We are a community of believers that are in pursuit of Love – first receiving God’s love, and then learning to love God and the people around us. We believe God has called us to cultivate His Kingdom in everything we do and to freely give away all we have received from Him. We invite you to join us in the pursuit!
Our Core Values are the guiding principles by which our culture thrives. Jesus demonstrated a vertical Love connection with the Father and a horizontal Love connection to humanity.
We have four Core Values:
Because Jesus has eliminated separation from the Father, experiencing the presence of God is about having a heart-to-heart connection where we can know Him and are known by Him. In turn, we can have heart-to-heart connections with the people around us, being fully present in each relationship and allowing ourselves to know and be known by others. We passionately desire more of God’s dynamic, manifest presence in our lives individually and in our corporate life together. We want to be intentional about fostering a revival culture that impacts precious lives in the church, our city, region and nation.
The Bible outlines that as Christians, we are a new creation in Christ. Therefore, we are empowered by His Spirit to walk in the fullness of all He has for us and have been given the authority to partner with Him in bringing His Kingdom to earth. We are enabled to build strong and authentic relationships as a community and can help empower each other to walk out our God-given callings.
We value seeing hearts and lives transformed! We can see radical transformation in our lives by having deep intimacy with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. When we allow our hearts to be wide open to the Lord, we are changed from the inside out by His love and leading. He has also designed us to be transformed by meaningful and safe relationships, being able to be accountable to one another and to learn and grow in vulnerability as we journey together.
God very clearly outlines the basis of “love” in the Bible in verses like “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…” (John 3:16) and “God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 5:5). He also gives the Great Commandment to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind” and the second like it to “Love your neighbour as yourself”. At Jubilee, we aim to embody these love commandments in all that we do, loving the Lord first and foremost and then through the overflow of a love relationship with our Creator, we can love each other and the people around us as He has first loved us.
Trevor & Lesley Biehn are the Senior Leaders at Jubilee Stratford. They are passionate about the Presence of God and the Kingdom of Heaven expanding as well as raising up and equipping people in their callings. They have a heart to connect people with Jesus through Evangelism and the End-Time Harvest. The Biehns have been married for 21 years and have 7 amazing children.
We believe there is one God who lives forever in three persons; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19)
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to the world, speaking to us with authority and without error. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ the son, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death for us on the cross, in His blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father , and in His personal and visible return to rule the earth in power and love. ( John 1:14-18; I Thess. 4:16-18)
We believe that the Kingdom of God has come in the ministry of Jesus Christ, that the Kingdom continues to increase and expand in the ministry of the Holy Spirit through the Church, and that the Kingdom will be consummated in the physical and glorious return of Christ to earth as Champion and King. (Daniel 7:13-14; 21-28; Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 1:31-33; Rev. 11:15)
We believe that all mankind are lost in sin and need to turn from it and trust personally in the Saviour, Jesus Christ. All need to be born anew by the Holy Spirit’s power into God’s family. (Eph. 2:1-10; John 3: 5-7)
We believe the Holy Spirit lives in us as believers and brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control into our lives. (Gal. 5:22-23) We believe we are to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18) and that all of the gifts of the Spirit are available and vital today for the edification of God’s people and for Kingdom advancement. (I Cor. 12:7-11; Rom. 12:6-8)
We believe in the resurrection of every person; to eternal life for the believer and eternal judgment for the lost (Matt 25:31-46)
We believe in unity for all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and seek community together. We want to become more like Him in every way, who is the head of His body, the church. We are called to love Him and one another and are enabled to do this only as His life flows through us. (I Cor. 12:12-13; Matt: 37-40)
We believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman. (Matt 19:4-6)
We believe in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. (Gen. 2:7; Lev. 19:32; Psalm 19:13-16).
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John and Carol Arnott founded Jubilee in Carol’s hometown of Stratford in 1981, after the Lord spoke to them on a missions trip in Indonesia. As two broken people with a passion to love the broken-hearted people around them, John and Carol pioneered a community of believers with ardent hearts to go to the streets of Stratford and impact the city’s youth.
Jubilee quickly became known as a “love church” where it was known that you could “come as you are and be loved .” It eventually grew out of 8 different locations before the existing building was built.
John and Carol’s vision for the Kingdom of Heaven to influence and impact our community grew to the nations when they moved full time to Toronto in 1992 to focus on the Toronto Airport Vineyard.
To this day, Jubilee’s very fabric and DNA reflect the core values that John & Carol embrace of the Father heart of God, raw love and passion for intimacy with Jesus and deep longing for the ministry and anointing of the Holy Spirit which has left a significant mark on our community.