If you are interested in starting a Sozo Team in your church, you might wonder how to go about it. Here are a few practical handles on how to get started:

  1. The Sozo ministry was developed in Bethel Church, were certain Core values created the atmosphere for revival. If you want to be part of the Bethel Sozo Ministry in South Africa, you need to be eager to adapt to and operate from these values.
  2. You must be under the covering of the Regional Director of Sozo South Africa, a person appointed by Bethel Sozo, with the goal to preserve the DNA of Bethel Sozo.
  3. The following are guidelines that will help you to develop a Sozo ministry in your church according to the qualifications and requirements set by the creators of Bethel Sozo; Dawna de Silva and Teresa Liebscher.
  1. You need to have the approval and support of your pastor before you can start a sozo ministry team.
  2. Once you have the approval of your pastor, you can find out how many people are interested in the Sozo training.  You need to have at least 2 people to start a Sozo ministry.
  3. Contact the Regional Director or Sub Director in your area to assist you in this process. See details under Sozo centres.
  4. You will need to have a personal Sozo session before you start a sozo ministry; see Sozo centres.
  5.  The next step would be to attend a Live Basic Sozo Basic training seminar. If this is not possible, the training DVD’s and a manual can be purchased from the Regional director.
  6. If you attended the live training but the rest of your team were not able to, the DVDs is a good solution. You also then have the benefit to refresh your knowledge frequently, or train new members as you find the need.
  7. Training the team: Get together as a group to watch the DVDs and after each DVD, it is advised that you practice on each other. This is a good way of learning to use the tools, as well as a good bonding process for the group.
  8. When you feel that you understand the process, you need to first sit in as an observer/ 3rd in a session, and then get experience as a 2nd for at least 5 sessions. The Sub/Regional director will advises you to experienced teams close to you or assist you themselves. There after you will get the opportunity to lead a part of a full or part of a Sozo session until you feel confident to lead the whole session yourself. 
  9. Please note that you are permitted to use the Sozo tools in other ministries but then you cannot call it Sozo.
  10. Please make sure that you listen to the Bethel Core Values available on www.ibethel.org /store and read the books recommended in the Basic Sozo manual. 
  11. Another document called Commonly Asked Questions will answer many of your questions.

You are welcome to email us should you have any further questions or would like to know what next steps you can take.