I visit a lot of church websites and most of them have a statement of faith somewhere where you can read a list of the things they believe. While I think it is good for churches to believe things I wonder if a faith statement is the way to go. I have not put a statement of faith on our church web site yet. Instead I have put links to some thoughts about how we process the faith journey and what kind of church we envision. If one reads through the articles they will see that we are definitely a Christ centered, Bible believing church but probably won't walk away with a creedal statement. I am not opposed to statements of faith but they do seem more to me like preaching to the choir rather than about connecting with outsiders. The truth is we do have a brochure in our church with a statement of faith published by the national Vineyard office.
What do you think about statements of faith and their visibility on web sites?
Also if your church have a statement of faith on your web site give me a compelling reason why I should put one on my site.
And finally, is there perhaps a better framework to communicate belief than a creedal statement?