As of September 3, 2019, there is a recommended donation of $30 to apply for Sozo Prayer Sessions. Applications and application fees will be processed through Eventbrite. Please see the "Is there a cost?" section for more information.
To apply for a Sozo Prayer Session CLICK HERE.
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, Sozo prayer sessions will be offered virtually via a private Zoom session until further notice. You are welcome to apply for a Sozo prayer session and be put in the queue for an "in person" appointment for when we resume those sessions once again. Please select "Virtual" or "In Person" when filling out your application. Thank you!
Where did the Sozo Ministry come from?
Prayer and deliverance ministries have been around ever since Jesus demonstrated His power on earth by healing (sozo-ing) many that came to Him. The term “Sozo” is a Greek word from the New Testament that means “to save, make whole, heal, to be whole, rescue from danger, and deliver” – basically, to save in every imaginable way! Matthew 18:11 says, “the Son of Man has come to save (sozo) that which was lost.” Jesus came to completely restore us!
What does a Sozo session look like?
The Sozo Ministry is a unique inner healing and deliverance ministry. Its goal is to get to the root of things that hinder your personal connection with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. With a healed connection with God, you can walk freely in the destiny to which you have been called. Sozo Ministry sessions are unique to the individual receiving prayer: no two sessions are alike. Sozo is Holy Spirit-led and effective; focuses on the root issues, not the symptoms; and helps to restore wholeness in your relationship with God.
The sessions are friendly, relaxed, and informal. They are also completely confidential. Each Sozo Ministry session is different. The Sozo team relies on the leading and revelation of the Holy Spirit to identify and heal past/present wounds, bless the individual through prayer and encouragement, and more.
Is the Sozo Ministry like professional counseling?
The Sozo Ministry is not counseling, but some general goals and approaches are used to help provide breakthrough for individuals. Sozo Ministry teams are made up of Christians who desire to help each other overcome obstacles and strongholds. Sozo team members have had extensive training and experience as an observer and assistant before they become session leaders.
When will my session be?
Please note, prayer sessions are not held during the months of July and December.
It is our desire to schedule your prayer session as soon as we're able. Sessions are scheduled on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm and Saturday mornings at 9:00 am. However, due to the high volume of applications for women, there could be a wait time. Once we have received your completed application form, we will do our best to provide an estimated prayer session date and other information when we contact you. All sessions are kept confidential and are held at Water of Life Community Church.
Other churches or ministries that also provide Sozo sessions include:
- Refuge Community Church, Rancho Cucamonga
- Claremont Healing Rooms
- Pasadena International House of Prayer (PIHOP)
- Harvest Rock Church, Pasadena
Is there a cost?
We love to pray with people and help them along in their journey of growth in Christ. We ask that you come with an open heart and expect to meet with God during your session. As of September 3, 2019, there is a recommended donation of $30 to apply for a Sozo Prayer session. Applications and application fees are processed through Eventbrite. The recommended donation of $30 may be waived or reduced in cases of financial hardship. If cost is a concern or if you are on staff at Water of Life, please contact x4119 for more information or to obtain a fee assistance application. Appointments missed without a 24-hour cancellation notice will require a new application. Application fees are non-refundable. If you feel led to donate to the Water of Life Healing Ministries, you may do so at your session or by placing an offering in one of our offering boxes during our weekend services. If you place an offering, please add the note, “Healing Ministries Donation".
Words used to describe Sozo Ministry sessions:
Freedom, refreshing, encouraging, fruitful, amazing, peaceful, awesome, compassionate, loving, powerful, lifechanging.
“I left my session encouraged that I would seek God in a more personal and intimate way.” – Testimony from a Sozo session evaluation
I have a passion for people and want to minister healing.
"Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again." I Thessalonians 5:23 NASB
If you’re interested in joining the Sozo Ministry team and would like to receive information about the next training class, Deep Healing Training (Ministry Team Training III), please contact the Healing Department at 909.463.0103 x4195 for more information.
Deep Healing Training is a two-day seminar which prepares you to join the deep inner healing ministries at Water of Life. At the seminar, you will learn biblical-based, Sozo Ministry techniques which will help others achieve healing in their lives. Cost is $25 per person. Note, the following classes are required for those who wish to join the Sozo team.
- Mission & Core Values
- DWOL (Discovering Water of Life) and signed membership covenant
- Ministry & Gifts of the Holy Spirit I
- Ministry & Gifts of the Holy Spirit II
- Ministry Team Training I (with a Ministry Team badge)
- Ministry Team Training II
- Ministry Team Training III
Please check our most recent Grow Class Catalog for availability of classes and registration information (some fees may apply). Many of these classes are also available through the School of Ministry’s two-year program or with the option to audit (fees will apply).
Every believer experiences pain and hardship, whether in the physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual realm. The spiritual realm encompasses the other three to such a high degree that we often refer to these hardships as "spiritual warfare." As believers, it's important to understand what spiritual warfare is, how we can combat it, and to know, above all, that our victory lies in Christ. Below is a link to a Spiritual Warfare series from Pastor Dan. We hope you'll find it helpful.