Faith statements address the most important tenets of a religion's theology, and they often begin with, "We believe." They continue to identify the specific content of that belief and include sacred text references that support the statement.
An example of a faith statement about the person of Jesus might say: "We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God the Father. We believe in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his atoning death, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of God the Father, and in his future return in power and glory." In this case, the faith statement is based on Bible verses from John 1:1; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; and Hebrews 4:15.
Other religions have similar faith statements based on their own sacred writings and customs.