Equipped in His Presence Conference 2021

8th October 9:45am-9:45pm and 9th October 9am – 6:30pm

New Life Church Milton Keynes

We are excited to have time to fellowship with Heaven and with each other as we are further equipped to bring greater freedom and facilitate heavenly connections for people.


Seminar Tracks

Choosing your seminars

In addition to main sessions all together there will be 5 seminars on Friday and a further 4 on Saturday. None of the sessions are being repeated. You will be asked to select your seminar choices when booking. Due to room capacity, space in some seminars will be limited and some seminars could become ”full”. You will maximise your seminar choice by booking early.

Friday Seminars

Paul Manwaring – Ready, Present & Empowered
Paul Manwaring

Are You Ready?
As we emerge from this season we are surrounded by a challenging cultural backdrop, which was certainly evident before the pandemic but is undoubtedly more evident since. Paul will unpack & explain these primary cultural challenges and their effect on individuals. Confident that we have the answers in Jesus, he will lead a ministry time focussed on overcoming these challenges ourselves as we prepare to minister to others.

Are You Present?
In this practical and powerful session Paul will guide us on a journey of being present for each other and the presence of God. This session is designed to help us reengage with being present for each other following this intense season of degrees of isolation. This will also provide a useful tool for teams as they reconnect and will increase their ability to be present for their clients.

Are You Empowered?
Firstly it requires leaders to walk in power, you cannot empower unless you have power to give away.
Jesus himself demonstrated an empowered model of leadership with his disciples. Empowerment is more than delegation.
Paul will explore the strengths of an empowering leader and creating an empowering culture.

Through careers in nursing, prison management & church leadership he has given himself to: Loving & caring, managing and leading, teaching and preaching, coaching and consulting.

Paul attended Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in 2001 and shortly after completing 1st year he joined the leadership team. Paul says that it was and still is the great privilege of my life to be a part of the Bethel family.

Paul and Sue are great advocates and friends of the Sozo ministry and we are delighted to once again host them at the UK conference.


Tandy Ruoff – Children’s Sozo

“What if the children could experience the freedom I just experienced in my Sozo? What if they lived their lives free of guilt and shame? What if they could go to the Godhead to hear truth when they are getting beat up by lies.”
And so it was that Children’s Sozo was born. In this seminar Tandy will show you how doing a Sozo with a child is different, how to engage and communicate with a child using appropriate Sozo tools – why you never take a child’s wall down!
Why it is important to have a Sozo with the parents before you do one with a child. If you have an interest in children’s work or have them living in your house – this seminar will equip you to bring them into greater freedom.

There will be three sessions throughout the day, if you are an experienced first and want to see Children’s Sozo added to the Sozo ministry running at your church this training will enable you to get the building blocks in place so we can support you to see your ministry flourish. However, if you are a parent/grandparent or guardian and you want to learn how to support your child or teenager through fear, anxiety, anger issues or just to see them connected more fully with the Godhead, then come and learn how to use the Children’s Sozo tools in your home.

Tandy Ruoff is married to Mark, a mother of four and author of “Encountering God with your senses.” She has been involved in Sozo ministry, leading a team, mentoring and is now facilitator for Children’s Sozo UK. Tandy has been involved in children’s ministry for over 20 years and is passionate for children to know that they have access to the heavenly realms to encounter and experience the love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Tandy has a specific desire for children with SEND to be able to access the Sozo tools in a way that can truly minister to them individually. Tandy believes families can see incredible transformation occur as parents choose to daily incorporate Sozo tools into their parenting. Tandy is currently writing a manual on “sozo for families” and hopes to release it in 2022.
Tandy and Mark are both ordained in the Church of England and have a BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission. They have been in full time Christian ministry for over 20 years. Tandy is a prison Chaplain in the largest women’s prison in Europe where she serves on the chaplaincy team.
Both Tandy and Mark have a desire to see transformation happen among the poor and marginalised in society.
They have a heart for the prophetic, for freedom and to see each person fulfil their God given destiny.


Liz Gregg & Nick Nicholson – Kingdom Finances

In this we will be exploring what it means to have a biblical Kingdom view on finances. Money is part of our everyday life but there is a lot of conflicting advice about how we should give, spend or save it. How do we decipher what is a Biblical view of money? This day will equip you with a unique and helpful foundation, and one which you need if you want to be able to do Financial Sozo.  We will also cover what are the steps you need to take in order to be released in Financial Sozo.

Liz, with her husband Stuart, are church leaders in the north of England. Liz has a heart to see people walking in the fulness of what God has for them and run’s a supernatural school to enable that. Liz is co founder of Sozo for Couples and has co-authored with  Darrell Cocup Going Deeper and Starting Out for married couples. She is co-author with Nick Nicholson the Kingdom Finances Manual published in Summer 2021. Liz is the UK Financial Sozo director ® UK and Europe, Core team member of Stephen K. De Silva Ministries and UK Sozo facilitator and trainer. Liz has three grown children and one grandchild. 

