Who We Are
We are a ministry training center that enables our students to reclaim their royal identity, learn the values of the Kingdom, and exercise their authority and power as disciples of Jesus. This is a transformational experience and your life will be forever impacted!
To inspire, equip and activate multi-generational revivalists who passionately pursue worldwide transformation in their God-given spheres of influence. We do this through facilitating encounter and enduring intimacy with God, leading to a supernatural lifestyle founded in a renewed identity as sons and daughters of a Good God.
What To Expect
In addition to the countless reasons you should join our school, here is what makes us different.
The school environment is built around God’s presence. Passion, purity, power, and love of the presence of God are center stage. We also place a high priority on building a culture of worship to express our adoration towards God.
Each student will be developed into the revivalist God designed them to be. To live radically in the Truth requires staying in the Truth, allowing the Truth to save and transform your lives, and allowing the Truth to change and dominate your worldview.
CSSM emphasizes experiential learning along with academic understanding. Together with developing a supernatural lifestyle as a revivalist, students are encouraged to step out in faith. When students take risks, their faith is stretched and they learn to do what Jesus did.
Lead by a CSSM leader. Revival groups meet regularly during contact time. The goal of our revival groups is to build community, discuss teachings and promote personal renewal among students.
We are unique because we host students from many different cultures and churches.
At CSSM the curriculum will encourage students to discover their identity in Christ; God’s gifts and authority from the Holy Spirit working and in and through them; while walking in biblical kingdom values. We love to see students studying, loving, and applying Scripture to every aspect of their lives.
Our Leadership Team
We have a dedicated team of volunteers who are eager to give up their time, effort and are committed to loving as Jesus loved. In addition to being passionate about Jesus and passionate about seeing heaven come to earth, team members are leaders in their spheres of influence. Together we desire to see lives transformed by God’s transforming power!
Core Leadership Team
Our Core Leadership Team consists of Esmé Schmitt (CSSM Director), Debra Brinkworth (Administrator), Sakkie Filmater (Financial Oversight), as well as a Dean for each of our campuses. CSSM is under the apostolic leadership of Bill & Connie Bennot, senior pastors of Journey of Grace. Our school is also a ministry of Journey of Grace but has the apostolic mandate to be a resource for the body of Christ in Africa. Due to this reason, our school has a bank account linked to Journey of Grace and we are under the rigorous financial oversight of Journey of Grace.
Revival Group Leaders
During the school year, we also have a dedicated team of Revival Group Leaders who minister pastorally to small groups of students. These are students who have graduated from their Second Year. The opportunity to further develop ministry and leadership skills is tremendous for our students.