Creeds, or statements of faith, like the Apostle's Creed or the Nicene Creed, are central in many Christian worship services, including both Catholic, and some Protestant services. But not all Christians recite creeds.
I attended a Baptist church, for three years, that did not include creeds in the service, and at this church, I was swayed by the Pastors' explanations of why they did not include creeds, and also came up with some reasons of my own.
Now I choose to not recite creeds and encourage others, whether Christians attending church, non-Christians visiting churches, or church leadership, to think more critically about creeds. Below I explain how avoiding creeds can encourage sincerity of belief, and also acknowledge and respect the diversity inherent in Christian belief.