12.06.15 | Credo Series
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.