Cadet Week / Cadet Sunday

Theme for 2015 / 2016
Hooked on Christ

Theme Verses for 2015 / 2016

Matthew 4:18–22 : As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him .


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Leader: As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, He found four fishermen — Peter, Andrew, James and John. Jesus said to them, “Come follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” The men immediately left their nets and followed Jesus.
Counselors: Lord, we want to be hooked on You and be fishers
Cadets: of men too.
Leader: For three years, these men and eight others followed Jesus learning from His teachings and observing the miracles He performed.
Congregation: Lord, we desire to learn more of You, so we can share the good news of Jesus with those around us.
Leader: The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
Congregation: Lord, we want to be faithful in the work You give us as fishers of men — whether we plant seeds or water them.
Leader: Jesus told his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Congregation: If you call us to be harvesters in your field, we are ready to serve through the strength and wisdom You provide through the Holy Spirit.
Leader: After Jesus rose from the dead, He met his disciples in Galilee, He instructed them to go and make disciples in all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey all that He had taught them.
Congregation: Lord, make us faithful in hooking others to You too. It is our desire that our friends and family and neighbors around the world know the good news of salvation like we do.
Leader: The apostle Paul said that he considered everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus as his Lord, for whose sake he had lost all things. Paul considered them rubbish, that he might gain Christ.
Congregation: Lord, hook us into You so we can say with Paul that everything is worthless compared to You. We love You and all we want is more of You!
ALL: Jesus! All for Jesus! May every part of our lives be totally hooked on Christ!
Scripture: Matthew 4:18–22, Matthew 9:37–38, 1 Corinthians 3:8–9, Philippians 3:8

Song Suggestions 
for Cadet Sunday
All I Really Want is More of You • Lincoln Brewster
All to Jesus I Surrender • Judson W VandeVenter
As the Deer • Martin J Nystrom
Cornerstone • Hillsong
Enough • Chris Tomlin and Louis Giglio
Here I Am to Worship • Tim Hughes
Hooked on Christ • Darrin Berg
I Give Myself Away • William McDowell
I Love You Lord • Laurie B Klein
In Christ Alone • Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
It is You • Peter Furler
I Will Follow • Chris Tomlin
I Will Make You Fishers of Men • Harry D Clarke
Jesus is All the World to Me • Will L Thompson
Jesus! All for Jesus! • Robin Mark
Just Say Jesus 7eventh • Time Down
Lord You Have my Heart • Martin Smith
More of You • Colton Dixon
O How I Love Jesus • Frederick Whitfield
Seeking the Lost • William A Ogden
Soul on Fire • Third Day
10,000 Reasons • Matt Redman
The Only Name (Yours Will Be) • Big Daddy Weave
The River • Brian Doerksen (YouTube)
This I Believe • Hillsong Worship
We Will Worship the Lamb • Annie Herring
You are My All in All • Peter Furler
You Can Have Me • Sidewalk Prophets
You Never Let Go of Me • Matt Redmond

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General Information on 
Cadet Sunday/Cadet Week

There are many ways to keep your Cadet club in the minds and hearts of your congregation and community. Promoting your Cadet ministry should be an on-going project, (things like Cadet bulletin boards in the back of church or clean-up days around the church and community) but the organization does provide some material and information to help you give special emphasis to the Cadeting ministry.

Cadet Week and Cadet Sunday: Traditionally, Cadet Sunday is the last Sunday in the month of January and Cadet Week is the week leading up to that Sunday. Of course, if these dates don’t work for church you are free to schedule Cadet Sunday and Cadet Week at a better time.

During Cadet Week your club is encouraged to get families involved by having families visit your club or have fund raising events. The week culminates in Cadet Sunday where the boys of the club participate in a worship service. Participation can take many forms — such as reciting the Landmarks or singing the Cadet hymn in front of the congregation or performing a short drama that presents the theme for the Cadet season. Again, be creative in your approach so that those worshipping with you will remember your boys and the Cadet program.