Bethel Sozo UK Conference

Hosting the UK Sozo Conference

2017 Conference - People Worshipping

Christine + David West, in past years joined by Ruth Burnham, have hosted the UK Sozo Conference.

There have been 4 of these, we tend to hold them every two years – not wanting to get an the annual bandwagon!

But seriously, our purpose at such gatherings is to “equip the saints for works of service” – to quote Paul the Apostle.

This means that the emphasis has always, and will continue to be training rather than preaching – but not exclusively.

We have been joined in previous years by many friends from the USA including

  • Dawna DeSilva
  • Teresa Liebscher
  • Yvonne Martinez
  • Margaret Nagib
  • Katie & Jeffrey Barsch
  • Laurie Westwood
Paul Manwaring and David West

More recently, as the UK has matured in its understanding and appreciation of inner healing we have been thrilled to host more British Voices including

  • Liz Gregg,
  • Darrell + Anthea Cocup
  • Nick Nicholson
  • Clare + Mervin Suffield
  • Tandy Ruoff
  • Lori + Jess Arnott
  • Priscilla Smith
  • Paul Manwaring
  • And of course ……… Christine + David West

You can get free downloads for many of the conference talks here.

Typically around 400 members of the Sozo community come together for these 2 day gatherings

Last year, 2021, as we were coming out of Covid there were 2 new aspects

  • None of our American friends joined us due to Covid related restrictions
  • Few delegates joined us – around 240 for the 2 days. Lower delegate number allowed us to layout the venue in a café (rather than packing them in rows) style.

Obviously having overseas speakers gives the UK Sozo community the opportunity to hear people “live” than they might not normally hear.

That said – the overwhelming feedback was positive around 2 aspects

  • How good it was to hear British Voices
  • How much they preferred the café style layout.

Looking forward we will explore including overseas speakers via Zoom. This will save on their travel time and reduce our costs.

This in turn will make it financially viable to host smaller numbers – or maybe 2 regional events – who knows.

As soon as we know what we are doing next (if anything, you never know!) in terms of a future conference we will let our mailing list know.

You can sign up for the UK Bethel Sozo newsletter here.