Muintearas House

Muintearas House is a Christian residential and monastic discipleship ministry for men who desire to follow Jesus Christ and become His disciple makers.

Muintearas House: A monastic-style community of Christian men who seek Jesus Christ above all else and desire to see his kingdom spread throughout Northern Virginia, the United States, and the World

Muintearas is the Celtic word for:

Muintearas House is a transformative ministry to men of all ages, ethnicity, religion, and class. Our goal is to raise men up through life on life residential discipleship, community fellowship groups, and one on one coaching/mentoring. As Muintearas House men grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, they will be trained to make disciples of others: disciples who make disciples. Matthew 28:18-20

Muintearas House has a residential component where men live with a host family and experience life on life community 24/7.

Mission: Calling men into godly manhood through the power of the Holy Spirit in order to transform lives that not only glorify God, but are the image of Christ for the sake of others.

[01/02/19]   Happy New Year. Going silent for awhile.


Are you looking for a weekly men's study, fellowship, and breakfast? We have it at Muintearas House! Starting in January, we have three weekly opportunities for other men to join us at Muintearas House: (we have 6 open slots open) Cost for each course is $75 to cover expenses.

1) Tuesdays at 6:30 am: The Healing Presence, by Leanne Payne. 12 weeks in duration.

2) Thursdays at 6:30 am: The Book of Hebrews, 10 weeks in duration

3) Sundays at 7:00 am: Crossroads, A step by step guide away from addiction. 10 weeks in duration

For more information, email Bart Murnion at [email protected] or at 703-678-1520

First come, first serve! 😃

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10 Resolutions for Mental Health

This is really timely. On October 22, 1976, Clyde Kilby, who is now with Christ in heaven, gave an unforgettable lecture. Here were his ten points for greater mental health.

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Church of the Holy Spirit

The commissioning of Michael Cypher, Brian Conover, and Matthew Murnion as Lay-Pastors! Praise God for his faithfulness!

Church of the Holy Spirit

Presentation of Graduation Certificates and Anglican Black Cassocks!!

Wow! Such a fantastic mission trip! Prayer walking through the neighborhood, delivering supplies to the homeless outreach in Southeast Newport News, serving meals in Nehemiah’s Nook, and singing Christmas songs. What a powerful time.

Click here to support Homeless Christmas Outreach organized by Southeast Parish Team

Merry Christmas!! Let’s join together and serve our homeless neighbors! Muintearas House has partnered with the Clothes Closet of Nehemiah’s Nook, a homeless outreach ministry in Southeast Newport News, Virginia. Our goal is to “Bless their socks ON” in time for Christmas!

Click below to donate to this Christmas outreach.
THANK You! Muintearas House is raising funds to purchase blankets, winter jackets, hats, gloves, long-johns, etc. for the Clothes Closet of Nehemiah’s Nook in Southeast Newport News Virginia. The Cothes Closet and Nehemiah’s Nook provide much needed clothing and food to the homeless population of Southeas....

Michael Cypher reading Scripture during morning office at DOMA 2018 Synod. Come and see Michael and his fellow classmates graduate from Muintearas House on Wednesday, December 19th, at 7:00 pm, at Church of the Holy Spirit, Leesburg, VA.

Liturgical Theology

"...the nature of the church cannot be understood apart from its calling as a worshipping community. It is through worship that the church is decisively shaped as the ecclesial community. That is to say, the church that is the creation of the triune God is also formed by its action of corporate worship. But if the church is to be definitively formed by its corporate worship, it must discover what are the normative components or structure through which worship is concretely expressed." Simon Chan, "Liturgical Theology" Evangelicals, Simon Chan argues, are confused about the meaning and purpose of the church in part because they have an inadequate understanding of Christian worship. He calls evangelicals to develop a theology of worship that is grounded in a theology of the church. He guides the reader through wors...

