STRATFORD FESTIVAL OF PRAISE
Stratford Festival of Praise is a movement of Christians united in the common purpose of Diligently Seeking God!, knowing that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). We want to see revival in our city and we believe that this can be accomplished as those who call on the Lord come together to lift up the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the last several years we have come together for a weekend event each fall, and an expanding number of additional events held throughout the year.
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!
OUR CORE VALUES
Unity In the Body of Christ
We are commanded to love the Lord, but also to love each other. God is glorified when His children join together in pursuit of Him.
Passionate Praise and Prayer
We’re all in when it comes to praise and prayer. The scriptures tell us that God blesses those who diligently seek Him, so we want to do it with our whole hearts.
Repentance and Revival
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV).
Humble Spirit-Led Service
“Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many (Matthew 20:26-28; NIV).”
2016 Stratford Festival of Praise Weekend Begins in:
As we worship the Lord, He places songs in our hearts. Our desire is to give Stratford worship songwriters a venue where they can share their music. If you would like to submit a file, please forward your file in a compressed format to email@example.com. Please note that we cannot post copyrighted material on the site without the express consent of the copyright holder.
My One Desire
I Bow Down
I Will Worship You Lord
I Just Want You
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THE ASCENT Part 15: Psalm 134 Psalm 134 A song of ascents. 1 Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord who minister by night in the house of the Lord. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord. 3 May the Lord bless you from Zion, he...read more
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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.