Friday October 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM CDT
Sunday October 27, 2013 at 11:30 AM CDT

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Otter Creek Church 
409 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37024

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Kim Penna 
The ZOE Group 

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Courtyard Marriott 
103 East Park Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027

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Homewood Suites by Hilton 
5107 Peter Taylor Park Dr
Brentwood, TN 37027

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Hilton Suites Brentwood 
9000 Overlook Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027

Hampton Inn Nashville/Brentwood 
5360 Franklin Pike Cir
Brentwood, TN 37027

2013 ZOE Worship Conference


Greetings, ZOE friends, old and new! We are excited about the 2013 ZOE Worship Conference, “Here With Us”. This year our conference and CD will have a Christmas theme...specifically, Advent.  Advent teaches us what “God with us” really means. Advent is about waiting… waiting on the Lord, watching for Him, believing in Him… even when He is silent. Advent celebrates the absolute truth that God is faithful and that His steadfast love is present, even in difficult times, to bring a deep peace unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. It takes what can become a very commercial holiday season that can leave us empty and lonely and infuses it with life and hope.

This year our team has worked very hard to broaden our break-out sessions to address both topical and thematic elements. We hope that some of these classes will help you not only leave feeling refreshed spiritually, but also equipped to do the technical parts of your job. 

And, back by popular demand, we're doing another New Music Pre-Conference to kick off the weekend! In addition to the great new music we’ll learn at the conference from the upcoming ZOE CD “Here With Us,” New Music Nashville will provide an opportunity for attendees to discover even more great new songs for worship. Beginning on Friday morning, attendees will have a chance to learn a dozen new songs with Randy Gill, DJ Bulls and rehearsal accompanist Jerry Reed. These selections are brand new arrangements in a variety of styles that will be wonderful additions to your church’s repertoire in the coming year. A folio of the new music by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Israel Houghton and others is included in the price of the Pre-Conference. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to be part of what one participant last year called “the greatest a cappella worship choir ever assembled!” The songs are great, the singing is incredible and it's just a blast! You won't want to miss New Music Nashville!

We know how hard it can be to take time away from your home church--whether you're a volunteer or a full-time minister. We know it's difficult to make time to go other places on the days when your job seems to count the most. But it's YOU we have in mind as we've carefully begun painting this canvas that will be "Here With Us". We're planning all sorts of surprises this year...and don't want you to miss even one of them. We would love for you to stay through the weekend and then worship with us Sunday morning too as Mike Cope and The ZOE Group close out the conference.

Our prayer is that the Lord would begin building excitement and anticipation in your hearts as we look ahead to October 25th when we will gather and experience the Lord in ways that will shape our lives and ministries. We are praying that these hope inspired words, "God with us", will begin to just haunt you....ring in your ears...and surround you on days of trouble and in times of rejoicing.

The preliminary schedule, recommended lodging options, directions, and all the details are available on this page.  Review the information and register today!

"New Music Nashville" Pre-Conference Schedule

Friday, October 25th

8:30 a.m. - Registration

10:00 a.m. - New Music Nashville, session 1

12:00 p.m. - Lunch break (on your own)

1:30 p.m. - New Music Nashville, session 2

4:00 p.m. - Close

"Here With Us" ZOE Worship Conference Schedule

Friday, October 25th

7:00 p.m. - Main session with Jeff Walling and The ZOE Group

8:30 p.m. - Close

9:00 p.m. - Accoustic late night worship with Chris Lindsey

Saturday, October 26th

8:30 a.m. - Prayer & Worship with Larry Mudd

10:00 a.m. - Main session with Jonathan Storment and The ZOE Group

11:30 a.m. - Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. - "Glorious Impossible" - afternoon worship gathering with Carl Cartee

2:30 p.m. - Breakout sessions

7:30 p.m. - Main session with Mike Cope and The ZOE Group

9:00 p.m. - Close

Sunday, October 27th

9:00 a.m. - Worship at Otter Creek led by The ZOE Group, featuring Mike Cope

10:25 a.m. - Adult classes or late worship

11:35 a.m. - Close

Breakout Sessions

"Can't Live Without: Planning Center" / "Can't Live Without: Pro Presenter" - Peter Wilson

"Advent for Children's Ministry" / "Praying In Color: Art in Worship" - Suzetta Nutt

"Praise Team 101: Whats and Hows" / "Praise Team 201: Getting the Most From Your Singers" - Randy Gill

"Measuring Incarnation with the Cadence of Advent: Advent Worship Content & Preparation" - Larry Mudd

"The Power of Story: Telling Your Church's Story & Capturing Their Imagination Through Video" - Jonathan Storment & Matt Pinson

"Care of the Voice" - Melissa Kirby

"Waiting on God" - John Mark Hicks

"Scarred Faith" - Josh Ross

"Equipping Your Tech Team in Worship" - James Asplund