Sozo for Couples uses the Sozo tools developed by Dawna De Silva and Teresa Liebscher to help couples connect with God and find healing. You’ll need to be fully trained and released in Bethel Sozo before being able to do Couples’ Sozo.
Throughout the manual we tend to refer to marriage as being the relationship between the couples you’ll be seeing. It’s going to be up to you, your pastor, or whomever else you’re accountable to, to decide how far you want to stretch this. We would certainly encourage considering a Couples’ Sozo as part of marriage preparation.
If you are a couple wanting a Sozo for Couples session you can be married or preparing for marriage and have a session.
Sozo for Couples follows the Financial Sozo model. In other words you should be members of an existing church based Bethel Sozo team and have had your own Sozo. Sozo for couples holds to the Bethel values of honour and grace so we would want all Sozo for Couples ministers to have had their own Sozo for Couples and to be in a healthy strong marriage as well as having attended a Sozo for Couples training. This is not to exclude those who are widowed, so long as theirs was a happy and fulfilling marriage, or divorced (see below).
Finally, your pastor or leadership team should support your bringing this additional ministry into your church.
No, but it would help if you are wanting to ministrer Sozo for Couples sessions.
If you are wanting a Sozo for Couples session you do not need to have had any previous counselling or coaching experience.
Yes, in the same way that a church Bethel Sozo team has a first and then, if requested, second release.
This is something you need to work out with your Sozo team leader and pastor. We would encourage you to have worked through your own healing in this area before being involved.
In this case we would hope that as one element of being ‘happily’ married a Sozo practitioner’s spouse would be prepared to receive and participate in a Couple’s Sozo if, by so doing, it releases that Sozoer into Sozo for Couple’s ministry. In essence, it seems to us honouring that a couple should be ministered to by someone who themselves has received ministry, whenever this is possible.
Preferably, yes. But accepting that it can sometimes be difficult to organise this then two people from your Sozo team who have been trained and released in doing Sozo for Couples will be acceptable.
No. Since Sozo is about connecting with God and not with the people in the room a session does not have to be ministered by a man and a woman. Two men ministering would not be acceptable.
Whether you charge for a Sozo for Couples or even ask for a voluntary contribution is up to you and your church practice. In the UK we would recommend a contribution of between £30 and £50 per session for couples from outside your own church, i.e. after second release.
We would highly recommend that the couple concerned have individual Sozos before coming as a couple. This should help to sort out at least some of the wounds and lies that will be extraneous to those at the heart of their Sozo for Couples.
You should aim to allow 90 minutes for each session and aim at addressing one issue per session rather than trying to achieve perfection in one fell swoop.
It’s important that you recognise and acknowledge your own ability as a Sozoer. Because you have two guests in front of you and you’re dealing with them both individually and then at the same time, Sozo for Couples calls for an extra degree of both social and Sozo ability.
For those experincing a session it is not complicated, as we only release compotent ministers who will be able to guide you through the session.
If you have any other questions concerning Sozo for Couples email them to us and we’ll get back to you.
As long as your patner is willing to have an individual Sozo followed by a Sozo for Couple session then you can still have a session together.