MOPS International, Inc.

Summary

MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) ("MOPS") strives to reach out to all mothers of children under school age. MOPS intends to nurture every mother of preschoolers by meeting her distinct needs. This purpose is carried out in a variety of ways, including local MOPS groups, MOMSense resources, MOPS' books and products, and special events. MOPS believes in working with local Christian churches/parachurches to maximize ministry opportunities to God's Kingdom. MOPS programs are chartered in churches of many different denominations and Christian traditions, but all share the common desire to reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to bring glory to God in everything. MOPS was founded in 1973.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
2370 South Trenton Way
Denver, CO 80231-3822

Website: www.MOPS.org

Phone: (303) 733-5353

Email: info@mops.org


Organization details

EIN: 840925251

CEO/President: Naomi Cramer Overton

Chairman: Ms. Linda Smith

Board size: 13

Founder: Trinity Baptist Church Women

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1991


Purpose

MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) ("MOPS") strives to reach out to all mothers of children under school age. MOPS intends to nurture every mother of preschoolers by meeting her distinct needs. This purpose is carried out in a variety of ways, including local MOPS groups, MOMSense resources, MOPS' books and products, and special events. MOPS believes in working with local Christian churches/parachurches to maximize ministry opportunities to God's Kingdom. MOPS programs are chartered in churches of many different denominations and Christian traditions, but all share the common desire to reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to bring glory to God in everything. MOPS was founded in 1973.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

MOPS International's Statement of Purpose is:

MOPS International exists to nurture every mother of preschoolers by meeting her distinct needs to the glory of Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

MOPS International's Statement of Faith is:
There is one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 14: 16-17, Matt. 28:19). We believe Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man (Matthew 1:18 & 23).

The Bible is the foundation for these truths. It is God's Word, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is authoritative on all matters on which it speaks. (II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 3:16-17)

Jesus came into this world to redeem us by offering himself as the substitutionary sacrifice for our sins; he died for us; and he demonstrated his victory over sin and death by rising physically from the dead and ascending to heaven. (Romans 5:8-9, Romans 6:23, I Corinthians 15: 1-4).

The result of this saving work of Christ is that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2: 8-9, Galatians 2: 16).

We further believe that the fulfillment of God's plan of redemption will begin with the visible personal return of Christ to judge the world and separate believers and unbelievers forever, and will culminate in a new creation. (Acts 1:11, I Thessalonians 4:16-17, Acts 24:15, Revelation 20: 15, Romans 6:23).

We believe that God chooses to work through the believers in his church and that we are called to evangelism and discipling of believers within the fellowship of the church. (Matt 28:19-20, I Peter 2:9)

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating377 of 42324 of 24
Fund acquisition rating315 of 42321 of 24
Resource allocation rating368 of 42321 of 24
Asset utilization rating291 of 42320 of 24

