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  • a seminar with an emerge clinician

    EMERGE is blessed with more than thirty psychologists and counselors. Many of them are available to serve the local church with seminars and training. You pick the topic, we will work with you to provide a skilled presenter. Each talk or seminar is geared to specifically address your needs.  


    Topics that may be of interest to your ministry/school or business include the list below (other topics are available---please ask!):

    • Parenting
    • Conflict resolution skills
    • Basic counseling skills
    • Avoiding compassion fatigue
    • Overcoming sexual temptations
    • Facing gender identity issues
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Grief
    • Self-Harm
    • Addictions
    • Social Media
    • Marriage
    • Pre-martial
    • School challenges
    • Special Needs
    • Meeting the mental health needs of those you work with/for
    • Mental recharging

    To learn more about these resources and/or to schedule President John Palmer or one of our clinicians for a speaking engagement contact us  at 800-621-5207 or send us an email HERE.

  • Healthy Pastors/Leaders Seminar

    We are committed to helping pastors and other leaders become and remain emotionally, psychologically, relationally, spiritually, and physically healthy. We place a high value on “self-care.” These are some of the topics that President Palmer shares during a “Healthy Pastors/Leaders Seminar” in a local church or for a group of churches – in the United States and/or overseas.

    • Work/life balance assessment
    • The quest for a sustainable pace
    • Maintaining healthy relationships with those who serve beside us in the local church
    • Giving ourselves 100% to the Lord’s work and remaining healthy
    • Preventing Compassion Fatigue while caring deeply for others
    • Being Tough Minded AND Tender Hearted
    • Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership (based on the book by Gary L. McIntosh and Samuel D. Rima)

    A Healthy Pastor/Leader seminar can range from two hours to two full days, depending on the preference of the sponsoring church, section, area, district, or network.


    Call the EMERGE office at 800-621-5207 to learn more about these resources and/or to schedule a Healthy Pastors/Leaders Seminar.



  • marriage retreat/conference

    Either John and Debbie Palmer or an EMERGE clinician are happy to lead. A Friday evening and Saturday work well for an effective marriage retreat/conference. The EMERGE presenters work with the leadership of the sponsoring church to determine the topics best suited for those attending. Any topic related to developing and maintaining a healthy marriage can be shared.


    To learn more about these resources and/or to schedule a Marriage Retreat/Conference please call us at 800-621-5207. 

  • How to Take our Church's Missions Giving to the Next Level

    This informative and interactive seminar, conducted by our President, John M. Palmer, focuses on helping local church leadership develop FOUR essential PILLARS of a comprehensive missions ministry. 


    During John’s tenure as pastor in Des Moines, Iowa, God’s blessing was clearly evident upon the church’s missions ministry. During the last eight years of his pastoral tenure, the church gave over $1 million to missions annually, supporting more than 700 missionaries each month. Whether yours is a church of 50, 500, or 5000, John can help you utilize these essential pillars to reach the next level in your missions ministry. 


    Length of seminar: Two to four hours  

    Who should attend? Pastors, board members, and other leaders with a heart for mobilizing the local church to fulfill the Great Commission. 

    For more information call the EMERGE office at 800-621-5207

  • missions message

    President John M. Palmer preaches the MISSIONS message.


    God has graciously anointed President John M. Palmer to inspire congregations to give generously to missions. John uses a powerful blend of Scripture and current missions stories to inspire and encourage congregants to make FAITH PROMISE commitments.


    When John preaches a missions message during a missions convention or emphasis, churches generally experience a significant increase in the number of faith promise commitments and the total dollar amount committed.  

    To  learn more about these resources and/or to schedule a Missions Message please call us at 800-621-5207.


  • healthy church consultation

    Our President, John M. Palmer, having planted a church in Athens, Ohio, and having pastored a larger church in Des Moines, Iowa (for a total of 32 years), is both skilled and passionate in helping pastors and lay leaders identify the strengths and weaknesses of the essential systems of a local church. Using a coaching approach, John facilitates healthy and honest discussion about the following systems: Evangelism, Spiritual Life, Sunday Worship Experience, Discipleship, Assimilation of Guests, Small Groups, Stewardship, Ministry Development (recruiting, resourcing, and retaining volunteers), Leadership Development, Cross-cultural Missions, Facilities, and Strategic Evaluation. 


    John then leads the church leaders in establishing action steps for the systems into which they desire to invest time, resources, and energy. 

    To  learn more about these resources and/or to schedule a Healthy Church Consultation at 800-621-5207.