Cadets is a mentoring program where Christian men help boys become more Christ-like in all areas of life.
Cadet meetings are open to 4th-8th grade boys from the church and community and includes lots of things: discovering what God's Word has to say about the things you do every day, activities, badge work (and games). They are held at 6:30-8:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of October-April.
Annual highlights include the Cadet Pinewood Derby and the camp-out.
The Cadet program is in conjunction with the Calvinist Cadet Corps, an independent (non-denominational) youth ministry organization. Founded in 1952, the Corps has more than 650 clubs throughout North America. The organization uses the title "Calvinist" to honor the Protestant reformer, John Calvin, who devoted his life to the religious education of God's children.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The basis of the Calvinist Cadet Corps is the Word of God (the Bible) according to the concept of the same as expressed in the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dordt, and the Belgic Confession.
Luke 2:52 states that "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." Our goal, based upon that verse, is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical, and social).
THE CADET EMBLEM
The three Cs in the center of the shield have special meaning. Not only do they represent The Calvinist Cadet Corps name, they form a cross. This reminds us of God's Son, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for our sins.
"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments." John 14:15
Living for Jesus
CADET HYMN: Living For Jesus
Living for Jesus a life that is true,
Striving to please Him in all that I do;
Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free,
This is the pathway of blessing for me.
O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to Thee,
For Thou, in Thy atonement, Didst give Thyself for me;
I own no other Master, My heart shall be Thy throne;
My life I give, henceforth to live, O Christ for Thee alone.
Thankful to God for His gifts to me, I pledge myself to be ready to serve God, my parents, my country, my church, my neighbor, and my Corps.
A Cadet must be reverent, obedient, compassionate, consecrated, trustworthy, pure, grateful, loyal, industrious, and cheerful.
For more information about the Calvinist Cadet Corps click here.