Down through history churches have written, fought over, and publicly confessed various “creeds,” which is a fancy word for “an authoritative, formulated statement of Christian belief.” The most famous creeds are the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed. With some variations on wording, minor theological nuances, and major theological differences, these creeds have survived because they simply encapsulate our Christian faith. Many churches and denominations even read these words during their weekend services.
Most churches further distinguish themselves as a local body by adopting Statements of Faith. While great pains are often taken to develop these statements, they unfortunately often end up on the back of a bulletin no one reads or as a rarely visited, deeply buried page on a website.
The purpose of this series is to work through Riverview Church’s Mission, Vision, and Statement of Faith in a deep enough way to clearly explain what we believe, but not so long that it becomes impossible to digest.
These are the beliefs on which we stand firm; these are the issues in our closed-hand. As followers of Christ, as ambassadors of the truth, as a church family; these statements will guide all our actions.
This is Riverview’s Credo.
Rather than producing a traditional study guide, we decided to write you a book (because you deserve it). This can be used within your Life Group or as a personal resource. This was written by Riv’s pastors and has some solid content that we want you to have. Here are a few ways you can get it:
For those bookworms out there (or let’s be real, those that like to just have books on a bookshelf); grab a physical copy for free at your venue’s Info Center. Enjoy some room to stretch your fingers, save your battery life, add to your bookshelf, and doodle in the margins.