Nowadays people, they want to feel something; they want to have some sense of experience. He said it would be “almost to create a pagan church where Christianity was very much in the centre.
The Church Mission Society, which is training ministers to “break new ground”, hopes to see a number of spiritual people align themselves with Christianity.
The Church Mission Society’s webpage advertising their pioneer training scheme states: “Wherever in the world the mission of Jesus goes on, the church needs pioneer mission leaders to break new ground.”
The Church of England is trying to recruit pagans and spiritual believers as part of a drive to retain congregation numbers.