Christian Citizenship Seminar
Native American Rights: Food Security

April 22-27, 2017

Christian Citizenship Seminar (CSS) provides high school aged students the chance to explore the relationship between faith and a particular political issue, and then act from a faith perspective regarding that issue.

The 2017 theme focuses on native people’s food insecurity, especially as the issue relates to land rights.

Who is eligible to attend?

All high school youth and their adult advisors are eligible to attend the seminar. Churches are strongly encouraged to send an advisor with their youth, even if only one or two youth attend. Churches are required to send one advisor for every four youth.

Registration will be limited to the first 60 participants; register right away!

What is the cost?

The $400 registration fee includes:

  • Event programming
  • Lodging for five nights
  • 2 dinner meals, one in New York City and one in Washington D.C.
  • Transportation from New York to Washington D.C.
Note: Each participant will need to bring additional money for most meals, sightseeing, personal expenses, and subway/taxi fares.


Registration for Christian Citizenship Seminar is now open.

Register for CCS 2017


Medical Release Form for Youth & Advisors

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Becky Ullom Naugle, the Youth and Young Adult Director, at or 847-429-4385. Or feel free to contact Paige Butzlaff, the Youth and Young Adult Assistant, at or 847-429-4389.

Join us on our CCS Facebook page. There you can find periodic updates, new information about the conference, resources to learn and help prepare, and fun installments to think about and reflect on.