WRSHP: Confession of Faith

In this series of posts we discuss the format and vibe of our gathered Sunday worship at Foundation Church.

Confession of Faith

After hearing and receiving again the amazing work of Jesus held out to us in the gospel, we are reminded that we are a community of people formed around the good news.

So at this point in our worship service we may recite an ancient confession of faith.

What is a confession of faith? It is a form of words used by the Church throughout history to define and defend the Christian faith. It’s a summary of the key teachings of the Bible.

A creed states to one another and to the watching world: This is what we believe… this defines who we are.

The Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed are two ancient confessions that we use at Foundation Church. Listen here to a podcast conversation we recorded about the Apostles’ Creed.

How this works out at Foundation Church

At Foundation Church we are Christian in Faith, meaning that we stand alongside the ancient orthodox historic church beginning in the days of Christ and his Apostles. We are carrying on the same faith handed down to us and presenting it to the current generation.

St. Paul quoted early Christian creeds in his letters (1 Cor 15:3-4; Phil 2:6-11) and he encouraged the young church leader Timothy to ‘guard the good deposit [of the faith] entrusted to you’ 2 Tim 1:14.

Not only do we recite ancient creeds at Foundation Church, but we also confess our faith through song or through reading and reflecting on a catechism.

Foundation Church meets every Sunday 10:30am at Belmont Tower, Belfast, BT4 3FG.