Our Mission

The Augustine Fellowship facilitates dialogue between the rich theological and philosophical traditions of the Christian faith and the current moment of modern academia. It gathers students, faculty, and community members to fellowship with one another as they engage in intellectual and spiritual discussions about the human experience. The Fellowship is a place where spirits are refreshed and strengthened.

THE Problem
The Solution

For the good of the church and the academy, society requires interrogative dialogue between the claims of the Christian faith and the various disciplines of the university. The Christian faith (as well as the whole of society) benefits from the research university to help discover the breadth of truth, and academia needs Christianity to positing transcendent questions regarding truth, goodness, and beauty. The Christian Study Center model essentially bridges this gap. The Augustine Fellowship gathers people to explore and engage the works of theologians and scholars of the past and present regarding the Christian faith and its impact on our current age. The Fellowship provides a hospitable environment for students and faculty to connect and have their spirits refreshed and strengthened. And for churches and campus ministry groups, the Fellowship augments the spiritual formation and pastoral care provided by these groups to those engaged in scholarly pursuits.

The Rationale

We celebrate the university as a place to discover, conserve, and cultivate God’s good creation and to form us for our fundamental vocation as divine image-bearers and stewards of the earth. We believe God is at work to reconcile and renew all things through Jesus Christ. For centuries, Christians have devoted themselves wholeheartedly to academic inquiry and professional practice in light of this ultimate hope, seeking both to reorder their own loves and to contribute to peace, justice, and human flourishing. The Augustine Fellowship continues this rich tradition in the context of Georgetown University, serving the academic community, the church, and the society more broadly.