Cadets help boys grow spiritually, physically, mentally, and socially through activities, projects, and Bible lessons. It is a club for 3rd through 8th-grade boys from Faith, the community, and other churches. The club meets in the church basement every Wednesday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. September - March.
Video Summary of the 2019-2020 Cadet Season: https://youtu.be/Ts3i2Hjgd3c
What is The Calvinist Cadet Corps?
Who We Are
The Calvinist Cadet Corps (CCC) is one of three ministries that comprise Dynamic Youth Ministries. It is an independent youth ministry organization whose purpose is to provide the local church with a unique ministry program that will enable them to share Christ’s love with boys from their church and community.
Founded in 1952, the Cadet Corps has more than 630 clubs in cities and towns throughout North America. Those clubs are Reformed, Christian Reformed, Presbyterian, Orthodox Presbyterian, United Reformed, and a few other denominations. Clubs are also found in a scattering of nondenominational Bible-believing churches. The name “Calvinist” comes from the protestant reformer, John Calvin.
What We Believe
The basis of the CCC is the Word of God (The Bible) according to the concept of the same as expressed in the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dort, and the Belgic Confession. –CCC Constitution, Article II
The Goal of Cadeting
The goal of the CCC is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life ( devotional, mental, physical, and social) by providing Christian men with a uniquely designed structure, program, and materials.
The boy develops a commitment to Christ with understanding through…
- Bible discussion, stressing the practical application of Scriptural truths to life.
- opportunities to practice meaningful devotional habits.
- the relationships between his counselor and each Cadet in his cadre.
The boy participates in an advancement program that…
- encourages him to explore and discover his God-given abilities and interests.
- helps him gain confidence that can only come from discovering and appreciating the special abilities God has given him.
- helps the boy gain a Christian outlook toward life values and goals.
Activities that help the boy…
- develop and appreciate the need for a sound body.
- develop confidence in his God-given abilities and in God’s loving care when confronted with “ stressful” situations.
- develop an understanding and appreciation for the physical world God has provided for him.
Through his Cadet involvement, the boy will…
- develop a sensitivity toward others and a desire for Christian interaction.
- develop a Christian approach to leadership.
- develop an appreciation for the institutional church as a body of believers.