WHAT IS NEW ROOM?
The New Room name is inspired by the first-ever building that the Wesleys built to accommodate their emergent movement. The New Room building, constructed in 1739 in the Horsefair area of Bristol, England, was originally given this seemingly temporary moniker and it appears to have stuck. This revered structure, which is still beautifully maintained, has a handsome paned-glass arched window above its pulpit which is the inspiration for our New Room logo. For us, this symbol from the genesis of the Great Awakening is a fitting image for our vision for the Seedbed and New Room movements.
THE NEW ROOM MOVEMENT
At its core, New Room is a new space in the larger arena of global Christianity. New Room has emerged as a place where Christians sharing a common Wesleyan-Arminian theological perspective can find common fellowship and a valuable resourcing platform. The goal of New Room is to be a community where individuals can remain true to their own traditions—Nazarene, Free Methodist, Wesleyan, United Methodist, Salvation Army, Pentecostal, nondenominational, etc. while at the same time joining with passionate believers who share their hope for revival and their expectation that through the agency of the Holy Spirit lives can be powerfully and decisively changed. These persons and groups are united in a belief that God is not through with this work and that (appearances notwithstanding) the Wesleyan revival is not fully spent!
WHAT IS NEW ROOM CONFERENCE?
New Room Conference is our effort in gathering pastors and leaders under one roof to convene conversations, curate content, call to prayer, and inspire a new generation of men and women who long to be a part of a great awakening. Our heart is to resource the Global Christian Movement—not a particular church or denomination or institution. We are part of the global tribe of the Wesleyan Tradition, and in this we are attempting to gather the many scattered parts of this movement across the church because we have come to believe this tried and true way of Wesleyan discipleship is the most comprehensive scriptural vision and the most extravagant transformational expression of the Gospel in the history of the Church so far. We are not looking to restore what was, rather we are asking God to lead us into fresh expressions and holy spirit empowered leadership to spread the holy love of God. Join us.