Theme for 2014 / 2015
Branded with Christ
Theme Verse for 2014 / 2015
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5
Cadet Sunday Bulletin Covers
Sermon Notes for Cadet Sunday
Data Projector Presentation Backgrounds
Leader: The theme for Cadets this year is “Branded With Christ.”
Counselors/Cadets: We thank God that we can be in such a close relationship with Him..
Congregation: Our prayers are always with you, that you may grow closer and closer to Christ.
Leader: We find the words of the Apostle John to be helpful as we express ourselves to the Lord.
Counselors/Cadets: How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
Congregation: And that is what we are!
Leader: If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of this world.
Counselors/Cadets: The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.
Congregation: Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known to us.
Leader: This is my command: Love each other.
ALL: As God’s children who are branded with Christ, we will seek to love God and others. In John 14:15, Jesus reminds us “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
Leader: Amen —so let it be!
Song Suggestions for Cadet Sunday
Below are suggestions for songs (and the writer or
artist) that fit this year’s theme
Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone Chris Tomlin
As the Deer Martin J Nystrom
Be Now Imitators of Your Lord Susan Peterson
Bless the Lord Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin
Can the World See Jesus in You? Leila N. Morris
Do They See Jesus in Me Joy Williams
Everlasting God Brenton Brown; Ken Riley
God is the Strength of my Heart Don Moen
Hello, My Name Is Matthew West
Here I Am to Worship Chris Tomlin
I Give You My Heart Hillsong
I’ll Follow You Chris Tomlin
Jesus in Me Clifton Jansky (YouTube)
Jesus in You Twila Paris
Keep Making Me Sidewalk Prophets
My Life is in You Lord John W. Peterson
Oh How I Love Jesus Frederick Whitfield
Start a Fire Unspoken
That’s Why I Love You Maurice Aaron; Israel Houghton from Love God. Love people
That’s Why We Praise Him Tommy Walker
The Battle Belongs to the Lord Jamie Owens-Collins
We Fall Down Chris Tomlin
With All That I Am Hillsong
With Every Act of Love Jason Gray
Alternative version of Living for Jesus
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.