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Ignite Cape Town


Ignite Cape Town

The programme for Ignite Children's Ministry Conference (Cape Town) can be downloaded @

To answer all your questions about this conference, visit our website at www.esmeschmitt/ignite. You can also book your tickets for this event @

Below are some key information about this conference!

Our heart and goal is to equip parents, teachers, children's ministries and anyone working with children; with practical skills on how to best help her children in fostering their relationship with God, as well as seeing her own relationship blossom in small ways she never knew she needed. Her daughters are using scripture to overcome fear and enjoy daily occurrences, and her youngest is coming to understand who Jesus is in a way that makes perfect sense to him.

That is what this conference is about. We want to equip parents, teachers, caregivers and children’s church leaders with practical skills and knowledge on how to best foster a strong foundational relationship in their children with God. We often overlook the importance of children in churches and ministry. Children can be powerful, and their testimonies and faith can be just as life-altering as ours. We hope to give you a God-experience that leaves you walking away with a desire and passion to ignite that same fire within you, in the children you live and work with.

Heather Thompson – from PowerPack Ministries in the UK - will be leading the conference which takes place on the 19th and 20th of July at the Journey of Grace church in Tygervalley area, Cape Town. Besides several plenary sessions, we’ll be partaking in Encounter Stations – a unique and fun way of experiencing God’s presence, that will draw you nearer to God and will equip you with the know-how on how to do the same stations with your children. Various “how to” workshops will give you practical ideas that you can implement immediately and easily.

This event is not merely going to equip you, it’s going to challenge you and draw you closer in your relationship with God. Join us and let’s start raising warriors for Christ together!

Information about the conference
The Conference is from 19 - 20 July at Journey of Grace in Cape Town. The conference will be from 09:00 to 21:00 on Friday the 19th of July and then from 09:00 t0 17:00 on Saturday the 20th of July. Registration on both days is from 08:00 - 09:00.
The venue for the conference is: Journey of Grace, Upper Ground Level, 102 Suntyger Building, Willie Van Schoor Avenue, Bo Oakdale, Tygervalley (ABSA and Radio Pulpit is also in this venue).

How to get tickets for the Ignite! Conference?
This two day conference costs R300 per person. If you book by the 12th of July, you are eligible for the early bird special. This means you only pay R250 per person. If you book tickets after the 12th of July, the ticket price is R300 per person. There will also be day tickets for the Conference @ R150 per person. To book your ticket for this Conference, visit

Who can I contact about the conference?
You can contact Lynette Snyman @ 082 699 4445 or email Leandra Scheepers at YWRtaW4gfCB0cmFuc2Zvcm1lcnogISBvcmc=

What is included in the ticket price?
Powerful heartfelt worship., inspiring and equipping sessions by our conference speakers as well as a personal ministry time during the encounter stations and various sessions.
Plenary sessions and “how to” workshops
Various free digital resources
Morning and afternoon tea/coffee and a treat will be provided.
Lunch will be at your own expense. Pack your own picnic or support the local restaurants at Tygervalley Centre (3min walk from the venue

Various resources will be on sale during the conference:
Powerpack Ministry resources
Esme Schmitt Ministry resources (lesson plans, posters and manuals)
Lynette Snyman resources (various lesson plans)

Credit card facilities will be available for ease of payment. There is also an ABSA ATM in the same building.

Who is Heather Thompson?
Heather Thompson has been involved in children’s ministry since she was too old to be a child in the Sunday school! Leading children’s groups early in her teenage years, God called her to full time children’s work when she was 15 years old. After teaching for 5 years in both Primary and Secondary schools, she left that job to fulfill her calling. Heather, as well as other members of the Powerpack Ministry team, have ministered extensively throughout the UK and internationally in countries such as: Argentina, Armenia, Uganda, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Spain, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Romania, Thailand, Burma and the USA.
Heather Thompson founded Powerpack Ministries in 1986 and she is still the director of this ministry. This ministry originated from the concept that children can be little ‘powerpacks’ for God. Heather believes that the word ‘Powerpack’ is all about seeing children raised up as ‘God chasers and nation shakers’. Powerpack Ministries is interdenominational and charismatic in character. They are team based, which implies that they draw volunteers from various churches throughout the UK and overseas.
For more info about Heather Thompson visit her website at

Other speakers at the Ignite! Conference
Esmé Schmitt
Esmé Schmitt is a children's pastor at Journey of Grace and the director of the Cape Town School of Supernatural. She is passionate about igniting revival under children. Esmé leads, equips and releases children, tweens and teens to love God passionately, to be filled with the Power of the Holy Spirit and to transform society through God’s Power. Esmé believes that children are called to truly live life abundantly.
Esmé is an international speaker who has ministered in various nations in the world including Mexico, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Prague, Gabon and France. Esme also presents various workshops and conferences for parents, children, and teachers, with the aim of igniting revival under children. Esmé is also the founder of Transformerz, a movement amongst tweens and teens. For more information visit her @ or

Lynette Snyman
Lynette Snyman has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She has a passion to see children understand and walk in the love of God and who God has called them to be. She also has a passion to see children encounter God’s presence and understand that He is real and with them. She believes that children do not have to wait until they are older to be used by God, but that God can and does use children to advance His Kingdom.
Lynette really enjoys mentoring and training people working in children’s ministry so that together we can bring God’s love to all children. She facilitates a network of children’s pastors who meet once a month to encourage and equip one another. She is currently writing a children’s church syllabus from pre-school to grade 7 that allows children to engage with God, as well as teaching children about God. Lynette is also part of a ministry called I am Special, that works in disadvantaged schools, teaching children about who they are and who God is.

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Map Journey of Grace, 102 Suntyger Building, Willie Van Schoor Avenue, Bo Oakdale, Tygervalley,, 7536 Cape Town, Western Cape, Bellville, South Africa
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