Introduction to Bethel Sozo

Sozo is a Greek word that is used about 110 times in the Bible and is translated “saved (Romans 10:9), healed (Matthew 9:22) and delivered (Luke 8:36)”. Sozo is a unique, gentle, inner healing and deliverance ministry aimed at getting at the root of lies that are hindering our personal connection with God the Father, God the
Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These lies which we have believed, may have caused wounds inside us.

A personal Bethel Sozo session (1 – 2hrs) serves to facilitate the uprooting of these lies, and their replacement with truth from the Godhead. With a healed connection, you can walk in the destiny to which you have been called. This session is facilitated by a Sozo team with the help of the Holy Spirit, using the Sozo tools taught during training. Sozo is not a counselling session, but a time of interaction with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for wholeness and pursuing your destiny.

This Sozo ministry was founded by Dawna da Silva and Teresa Liebscher of Bethel Church, Redding, California and is run in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In Africa, we come under the covering of Bethel Sozo Regional Director, Carina Boschoff. Teams are also established in Nigeria, all over South Africa, in Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Malawi.

The Basic Bethel Sozo training serves to give you the framework and provides tools and information for training in the Sozo ministry.

Where It All Began

In 1997, Dr. Randy Clark, a healing evangelist, held meetings at Bethel Church, Redding, California. He sent a team to train a congregation on how to be prayer servants. Some of the training was a model of “deliverance” from Argentina. This model became the first tool, “The Four Doors”.

Dawna DeSilva, the leader and founder of the Bethel Sozo Ministry, attended this training at Bethel. Afterward, Dawna began to use the concept of “The Four Doors” when she prayed for people. Seeing a miraculous difference in people’s level of freedom, the “Bethel Sozo Ministry” was birthed. As the Bethel Sozo Ministry developed, the Lord introduced other tools that have aided in people being healed and released from the wounds and lies which have hindered those individuals from being connected to the Godhead and to their destiny.

From 1998, the Bethel Sozo Ministry team started travelling worldwide to train and equip other churches and organizations to start their own Bethel Sozo Ministry. The Bethel Sozo Ministry has expanded quickly and is active in over 75 nations of the world.

What is Sozo?

It is the Holy Spirit lead inner healing and deliverance ministry where the person is helped to discover the lies believed about Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. These can be related to early childhood wounds that have constantly been undermining their belief system, and prevents them from experiencing a joyful and victorious lifestyle and intimate walk with God. Throughout the session the focus is on the issues the person is dealing with and not sin or the devil.
Through the Sozo process, the truth about what God says and thinks about them is discovered from God Himself and this truth breaks strongholds and belief patterns that will set them free to discover their identity and become the sons and daughters that Father God destined them to be through Jesus.
The process is quick and easy, and because the person will be connected to the Godhead, further Sozo sessions are not normally required.
In the USA the Bethel Sozo Ministry of Bethel Church in Redding, California is led by Dawna DeSilva and Teresa Liebscher.
There are six tools that the Sozo team uses: Father Ladder, Four Doors, Presenting Jesus, The Wall
Trigger Mechanisms (Advanced Tool), and Divine Editing (Advanced Tool).