Christian Citizenship Seminar

The next Christian Citizenship Seminar will be held in 2019

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 focused on native people’s food insecurity, especially as the issue relates to land rights.

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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 is limited to the first 60 participants.

What is the cost?

The $400 registration fee (2017) included:

  • 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.

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.

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.