Frequently Asked Questions
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Mailing Address / Contact
Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry, Inc.
1540 Main St., Ste 218 #223
Windsor, CO 80550
970-616-0012 (Voicemail or text)
What is Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry?
Freedom Steps Ministry is based on the Bethel Sozo Ministry. Sozo is a Greek verb first used in the New Testament in Matthew 1:21 when the angel told Joseph Jesus was come to “save (sozo) us from our sins.” It is translated “to save or rescue, heal, deliver and make whole.” The Greek word for Savior (Soter) comes from the verb sozo. 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 Freedom Steps Ministry leaders are trained and experienced in the Bethel Basic and Advanced Sozo ministry. We seek to facilitate a living, life changing encounter between each Freedom guest and the Lord.
What kind of ministry can I expect from Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry?
This ministry is a deliverance and wholeness ministry. This ministry is provided by trained and equipped members of several churches in northern Colorado who are skilled in following the Holy Spirit. This ministry is provided to anyone who is seeking greater freedom in Christ. This ministry seeks to facilitate encounters with the Holy Spirit who provides spiritual freedom, wholeness, inner healing and strength to the inner man. You can expect to be treated with love and respect in your Freedom session. Your session will be kept confidential, although we encourage the Freedom guest to give testimony and share their experience with others.
How long does it take to get an appointment?
Our goal is to provide timely ministry. However, we rely upon trained and equipped volunteers to provide this ministry. Your availability will play a large role in this as well. Our volunteers strive to be flexible. We will assign you to a ministry team (minimum of two people) that can meet with you as soon as possible after completing the ministry request form. However, the waiting time may vary from a few days to several weeks. After receiving your Freedom Steps Ministry form, your name is placed on the waiting list. You will be contacted approximately one week before your session is scheduled. Please be patient and pray for the Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry team that will minister to you. Pray also that you will have a life changing encounter with the Lord during your Freedom session. If you have been in the queue for some time and wish to find out where you are, please email the ministry leader, Pastor Bill Kline, at PastorBill@sozofreedomsteps.org.
Keep in mind that we are working with trained volunteers who are devoting their time to minister to you. You will need to fit yourself into the time schedules that are offered. You will be offered up to 3 opportunities for a Freedom session. If you are unable to accept one of these 3 times, your name will be removed from the waiting list. You will receive an email asking you to re-apply when your availability window has expanded to fit into the scheduling that is offered by our volunteers.
Please note that failure to keep an appointment scheduled will result in removal from the queue. You must re-applyfor another appointment. If you will be more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, please call the ministry phone number to let us know your status. If you are more than 15 minutes late and you do not give us prior notice, your appointment may be cancelled and your name removed from the active queue. At that time, you will need to re-apply for another appointment.
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, unless information shared is covered by mandated reporter laws. Please ask for an explanation if you don’t understand this. Each team will complete a ministry summary form to be reviewed by the Sozo Freedom Steps administrator or ministry pastor. This is done for accountability and to determine training and team development strategies. 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. The ministry team leader will ask questions of you and ask you to pray out loud.
- You are free to stop the session at any time.
- You are free to decline to answer any question.
- The ministry team leader is also free to end the session at any time for any reason.
There are several ministry approaches or sometimes called ‘ministry tools’ the team leader may choose to pursue.
You may be asked to renounce lies you have believed, break “agreements with darkness,” or repent, which means ‘think a new way’ about 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.
How many sessions will I need?
That depends on too many factors beyond our control. A session will last from one to two hours. Many believers give testimony of greater freedom in just one session. Since we cannot control your will and desire to yield freely to the Holy Spirit, we cannot guarantee results. Remember, 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. You can talk to your team about ongoing pastoral care, or support group services. We can help you determine your “next steps” in following Christ. We also provide a referral list for local licensed Christian Counselors and Therapists.
What kinds of issues are dealt with in Freedom Steps Ministry?
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.
The list goes on and on…
CAUTION: 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.
What kinds of issues do you not deal with in Freedom Steps Ministry?
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 response to “emergency” issues, but we can help you find those services. We are not qualified to advise you regarding your prescribed medications, medical therapies and treatments or financial circumstances. Sozo Freedom Steps is not a counseling ministry.
How much does a session cost?
Our sessions are free of charge, however, the Lord’s word teaches that “the workman is worthy of his hire.” It is a matter of honoring those who serve you. When you donate, it helps offset the time and cost of doing this ministry. If you want tax credit for your donation, you must make your check out to “Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry.” We accept donations via credit card, and online at our website via PayPal. Compensation paid to regular Sozo ministers as well as ministry expenses are covered by donations.
Please pray about it and give as the Lord leads. We will minister to anyone, with or without a donation.
How do I become a Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry team member?
Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry team members are selected from local churches and are members in good standing. Our volunteers are trained and equipped in this ministry by experienced leaders and certified Bethel Sozo trainers. An application form can be obtained by contacting the Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry leader, Pastor Bill Kline by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers selected for training and development will serve on a Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry team as a 'SOZO Leader’ or ‘SOZO Assistant’ member of the team as prayer partner. Team Members sit next to the team leader and may provide comments or prayers during the session, as the leader requests. Team leaders are selected from those who have served in several Freedom sessions and have demonstrated the ability to listen to the Holy Spirit and follow Him in the ministry. All ministry team members are trained to maintain confidentiality. We conduct background checks on all team members. You must complete a personal sozo session and the Bethel Basic Sozo training to get started on this team.
If I don’t attend a church, can I still be included in the training?
No. Connection in a healthy church body is essential to your spiritual health. If you need help finding a good church to become part of, let us know.
What if I don’t like the results of my Sozo Freedom Steps session or I want to speak to someone about behavior or conduct of team members?
You may contact the Sozo Freedom Steps Ministry leader, Pastor Bill Kline, with any issue regarding this ministry. Pastor Bill is a certified Bethel Basic Sozo trainer and serves in the International Bethel Sozo Network as Regional Facilitator of the Rocky Mountain Region. You may contact him through our website, www.sozofreedomsteps.org or by email at: email@example.com. He will be happy to call you or meet with you to discuss your session.