1. To provide a variety of degree programs that meet the specific needs of limited proficient, as well as English speaking students from the Pacific Basin countries for the purpose of improving their effectiveness.
  2. To provide an academic environment conducive for students’ intellectual, spiritual, social, cultural, moral, aesthetic, and personal development, intending to aid them to enter the mainstream of American life, or if they are called, to go as missionaries and workers to other countries.
  3. To promote a Christian understanding of God, man, and the world as revealed in the Bible.
  4. To develop leadership skills in students that enable them to contribute effectively to the betterment of the world and effective leadership in local congregations of baptized believers in Jesus Christ who have voluntarily united to share democratically in missions, evangelism, discipleship, and all church related functions with equal footing and with no distinction of partiality. The distinctive goal is to train leaders who are committed to the biblical principle of the “priesthood of every believer” and to having no hierarchy in a church of pastoral authoritarianism.
  5. To affirm that the Bible, and both its Old and New Testaments is the Word of God and is the inerrant and authoritative guide for each church. Not one Creed or Statement of Faith summarizing biblical theology should be imposed on any member because of the tendency of man to make a Creed a norm that may then enforce compliance. Since the Scriptures are to guide the lives of believers, believers must be allowed to follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit within the context of each local church. Thus, the Bible and not any human document is the ultimate standard and guide open to all believers.
  6. Although a number of established Seminaries and newly established Chinese institutions are in operation in Southern California, TTS is aware of the need for a seminary that holds biblical inerrancy to provide biblical training to leaders in the churches throughout Southern California, the United States, and Canada, as based on the Congregational polity of church government and control.