Learning provides an accessible and thorough resource for all those involved in theological education, ministerial formation and ministerial supervision. It explores the nature of ministry and tbrmation for 21st Century church and public life. It argues for the importance of supervision in the learning contexts of placement. parish and pastorate and presents an exciting model of supervision as reflective practice that draws on existing literature from different disciplines, including other helping professions, literature and practical theology and the methods and insights of Clinical Pastoral Education. Chapters cover stimulating and useful areas tbr consideration by the theological educator and ministerial student. such as doing theological reflection in context; resistance to learning; coping with loss and thilure; dynamics of power in ministry and issues of transculturalism, gender and sexuality in ministry. It also offers was in which the effectiveness of placement learning can be evaluated. Frances Ward is a priest in the Diocese of Manchester and is also co-author of Studying Local Churchcs:.4 Handbook, and co-author of Theological Rqlectioir Methods, both SCM Press.