The New Muintearas House coffee cups are here!! Wait! What’s Keith Hartsell doing on our cup??? #brotherlylove

[11/12/18]   We are jazzed to be going to the Diocese of the Mid Atlantic (DOMA) Synod this Friday and Saturday. All the guys are going and we have a booth for Muintearas House and Southeast Parish. We hope to see you there!

Our Launch Team was blessed today to visit Church of the Messiah, Chesapeake, VA. Pastored by Pastor Marty O’Rourke! What a joyful time of fellowship and connection!

In Newport News on a Mission Weekend with this team!

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Fall at Muintearas House! Love this time of year!!

Desiring God

John Piper: “If all you have is a decision for Christ, but no delight in Christ, you don’t have Christ. We are not saved by mere decisions. We are saved by a sovereign work of God.”

Meanwhile, digging into the Gospel of Mark. Looking for the theological outline that supports the author’s intent.
#nashotahhouse. #studyhall

Off to Nashotah House Theological Seminary for my week of residency. A lovely place to participate in Anglican high church. Love it.

Church of the Holy Spirit

Explore and create with acrylic paint! Great fun for middle schoolers, high schoolers and adults alike as well as mature elementary school students. Join us and have fun creating acrylic crafts and art on canvas....bring a friend. What will you create?

Who: You, middle/high schoolers as well as adults and mature elementary school students
What: Create great acrylic crafts and art on canvas
Where: Church of the Holy Spirit, multipurpose room
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Why: We like you, strike that, love you!
How: Join us. Get in your car and drive to CHS!

Cost is $15 per person, payable at the event. Scholarships are available.

For additional information, contact Matthew Murnion at [email protected].

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We returned from our first annual Muintearas Camping Retreat at Big Meadows Campground in the Shenandoah National Park. Love it when the Lord moves hearts as we sit around the campfire and share life. Precious times!

We are multiplying!!  Discipleship Houses, City Groups, and Congregations!

Excited to have such a fantastic church planting team to explore all that God has for us in Newport News Virginia! More on this in January, 2019

Fantastic healing seminar led by Fr. Keith Hartsell!!

Our “Equipped to Heal” seminar hosted at Muintearas House taught by Fr. Keith Hartsell tremendous time of healing and fellowship!!

A couple weeks ago, our Muintearas House multiplication team went to the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and Dioceses of the Mid Atlantic (DOMA) church planting boot camp. We had a fantastic time learning how to multiply discipleship houses, congregations, and other out reach strategies. Thank God for godly and wise leadership who have a zeal for the Lord’s House!

Timeline Photos

[10/06/18]   Headed in to DC to PRAY on the steps of the Capitol & Supreme Court. Thy will be done Lord.

[10/06/18]   Headed in to DC to PRAY on the steps of the US Capitol & Supreme Court.

Three Mountains Hermitage

Despite all the unkindness and lack of compassion in men, and every opposition of the devil, live in the depths of your soul a life of deep communion with God; a communion that is sweet, calm, and unbroken.
~ Fr. Philip, Abbot, OSJB

The fantastic reality of Jesus in the Old Testament awaits us as we see him through the eyes of the Hebrew Scriptures. Think about it. The Old Testament is the "Word" that Jesus read, and the songs that Jesus sang, etc. To help me in this journey is a book by Christopher Wright titled, "Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament. It is quite fascinating!

The IVP Introduction to the Bible

Fall Semester is underway at Muintearas House! We began with a 7-day journey through John Piper's book, "Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ. Next we are tackling the "Bible Workbook" Volume 1 - Old Testament coupled with "The IVP Introduction to the Bible." We have a lot of preaching/teaching this semester as we seek out the Old Testament to discover how and where Jesus Christ is concealed therein. The Bible is a truly wonderful book. Millions of Christians through the ages and across the world have treasured it as their most valued possession, often insisting that anyone can pick up the Bible and read and understand it for themselves. But many of the details remain fuzzy until we find out mor...

Battling the Unbelief of a Haughty Spirit

Thank the Lord for this teaching! Timely. Pride is the deepest form of unbelief. Nothing offends a sovereign God more than telling him we know best.

