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.
The rules here are simple—look out for yourself, ignore people who are different from you. Don’t give something for nothing. Avoid admitting or demonstrating weak behavior. If something or someone makes you uncomfortable, disengage. There is no reason to disrupt your own comfort, security, or calm for the sake of someone else’s benefit.The easiest path forward is always the correct one. These orders help us to build a safe and steady environment for all of our residents. Each decision you make that engages the orders, strengthens our city and our way of life. These rules are the blueprints and as true architects, we must adhere to them. Follow the orders and you’ll succeed here, right as angles.
There are others who will tell you our way is unjust. They will attempt to convince you that there is a greater order—where selfless love is more important than self-preservation. They will speak of another architect, with a deeper blueprint that demands sacrifice, self-denial, and kindness with reckless disregard for your own comfort. They will give irrationally to others who cannot give them anything in return and continuously bestow worth and honor to those we have declared obsolete—the poor, the sick, the orphaned, the strange. They claim they want to build another kingdom, a real kingdom…who’s architect and builder is greater than ours.
Listen carefully, their way is illogical and counter to everything you know to be true. Your mind is already programmed to want what it should—what is easy, what is familiar, what is comfortable. It would be completely senseless to follow blueprints that demanded otherwise. Do not trust these rebellious residents. They will lead you toward actions that will cost you greatly, and there is no need to make your time here more difficult than it should be. Don’t worry, our architect, ARIA, will keep you square with her logical insights…available to you at all times. Compliance with her is your prime directive.
Remember, there is no greater architect. There is no greater kingdom. There is no greater love. Anyone who tells you otherwise…is a traitor.
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.
Register for all that you need and then you can pay over time so that you lock in the lowest ticket price. To order more tickets, just click on the register now button and order more, we will have your tickets ready for you at registration. All groups must be paid in full by January 1st.
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.
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.
Room blocks will be available starting october 1st.
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.
We will hold the event unless there is a state of emergency declared by the governor of Pennsylvania.
Please see our Packing List.
We will have security on site at the conference center throughout the weekend. However, you are always responsible for your youth group.
The tentative 2020 Zeteo date is January 31- February 2 2020, in Altoona, PA.
Blair County Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive
Altoona, PA 16602