To become the kind of ISTA community that God envisages and to be relevant to this vision and mission, we need to treasure the right things. The following values, therefore, will be cultivated as we seek to become useful for the mission and vision entrusted to us:

  1. Excellence with Relevance – Academic excellence with relevance to diverse human context.
  2. Faith with Integrity – a discipleship and missionary approach to theology and spirituality.
  3. Leadership with Servant hood (Servant leaders) and Stewardship – leadership that combines deep personal humility and humaness with an unwavering commitment to do the will of God at all costs.
  4. Innovation with Community – team-oriented leaders who seek creative and biblical solutions for the common good in their respective areas and callings.