January 27-29th, 2017
It’s more than another event.
Imagine a time and space prayerfully designed to reach the deepest places of our hearts and pull us closer to Jesus. And for each person, that space is going to be different. Maybe that comes through screaming the lyrics of the song you hadn’t believed until you heard hundreds of others singing it with you. Maybe it’s a moment of stillness when the lights go down and God feels closer than the beat of your heart. It could be in a bold word that catalyzes a permanent change in your life or swapping stories with a complete stranger who gets you. Maybe it’s that character in the drama speaking all the words you haven’t figured out how to say yet, or a friend’s hand on your shoulder to remind you you’re never searching alone.
Zeteo isn’t about devising some sort of crowd-pleasing emotional-high experience… it’s about creating a space where God can move in the way that he moves: fully, intimately, distinctively.
We want to invite you to join us for our Zeteo Conference: An ecumenical youth conference designed for students and leaders who desire to draw closer and search deeper. Through four sessions of moving worship, engaging teaching, compelling drama, and challenging break-out seminars, our hope is that you and your group will find God right where he wants to meet you.
Zeteo 2017- Storymakers
It started with a word. One breath and the word spoke worlds into motion. The story began. The author and perfecter of faith designed intention between lines, souls within dust, possibiltiies amidst heartbeats. He devised characters to search among the sentences, some choosing to follow the steady strokes of his pen, others filling pages with their own inked promises and regrets. And so the chapters shift, the conflict spins, the plot thickens. Yet with every twist and turn; every broken word; every mended heart; the storymaker writes, the storymaker waits. He waits for every character to return to him—to step into his workspace, sit at his desk, and listen. His workspace is not for the faint of heart: it is intricate, intense, and intimate. And yet each person who visits finds themselves drawn closer into the kinds of stories he writes-the wonderful kind, the adventurous kind. Stories full of much more than we could ever ask or imagine.
At Zeteo 2017, we invite you to step over the threshold, blow the dust off the cover, and reimagine your story alongside the maker of every story ever told.
Zeteo is an ecumenical youth retreat weekend with the vision of bringing together youth and adults from different traditions and backgrounds to seek Faith, Focus, and friendships through main stage speakers, testimonies, worship, seminars, activities and deep connections.
Q: Why call it Zeteo?
It is a greek word that means “to seek in order to find.” God has laid it on the hearts of the leadership team to start an event with this purpose entirely. We hope to create opportunities for youth and youth leaders a time to deepen their faith, and their relationships with each other. It is a weekend retreat like nothing your group has ever been a part of in the past. A weekend of fun, laughter, worship, messages, and experiences that youth will never forget.
Q: How do I register for Zeteo?
Registration will be available September 15, 16. After that date you can visit this page and click register now. Register for all that you need and then you can pay over time so that you lock in the lowest ticket price. However groups must be paid in full by January 1st.
Q: How much does it cost?
- Early Bird-(Through 10.15.16)- $67
- Regular Price- (Through 12.31.16) $73
- Last Minute (After 1.1.17) – $88
Check payments must be received within 2 weeks of registration.
Q: How do we get from the hotel to the convention center?
You are able to stay at the attached Courtyard by Mariott and walk, or you will need to find transportation for your group to and from the convention center.
Q: What do we do for meals?
Depending on your hotel, breakfast may be included. However, there are no meals included in the conference ticket price. There are many local establishments available for your group to choose from.
Q:Where do we stay and how much will it cost?
Courtyard Marriott- Double Queen Rooms $114
The Courtyard is attached to the convention center are you and your group will be able to walk from your hotel rooms without walking outside. To book your rooms please call the Marriott reservation line at 1-800-MARRIOTT and let them know you would like to book under the Zeteo/ Salt’n Light Youth Ministry group.
Altoona Grand Hotel- Double Queen Rooms- $95 (1.2 Miles Away)
The Altoona Grand has recently been updated and are ready to accommodate the 2017 Zeteo group. A hot continental breakfast is included in the room rate. Book your rooms by calling the hotel directly at 814-946-1631 and booking under the Salt ‘n Light Youth Ministry group.
Comfort Suites Altoona- Double Queen Room- $89 (10 miles away)
The Comfort Suites has double queen rooms with pullout couches that will allow you to sleep up to 6 per room, just request a room with a pullout at booking. Breakfast is included in this room rate. Book your rooms by calling the hotel directly at 814-942-2600 and booking under the Zeteo Conference.
Q: What is the Safe Sanctuaries Requirements?
We are requiring groups to maintain a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 students when at the convention center. Groups are required to follow their churches safe sanctuary policies throughout the weekend.
Q: What is the plan for inclement weather?
We will hold the event unless there is a state of emergency declared by the governor of Pennsylvania.
Q: What do our kids need to bring?
(swimsuit, snowgear, money etc.?)
Please see our Packing List
Q: Is there a way to view the seminars and topics ahead of time?
Seminars will be available to view on the website by November 15th.
Q: How does security work?
We will have security on site at the conference center throughout the weekend. However, you are always responsible for your youth group.
Q: When is Zeteo next year?
The tentative 2018 Zeteo date is: February 2-4, 2018, Altoona, PA
Contact Ryan Murphy with questions