Sozo Ministry Policies and Expectations
a. We do not provide psychology, psychological therapy, licensed counseling or certified addictions counseling. We do provide a referral list for licensed counseling and psychological services upon request.
b. We do not provide medical advice, nutritional advice, legal advice or advice regarding licensed services and therapies in the areas just mentioned. We provide a listening prayer ministry consistent with the faith and practice of CVVC.
c. Our sessions are confidential, except when Colorado statutes regarding mandatory reporting apply. Our Pastors are mandatory reporters and we do comply with Colorado laws. State statutes require that cases of serious potential for suicide, possible physical harm to others and any known or suspected instances of child or elder (age 70 and older) abuse be reported to local authorities.
d. Any notes we make or records we keep on sessions with our ministry guests will be kept in locked, confidential files.
e. We do not provide court ordered counseling. We will help you check our referral list for counselors and therapists qualified to do this.
f. We reserve the right to not offer a ministry appointment. In the event we do not make an appointment, we will seek to provide a referral list that may cover the needed service or therapy.
Additional Policies and Practice
g. Timeliness - ministry guests can expect to begin and end sessions on time. Most sessions will last an hour and a half to two hours. If you will be late to your appointment by more than 10 minutes, we ask that you call your Sozo leader.
h. No Show - Any time you are late for an appointment by more than 15 minutes without notifying us in advance, the session will be cancelled and subject to reschedule.
i. When a Sozo team member is meeting with a member of the opposite gender, we will ask another team member to join in the session.
j. Cancellation - When cancelling or rescheduling an appointment, please call at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Appointments that are not kept or not cancelled in a timely manner may go on a waiting list for rescheduling.
k. Costs of ministry - We will minister to you whether you make a donation or not, but any donations are very much appreciated. CVVC covers the costs of this ministry and all donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made at the church or online at canyonviewchurch.com/giving - please reference Sozo in the memo line.
m. You are free to end any ministry session at any time for any reason. We reserve the right to do the same. In the event we feel we are not qualified to help you, we will provide our referral list and go over your options with you.