Nick has over 30 years’ experience of entrepreneurship, having established and run three businesses with a portfolio of international clients. He was for 20 years part of the management team of a church within the Catalyst family of churches. He now leads the Lovers and Leaders ministry. His book Risk, Reward and Values has been published in 2021. It explores both the cause and the character of the Kingdom entrepreneur. He is co-author with Liz Gregg of the Kingdom Finances manual published in summer 2021. Nick is UK Deputy Director, Financial Sozo® UK and Europe, and a Core Team Member of Stephen K. De Silva Ministries. He has three grown up children, and two grandchildren.


Christine & David West – All the Advanced Tools
David and Christine West

We will cover all the Advanced Sozo tools, including the latest and updated material,

• Divine Editing
• Body Work
• Trauma
• Post-Traumatic Stress
• Deliverance
• Prophetic Deliverance
• Generational influences
• Familiar & Familial spirits
• Territorial spirits

Christine has been pastoring people in various leadership capacities for over 30 years. Her passion for seeing people live whole & free, almost inevitably, led her to the first ever Bethel Sozo Training event in the UK back in 2008. Since then, Christine has thoroughly enjoyed training church teams and mentoring Sozo practitioners across the UK and occasionally internationally. She says that what she loves about Bethel Sozo is, “…the freedom that it facilitates, seeing people more intimately connected to Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. It is a joy to see people leaving their Sozo session free from the lies that have shut them down and the unhealed wounds that have held them back”.

David first encountered Bethel Sozo in 2008 at a UK Basic Training course run by Dawna & Teresa from Bethel, Redding. Sozo has brought David new levels of personal freedom that had previously eluded him and transformed the way that he ministers both in prayer & prophetically.


Sozo in other ministries
  • Sozo for Couples – with Darrell & Anthea Cocup
Anthea and Darrell Cocup

Most of us would agree that marriage should be the bedrock of the society we live in and Christian marriages especially so, yet statistics show almost as many divorces amongst Christian couples as not.Why is this? Those of us involved with Sozo recognise that our childhoods effect every aspect of our adult life, so why not our marriages? Sozo changes people’s lives and Sozo for Couples changes people’s marriages. We encourage everyone who has a heart for marriage, either their own or those who minister to, to attend this seminar and learn how marriages can be transformed.

Darrell and Anthea have been involved in Sozo since 2009 and lead the Sozo team at Life Church Bath. They are UK Facilitators and trainers. With Liz Gregg they are founders of the Sozo for Couples ministry, launched at the Sozo Summit in Redding in November 2017. Before Covid they spent much of their time travelling overseas, equipping Sozo teams and mentoring them. Their passion is to see healthy, happy, fulfilled marriages. Darrell is author of “Wonderfully Free” the 31 day post-Sozo devotional journal and co-author of “Starting Out”, “Going Deeper” and, of course, the Sozo for Couple’s manual.

  • Sozo alongside Counselling post pandemic – with Mervyn & Clare Suffield
Mervyn & Clare Suffield

Exploring the impact of Sozo alongside counselling and other healing courses relating to emotional/ mental health/ trauma. Particularly reaching out to those impacted by the Pandemic

Clare, BA hons, MA integrative arts psychotherapy, worked for 30 years professionally as a Christian Therapist and currently  leads with her husband Mervyn The Streams of Hope healing ministries at Winchester Vineyard including Bethel Sozo. 

Mervyn Suffield MBBS retired GP, founder member of The Association of Christian Counsellors has been involved all his professional life in integrating Christian faith with medical science in the healing

  • Shabar – an introduction – with Ruth Burnham
Ruth Burnham

Shabar is a Hebrew word meaning “broken-hearted” from Isaiah 61:1 and can also be translated “shattered”.

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent me to heal the “brokenhearted,” to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” Isaiah 61:1 (NKJ)

Shabar is a ministry to individuals who have continued to have inner healing ministry and yet cannot hold on to their healing

The goal of Shabar ministry is to bring knowledge, hope, and wholeness to a “shattered” individual.

There are 3 different approaches:

  • Using Shabar techniques with individuals who need aid in other areas
  • Using Shabar techniques with individuals who are unaware they are shattered
  • Using Shabar techniques with individuals who know they are shattered

This ministry is not a first grab tool but is a process to use toward the end of the inner healing process. 

