The process started with a taster evening, consisting of a short presentation, followed by an opportunity for Q&A. The three main entry criteria seemed to be 1. Be a committed Christian, 2. Regular attendance at your current church for a minimum of one year, 3. Be able to commit to both an intensive training programme over a number of Friday evenings and Saturdays and to undertaking at least one shift a month (Friday or Saturday nights) for the next two years. None of this came as surprise to me as SWMBO had already briefed me. I meet the criteria so when I got home that night I went online and filled in my application form, and submitted it. Felt a bit nervous….will they accept me?