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SOZO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS NEW CREATION SOZO MINISTRY?

Sozo is Greek for “saved, healed, delivered and made whole.”

We follow the Holy Spirit to identify wounding, lies, bondage, demonization and strongholds that keep God’s kids from walking in the abundance of life Jesus provides for them. Our SOZO leaders are trained and experienced in the Bethel Basic and Advanced SOZO ministry. We seek to facilitate a living, life-changing encounter between each SOZO guest and the Lord.

 

WHAT KIND OF MINISTRY CAN I EXPECT FROM AN NCC SOZO?

This ministry is a wholeness ministry, provided by trained and equipped members of New Creation Church’s Freedom Team who are skilled in following the Holy Spirit. This ministry is provided to anyone who is seeking greater freedom in Christ by facilitating encounters with the Holy Spirit who provides spiritual freedom, wholeness, inner healing…. strength to the inner man. You can expect to be treated with love and respect in your session. Your session will be kept safe and confidential, although we encourage the Sozo guest to give testimony and share their experience with others.

 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A SOZO?

Everyone.  Not being connected with God is a huge cause of many of us not feeling fulfilled and walking in our destinies.  This, combined with living in an imperfect world with imperfect people, can lead to a lot of suffering.  Whether it’s a persistent wound, stronghold, pattern or physical ailment that won’t go away or just a heart wanting more of God… this ministry can deeply bless, grow and heal your life.  We believe it’s good to have regular sessions as ministers ourselves.  

 

WHAT TYPES OF SOZO’s NCC’s FREEDOM MINISTRIES PROVIDE?
   
  1. Basic SOZO:  This is for adults 18+ years old. It is for anyone dealing with any issue of trauma or breakthrough or healing of any sort: mental, physical, or spiritual. It’s good for the person also just wanting deeper intimacy with God or a  ‘tune-up’ for ongoing spiritual health. 

  2. Advanced SOZO:  This is for those experiencing severe trauma, disassociation, shattered/splintered parts/personalities, deeper deliverance and/or healing. 

  3. Child SOZO:  This is for anyone 17 years or younger. Ministers are trained to work with the younger ages in their individual level of understanding, need and time frames.  It engages any/all the tools of basic and advanced SOZOs. 

  4. Marriage SOZO:  This is for couples. It’s a unique process that utilizes any/all of the Basic and Advanced SOZO tools but with a couple and with some slight differences to the process. Each partner in the marriage is required to have at least 1 successful SOZO individually before a Marriage SOZO can be done. 

  5. Art SOZO:  This is for anyone 14 years or older.  It’s a sacred group event that allows people to connect their emotions to the heart of God and allow His healing to take place. The activity of painting helps to bypass normal roadblocks to allow God's truth to shine through on canvas and speak deeply.  It’s more about encountering God than the finished product…. So good news… you don’t have to be an artist!!  

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR A SESSION?  

You will need to follow the links on this page.  You will then click on the date on the calendar, pick your Facilitator, and pay the $75 donation fee. Once you’ve done that, you are all set.

 

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO DO BEFORE MY SESSION?  

We strongly suggest you watch the 4 Freedom Basics Videos before you submit a Sozo Request Form. You can do so by going to newcreationslc.com/resources.  

 

We also suggest you keep your heart in a posture of readiness by fasting and praying, preparing for God to get to the roots that would keep you from freedom and wholeness.  

 

Relax.  

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A MINISTRY APPOINTMENT?  

You can expect to be treated with love and respect regardless of the problem or issue you need help with. You can expect our volunteer team to keep your information confidential. A team consists of:  at least 1 leader/speaker, 1 note-taker/intercessor and -at times- 1 person in-training.  You can expect that your ministry team will make every effort to facilitate a healing encounter between you and the Holy Spirit. Our goal is to see every child of God who comes to us walk away refreshed, strengthened and rejoicing in the Lord.

 

Each ministry appointment can be unique, depending on the issues to be dealt with. Generally speaking, the ministry team leader will ask questions of you and ask you to pray out loud.

 

The team leader may choose to use several ministry approaches…  sometimes called ‘ministry tools.’  You may be asked to renounce lies you have believed, break “agreements with darkness,” or repent or (turn away from) something as the Holy Spirit leads. Other prayers of affirmation, declaration and establishing the authority of Christ in your life may be used. Prayers for cleansing, restoration, and deliverance are commonly used.

 

A session typically lasts between 1-2 hours.

 

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED? 

That depends on too many factors beyond our control. Many believers give testimony of greater freedom in just one session. Since this is a ministry primarily of free will, we cannot control your will and desire to yield freely to the Holy Spirit.  We sit down with you as you walk down the path to wholeness and freedom, following the lead of the Holy Spirit.  We cannot guarantee results, however, His grace is sufficient for you.  One thing we can state plainly: Everyone who encounters Jesus walks away changed. The change, whether good or not, depends on your willingness to “deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Him.” That requires an act of your will and ‘setting of your heart’ to diligently seek Him, to know Him and follow Him. The Lord delights in manifesting Himself to His children and destroying the works of the devil. When you encounter the Living Truth, you will be set free.

