Forest Lake Baptist Church

 11439 Forest Lake Road

Montrose, PA 18801

Sunday Ministries
Early Bible Study              8:30 AM
Bible School                   10:00 AM
Morning Worship Service  11:00 AM
About Us

What To Expect

Handicap Accessible Parking with Valet Parking

Families with preschooler and/or children

Where do my children go?

  • Sunday School
  • Beginner Church
  • DiscipleTown

What is the Worship Service like?

  • We try to have a blended Worship Service
  • Our Praise Team starts with a praise song
  • Our Worship Orchestra plays traditional hymns
  • Preaching is done Expository – Verse by verse
  • Very family orientated

What We Believe


Biblical Authority

  • The Bible is the final authority in all matters of belief and practice because the Bible is inspired by God and bears the absolute authority of God. 2 Tim.3:15-17; 1 Thess.2:13; 2 Peter1:20, 21


Autonomy of the Local Church

  • The local church is an independent body accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ, the head of the church. All human authority for governing the local church resides within the local church itself. Thus the church is autonomous, or self-governing.  Colossians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, 19, 23 


Priesthood of the Believer

  • Every believer today is a priest of God and may enter into His presence in prayer directly through our Great High Priest, Jesus Christ. No other mediator is needed between God and people.  We all have equal access to God--whether we are a preacher or not.  1 Peter 2:5, 9; Revelation 5:9, 10


Two Ordinances

  • The local church should practice two ordinances: (1) baptism of believers by immersion in water, identifying the individual with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection, and (2) the Lord's Supper, or communion, commemorating His death for our sins.   Matthew 28:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32


Individual Soul Liberty

  • Every individual has the liberty to choose what he believes is right in the religious realm. No one should be forced to assent to any belief against his will.  This liberty does not exempt one from responsibility to the Word of God or from accountability to God Himself. Romans 14:5, 12; 2 Corinthians 4:2; Titus 1:9


Saved, Baptized Church Membership

  • Local church membership is restricted to individuals who give a believable testimony of personal faith in Christ and have publicly identified themselves with Him in believer's baptism Acts 2:41-47; 1Corinthians 12:12; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Eph. 4:3


Two Offices

  • The Bible mandates only two offices in the church--pastor and deacon. The three terms--"pastor," "elder," and "bishop," or "overseer"- all refer to the same office. The two offices of pastor and deacon exist within the local church. 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Acts 20:17-38; Philippians 1:1


Separation of Church and State

  • God established both the church and civil government, and He gave each its own distinct operation. The government's purposes are outlined in Romans 13:1-7 and the church's in Matthew 28:19-20. Neither should control the other, nor should there be an alliance between the two.  Matt. 22:15-22; Acts 15:17-29




Recommended Links

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 Walk in the Word  Preaching & Resource Ministry of James MacDonald

 Online Bible  Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online
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 Christian Radio - WPEL  Your Station for Information and inspiration

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 Christian Radio  - WFLN  Family Life Ministries, Bath, NY