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 power 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 lay pastoral care in churches, health care settings such as hospitals, assisted living-skilled care facilities, or other organizations.

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

“Remove your sandals…for you are standing on holy ground.”  Exodus 3:1-5


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BeFriender Ministry - a Listening Presence

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Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic


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



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