The Boiler Room Network
The Boiler Room Network (BRN) is a growing, international family of Churches and Houses of Prayer, outworking our values of prayer, mission and justice together, locally and globally.
"My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations"
The Boiler Room Network is supported by a global leadership team, with regional and national teams that develop and support local leaders, whilst actively resourcing prayer across the wider body of Christ.
We are deeply committed to building all our communities on biblical foundations, remembering that the church was born in a place of prayer where the Holy Spirit came in power. Mission was mobilised from that encounter to the ends of the earth.
All Boiler Room communities are shaped by six biblical practices:
Prayer and Creativity
Justice and Hospitality
Learning and Evangelism
We are inspired by many aspects of ancient monasticism. The Order of the Mustard Seed (OMS) is an officially acknowledged reflection of the monastic tradition within the 24-7 Prayer movement.
"The restoration of the church will surely come from a sort of new monasticism which has in common with the old only the uncompromising attitude of a life lived according to the Sermon on the Mount... I believe it is now time to call people together to do this"
The Boiler Room Network is enriched by two different expressions of community, and these two expressions have different models of governance within the BRN according to their ecclesiology:
1. Boiler Room Network Churches: Many Boiler Room communities are rooted in the non-denominational Free Church tradition and recognise the Boiler Room Network as their primary place of belonging, accountability and support.
2. Houses of Prayer: An increasing number of Boiler Rooms are rooted in Catholic, Anglican and other denominational contexts. Their members belong to local churches and find their primary accountability in those contexts.
However, all 24-7 Houses of Prayer are a full part of the global family, seeing the Boiler Room Network as a context for support, inspiration and belonging. We are all on a journey together!