RESOURCES



The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

Vince Lombardi

A healthy family is a family who gets together on a regular basis to spend time with each other and with God.

Esmé regularly posts video clips that provides fresh, innovative and practical ideas for family meetings with God.  Esme calls these family meetings “Family Encounters.”

These video clips can be viewed on her Youtube channel  her Facebook page.

Encounter Bible studies

This one-month Bible study leads children into Encounters with God.  During these Encounters children experience His Loving Presence, hear God’s voice to interpret Scripture, pray for their friends, family and others and find and give prophetic words.

This booklet can be used when children have a ‘quiet time’ with God or when families spend time with God. The Encounter booklets are designed for children who can read and write.  The following two Encounter series are available:

  • The Holy Spirit and I
  • God is a good God

The Holy Spirit and I

This one-month Bible study leads children into Encounters with God.  During these Encounters children experience His Loving Presence, hear God’s voice to interpret Scripture, pray for their friends, family and others and find and give prophetic words.

This booklet focuses on the Holy Spirit and children explore scriptures related to knowing Him, being baptised in Him, soaking and walking with Him.

This booklet can be used when children have a ‘quiet time’ with God or when families spend time with God. The Encounter booklets are designed for children who can read and write.

Languages:

Afrikaans

English

The goodness of God

This one-month Bible study leads children into Encounters with God.  During these Encounters children experience His Loving Presence, hear God’s voice to interpret Scripture, pray for their friends, family and others and find and give prophetic words.

This booklet focuses on the goodness of God and children explore scriptures related to God’s goodness, the value of His Word, Hope and Joy.

This booklet can be used when children have a ‘quiet time’ with God or when families spend time with God. The Encounter booklets are designed for children who can read and write.

Languages:

Afrikaans

English

Superhero coloring book

This coloring book establishes a child’s Godly identity by using the concept of a superhero.  Children love superhero’s.  They love to dress up and act like superhero’s.  This coloring book provides declarations about the child’s identity and associates it with different aspects of a superhero.  Once children have colored in each picture, it can become a bedtime reading book or a tool for prayer time with parents.

Languages:

Afrikaans

English

Esmè and Sunshine

Esmè favourite puppet is Sunshine.  Together they travel all over the world.  Check out Esmè’s facebook page to see special messages from Sunshine.

Esmé has presented Raising Kids Revivalist Conferences in various cities in South Africa and France.

Purpose of the conference

The conference aim to equip and encourages anyone working with (especially children’s pastors, leaders and children’s ministry teams) and parenting children children to raise a new generation of Kid Revivalists to transform society.

The conference teachings provide practical tips to transform children’s church and raise naturally supernatural children who love the Presence of God.  The course also equips parents to become co-workers with children’s church to continue fostering their child’s learning and experiences at church in the comfort of their own home. Revival is truly multi-generational.  Several school teachers have also attended these conferences and found that they could apply the teachings in their classrooms.

The conference also aims to lead child leaders (adults and teenagers) and parents into their own personal encounter with God, which brings refreshing, encouragement and hearing God’s voice. God has a purpose and a plan for each of us in this time and season and spending time in His presence invigorates us for the journey ahead. Children’s churches are also encouraged and given the opportunity to make connections with other children’s churches in the city at the conference.

Who is this conference aimed at?

  • Children’s church teams
  • Children’s pastors/leaders
  • Children’s church teams: includes teachers and assistants
  • Parents and care givers
  • School teachers and assistants
  • Teenagers working with or interested in working with children

Churches that host these conferences normally invite children’s churches in their city to attend the conference.  This is very exciting to experience, since children’s churches get to know each other and start to take hands, share resources and become co-workers in the ministry.

Possible teaching topics for this conference

Children and their godly identity

This session explores the meaning of the phrase ‘kid revivalists’ and establishes a new and fresh vision for children’s churches and families, and keys to unlocking a child’s Godly identity.

Encounter stations

An effective tool to lead children into the Presence of God is through encounter stations.  Encounter stations are different places in a room where children can encounter God’s Presence through their various senses.  During conferences, several encounter stations are set up and adults can encounter God through these stations.  This is also a good opportunity for adults to see how encounter stations can be used at home and in children’s churches.