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%33%24%34%40%48%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%6%7%7%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%16%26%20%17%18%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%6%7%7%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%84%74%80%83%82%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%71%71%73%70%74%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%98%95%97%92%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%70%68%71%65%75%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%2%5%3%8%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%6%14%9%19%-3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%23%22%20%22%17%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.300.961.001.031.181.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.541.991.882.532.232.37
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.541.911.882.612.642.37
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.961.051.070.791.801.17
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.960.941.260.560.86
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.070.270.39-1.222.020.72
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%63%66%68%46%57%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%15%16%18%21%21%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%38%34%31%46%43%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$919,244$1,032,127$1,223,066$1,328,138$1,142,174
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$923,084$541,265$513,142$425,480$552,921
Short-term investments$542,811$924,375$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,385,139$2,497,767$1,736,208$1,753,618$1,695,095
Long-term investments$0$0$603,876$0$0
Fixed assets$2,363,046$2,187,103$2,043,306$2,152,309$2,320,954
Other long-term assets$5,154$6,018$6,882$7,746$8,610
Total long-term assets$2,368,200$2,193,121$2,654,064$2,160,055$2,329,564
Total assets$4,753,339$4,690,888$4,390,272$3,913,673$4,024,659
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$156,178$289,944$157,598$245,835$126,507
Other current liabilities$2,125,739$2,053,617$2,038,434$729,342$1,328,351
Total current liabilities$2,281,917$2,343,561$2,196,032$975,177$1,454,858
Debt$724,895$758,391$785,281$810,794$835,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$724,895$758,391$785,281$810,794$835,000
Total liabilities$3,006,812$3,101,952$2,981,313$1,785,971$2,289,858
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$1,672,251$1,454,609$1,282,130$1,919,850$1,641,839
Temporarily restricted$49,276$109,327$101,829$182,852$67,962
Permanently restricted$25,000$25,000$25,000$25,000$25,000
Net assets$1,746,527$1,588,936$1,408,959$2,127,702$1,734,801
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$765,507$1,263,028$933,500$844,160$728,293
Program service revenue$3,668,361$3,585,034$3,255,136$3,722,466$2,981,043
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$24,991$22,596$8,308$4,074$4,061
Other revenue$205,861$50,743$459,110$456,611$260,740
Total other revenue$3,899,213$3,658,373$3,722,554$4,183,151$3,245,844
Total revenue$4,664,720$4,921,401$4,656,054$5,027,311$3,974,137
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$3,253,936$3,356,007$3,304,624$3,253,929$2,969,024
Management and general$1,044,193$1,043,202$903,993$1,033,854$699,429
Fundraising$254,134$299,839$314,495$336,154$350,370
Total expenses$4,552,263$4,699,048$4,523,112$4,623,937$4,018,823
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$112,457$222,353$132,942$403,374($44,686)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$112,457$222,353$132,942$403,374($44,686)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

The first MOPS meeting took place in February 1973 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. For two hours, while their children received care, these mothers talked, laughed, ate, passed a basket for childcare expenses, had a craft demonstration, and ended with a short devotional. In this humble beginning, the seeds of the MOPS concept and format were planted.

In 1988, MOPS expanded beyond US borders and was renamed MOPS International, Inc. to reflect the international impact of the ministry. As MOPS grew, so did the need for a chartering process, additional resource materials, and a paid staff. The Board hired Elisa Morgan as the first president of the organization in 1989.

MOPS reached out to moms through the MOMSense newsletter (now MOMSense magazine) beginning in 1993. The newsletter joined the existing MOMSense radio program to help MOPS nurture every mother of preschoolers, whether or not she attended a MOPS group.

In 1995, MOPS formed a partnership with Zondervan Publishing House, further expanding its outreach to mothers through books. Also that year, MOPS established Teen MOPS groups for teenage mothers. MOPS became even more available to moms when it went on-line in 1997, and in 2000 when it created the MOPS to Mom Connection to bring additional resources directly to a mom's home.


Program accomplishments

Program Accomplishments for 2003-2004

  • More than 4,000 women received leadership training at the biggest ever Annual Leadership Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over 2,500 moms attended Regional Events in the spring.
  • The Gear Up and Go! Leadership Curriculum was developed in order to provide training resources for all Steering Team Leaders.
  • Approximately 300 Council meetings were held last year, training MOPS Leaders in lifestyle evangelism and other leadership skills.
  • Churches and ministries chartered 653 new MOPS groups, bringing the total number of groups to 3,433 throughout the United States and 31 other countries. Additionally, MOPS also supports 99 Teen MOPS groups, and 22 military groups.
  • Currently there are 28 MOPS books in print. This year, MOPS introduced the Simply MOPS Curriculum as an optional substitute for a MOPS meeting, based on What Every Child Needs.
  • MOPS distributes nearly 700,000 copies of MOMSense bi-monthly magazine annually.
  • The MOMSense daily two-minute radio broadcast is being broadcast on 784 stations and transmitters.

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