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. We meet on average once a week (Wednesday evenings from 7 - 9 p.m.), Sept. through April.

Goal
Luke 2:52 states that "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men." The goal of the Calvinist Cadet Corps, based upon that verse, 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 so that they can mentor boys effectively.

Purpose
  1. The Calvinist Cadet Corps is a non-denominational youth ministry whose purpose is to provide a ministry program to effectively share Christ's love with boys from our church and community.
  2. To provide many experiences and opportunities that help fill the gaps in a boy's Christian upbringing and to build strong members of the body of Christ such as:
     
  • Adventure of outdoor activities
  • Hands-on projects
  • Mentoring role model of a Christian man
 
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 Dort, and the Belgic Confession.
 
Practical Application of these Beliefs
  • God is revealed in His Word – The cadetting ministry encourages studying the Bible as the guide to life.
  • God is revealed in nature – The cadetting ministry encourages experiencing the presence of the Lord in His glorious creation. Learning the skills of an outdoorsman builds a boy's character, and developing a boy's understanding of his place in God's world helps him to be a faithful steward.
  • Men as God's servants – The Calvinist Cadet Corps is the ministry of men of God who are dedicated to bring boys into a living relationship with their Lord and Savior. These men, understanding their imperfection, hold on to the promise that the Lord will bless their prayers, their example, and their instruction if they rely on God's strength.
     
Reference: www.calvinistcadets.org
Calvinist Cadet Corps Home Page
 
The Hope Church Cadet Club is a member of the Iroquois Council.
To  visit the Iroquois web site, click on its logo below.
Opening Procedures
A class working on their rockets
Inside the Cadet Workshop