I’m fascinated to hear Free Church people start to question as to whether creeds are good or not.
Whether they are good or not, I’ve never heard of a free church that does a creed. Now I know that some churches that are part of the UCC will recite one or the other of the creeds, but that goes back to what that congregation was prior to merger (ah…US Church History is really interesting).
But, dear friends, the Free Church is free for a reason. Aside from being congregational in polity which is the most fundamental of precepts, the Free Church is all about freedom of conscience, totally antithetical to creedal churches. And yes, I know that there is plenty of dissent in creedal churches, but (most of) those churches do not encourage it. That’s why creeds are bad; they assume that humans are static. And the last thing we are is static.