Institutional Distinctives 1. King James Bible: The King James Version is the only English-language Bible that is used in our classes and that is allowed on campus.
 2. Independent Fundamental Baptist: Commonwealth Baptist College is an independent, fundamental, Baptist Bible college. We are proud of our Baptist distinctives and we hold strong to the Bible design of local churches being independent of any board or denominational headquarters. We are fundamental because we hold true to the fundamental doctrines and practices clearly taught in the Word of God. We refuse to change and compromise truth because of the pressure applied from the world and modernists. We are opposed to ecumenicalism, the modern charismatic movement, and any attempt to water down and pervert what “Thus saith the LORD.” 3. Local Church Accountability: Commonwealth Baptist College is a ministry of the Clays Mill Road Baptist Church. Our doctrines, policies, and finances will be directly accountable to the Pastor and to the church members of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church. It is our design to be a blessing and an educational alternative for fundamental, independent Baptist college students to consider attending. We do not want to be perceived as a threat to any other pastor or church. 4. Standards: The Word of God proclaims in Isaiah 59:19, “…When an enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” There is no question that the “enemy” has been successful in flooding our churches and our country with humanism, apathy, modernism, and a lack of a proper fear of God. It is our purpose, at Commonwealth Baptist College, to be a “standard” used of God to be lifted up against the enemy in this most critical hour of human history. There are many who have come to the conclusion that the days of revival and soul winning are now past, and that the job of the Christian is to now simply occupy until He returns. We refuse to accept this lie of the devil and are committed to training young men and women with a heart for revival, a courage to attempt the impossible, a faith in God that is willing to step out on nothing but His promises, and a determination to make a difference for Christ in this generation and the generations to come. 5. Family Institution: Commonwealth Baptist College believes that strong families make for a strong church. Therefore, we are committed to going the “second mile” to instill in our students a genuine love and respect for their parents and to help them become well prepared for marriage and family. 6. Evangelistic: Commonwealth Baptist College is evangelistic. We believe that soul winning is near the heart of God. All employees and students are required to go soul winning weekly, and participate in the ministries of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church. Students who attend local churches in the area participate fully in their church’s ministries as well. 7. Old-Fashioned: Commonwealth Baptist College is old-fashioned. We have a dress code. We believe in discipline. Absolutely no drinking, smoking, dancing, card-playing, movie-going or other questionable activities are allowed. We take a strong stand against modernism and apostasy.
 8. Practical: Commonwealth Baptist College is practical in its training. We not only teach what to do, but how to do it. For example, preacher boys are taught how to start churches, how to build buildings, how to raise money and adopt a budget, and how to organize, operate, and perpetuate a New Testament church. 9. Balance: Commonwealth Baptist College strives at being balanced in all of our teachings and practices. We realize that most heresy starts when truth becomes unbalanced in its content or in its application. Our chief aim is to exalt our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and to bring honor to His name and not to any individuals or institutions.
R e l a t e d W e b s i t e s Clays Mill Road Baptist Church The National Church Growth Conference Christian Growth Magazine The National Young Fundamentalists Conference YPLife