Theme for 2013 / 2014
Work in Progress
Theme Verse for 2013 / 2014
Philippians 1:4-6 “In all my prayers for you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that He who has begun a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
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Sermon Notes for Cadet Sunday
Data Projector Presentation Backgrounds
Leader: We are God’s work in progress.
Counselors/Cadets: We commit to progressing in our efforts to live our lives for Jesus.
Congregation: We commit to live lives worthy of God’s love and God’s calling.
Leader: God tells us, through Paul’s letter to the Romans, that we ought to live our lives as a work in progress.
Counselors/Cadets: We commit to live a life of love for Jesus.
Congregation: Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Leader: Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Counselors/Cadets: We commit to share with God’s people who are in need and practice hospitality.
Congregation: Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Leader: Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Counselors/Cadets: We commit to not repaying anyone evil for evil. We will be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.
Congregation: If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.
Leader: On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Counselors/Cadets: Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Leader: It is our prayer Lord, to strive to do our best to live for you every day.
ALL: We are a work in progress. Lead us by Your Holy Spirit to show Your love to the communities in which we live. All praise be to God!
Scripture: Romans 12:9–21
Song Suggestions for Cadet Sunday
Below are suggestions for songs (and the writer or
artist) that fit this year’s theme
Don’t Give Up on Me • Amy Grant
God is Working on Me • Dale A. Kaye
God’s Not Done with Me Yet • Kerron Ennis
*God’s Not Finished With Me Yet • Gerald Crabb
as sung by Stephen Jones
God’s Not Finished With Me Yet • Dale Strand
He Who Began a Good Work • Steve Green
He’s Still Working on Me • Joe Hemphill
I Am a Promise • The Gaither Vocal Band
Search Me, O God • Edwin Orr
Stronger • Mandisa
Wait and See (There is Hope for Me Yet) • Brandon Heath
We’ll be Faithful • Hosanna Music
*Cadet staff favorite
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.