Encouragement and coaching are some of the hallmarks of regional ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Glad for the opportunity to work as colleagues with ministers and church leaders all year, it is the work of regional staff to look for the good work being done, to lift up the ways in which ministers and churches find their way to effective, creative ministry in their communities. Even if they do not see it themselves, it is a game-changer to have someone, seen perhaps as one outside the community, recognize the life-giving work they do.
For ministers, for lively, powerful ministries all around our regions, we are so thankful! Your gifts to the Christmas Offering help make this effective and supportive presence possible.
Submitted by Beth Dobyns