About Bethany MOPS


Bethany Lutheran Church is warmly hosting a 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!

This 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 International 2015-16 theme is A Fierce Flourishing

This year I will be stronger, braver, kinder, unstoppable, and this year I will be FIERCE. Come along with us as we flourish this year.

Bethany MOPS 2015-16 Leadership

  • Pastor Knippa - Pastor, Bethany Lutheran Church
  • Co-Coordinators: Cathleen Wenger &Christina Howery
  • Steering Team: Ariel Bigelow, Jessica Havlir, Terri Jackson, Ashlea Kerr, Emily Krawitz, Holly Lahrman, Kim Lauer, Hilary Roberts, Erica Robinson, Amanda Utter, Melissa Whitman, Kristin Wottrich