The Seminary shall be guided by the following philosophy in the achievement of its vision, mission and goals.
- Service to Christian Community. Its primary purpose is to train pastors, full time and lay leaders in Mindanao and equip them for both local and global ministries.
- Incorporating Biblical Truths to Life and Ministry. Students are challenged to incorporate the cognitive biblical truths to which they are exposed in class and private study into their lives and ministry.
- Growth in Christ-likeness and Life-changing Ministry. KTSFI desires that its students pursue lifelong habits in spiritual disciplines so that continued growth in Christ-likeness and life-changing ministry can take place.
- Student empowerment to Develop Ministry Skills. KTSFI seeks to provide a context which enables and empowers students to develop ministry skills for fruitful and lasting service.