The Institute for Worship Studies, its trustees, administration and faculty confess the historic Christian faith. We affirm the centrality of Jesus Christ and the authority of Scripture as interpreted through the Church in all matters of faith and practice. Thus, we confess with the Church the summary of faith handed down throughout history and broadly affirmed by Christians around the world:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day, he rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.