Grand Rapids North Match Challenge

From Grand Rapids North Council

Fellow believers in Christ and Cadet members,

It’s been a challenging year for all of us. To varying degrees, we have all experienced national, state/province, local, and perhaps church, health-related mandates that have affected our ability to gather as churches and Cadet clubs. Some of us are still under heavy restrictions with no immediate relief in sight. We have all had to deal with some sort of shortfall as a result of public health restrictions.

Our very own Calvinist Cadet Corps is deeply embedded in this shortfall. They are facing a MAJOR budget shortcoming in this upcoming year. A direct result of many factors but chief among them, realizations of expenditures for the now-canceled Camp Great Lakes International Camporee and so many clubs spending so little. Inactive and restricted clubs are not buying club supplies, aren’t using Corps Bible lessons, aren’t buying guidebooks, gifts, and badges. The lack of orders is glaring and the challenge it represents is significant.

Grand Rapids North Council recently met and discussed our role as a Council in this. An option was proposed that we want to introduce you to.

Grand Rapids North Council wants to challenge ALL Councils, Clubs, and individuals to consider a gift to the Calvinist Cadet Corps. To help inspire and promote this endeavor, GR North will match, dollar for dollar, all gifts given to Corps up to a total of $10,000.00.

It is our deepest desire and prayer that by casting a wide net we inspire our colleagues and friends to consider a gift that perhaps they hadn’t before. We are called by Christ to be stewards. We are to give of our gifts and give them with a cheerful heart. We should be proud and honored to help our Corps overcome this time of hardship.

Together, we CAN make a difference. Please join us. Consider a gift of any amount to the CCC and GR North will match that gift up to $10,000.00.

In order for Corps to track this, when making your gift, please note Grand Rapids North Match Challenge.

Blessings and peace be with you all. May God grant your clubs prosperity in the coming years. May He help you teach boys to be more Christlike in all areas of life. We pray you find a way to meet if you are not now, and may God grant you health amidst this pandemic.


On Behalf of Grand Rapids North Council
Chris Lautenbach

To Donate (and have your funds matched)

Please make checks out to the Calvinist Cadet Corps with the note Grand Rapids North Match Challenge and send to: 

Calvinist Cadet Corps
1333 Alger SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

You can also donate online using the links below.

From the Calvinist Cadet Corps

Thank you for your support!

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