The time has come to anticipate the next Look to the Hills Leadership and Worship Conferences. This year, more than any before, we are celebrating an amazing journey with our amazing God. 2006 marks the tenth year of ZOË’s Look to the Hills conferences, publications and worship recordings. Over that time, God has faithfully sustained us and the humble work he has called us to do. We have been blessed to get to know hundreds of you personally. You have encouraged us with your accounts of God working in your lives and the lives of your churches.
With each year, he has fulfilled more of our mission. This year ZOË’s Growing Deeper spiritual formation ministry has had an amazing beginning with 30 students and mentors engaged in a year long pursuit of God’s heart through a dedicated commitment to spiritual discipline. Only God knows what the outcome will be in the lives of these students and the churches with which they minister.
ZOË’s New Wineskins publication ministry has continued to delve deeply into matters of faith and culture. The voices of many varied thinkers and writers have challenged us with questions and conversations about important topics and issues of concern to believers.
This year’s ZOË’s recording, Closer, promises to be one of the most singable and inspiring collections of worship music we have ever been blessed to produce. This collection of hymns, both old and new, will sow themselves into the minds and voices of listeners.
In a word, God has brought ZOË and its interrelated ministries Closer to an understanding of his heart and his will.
Indeed, to be Closer to God is the desire of our hearts and the longing of our souls. The intimacy we seek in many inappropriate places can in truth only be found in the God of heaven and earth.
This year’s Look to the Hills conference will explore how we can move Closer to the eternal presence and purposes of Yahweh. Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God and Real Sex, will be one of our resource speakers and will challenge us to examine authentic intimacy. The essence of our spiritual quest is to be completely and honestly transparent in the presence of our Maker and Creator.
This year our times of worship, our conversations, our classes will examine what it means to be the Bride of Christ and submersed in his eternal love.
Living a life of worship, ZOË life, life without limit, abundant, rich and overflowing is the longing of our heart. Let us engage together in the pursuit that can bring us Closer to that desire.
Please plan to join us and be prepared to be changed, renewed and embraced by the Lord of lords and the King of kings.
For the ZOË Group,
Larry BridgesmithNew Wineskins

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