On Tuesday nights, from 7:00-8:45pm, we invite boys (grade 3-7) to enjoy an evening of mentorship, study, and hands-on life skills training!
Cadets begins in October each year but remains open to new registrations throughout the year.
This ministry has a rich history within our denomination, many of our male members grew up in this ministry. Here is a little more about it:
The Calvinist Cadet Corps is an independent (non-denominational) youth ministry organization whose purpose is to provide a ministry program that will enable us to share Christ’s love with boys from our church and our community.
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.
Cadets is geared for boys in grades 3 – 8 (grade 8’s being invited just for this coming year of 2017/18), and meets for the first three Mondays of the months October to May. The club is similar in nature to Boy Scouts; however, it has a Christian perspective. The goal of cadeting is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life: devotional, mental, physical, and social. We are able to accomplish this with the help of “counselors” – Christian men who feel called by God to teach young boys what it means to live with Christ on a daily basis. There are also special events, such as campouts and game nights, as well as activities including swimming and bowling.
Cadet Code: A Cadet must be reverent, obedient, compassionate, consecrated, trustworthy, pure, grateful, loyal, industrious, and cheerful.
Cadet Pledge: 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.
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, who died on the cross for our sins.