Community Outreach

Community outreach is the most important part of the Christian life. Jesus said to His disciples, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20 ESV.

Knights of the Order are expected to serve in their local churches and evangelize in their communities and workplaces. Knights are encouraged to support missionary work, prison and military ministries, youth programs, and more. When a member of the Order becomes aware of an opportunity for community outreach, they are encouraged to pursue that opportunity and are offered the support currently available to make that ministry viable. 

Emergency Response

Emergency response is the core of the ministry of the Order of Christian Knights. Chivalry demands that a knight protect the church. "Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 ESV.

Knights are expected to pursue training and education that will help them render assistance in the event of an emergency. Knights are encouraged to pursue CPR, AED, and First Aid training, wilderness first aid, and tactical combat casualty care. Training in search and rescue and fire safety are also encouraged. All members of the Order of Christian Knights are expected to have safe firearm handling skills, but many members also practice marksmanship on a regular basis. Martial arts, especially grappling, are also strongly encouraged.

The Church Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an important part of the Order's emergency response mission. Liaisons from the Order can collaborate with local church leadership to develop standard operating procedures for responding to medical, fire, earthquake, and security emergencies.

Cadet Programs

Cadet programs serve two important functions, including youth community outreach and the Order's primary means of self-perpetuation. Cadets ages 12-21 meet weekly with experienced knights to study the Bible, practice valuable life skills, and learn what it means to be a Christian knight. Cadets may earn merits for Bible knowledge, applying the chivalric virtues, demonstrating proficiency in various life skills, and learning about various professions through job-shadowing.

Cadets age 18 and older may be be trained as squires under the one-on-one instruction of a knight. Squires may accompany their mentors on short or long term overseas missions, domestic emergency response, or other areas.

Children under age 12 are welcome too! Pages receive differentiated instruction alongside older cadets when the material is age-appropriate. Pages learn the fundamentals of Christian chivalry by serving, completing age-appropriate tasks to assist instructors, and more.

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