Presentation on theme: "U SING S OZO TOOLS WITH N OT YET C HRISTIANS."— Presentation transcript:
U SING S OZO TOOLS WITH N OT YET C HRISTIANS
P URPOSE OF WORKSHOP Sozo as a tool for Evangelism Inviting others to a Sozo session Relationships Testimony Engage with God – supernatural Key differences in taking an unsaved Sozo Willing to talk to the Godhead Unwilling to talk to the Godhead Information
M INDSET S HIFT FromTo FixingCompassion AnswersQuestions SpeakingListening ConvincingRemoving blockages Christian languageAudience appropriate language Separate from GodConnected to God Personal agendaGod’s agenda DishonourHonour
W HY COME TO A S OZO : U NPRODUCTIVE Unproductive Describing it as counselling Making the booking weeks later Stating the issue might be theirs Describing it in Christian language No existing relationship Putting on them
W HY COME TO A S OZO : F RUITFUL Fruitful Testimony Describe Sozo in their words Helping meet the need Encounter with God Trusting relationships Book session within a few days Unconditional love and acceptance Honour where they are Move to their space Allow them to bring a support Depersonalise the issue
P RACTICAL P OINTS TO STARTING THE SESSION Welcoming Build relationship What can they expect Informed consent Opportunity for questions Provide and gather information Throw out the agenda
T RANSCRIPT E XAMPLE 1 Jesus took guilt from me and replaced it with strength to be who I want to be to carry on. In exchange for financial worry Jesus gave me abundance of all the important things - people around me, friends, family, more support, not so alone. He took anxiety and worry and replaced it with calmness, love and inner strength. I breathed them in so they could become part of me. In exchange for sadness he gave me light-heartedness - fun, bubbly, frothy. He took the unhealthy tool of being and feeling defeated and He gave me a voice to express myself in a healthy way. I saw myself in a muddy/clay ditch and I was trying to wade through it but it was really heavy going. As I forgave different people in my life I could walk through it and the level of the water went from my chest to my knees, then to my ankles and by the end of the session I was out of the ditch and standing on a flat surface that was sandy. The sun was close and low in the sky. It's where I wanted to be. At first I saw Holy Spirit as a white vapour. I forgave my Mum and rejected lies I believed about myself. At the end I saw Holy Spirit all around me as a vapour. He was blowing in my face when I asked Him what His role in my life is. He is going to be a gentle reminder for me.
T RANSCRIPT E XAMPLE 1 At first I saw Father God as an older man with white hair who was peaceful and calm. He was a long way away. I forgave my Dad and rejected lies about men and God and how they will behave around me and treat me. At the end I saw Father God closer to me, with more of a smile on his face. When I asked Him what He thought of me He said I'm a good person, kind and a fair person. I felt a warmth on the side of my neck. Maybe He was showing me He is there for me to look after me and protect me. At first I saw Jesus standing side on to me, with his right side to me. He was looking into the distance away from me. I forgave my ex husbands, had unhealthy soul ties were cut and released them from any harm they have done to me. At the end Jesus was taking the unhealthy tools I have been using and replacing them with good things. For the first few unhealthy tools His long arm stretched out to take them from me, but as I developed trust I was comfortable for Him to come right up to me and take Defeated. He came back to me and handed me a voice to express myself in a healthy way.
W ILLING TO TALK TO GOD Start where they are at Focus on meeting the need Similar to a standard Sozo session Provide opportunity for God to speak Arrow and armor example Address questions Love not converting
T RANSCRIPT EXAMPLE 2 Father God said - I can keep you safe - I love you and you are loved - there are no rules so you can live your life with peace and freedom - He gave me forgiveness and love - I am good enough just as I am and are special to him - you don't need to be ashamed anymore - you are much stronger than you think you are - you have a right to live at peace - you don't have to hurt anymore - it is okay you don't have to live a life with fear anymore - it is okay you are not alone. Jesus said - I am all around you - I am hear with you by your side guiding you - he told me I am loved and wanted - I am not to judge as we are all equal - I am with you to keep to safe - living life with Jesus will be light, loving, forgiving, peaceful, happy, full of laughter and joy - you are unique and very special to me - do not doubt me I am here with you every step of the way
T RANSCRIPT EXAMPLE 3 I gave Father God any hurt. Now I feel very relaxed and chilled out. It feels like peace. Headache has gone and I feel serene. I gave Father God anxiety and worry. In exchange He gives me relaxation and lack of tension. I think I need to walk into this relaxed mode and be it in my life. In exchange for anger Father God gives me humour and more peace. Father God tells me he will protect me by keeping me calm and through humour. When I think of Father God I see Him as an energy field that's now less aggressive than it was before. When I asked Father God what I need to do next he said “I need to do what we've been doing tonight, connect with Him, and move into that space.”
U NWILLING TO TALK TO GOD Hurting Honour their requests Start where they are at Gather information Listen for language Provide information on healing process
U NWILLING TO TALK TO GOD Similar Sozo process (asking Sozoee) Forgiveness – who do I need to foregive? Renounce lie/untruth/falsehood/misconception Truth – what do you now think the truth is? Listen to Godhead connection When ready introduce Sozoee to God Questions that allow God to reveal
T RANSCRIPT EXAMPLE 4 Father God: I see God as soft. God said that he exists He is going to give me a better life if I take down the wall. I saw some scenery with nice weather. To walk into this better life I need to be more positive. God showed me an open hand he is wanting to give me life. I need to stop thinking that life would be better with out God I gave God doubt and he gave me a ring. He gave it to me for marriage to show the closeness of our relationship. He said he is giving me hope Jesus: Jesus showed himself as a leader. Jesus said that he forgives me Jesus is in control and is organizing everyone like sheep. He is telling me that I need to be more of a leader and be an example for my brothers. He said he will teacher me how to do that. He is going to give me faith to help me. I access it by leaning on him. It will be like a roller coaster. He said that I am good. Holy Spirit: I see the Holy Spirit as living and alive. The Holy Spirit will teach me how to help others.
I NFORMATION ONLY Not ready to talk to God Not ready to forgive Listen to the issues Provide information Walls/unfrogiveness Healing process Build hope Provide options Leave the door open
H OW DO WE MEASURE SUCCESS Make a decision to follow Jesus? Hear from the real God of the Bible Have an encounter or experience of the Godhead Move them along the continuum towards the Kingdom of God Remove barriers Help address misconceptions Richard Larcombe- marriage commitment
W HERE TO FROM HERE Growing capacity in the team Standing aside and enabling others Educating the church community Follow up - disciples not conversions Connect to community programmes Published materials
Q UESTION AND ANSWERS Questions and Answers Contact details
D ECLARATION I declare God has made me a competent minister of the new covenant. I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God for salvation. I host the presence of God. I bring the atmosphere of heaven wherever I go. The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me; He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor and set the captives and prisoners free. I am a contagious witness for Christ and have a powerful testimony. God has prepared people for salvation through Jesus. I partner with the Lord of the Harvest who decreed I will reap abundantly The time is now and people are ready to be saved In the Sozo sessions I am part of, people who don’t know God as Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit will be restored to relationship with him and receive the gift of salvation. Thank you Father Amen.