How to teach children to hear God’s voice

This session explores how to lead children into God encounters, to distinguish and know His voice and confidently prophesy over friends, family and others in society.  A specific focus of this session is also how to use children to prophesy during adult services and how to raise prophetic teams of children.

How to teach children to heal the sick

Children do not have a junior Holy Spirit and are powerfully used by God to transform society.  This session explores how to teach children to heal the sick, and how to create opportunities for children to heal the sick.

Teaching children to change the atmospheres they live in

Children are very sensitive to the spiritual atmospheres around them.  This session provides guidance in how children can be taught to discern and react in a Godly way to atmospheres around them.

Transforming children’s church

This session explores the processes a children’s church goes through towards the goal of raising kid revivalists.  Discussions include:  What does a transformed children’s church look like?  What does a transformed Sunday morning service look like?  How can the children’s pastor/leader get the team motivated to teach with the same goal in mind?  How can the children’s pastor/leader find new team members?  How can the children’s pastor/leader develop, take care of and equip the ministry team?  How can a children’s church connect with parents?

The course topics can be changed and developed, according to the guidance/prompting of the Holy Spirit and the needs of specific children’s churches.

Would you like to host a conference at your church?

This conference is hosted over weekends at churches.  If you would like to host this conference, contact Esmé at admin@esmeschmitt.com or fill in a request form.


Esmé is passionate about training children to become true revivalists who love the Presence of God and are eager to be used by God to transform all aspects of society. Esmé also loves to see children walk in the fullness of their destiny, to know the love of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, to experience His Presence and to know His voice.

Esmé is always eager to teach children the following;

  • How to encounter the Presence of God
  • Who is God?
  • Who am I?  How does God see me?
  • How to hear God’s voice
  • How to prophesy
  • How to heal the sick
  • How to preach
  • How to evangelize
  • How to read the Word of God

Esmé is a revivalist and loves to take children on treasure hunts, to heal the sick in hospitals, pray at businesses and do prayer walks in the neighborhood.

Esmé does weekend or one day conferences and/or short sessions with children from ages 3 to 12.  If you would like to invite Esmé to do a conference with the children in your children’s church or at your school, then contact her at admin@esmeschmitt.com or fill in a request form.


Esmé believes that the church needs a new wineskin to raise and nurture kid revivalists. She is therefore passionate about mentoring children’s churches (children’s church pastors/leaders/teachers) to raise up such a generation of kids.

Many children’s church pastors/leaders also feel isolated and is seeking connections with the greater body of children’s workers.  Mentoring is a tool to bring children’s church pastors/leaders out of isolation and into community.

Esmé is currently overseeing children’s churches in South Africa and also mentors children’s pastors or leaders in South Africa, France and Mozambique.

What does it mean to mentor a children’s church or children’s pastors/leaders?

Mentoring is a supportive learning relationship with a mentee, where the mentor shares ministry experience to facilitates growth and development. Through mentoring, Esmé assists, equips and provides practical tips, resources, encouragement and guidance for children’s ministry teams and children’s pastors/leaders.

The basis of mentoring is building, hopefully, a long term relationship and to become co-workers in sharing the gospel to all nations.

Since transformation of a children’s church or planting a children’s church is a process, mentoring takes place over several weeks or months.

What types of mentoring does Esmé do?

Face to face mentoring

Esmé mentors children’s church teams weekly or over a couple of weekends (spread out over the course of a year). This is done by visiting children’s churches and facilitating regular meetings with children’s church teams or children’s pastors/leaders.

Skype mentoring

Esmé skypes children’s church teams or children’s pastors/leaders.  This is a very exciting tool to use and is very effective.  During skyping sessions, various issues related to children’s ministry are discussed.

Video clips

Esmé posts regular mentoring video clips to members on this website.

If you want to find out more about mentoring, the costs involved with mentoring and how Esmé can mentor you and/or your children’s ministry team, contact Esmé at admin@esmeschmitt.com