The Companions of the Holy Spirit (formerly known as Kindling Fires) is a religious order and parachurch ministry of Christians who are vowed to discipleship, prayer, service, and spiritual renewal. We are affiliated with the Convergent Christian Communion, and we are open to lay and ordained members of all Christian traditions.
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
Lord Jesus, stay with us, be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. Amen.
- Adapted from the Book of Common Prayer