 

 You may be given post-prayer instructions on how to maintain your freedom and continue your journey to deeper and deeper intimacy with Christ. Sozo does not provide ongoing pastoral care or support group services. You can, however, request a follow-up call. 

 

WHAT KINDS OF ISSUES ARE DEAL WITH IN A SOZO SESSION? 

Any issue that keeps the believer from enjoying life in the Kingdom of God, which is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. A partial list of issues includes:

  • Depression, anxiety, fear, irritation, anger, frustration, self-hatred, self-destructive thoughts and behaviors (cutting on self, desire to die or commit suicide, etc.,) low self-esteem, tormenting thoughts, wrong or false identity, confusion, powerless/trapped feelings, shame, guilt and defilement, physical healing.

The list goes on and on… 

 

 

WHAT KINDS OF ISSUES DO YOU NOT DEAL WITH IN A SOZO SESSION?

We do not do alcohol or drug interventions. We do not provide psychological services, therapies or diagnosis. We do not make “house calls.” We do not provide ongoing counseling, support groups or response to “emergency” issues. We are not qualified to advise you regarding your prescribed medications, medical therapies and treatments. SOZO is not a counseling ministry.

 

In addition, if you are taking prescribed medications or over-the-counter drugs or holistic treatments for any of these issues, please be advised that you should continue taking your medication until you can consult your doctor or health advisor. Certain prescribed medications cannot be stopped “cold turkey” without possible negative and even dangerous side effects.

 

HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?
 

We do not attach any fees to our ministry sessions, but we encourage you to pray about making a donation to the ministry (suggested donation amount is $75). The Lord’s word teaches us that “the workman is worthy of his hire.” It is a matter of honoring those who serve you. Often SOZO volunteers make great personal sacrifices to help you find freedom in Christ. They also spend hours in initial and ongoing training. We will minister to anyone whether or not a donation is made. Please pray about it and give as the Lord leads.  

 

Currently, when you register, you are prompted to pay the $75 fee before registering.  If you are unable to make the donation or want to make a partial donation, please call  New Creation Freedom Ministry at (801) 901-0322 or send an email to utahsozoatncc@gmail.com .  You can also call that number if you would like the donation recorded for tax purposes.

 

What if I am a male who prefers to receive ministry from a male and there are not male ministers available to lead my session?

New Creation’s SOZO team does have men available to help minister in sessions.  While a female may be leading the session, she is able to step out of the room at various points if desired/needed for the male team member to minister.  This would be a topic to discuss before the session.    

 

HOW CAN I JOIN THE NCC SOZO TEAM?
 

NCC  team members consist of seasoned believers within New Creation and from other churches who volunteer to be trained and equipped in this ministry. An application form can be obtained from the New Creation Administrator.  Volunteers selected for training and development will receive extension instruction, quarterly ongoing training and intern in sessions.  Team leaders are selected from those who have served in a number of SOZO sessions and have demonstrated the ability to listen to the Holy Spirit and follow Him in the ministry. All SOZO team members are trained to maintain confidentiality. We conduct background checks on all team members.

 

IF I DON’T ATTEND NCC, CAN I STILL BE INCLUDED IN THE TRAINING?  

Yes, you may be included in our basic New Creation (Bethel) SOZO training. Just leave your contact information with the administrator and you will be informed of the training schedule. 

 

WHAT ARE SOME RECOMMENDED RESOURCES?

 

Books:  

  • “Maturing Into Yourself: by Ray Leight

  • “Unpunishable” by Danny Silk

  • “Shifting Atmospheres” by Dawna De Silva

  • “Baptism of Love” by Leif Hetland

  • “SOZO” Book by Dawna De Silva & Teresa Liebscher

  • “Experiencing the Father’s Embrace” by Jack Frost

  • “Supernatural Power of a Transformed Mind” by Bill Johnson

  • “Who Switched Off My Brain” by Caroline Leaf

  • Boundaries by Dr. John Townsend & Henry Cloud

  • “Finding a New Normal” by Ray Leight

  • “Culture of Honor” by Danny Silk

Apps:  

  • Soul Time (Danny Silk)

  • 21 day Detox (Caroline Leaf)

  • Shifting Atmospheres (Dawna DeSilva)

  • YouVersion Bible App (Devotional:  40 Days Without Fear)

 

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE RESULTS OF MY SESSION?  

You may contact New Creation Freedom Ministry with any issues regarding this ministry.  You can do that by calling NCC at 801-901-0322 or sending an email to utahsozoatncc@gmail.com

 

HOW ARE CANCELLATIONS AND NO-SHOWS HANDLED?
 

If you need to cancel, you will need to call New Creation Freedom Ministry at 801-901-0322.  If you cancel within 24 hours, you will be refunded your donation.  If you do not show up for your appointment, there will be no refund. 

 

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