Sozo is a Greek word used many times in the New Testament which translates as “saved, healed and made whole”. The Bethel Sozo ministry originated in Bethel church in Redding California and now there are Sozo networks across the world. A Sozo session isn’t a counselling session, but a facilitated conversation. It is a time of interacting with God, to hear from Him and with Him to work through wounds, forgiveness, lies and roots that we all have in our lives which can hold us back from becoming all God has called us to be. A session lasts for around an hour and a half and is conducted by two or three trained team members who will, with the help of the Holy Spirit, walk you through a process towards freedom and wholeness. There is a cost per session (however bursaries are available). More info can be found at: http://bethelsozo.com/about/ At the moment, we are able to offer appointments to those who attend CFC. Please click “Apply for a Sozo” to complete an application. If you attend another church but would like to be placed on a waiting list for when we are next able to offer an appointment for non-CFC guests please also get in touch by clicking “Email about Sozo”.
I believe Sozo not only gave me a key but helped me open the door to a freer, more intimate relationship with my heavenly Father. It felt like a very safe way to access healing as it went at my own pace, was not pushed, and allowed me to focus on God’s will for my life. It was a very healing experience which facilitated a deeper level of connection than I’d had before. Fruit so far is greater joy, a sense of freedom and a deeper connection with Jesus. I felt so safe to be able to talk and listen to what was being said. It brought up and dealt with issues/situations that had a hold over me that I was unaware of. God met me in a place of deep shame during Sozo and I’ve been walking taller and lighter ever since. I have had a number of issues swallowing over the years. The week before my Sozo, I had to go to casualty after some food blocked my oesophagus, it was difficult to swallow anything and everything burnt on its way down. During the Sozo we dealt with fear, I felt something turn over in my stomach and the pain in my oesophagus was gone. I had a follow up scope done and the doctor said that my oesophagus was wider than when she saw it last two years ago. I believe that that’s it sorted. Praise God!