Abiding in Christ

For the Good of

Creation,  Culture  &  conscience

Welcome to Ithaka Fellowship's home on the web!

Do you desire to enter more deeply into the intimacy of knowing God, others, and the created world?

Do you long to be invited on a spiritual journey of transformation, an adventure of sorts that will address the deepest places of your soul, and result in greater surrender, joy, and fruitfulness than you have yet experienced?

God's invitation to you is winsome and heartfelt.

And it is extended, experienced, and made known through an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:28).

In fact, here at Ithaka we believe union with Christ is the fullness of our redemption. By learning how to abide daily, we make Jesus our life and ultimately learn what it means to be spiritually conformed to His image and to be salt and light in this world. If you desire to cultivate the works of Jesus, His ministry, and the personal indwelling of His Spirit “in” and “through” you for the good of creation, culture, and acts of conscience, then you have come to the right place.

We hope you will join us on the journey!

If you want to learn first hand about this growing study center, check out Duane's interview below.

Ithaka Fellowship is a partner member of the

Consortium of Christian Study Centers,

  • In Christ, the believer's relationship with creation is both physical and spiritual, one of restoration and stewardship. What does this process look like? We believe abiding in Christ is the connection between Christ's work and our work. Our doing and working are meant to be the fruit of Christ's work in us. Creation and the care of all that He has made, including our bodies, is part of the mandate placed upon every sincere follower of Christ.

  • Culture consists of the institutions and achievements by which we as a society define and enrich our lives. It includes neighborhoods, churches, family, law, economies, art, music, movies, and much more. All culture ultimately derives from the fact that people are created in the image of God and gifted to create. We seek to reiterate this truth by affirming and exploring aspects of human culture.

  • Actions of the conscience are derived from the soul, the place where knowledge of the mind and affections of the heart come together. These give birth to both word and deed, which are either in agreement with or against the Spirit of Christ. The call to abide in Christ compels us to nurture these actions of the conscience and to discern the heart and mind of God by entering more deeply into teaching and reflection, extended times of solitude and prayer, self-examination, confession, and fellowship with other believers.

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Keep up with what's new at Ithaka by clicking on a link below!

Duane shares the story of Ithaka

We were very honored to be included in the Covenant Magazine Alumni News, Summer/Fall 2013, Vol 28. No. 2.

Click here for PDF version of the magazine article.