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Bethel Sozo - Application for Personal Ministry

A Sozo appointment is not counselling but a facilitated session connecting you with the Father, Jesus or the Holy Spirit. Aspects of the appointment will be to identify wounds resulting from perceived or actual experiences and unmet needs; the renouncing of any lies associated with those experiences; and a truth encounter with the Godhead. For further information please go to

##### STOP PRESS SEPTEMBER 2017 #####

Unfortunately because our waiting list is so long and our current team is small, with limited availability, we have taken the decision to close the list to non-River Church members for the time being, as we would not be able to offer you an appointment for up to 12 months. We are very sorry for the inconvenience of this and hope to have the list open again as soon as possible. In the meantime, you may be able to find an appointment at one of the other Sozo centres listed at 

River Members only: Please complete and then submit the following forms: (mandatory fields are indicated by a *)


 Name: *
 Gender: M / F *
 Town: *
 Mobile phone: *
 Email Address: *
 Church you attend: *


 Why would you like to receive a Sozo? *


Who referred you to the Bethel Sozo Ministry?  

Do you attend a cell group or home group?

If not, we strongly recommend you find one. We recommend that you share with someone you trust what happened during your Sozo so that you will have someone to pray with and hold you accountable (this person should not be someone who you consider to be your “best friend”).

  Yes          No

Will you be able to fast or pray for one week before your Sozo?

Ask the Lord what He wants you to fast. For instance it could be one meal a day or fasting from watching TV.

 Yes          No

Please state your availability.

We offer appointments on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings *


Please confirm * that you have read and accept the Sozo liability release document

 Yes          No


NB This application is not complete until you click the 'Send' button below


Sozo appointments are with two trained facilitators, although a trainee may also be present (the trainee will not contribute, only observe).



In recognition of the value of the time spent ministering to you, there is a suggested donation of £20 to help develop the Sozo ministry in River. Our strong preference is that you give via credit or debit card online now (immediately after submitting your application by clicking the 'Send' button below).  If you cannot afford this amount then please contact us. The minimum donation is £1. 

If you are unable to pay by card then we will accept a cheque payable to River Church and sent to Sozo Team, River Church, The Summit, 2 Castle Terrace Hill, Maidenhead. Berks SL6 4JP; or if neither of these payment methods are possible you may pay with cash on the day. Whatever the payment method please state the value of your donation in the appropriate place lower down the page (even if you are not gift aiding the donation). 


I will pay by (enter either online or cheque or cash): *


Donation amount: enter a whole number eg £3 not £3.00




As soon as your registration and payment are received we will contact you to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to pay by card or cheque then you may pay by cash at the beginning of your Sozo session. 


Gift Aid

If you are UK taxpayer please consider completing a gift aid declaration so that your donation will be worth even more. To do so please complete the online declaration below before making your donation via the button at the bottom of the page. Thank you.  NB if you are a member of River Church and have already completed a Gift Aid form for your normal church giving you do NOT need to do this again here - you may submit your application right away using the Send button below.


Not Gift Aid

If a Gift Aid is not appropriate please scroll straight to the bottom of the page and submit your application right away using the Send button.


Gift Aid itGift Aid Declaration


I declare that I want River Church to reclaim tax via Gift Aid on my donation:


Unless you tick both the following boxes we will be unable to reclaim any tax on your donation:


I understand that I must pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that River Church reclaims on my donations in the appropriate tax year 

I understand that tax can be reclaimed only in relation to gifts of my own money. I will not make a gift wholly or in part on behalf of someone else.

  • You can contact us about anything relating to Gift Aid donations (or giving in general) via this email link:
  • Alternatively you might find your answer on the Finance pages - click here
  • If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return

Optional: Print a copy of this page for your records:       Print page



Please now submit your application (and where applicable your gift aid declaration) by clicking the button below. Once you have done this you will be guided to the secure PayPal site which will enable your donation to be taken.

If you're not taken to a confirmation page after pressing Send it's probably because you haven't filled in a required field - please scroll back up the page to check for error messages.

Sozo team, 22/03/2014