Ruth Burnham, is a UK national Sozo facilitator with lead responsibility for Shabar in the UK. Ruth is also a Licensed Lay Minister in the church of England Rochester Diocese


Saturday Seminars

Paul Manwaring – Sons & Daughters, Fathers & Mothers, Overcoming Lies & Revealing the Father 
Paul Manwaring

The Journey of Sonship & Daughtership
It is the journey that we all must take. Even Jesus was born a child and became a son (Isaiah 9:6). Whether you need this journey or want greater understanding of its importance and how to lead others, this session will be for you. From an encounter to breakthrough Paul will lead you to repent, redeem, and be restored as a son or daughter. It is an eternal journey for all of us and none of us can afford to think that we do not need a refresher.

Overcoming lies on the Way to Being a Revealer of The Father
This powerful session will reveal lies that we can all believe that prevent us from being fathers & mothers who reveal the father. Perhaps one of the greatest lies is: I am a woman so how can I ‘be a father’. This and the other four lies will be exposed and broken and a consequent release of more of the father through you will be the result.

Carrying the Father’s Toolkit
This simple yet transforming session will unpack tools that we can carry every day of our lives. Presented in a memorable format every one will leave with a full set. Drawing heavily on Luke 15, Paul will bring an encouraging, equipping, and apostolic assignment to everyone who attends. Bring your tool bag, handbag, briefcase, you won’t be disappointed.

Through careers in nursing, prison management & church leadership he has given himself to: Loving & caring, managing and leading, teaching and preaching, coaching and consulting.

Paul attended Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in 2001 and shortly after completing 1st year he joined the leadership team. Paul says that it was and still is the great privilege of my life to be a part of the Bethel family.

Paul and Sue are great advocates and friends of the Sozo ministry and we are delighted to once again host them at the UK conference.


Priscilla Smith, Jo Fredricks & Anju Ebanks – Art Sozo Workshop

Art Sozo is a unique take on the Sozo process, blending traditional Sozo inner-healing tools with the freedom of art as a way to connect with God and heal wounds and lies. Through the Art Sozo Workshop, God moves powerfully and touches people’s hearts, releasing creativity and bringing lasting healing.

If you sign-up for this workshop you will need to add the Art Sozo ticket to your booking to cover the £11 cost of materials for this workshop.

Priscilla first came across the sozo ministry in 2008 and after her first encounter she was hooked.  Over the ensuing years she has slowly built a sozo team in her small village church near York and loves to watch God bringing healing and freedom to individuals. She is now a facilitator and enjoys mentoring local teams.  She first heard of art sozo when doing a short internship at the Transformation Centre at Bethel but did not experience it until Gail Spooner came to the UK.  She has since hosted a training and workshop by Gail in Yorkshire and with her team member Ella Judson enjoyed leading as many Art Sozo workshops as she could fit in before Covid hit. She sees Art Sozo as a wonderful way in for those who are apprehensive of having an individual sozo session. 

Jo has been involved in Sozo Teams for many years and was instrumental in bringing Gail Spooner, creator of Art Sozo to the UK in 2016 for the first Art Sozo Training course and Workshop outside of the USA.  Following this successful event, which was the largest Art Sozo training course ever held, Jo has organised and accompanied Gail on many Art Sozo Training courses and workshops in the UK.

Anju has been involved with inner healing for over 15 years.  She trained in the Sozo ministry with Helen Balfour, Christ Church Peckham, this training continued during her time at Bethel’s Ministry School.  She met Gail Spooner during her time in Redding CA and fell in love with Art Sozo; she delivered Art Sozo with Gail during her time at Bethel and creatively contributed towards an Art Sozo manual.  Anju has set up a Sozo team and delivered Art Sozo in her hometown in the UK.


Ruth Burnham, Carole Simpson & Clare and Mervyn Suffield – Refresh body, soul and spirit

We have all been living through strange times and our sense of self and wellbeing have taken a battering. These sessions are designed to provide space to refresh and reconnect with God and ourselves.

  • Session 1 – with Clare & Mervyn Suffield
Mervyn & Clare Suffield

Come and discover the two way communication between you and your body with Clare and Mervyn Suffield.

Clare, BA hons, MA integrative arts psychotherapy, worked for 30 years professionally as a Christian Therapist and currently  leads with her husband Mervyn The Streams of Hope healing ministries at Winchester Vineyard including Bethel Sozo. 

Mervyn Suffield MBBS retired GP, founder member of The Association of Christian Counsellors has been involved all his professional life in integrating Christian faith with medical science in the healing. 

  • Session 2 – with Carole Simpson
Carole Simpson

Carole Simpson, Physiotherapist will lead a ‘body meditation’. (Don’t panic! This does not involve any kind of physical workout).

  • Session 3 – with Ruth Burnham
Ruth Burnham

Ruth Burnham, UK Sozo facilitator and  Licensed Lay Minister in the Rochester Diocese will lead meditations for mind and spirit. 


