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 2023, 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.
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 2024 dates will be announced at the event
1875 Junction Rd
Manheim, PA 17545