Kindling Fires: A New Monastic Order

Order Name: Kindling Fires: A New Monastic Order

Kindling Fires: A New Monastic Order is a religious order of Christians who are vowed to discipleship, prayer, service, and spiritual renewal. We are affiliated with The Anthem Network, and we are open to lay and ordained members.

The Anthem Network ( is a faith community within the Convergence and Independent Sacramental movements. Our vision is to be a place of convergence for the universal (catholic) Christian Church – a church that is open and affirming, sacramental, evangelical, and charismatic.

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 Celtic Christians), 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).

Kindling Fires: A New Monastic Order is an unincorporated, non-profit religious association.