After the Boxes Are Unpacked Study Leaders
Additional resources for your ministry to newcomers
In this brief video, Susan Miller casts a vision for the importance of seeking emotional well-being, connection, spiritual growth and ongoing resilience after a move by attending the After the Boxes Are Unpacked group study at your church. Download the video today!
At the start of your first session, air this 2-minute video to introduce members to Susan Miller and to the work of Just Moved Ministry.
As a leader of an After the Boxes Are Unpacked study, every month (except July) you and your team will receive our On the Move email newsletter. These informative newsletters are designed to guide and inspire you as you lead uprooted women through the emotional, spiritual, and practical journey of settling in to a new community. They are also a great way for us to keep you informed about the latest at Just Moved Ministry.
To your study group: Schedule Susan for a Facetime, Skype, or Zoom session when the members of your study have gathered together. She loves meeting women around the world who are gathering in After the Boxes Are Unpacked study groups and is available to encourage and answer questions. Email Debbie for information and to schedule, email@example.com
At your church or other women's event: Invite Susan to speak at your next women’s event. Learn more about Susan’s speaking.
Included for your in-person study are reproducible handouts recommended for each session, publicity materials and ideas, teaching tips from Susan Miller, and more. These resources will save time and make the role of the leader easier!
These resources have been adapted for the facilitator of a virtual study group. They are included in the Virtual Study: Complete Facilitator Bundle.
Every month we feature an After the Boxes are Unpacked study group. Whether your study group is meeting in person or online, send us a photo or a screen shot of your group to be in the spotlight!
Using a code, your study members can receive a discount for Susan Miller's book, After the Boxes Are Unpacked.
Members of your study can also purchase the book AND the Newcomer Study Guide in our online shop as a discounted bundle. No code required.
Submit Moving Stories to Just Moved Ministry
Every month a mover's story is featured at JustMoved.org. Send us your story and encourage your study group members to send in their story - the highs and lows, the evidence of God's work, the "ah ha" moments - of their experience of being uprooted from familiarity to be transplanted in a new community. Send stories to Ann Kelley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Miller guides her video study group through all 12 sessions of the After the Boxes Are Unpacked study. Her personal style, sense of humor, biblical knowledge, and first-hand stories encourage and inspire. These videos are the perfect solution for the group facilitator who would rather let Susan do the teaching. These videos are available to download, rent for 14 days, and on DVD.
Video Series Sample
Video Series options:
- Purchase the In-Person Study: Facilitator Bundle - Video Series on DVD. Includes all 12 sessions on 3 DVDs, a facilitator guide, and our Teaching Resources. $165.99
- With our In-Person Study: Facilitator Bundle - Download Video Series, you can ditch the DVD player and play each downloaded video session from a computer. This bundle includes all 12 video sessions, a facilitator guide, and our Teaching Resources. $109.99
- Purchase/download each video session individually. $6.99ea
- Rent/stream each video session. $4.99ea.
- 14-day rental.
- Especially recommended for the members of an online study.
Encouraging resources for your newcomers
A reproducible, half-page flyer that will be a handy reference for members of your After the Boxes Are Unpacked study group. Whether you print them or email them, your study members will benefit from knowing that Just Moved Ministry has resources that they can turn to throughout their adjustment and recovery from a move.
Let the members of your study know about encouraging resources available to them at JustMovedShop.com. They include After the Boxes Are Unpacked Companion Journal, gift packages, and a daily flip book of scripture and Susan Miller quotes from her book, After the Boxes Are Unpacked. Plus, cheer on the women in your study with a happy pink pom pom!
The Just Moved Ministry online library of helpful articles address topics like emotions, moving with children, marriage, making friends, and more! Share this link with the members of your ABAU study groups.
Is there a new pastor at your church? Find out how you can best communicate care and acceptance to the new pastor's wife. We asked several pastors' wives to share what has been the most helpful and the most hurtful. Your caring and sensitive response and thoughtful actions may make a difference in her experience of connecting to others and staying long-term.
Thank you for ministering to the uprooted woman
Leaders of After the Boxes Are Unpacked groups are the loving arms of this ministry. We thank God for all of you! We know how hard you work to reach out to women who are new.
JoAnn Smith and Tammy Stone are your partners in ministry and your cheerleaders as you reach out to newcomers. Call, email or send them your questions, comments, thoughts, experiences, and a picture of your group to be featured in our Spotlight!
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Summer office hours,
June 1 - July 15: M-Th, 9am-3pm, MST
Just Moved Ministry,
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