OUR Core Values

The Core Values of OTI list out the major characteristics of Christlikeness that we intend to help cultivate in our students and ourselves.

1. God Centred

Live a God-honouring life, letting Him to direct and guide us constantly to please God in all walks of life including our services in society. Colossians 1:18

2. Christ-like Love

The Love of Christ which surpasses knowledge and motivates us to be excited about making people successful John 13:33-34, Ephesians 5:27

3. Contextuality

Being aware of the context of our mission, especially the beliefs, values, customs and life-ways of the cultural group to which people belong Acts 1:8, 10:34

4. Integrity

Talk and walk in the way of Jesus. A life marked by love, compassion, mercy, honesty, justice, and honoring God’s call above everything else.    Psalms 25:1; 41:12

5. Scripture Based

Be Bible-believing and Bible obeying and apply biblical principles in daily life and ministries. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

6. Servanthood

The humility and servant love of Jesus inhabiting, informing, shaping, and fuelling every relationship in which we participate. It implies serving with humility and strength of purpose with the willingness to withstand challenges, seeking to inspire followers to higher standards of performance. John 13:14; Phil.2:7

7. Holiness

Being holy is a lifelong process of looking and acting less and less like the base things of this world and acting and looking more and more like Jesus. Be set apart for God’s use and letting our selfish ways no longer have power or purpose in our lives. 1 Peter 1:16, Psalms 119: 128

8. Evangelistic

Share God’s love through word and deed Acts 1:8, Eph. 4:11, 12

9. Prayerful

Be committed to a lifestyle of prayer – worshipping and honouring God, seeking God’s will in all areas of life, faithfully praying for others 1 Samuel 12: 23, Ephesians 6:18, Mark 14:38