MOPS Mega Event in Charlottesville, VA
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Charlottesville, United States
FREE LEADERSHIP TRAINING
For All Current and Potential MOPS & MOMS Next Leaders
Friday, May 3, 2013 and Saturday, May 4, 2013
First Baptist Church in Charlottesville, VA
Friday Night from 7:00PM- 9:30PM
Saturday from 9:00AM - 3:30PM
Friday Fun Night for MOPS Moms - Perfect timing for your newest leaders to get plugged in right away; as well as for your leaders who've served all year and need some refreshment. Friday Night's Events are all about Encouraging the Woman inside the Leader. Pampering the leader from Worship and Devotional time to Chocolate Fondue, Spa Treatments, and more.
Saturday Training is all about Developing YOU as a LEADER. We've designed a day with the MOPS Leader in mind. You'll benefit from MOPS specific Training and Networking, Leadership for Life Training and Networking, Recruiting Volunteers (including MOPPETS), Conflict Management, Computer Solutions, Social Media Impact, Reconnecting Women, and more.
Which Leaders Should Attend? Coordinators, Asst/Co Coordinators, Discussion Group Team Leaders, Discussion Group Leaders, Mentor Moms, Hospitality, Publicity, MOPPETS, Finance, Registration, Prayer & Care, Social, Outreach, every leader you have serving within your group. Whatever you call her, whatever her job, she should attend!
How much will this really cost me? ~$50* plus gas/snacks and maybe a meal. Don't hold us to that! Our goal is for you to be able to split a hotel room with the cost to each leader being no more than ~$40*. Boxed lunches on Saturday are $10. We will provide snacks on Friday evening, Saturday morning and afternoon. You may need to grab a bite to eat on the way home Saturday night. Your big costs will be gas and lodging - this is where sharing a ride and bed is ideal. And it's great fun!
Lodging, Meals, and More
Boxed Lunch is provided by BreadWorks for a separate cost of $10. Four sandwich options available. Each sandwich comes with chips and a cookie. Drinks will be provided by MOPS. Your lunch must be pre-ordered prior to 4/15/13. If one person is ordering multiple lunches, be sure to notate a specific name for each lunch. No additional lunches will be available for purchase on-site.
Hotel Accomodations. We have negotiated a discounted rate of $119* with Red Roof Inn in Charlottesville. The hotel is located less than one mile from the church on Main Street in the Corner District in downtown Charlottesville, across from the University of Virginia’s campus grounds.
We urge you to partner up in your rooms to keep your costs down. Staying two-four to a room will greatly reduce your costs and offer great team bonding opportunities.
We will collect a MOPS Love Offering on Saturday after lunch - please prayerfully consider how you can financially impact the MOPS ministry at large. Talk with your spouse about this commitment.
How We Designed This Event
Your Field Leaders designed this event with local MOPS Leadership Teams in mind. It's before preschool and elementary school lets out, so it shouldn't impact your vacation schedule.
- It's at a time of year where leaders who've been serving for a year need some refreshment.
- It's at a time of year where you're recruiting new leaders for the upcoming year - this is a great place/time for them to plug in right-away. She'll walk away enthusiastic, encouraged, equipped, connected. She'll be a strong leader right from the start!
- It's designed to serve as an overnight retreat for your team. You have built in training and fun. Bring your own ideas for your group and make the time work for you. Get a HUGE jump on planning with seasoned leaders there alongside you.
- It's in Charlottesville, VA - a quaint spot nestled in middle Virginia with great shopping and sights to see. It's a fairly short drive for most of our leaders throughout Virginia: close enough to be convenient, far enough away to really "get away."