BROOKINGS AREA MOPS - 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (September through May)

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage and equip moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women, and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church.

Who we ARe

MOPS is an acronym, standing for "Mothers of Preschoolers," and is a program designed to meet the needs of mothers of children ages birth through kindergarten. Bethel Baptist church is a charter member of MOPS International, whose mission is to encourage, equip, and develop every mother of a preschooler to realize her potential as a woman, mother, and leader in the name of Jesus Christ. Our organization is a non-denominational group that includes mothers from across the communities and congregations surrounding the Brookings, SD area.

When does MOPS meet?

We have formal meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, September through May, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Bethel Baptist Church. 

All events are held in the Bethel Events Center.

What about childcare?

Our childcare program is called MOPPETS, and our local chapter is blessed with a group of volunteer workers who will lovingly care for your children while you spend time connecting with other moms in MOPS.

What do you do at MOPS?

MOPS meetings generally include socializing, learning from "mentor moms"—moms who now have older children—listening to speakers who address various needs moms have, and discussing about the presented content. We also do service projects, crafts, and have various "Mom's Night Out" events throughout the year.


If you would like to contact our MOPS ministry, or one of our MOPS coordinators directly, please send an email to the following address:

Serving with mops

Mission: Our mission is to encourage and equip moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, and leaders in relationship with Jesus.

Ministry Team Leader: Kim Ujah

In order to follow Bethel's policy which strives to keep the safety of the children in our care as top priority, we require all volunteers to fill out this application. After you have submitted this application to the Bethel Office (either sending it to:, or by dropping it off at the church), we will run a background check at no cost to you.

For more details about this ministry or to learn how to get involved, click here.