The Companions of the Holy Spirit (formerly known as Kindling Fires) is a religious order rooted in New Monasticism and open to Christians from all denominations. Our way of life is committed to loving God and neighbor, working and ministering within our local communities, and praying without ceasing.

Jesus said, "Come, follow Me" (Matthew 4:19). Our order is committed to the example of the early followers of Jesus, the Church at Pentecost, the early Christian monastics (such as the desert fathers/mothers), and contemporary New Monastic communities. We are an order open to all followers of the Way of Jesus Christ. We are welcoming to all, regardless of anyone’s denominational background, political party, class, race, gender, sexual orientation, or age. We are all one in Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-14, Galatians 3:26-28, Colossians 3:11).

John the Baptist said, "I indeed baptize you with water, but One mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to unloose. He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire." - Luke 3:16