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Let’s Diligently Seek God Together!

Let’s Diligently Seek God Together!

So, here we are – at the beginning of another Stratford Festival of Praise weekend. As the weekend begins, we want to make sure that you know that you are invited to join us as we as Christians from across Stratford and area unite in diligently seeking God, knowing...

Humble Spirit-Led Service

Humble Spirit-Led Service

This is the fourth Festival of Praise 2018 Declaration that participating churches in Stratford are committing to, and a pertinent question we must ask ourselves is, “what does a humble, Spirit-led follower of Christ look and act like?” Matthew 20:26-28 (NLT) 26 But...

Keep In Step With The Spirit

Keep In Step With The Spirit

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”(Galatians 5:25; NIV) As I sit down to write this blog post on “Humble, Spirit-led Service,” I wonder if any of you who may read it has ever been tempted to say, “Why all this focus on diligently...

The Humble Servant

The Humble Servant

Today was nothing new. The disciples had grown to expect their master to do the unusual, but today they would step out of public ministry to observe the Passover. They had observed the feast a few times over the three years that they had been following Jesus. This, at...

The Next Move

The Next Move

The other day I had a conversation on the phone with a prominent leader in CHRIST”S Church.  The subject came up about how we can get ready for the NEXT MOVE OF GOD!.  Now I ask, ”Who of us wouldn’t want to be ready for the next move of God?” So I asked my longtime...

Passionate prayer and praise

Passionate prayer and praise

Passionate prayer and praise of our Lord is a core concept taught from the first to the last page in the Bible. Genesis speaks of a time when communicating with God was as easy as speaking aloud, because God was right there to hear you. Since those times, there have...

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Just breathe.  I was working out at the gym one day and really struggling with the weight I was lifting.  As I lifted, a fellow gym-goer commented to me that I needed to be mindful of my breathing. I should exhale when I was pushing, and inhale as I lowered the...

What Is Revival?

What Is Revival?

What is revival?  Jonathan Edwards (an American revivalist preacher, philosopher, and theologian, who played a critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening in the 1730’s) defines revival as:  “a special season of mercy during which God pours out his...

God pointing His finger at me

God pointing His finger at me

When we refer to revival we generally think of hundreds, thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of people turning their hearts toward God and repenting of their sinful ways.  We passionately long to see the city of Stratford immersed in the power of the Holy Spirit...

Who Moved?

Who Moved?

There’s a saying I’ve been hearing in one form or another that I’ve always struggled with.  “If you don’t feel close to God, who moved?”  I can come up with multiple reasons, off the top of my head, to dislike and disagree with the phrase.  I can dislike it b/c it...

Donations

If you would like to partner with our ministry financially, and would like to receive a tax deductible receipt, you may send funds through Elgin Missionary Church. Be sure to include instructions that the funds are designated for Stratford Festival of Praise. Cheques can be sent via mail to: Elgin Missionary Church 4192 Perth Line 36 Stratford, ON N5A 6S6 Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot process donations on-line. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Our Vision

Our vision is not just to have a Festival of Praise but to see our city become a Festival of Praise . . . a praise-filled community saturated with God’s presence – a reality that we believe can only occur when Stratford and area Christians unite in wholehearted surrender to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Our hearts’ desire is to see 30,000 people living to praise God!

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