BeFriender Ministry - a Listening Presence

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Our Mission:

BeFriender Ministry is a national ecumenical ministry providing transformative training and ongoing support for a listening ministry of care. 


When a woman with an aging parent suffering from dementia can share her story with a listening presence; when a patient with a life-threatening illness can talk about his fears to a caring ear; when an abused woman finds comfort in safely telling her story to a nonjudgmental listener – that is the gift of BeFriender Ministry.


Foundation Principles

God is present.

Caring not curing.

Nonjudgmental presence.

Active listening.


About Us:

BeFriender Ministry is a national, ecumenical non-profit organization that provides leadership training and ongoing support for a listening ministry of care in churches, hospitals, senior living communities including all levels of care, or other organizations.

Since the early 1980’s BeFrienders have been providing skilled pastoral care throughout the nation.

“Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." 

Hebrews 13:2


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BeFriender Ministry - a Listening Presence

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1120 East 80th St. Suite 105
Bloomington, MN 55420



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