Are you considering ordained ministry? Training on a course or at theological college? About to embark on your first curacy - full or part-time? Tackling the issues in a realistic and thoughtful way, this in-depth book covers: how to discern a calling to ordained ministry; selection and training; choosing your first parish; CME and your curacy; working with the training incumbent; the personal impact of transition into ordained ministry; self-management; and, public ministry. This accessible and informative guide combines essential information, practical survival tips and theological reflection all honestly grounded in the writers' experience.