Why “Soterion”? It means salvation, translated as “freedom, liberty and release”
We are a group of Christians who believe that Jesus came to set the captives free from the bondage of their past lives, so that they can live the abundant life (John 10: 10). It is our desire to see vibrant churches filled with people working towards that goal and to that end we are happy to visit, bringing our courses and ministry to help with the process.
Angela Weir is the lead teacher. She has been with Ellel Ministries* since it began over 30 years ago, first as a member of the ministry team and latterly as a teacher in the UK and internationally. She originally trained as an actress and worked professionally for a number of years. She now uses her drama skills to bring to life some of the women from the New Testament.
David Lauder is the second teacher. He was initially an outdoor pursuits instructor, entering teaching through outdoor education and latterly at a Christian school. He has been a pastor of a church and was a teacher and a member of the ministry team at Ellel Grange.
Several of the current members of the ministry team had their first experience of Ellel-style ministry through a Soterion course and have since gone on to Ellel for further training and/or ministry. All are experienced in ministry.
Soterion Ministries has come into being because of our desire to take the teaching out into the churches. We do not operate from a single base so it is not possible for you to come to us; we come to you to run a one day or two day course. (See Courses page for details). We have been running two day courses, “Daughter be Healed” and “Arise My son”, at Beechwood Court, a Christian Endeavour hotel in Conwy, North Wales, for the past 5 or 6 years and have visited Oasis Church in Redditch, New Life Church in Cirencester, Red Hill Christian Centre near Stratford on Avon, Hollybush Christian Centre near Thirsk in North Yorkshire, Thornleigh Christian Hotel and Conference Centre at Grange-over-Sands, Seaton Community Church in Aberdeen, and Whitchester Christian Guest House near Hawick, where we have also done the one day course: “Three Steps towards the Abundant Life”. We have also been to a centre in Porthmadog, North Wales. Recent church visits have included Carnforth Free Methodist Church, Brook Community Church and the Full Gospel Church at Rushden in Northants.
Two new courses have recently been added, one intended to be a follow-on course from the other two, and the second to help those wishing to introduce ministry into their own churches.
Members of the team at Red Hill Christian Centre, October, 2016
*It should be noted that although we are all trained by Ellel Ministries and some of us are still associated with them, Soterion Ministries is a separate entity entirely and any publicity at your church or centre should use the Soterion title, not the Ellel one.