Notes on Writing a Faith Statement

Writing a Statement of Faith

A statement of faith is a declaration of what you believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and what it means to be a follower of Jesus.  We would suggest a statement of faith be between 350 and 600 words, though that’s not a rule. 

General Outline: 

  • What I believe about God 
  • What I believe about Jesus 
  • What I believe about the Holy Spirit 
  • What I believe about the Bible
  • What I believe about worship and prayer
  • What I believe about the mission of the church 
  • What I believe about being a follower of Jesus Christ.
  • Why I want to become a member of the church and a follower of Jesus.  

Some Questions to Guide you Through the Process

Who is God? What is God like? What has God done? 

Who is Jesus? What is Jesus like? What has Jesus done? What was his key message/teachings that he wants us to live by? 

Who is the Holy Spirit? What is the Holy Spirit like? What does the Holy Spirit do? How does the Holy Spirit work in our lives?

What is the church? What is the mission of the church? Why do you want to be part of the church? What is God calling the church to be? to do?

What does it mean to be Christ’s faithful disciple? What does it mean to obey his Word and show his love? What is God calling you to do?

How will you devote yourself to the church’s teaching? To the church’s fellowship?  

How will you devote yourself to the breaking of bread? To the prayers? To worship? 

Who has been helpful in your faith development? Why? 

What choices do you think you have to make, choices that incorporate your faith into your living? 

What is a Christian and what do Christians hope for both in this life/world and in the life/world that is to come?