Patkai as a Christian liberal arts college firmly believes that education is for the whole man in a framework of spiritual and moral absolutes. Every Christian college, therefore, has the difficult task of retaining its traditional stance while seeking to make its educational philosophy relevant to the world around it.
Committed to the principle that the truth is revealed by God through Christ "in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col. 2:3), Patkai Christian College will seek to relate its instruction to the needs of contemporary society. The College will consciously seek to place all of its activity within the framework of a Biblical perspective on such critical issues as the nature of God, man, nature, and the world.
The central purpose of the College is expressed in its motto: "Lux et veritas: Light and Truth." The founders of the College maintain that academic excellence and Biblical Christian faith and practice are essential to a meaningful and purposeful life.
Patkai will consciously seek to aid the student in developing habits which will contribute to his well-being -- physical, psychological, and spiritual -- and which will enable him to participate constructively in community and church life.