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LIFE Church

Stratford, ON

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at 10:30 am

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LIFE Church

Our mission is to help people to discover Jesus and to be transformed by His love!

Core Values

Commitment to Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16-17, Heb. 4:12)

Christ-Centered Worship (Phil. 2:10, Matt. 14:33)

Caring Community (1 Cor.13, Gal. 6:2)

Compassion for Non-Christians (Matt. 9:36, Matt. 28:18-20)

What We Believe

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The Scriptures

The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the complete Word of God. As originally given, it is verbally inspired, without error, and entirely trustworthy. The Bible constitutes supreme authority in all matters of faith, teaching, and behaviour. The Bible has Jesus Christ as its focus and fulfillment.

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Human beings are created in the image of God. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were disobedient to the will of God with the consequence that every aspect of their human nature became sinful and corrupt. Thus, being spiritually dead, they became subject to physical death and the power of Satan. The image of God is distorted in all humanity, with the exception of Jesus, as we inherit a sinful nature at conception. Therefore, we are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God and under His condemnation.


God is the Creator and Sovereign Lord of all. The Lord our God is one God who eternally exists in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three have the same perfect nature and attributes. Each Person of the Godhead is worthy of the same worship, confidence, and obedience.

Genesis 1, Psalm 8, Psalm 2, Romans 8:28-30, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19-20

The Father

God the Father loves the world. He sent His Son into the world to save sinners. He raised Jesus from the dead, exalted Him — putting all things under his power — and together with Him has sent the Holy Spirit.

The Son

God the Son became God incarnate as Jesus the Messiah. Jesus is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, raised bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He reigns as King and serves as our High Priest and Advocate.

He will return as King of kings and Lord of lords to set up His earthly Kingdom.

The Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ in all that He does. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. At the moment of salvation, He regenerates, baptizes, indwells, gifts and empowers for Christ-like living and service.

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Redemption is accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was made to be sin and died in our place as an acceptable sacrifice to God. His atoning death is sufficient for all and effective for every person who repents and believes in Him, resulting in a reconciled relationship with God.

Salvation is available by grace through faith. This salvation is not our own doing. It is the gift of God.

Salvation includes being declared righteous by God [justification], being transformed into the likeness of Christ [sanctification] and being fully restored to the image of God [glorification]. This Salvation which includes our new birth and eternal inheritance is kept by God’s power. It is therefore impossible for the saved to lose their salvation.

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The Church

The Church consists of all the redeemed who are united by the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head. Local assemblies of believers are visible representations of the Church that gather regularly for the purpose of worship, which includes instruction in the Word, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer.

The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances: Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Though not the means of salvation, these ordinances testify of the gospel.

The Church has been entrusted with the task of global discipleship as found in the Great Commission.

LIFE Church Happenings

Small Groups



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Current Sermon Series:

At LIFE Church you can expect that most weeks we will be going verse by verse through a book of the Bible. We are committed to expository preaching. Want to catch up on past sermons?

To listen to our previous sermon, click the play logo to listen on Spotify.

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Meet the Staff

Lead Pastor

Taylor Lakatos has been a follower of Jesus since January 2010. Taylor has been on staff at LIFE Church since 2022.

Taylor is a graduate of Emmanuel Bible College and Heritage College and Seminary.

Taylor enjoys watching sports, listening to podcasts, and spending time with his wife Ashley, and their four children.

Administrative Assistant

Julie Vander Meer has been a part of LIFE Church since 2009. Julie joined our staff team in January 2021.

Julie earned an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science in 1994, and a diploma in Medical Office Administration in 2018.

Julie enjoys living to serve the Lord, Christian community, and listening to Christian music.


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Helen Gould (SIM Canada): http://www.sim.ca/

  • We support Helen, a retired missionary partner who served in Nigeria and continues to serve God as He leads her here in Stratford.

DCI Team, Malawi: http://www.northernmalawinews.com

  • We support this team (which includes John, George, and Andrew) as they serve God through evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

CTen: http://www.cten.org/

  • We support an unnamed (for their safety) family as they share Christ in East Asia.

Sports Friends: https://sports-friends.org/

  • We support Charles and Sarah Millette as they serve with Sports Friends here in Canada.

Stratford House of Blessing: http://www.shob.org/

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Youth For Christ (Stratford): http://www.yfccanada.com/

  • We support Grant Dodson, Suzi Higgins, and Kate Heyen, YFC workers here in Stratford.

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Giving to LIFE Church

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In-person offering with

cash or cheque

Simply place your offering in the designated box at the back of the church auditorium in your preferred format. You may designate on the envelope where you would like the offering to be used (i.e. missions, renovation, etc.)

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Through your online banking, you can

e-transfer your offering using this email address:


Old Church Offering Plates

Automatic Monthly Giving

At the church, you can pick up a form to have monthly withdrawals from your account. Either mail your forms to LIFE Church address (131 Easson Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 1N4), hand into church office or email form to lifechurch@wightman.ca

If your prefered option for giving is not shown or you have any questions, please email church office.


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LIFE Church

Stratford, ON

Church Location


131 Easson Street

Stratford, ON N5A 1N4

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Office Hours

Wednesday and Thursday

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Worship Service

Sunday Morning

10:30 am

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