2014 Fall Meeting

Saturday, November 1, 9:30am-2pm

Dr. John Palmer, from Emerge is confirmed for our speaker.

Faith Community Fellowship
1303 Ninth Street SW
Massillon, Ohio 44646  — Map
(330) 830-6476
Dr. David R. Kimberly
fcf [at] fcfellowship.org

Our schedule follows:

9:30 Gather for fellowship and healthy snacks.
10:00 Worship
10:20 Morning session with Dr. John Palmer, President of Emerge Counseling services
Healthy Leaders Seminar – “Work/Life Balance”
Noon Lunch
1:00 Business Meeting
2:00 Adjourn

Healthy Leaders Seminar – “Work/Life Balance”


Many spiritual leaders struggle with setting and maintaining boundaries.
We often commit to do more than we can possibly do; and fail to maintain a sustainable pace.

During this session each participant will take a personal assessment that provides immediate feedback to the individual concerning the health of his/her work/life balance.
We will leave this practical and powerful session with positive action steps designed to help us become and remain healthy.

God’s intention for each of us is that we be emotionally, psychologically, relationally, physically, and spiritually healthy!

III John 2 makes that abundantly clear!

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS SEMINAR? Pastors, spouses, missionaries, elders, and other spiritual leaders in the local church

John Palmer

John Palmer

BIO for John M. Palmer

John and his wife, Debbie, were married June 21, 1975
Three children:

  • Amy and her husband, Jeremy (three grandchildren: Grant, 6; Addie, 4; Luke, 2)
  • Jonathan, a 2010 graduate of North Central University – planting a church in New Albany, Ohio; married to Heather.
  • Bethany, a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University [SAGU} – now a U.S. Missionary


  • John and Debbie planted New Life Assembly in Athens, Ohio and pastored the church for ten years.
  • They pastored First Assembly, Des Moines, Iowa, for twenty-one years.
  • During the last eight years of their pastorate in Des Moines, the church gave over a million dollars each year to missions – supporting 800 missionaries.
  • John has authored several books including, Equipping for Ministry, Stories To Keep You Looking Up, and Keeping Up With the Jonahs.
  • Served as General Secretary for the General Council of the Assemblies of God – 2007 – 2009.
  • In 2009, John and Debbie co-founded Come Alongside Ministry. Through this ministry John and Debbie coach pastors and pastors’ spouses, and consult with churches to assist pastors and church leaders in more effectively accomplishing the mission and vision of their church. John is an enthusiastic encourager and effective equipper of pastors and church leaders!
  • In January, 2011, John became the President of EMERGE Counseling Services – a mental health ministry based in Akron, Ohio, that specializes in supporting and encouraging pastors and missionaries – providing help to the healthy and hope and healing for the hurting!
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