Steve Meister, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Sacramneto, writes: Many churches that subscribe to a confession of faith often seem to make little use of it. While their confession may be on file formally, it has little functional value in the congregation’s life. Are Confessions of Faith any use to the local church? And if so, how are they supposed to be used?
As a pastor of a church that confesses the Second London Confession of Faith (2LCF), here are five ways we seek to employ our confession of faith in the routine of ordinary life and ministry. They are laid out in something of a logical progression, considering how our confession is a resource for everyone, from pastors to prospective church members.