What is a Boiler Room?
Boiler Rooms are engine rooms driving God’s purposes forward. Generally they are right at the heart of messed-up communities. Some people describe them as “Gen-X monasteries” because of the youth vibe and similarities with the ancient Celtic monastic movements. Although we fall way short of those radical prayer communities, we do find ourselves gathering to do many of the same things. The heart is the same but the clothes are new.
“The monasteries of Celtic Christianity were where things happened! These were a combination of commune, retreat, house mission station, hotel hospital, school, university, arts and power house for the local community – a place not only of spiritual energy but also of hospitality, learning and cultural exchange.” (Ian Bradley)
The Boiler Room is a youth initiative seeking to establish a praying community.