What is the NSLI?

As a part of CCDA’s National Conference, the National Student Leadership Intensive (NSLI) is a two-day event designed specifically for student leaders. This Intensive promises to engage, equip and encourage youth to have a deeper understanding of what Christian Community Development is all about…and leave ready to take action!

This year’s NSLI will focus on CCDA’s 8 Key Components and Reconciliation.

The conference will include:

  • Dynamic Bible Studies
  • Practical teachings and wisdom from CCDA’s emerging leaders
  • A CCD-focused light rail tour of the Twin Cities
  • Crazy fun evening activities

…and so much more!!


Who Should Attend?

CCDA is looking for 75 student leaders who demonstrate a passion for helping their community, creativity and proven leadership abilities. Students must also be…

  • Aged 15-19 years old
  • Committed followers of Christ
  • Interested in Christian Community Development and issues of social justice

Tell your friends about NSLI on Facebook or by distributing the pdf NSLI flyer .

Save on registration. Reserve a spot before April 30 and pay just $29 to attend. After April 30, rates increase to $49 per student. Registration includes all meals: Friday dinner through Saturday dinner.

Register for NSLI now



The NSLI will be hosted at the National Conference host hotel:

Minneapolis Hilton
1001 Marquette Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55403



Friday, 9/28

6:00pm Register
7:00pm CCDA Plenary (Parents encouraged to attend)
9:00pm Late night fun event
11:00pm To church for sleepover

Saturday, 9/29

7:30am Breakfast
8:30am Morning Bible Study with John Perkins
9:30am Worship
10:00am Session I: 8 Key Components
12:00pm Lunch/Small Groups
1:00pm Light Rail Tour
    – Cedar/Riverside: Immigration Issues
    – Lake Street: Urban Development
    – VA Medical Center: War & Veterans Issues
    – Fort Snelling: Historical Treatment of Native Americans
    – Mall of America: Consumerism Culture & the Forgotten Workers
3:00pm Return
4:00pm Session II: Reconciliation
6:00pm Dinner/Small Groups
7:00pm CCDA Plenary (Parents encouraged to attend)
9:00pm NSLI ends


  Register for NSLI NOW!


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