1. The College seeks to develop and train leaders such as pastors, evangelists, educators, business people, government leaders, and administrators who are equipped to serve the Church and the societies of Ethiopia.
2. The College seeks to stimulate the development of Christian character, understanding of Scripture, and skills for service in all of its students.
3. The College seeks to become a learning community characterized by excellence in teaching, critical thinking, interacting and research within the context of Christian truth and commitment, spiritual sensitivity, and obedience to Christ.
4. The College seeks to provide academic leadership for the Meserete Kristos Church and other churches in Ethiopia by addressing — through education, consultation and research — the spiritual, economic and social problems of the society and those challenges unique to the Christian community.
5. The College seeks to provide adequate human and material resources for quality baccalaureate level education, training and research that is sensitive to the Ethiopian cultural heritages.
6. The College seeks to stimulate students to understand and accept themselves, their individual needs and talents, and to develop their potential for productive life and service.
7. The College seeks to provide quality education that is contextually relevant to the spiritual, economic, social, and political conditions that prevail in Ethiopia and Africa and that is sensitive to the Ethiopian cultural heritages.
8. The College seeks to provide a balanced educational program that will help students to develop and to broaden their perception of the inherent interrelationship between the physical and spiritual needs, and to develop a holistic approach to life.
9. The College seeks to develop in students a deeper understanding and appreciation of traditional and modern Africa, and to equip them to provide an effective Christian approach to the socioeconomic and political development of the African continent.
10. The College seeks to provide practical programs of study that will also equip students to focus more on ministry and job creation rather than simply job placement.