Prayer and Pastoral Care
At Trinity, we want to root everything we do in prayer. As well as encouraging one another in our personal patterns of prayer, we also give specific space in the life of the church for group prayer in different contexts.
We also offer a range of ways of supporting members of our Church family with pastoral and practical needs. We encourage everyone to join one of our Life groups and become part of a smaller network for day to day encouragement and support. There are times though when life brings additional challenges and so we have a team of people who can offer more specialist listening and pastoral care.
For all of us there are times in our life when we need the care and support of others. At Trinity we do not want anyone to feel isolated and left alone to struggle through times of difficulty.
Hopefully many of us will have family and friends we can turn to at difficult times. For members of Trinity we also encourage everyone to be part of one of our life groups- this immediately gives another network of friends who can help. If you are not in a life group please check out the section of this website which guides you about how to join one.
If you think you might need other kinds of pastoral support please click below and one of our team will be in contact to try and suggest ways in which we might be able to help.
Hungry for God
When: 8:00pm – 9:30pm, every second Thursday of the month during term time.
Where: Trinity Fusion building, Trinity Lane, Cheltenham, GL52 2NT
What: Everyone is welcome to join us for this weekly opportunity to seek God through prayer, sung worship and visual artistic worship.
7:14 Prayer Meeting
When: 7:14am, every Monday.
Where: Trinity Fusion Prayer Room, Trinity Lane, Cheltenham, GL52 2NT
What: An early morning prayer meeting, where we can lift up our God together in worship and praise.
Bethel Sozo Personal Prayer Ministry
The Bethel Sozo Ministry – developed by Bethel Church in Redding, USA – is a unique, gentle, inner healing ministry. This Holy Spirit led time of prayer aims to quickly get to the root of things that are hindering your connection with the Lord and identify and replace lies with God’s truth.
Is Sozo for me?
It is, if…
- You are regularly attending Trinity and consider yourself as part of the family here.
- You’re having difficulties with your walk with God; difficulty in hearing, seeing or sensing Him.
- You feel that there’s some sort of wall preventing you from a breakthrough.
- You’ve spent time trying to overcome issues such as fear, anxiety, jealousy, bitterness or anger, but with no success.
What does a Sozo session look like?
A Sozo session generally lasts around 1-2 hours and is conducted by two people who will, with the help of the Holy Spirit, walk you through the process towards freedom and wholeness.
Sozo is entirely free. However, we do welcome voluntary contributions towards your Sozo appointment to help towards the cost of training our volunteer team. We suggest £20.
Bethel Sozo Basic Training
When: 26th April 7pm-9:45pm and 27th April 9am-4:30pm
Where: Trinity House
What: Do you love praying with people and would you like to become more equipped? We have a wonderful opportunity for you to join us for a day and a halfs training in Bethel Sozo prayer. Rather than train you as a sozo team member, the Basic training will give you an understanding of the ministry, and better equip you in praying for others. If you would like to come sign up using the button below.
Cost: £17.50 for the manual
We send out regular emails with requests for prayer. If you’d like to be involved in praying for these needs, or if you have a prayer request of your own, please get in touch.
“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer. If we are true intercessors, we must be ready to take part in God’s work on behalf of the people for whom we pray.”Corrie Ten Boom
“Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”Mother Theresa