A PCA pastor named Todd Pruitt, a contributor to The Mortification of Spin podcast, provides some wonderful reflections on the importance of having confessions in your church. Here’s a snippet:
A church is not simply an umbrella organization for various individual’s ministries and hobbies. A church is not a convention hall for loosely connected groups of evangelicals. Confessions of faith act as a remedy against the balkanization of a local church. Essential to a church’s unity is agreement in doctrine and not just of the merest sort. A church cannot limit its statement of faith to that of the average para-church ministry and expect to maintain its unity for the long haul.
Read the rest of his post here.