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.
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.
Emily Bingham joined the Messiah University Campus Ministries team in 2021. As Teaching Ministries Pastor, Emily teaches in a variety of co-curricular settings, advises the Human Rights Awareness Coalition, offers pastoral care to students, and works alongside the rest of the Campus Ministries staff to provide leadership for chapel services. A licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church, Emily has more than a decade of experience in youth and young adult ministry. Emily loves preaching, podcasts, the Green Bay Packers, and road-tripping with her trusty goldendoodle, Archie.
Groups can choose their own lodging options for this years event. Groups are encouraged to look into local hotels, can choose to travel home or to a partnering church.
There are a variety of restaurants around the Manheim and Lancaster area. No food may be brought into the Junction Center.
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. In addition all youth group leaders will need to have their clearances on file with their church.
We will hold the event unless there is a state of emergency declared by the governor of Pennsylvania.
We will have security on site at the conference center throughout the weekend. However, you are always responsible for your youth group.
The 2023 dates will be announced at the event
1875 Junction Rd
Manheim, PA 17545