Sozo in other ministries
  • Spirit Cafe – with Lori Arnott-Lawlor & Jess Lawlor

Lori Arnott Lawlor is the daughter of John Arnott from the Toronto Revival, and has been a pastor herself for over 20 years in the UK. Her church in Birmingham had one of the first Sozo teams in the UK and has since trained many Sozo teams both in the UK and abroad. She is also the founder of Spirit Cafe, a church based prophetic evangelism model which has been adopted by churches in many countries of the world, including the UK, Germany, Canada, USA, Russia, Ukraine, and Kenya and continues to gather momentum. 

In a Spirit Cafe, Sozo tools are often used in ‘bite size pieces’, to facilitate people who don’t know Jesus yet, having real encounters with Him. She is passionate about emboldening churches and believers with kingdom keys and principles that create the expectation of God encounters.  She wasn’t born with it, but Lori now carries a burning heart for evangelism and specialises in launching the ‘Church’ into the Father’s harvest field

  • Marriage Preparation – with Darrell & Anthea Cocup and Liz Gregg.
Anthea and Darrell Cocup

We believe that if every couple planning on getting married completed a marriage preparation course there would be far fewer marital problems and, therefore, divorces. “Starting Out” is the Sozo for Couple’s marriage preparation manual and the basis for the Starting Out course. What differentiates this from other marriage preparation courses is the use “Sozo Stops”, points at which the couple are asked to question Father God as to the origin and reason for unhealthy beliefs or negative behaviours they are potentially carrying into their marriage. This seminar will look at some of the questions and discussion points from the manual, and how the Sozo tools are pivotal to the success of the course.

Darrell and Anthea have been involved in Sozo since 2009 and lead the Sozo team at Life Church Bath. They are UK Facilitators and trainers. With Liz Gregg they are founders of the Sozo for Couples ministry, launched at the Sozo Summit in Redding in November 2017. Before Covid they spent much of their time travelling overseas, equipping Sozo teams and mentoring them. Their passion is to see healthy, happy, fulfilled marriages. Darrell is author of “Wonderfully Free” the 31 day post-Sozo devotional journal and co-author of “Starting Out”, “Going Deeper” and, of course, the Sozo for Couple’s manual.

  • Sozo principles in prison & with young offenders – with Tandy Ruoff

“Help me Jesus to really love people!” Is the prayer I prayed in 2017 as I started my ordination training. What followed was three years of the Lord breaking me and shaping me into a women who could love with no judgement or prejudice. I never dreamed of becoming a prison Chaplain and did not start out my ordination journey thinking I would end up working in a prison either, however God knew and Sozo has been foundational in my own personal journey to freedom as well as a tool in my work belt.
This seminar I will be exploring Gods heart for the poor and the marginalised and sharing stories of how we can use Sozo tools to minister to those who are unchurched and whose language and life realities are so far removed from the traditional Church experience we perhaps find ourselves part of.

Tandy is married to Mark, a mother of four and author of “Encountering God with your senses.” She has been involved in Sozo ministry, leading a team, mentoring and is now facilitator for Children’s Sozo UK. Tandy has been involved in children’s ministry for over 20 years and is passionate for children to know that they have access to the heavenly realms to encounter and experience the love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Tandy has a specific desire for children with SEND to be able to access the Sozo tools in a way that can truly minister to them individually. Tandy believes families can see incredible transformation occur as parents choose to daily incorporate Sozo tools into their parenting. Tandy is currently writing a manual on “sozo for families” and hopes to release it in 2022.
Tandy and Mark are both ordained in the Church of England and have a BA (Hons) in Theology, Ministry and Mission. They have been in full time Christian ministry for over 20 years. Tandy is a prison Chaplain in the largest women’s prison in Europe where she serves on the chaplaincy team.


Worship

Worship will be led by Helen & Matt Gallagher with a band featuring some new and some familiar faces. While they have led worship at large events, written songs and released CDs, that is not why we have invited them. We love partnering with them because of their passion for worship in the local church, training, equipping and mentoring emerging worship leaders.


Catering

There will be tea, coffee pastries / biscuits available on arrival each day and during all breaks.

While there are local places to eat in Milton Keynes, some delegates have appreciated being able to stay in the venue & meet people over food. This year we will be offering a paid for option of an onsite full buffet for Friday lunchtime, Friday evening & Saturday lunchtime. We will email sample menu details & the chance to pre-book some or all of these options nearer the time.

You are also free to bring your own food.

Sample Menu details
Sozo Conference 2021 Buffet Menu
Sozo Conference 2021 Buffet Menu

Mums and Babies

There will be a room set aside for mums & babies. You are welcome to be with your little one in the main auditorium and use the set aside room as & when you or your little one need a quiet place.
There are no separate facilities available for toddlers or children.