I bought this book, Going the Distance by Peter Brain (a Bishop somewhere in Australia) last week.  I've started reading the first couple of chapters and it seems pretty good so far.  It's about 'going the distance' in paid ministry, and dealing with let downs and periodic depression and juggling priorities.  Probably a must read for anyone in ministry.

It's been nearly a year now since I've been in my first properly paid role as a Youth Minister not at the church I grew up in and I think it's been reasonably challenging adjusting to many of the differences that that kind of membership of a church brings.

I think this book will be a very very helpful read if I'm to stick at ministry over the long term!  Better to get into good habbits early!