Gifts to the Christmas Offering help support and sustain Regional ministries in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Part of the work of the regional ministers and staff is to help congregations in the Search and Call process. As congregations discern what their interests and their call might be for the future, they are assisted by regional staff persons who encourage and help clarify the needs they have for their next minister. Working through this well-established process allows congregations and their search teams to work closely with their regional staff person. Prayer, feedback, guidance, and encouragement join in this important process of looking toward the future with hope and possibility, together.