Do you find the Old Testament boring? Pray that God, our Father, would show you the wonder and power of the Old Testament! It is the Word of God and it is ALIVE!! Truly! If the Spirit of God is in you, then YOU have the ability through the power of the Holy Spirit to interact with the Old Testament in such a way as to build up and bolster your faith! Thank you Jesus for the Old Testament!!

Explore the Bible Project | The Bible Project

Just watched my first video on The Bible Project. Fantastic! Check it out! Learn How To Read The Bible & Dive Deeper Through Videos on Each Book of the Bible & Major Biblical Themes

God created the heavens and the earth (Jeremiah 32:17-19), and he is not done creating.  Our lives in Jesus are the ongoing creation story living out in real time!  WOW!  Think about that.  The Lord God Almighty using men and women, in whom he put HIS Spirt, sending them OUT to do his work reclaiming the earth for the Kingdom of God!  Restoring what was lost, brining wholeness.   Healing the broken-hearted. Calling the lost into the eternal light of his glory.
Your life matters because Jesus loves you and created you!

God created the heavens and the earth (Jeremiah 32:17-19), and he is not done creating. Our lives in Jesus are the ongoing creation story living out in real time! WOW! Think about that. The Lord God Almighty using men and women, in whom he put HIS Spirt, sending them OUT to do his work reclaiming the earth for the Kingdom of God! Restoring what was lost, brining wholeness. Healing the broken-hearted. Calling the lost into the eternal light of his glory.
Your life matters because Jesus loves you and created you!

Without Walls Ministries

Love this illustration of “my sheep hear my voice...”

WHOA!!!! This is amazing!!

[06/23/18]   Muintearas House Privacy Policy

Today we finished our Spring Semester at Muintearas House! We started on January 3rd. I am incredibly proud of these men and their devotion to Jesus Christ. I thank God for each of them! We also commissioned Connor Sarant to be a short-term missionary to Houston Texas; he departs today. AND we extended our gratitude to Wesley Owens and presented him with an icon for his flat at Oxford and expressed our farewell as he leaves us next week. Today, we celebrated and feasted! Jesus Christ is Lord! To him belongs the glory. We give all the credit to Him!

Philippians 2:12–13: How to Work Out Your Salvation

Fantastic 12+ Minute teaching on “working out your salvation.” The Christian life is NOT passive or lackluster for the ones in whom the Spirit of God dwells; its impossible to remain passive.... Obedience is neither the rock upon which our salvation rests nor the optional ribbon placed upon eternal life. It is essential. And it is empowered by God.

I sat in the graveyard next  to Trinity Church, and felt this weight of heresy and oppression thrust upon the weary ones who come upon these grounds. For the truth is no longer the truth. They have a form of godliness at Trinity Church but they deny its power.

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The irony of seeing Trinity Church squeezed into the landscape of Wall Street. “Trinity” Church is, unfortunately, a very liberal “non-Christian” church. This is what happens when your surroundings influence you, you loose your way.

Well said!!

[06/12/18]   Are you exhorted/commanded to make disciples for Jesus Christ? Yes?
Matt 28:18-20

Very interesting. Maybe history can teach us a thing or two.

"This is it ..... " John G. Morris, 'LIFE' picture editor of the London bureau.

At approximately 06.30 on Tuesday 6th June 1944
When soldiers of the 16th Regiment of the 1st Infantry Division landed at Omaha Beach, photographer Robert Capa, in the employ of 'LIFE' magazine, was among them.

Seen here with a pic of Capa himself, are three of the 10 images that survived.

A darkroom technician was almost as anxious to see the invasion images as Capa himself. In his haste, the technician dried the film too quickly. The excess heat melted the emulsion on all but 10 of the frames. Those that remained were blurred, surreal shots, which succinctly conveyed the chaos and confusion of the day.

(Colourised by Royston Leonard)

From the sermon today! Wow...we’ve fallen so far from God. Christian Hear the Spirit’s call....turn from your way...turn to Jesus’ way, truth, and life.

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