face it life with preschooler(s) is often a M-E-S-S but what a BEAUTIFUL one it is and embracing it should be our goal each day.  We hope you will join us and EMBRACE the STORY of YOUR life and enjoy this BEAUTIFUL MESS. 

Bethany MOPS 2013-14 Leadership

  • Pastor Knippa - Pastor, Bethany Lutheran Church
  • Co-Coordinators: Cathleen Wenger & Jayna Love
  • Steering Team: Lauren Flake, Amber Hill, Christina Howery, Terri Jackson, Kim Lauer, Amanda Terry, and Melissa Whitman