Periodically the National Office will hold Continuing Education sessions for program leaders and BeFrienders.
Current BeFriender Ministry National Office Events
Program Leaders Virtual RoundTable
A virtual gathering to connect with Program Leaders nationwide. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from leaders across the country and receive support for your ministry!
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 am CDT OR 6:30 – 7:30 pm CDT
Location: Participate from the comfort of your home or office.
Fee: $20 per program leader
Transformative Listening for Ministry and Daily Life
Date: Thursday October 6
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm CDT
Audience: Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to register!
Virtual Event: Participate from the comfort of your home or office.
During the week of the event, you will receive an email with the link to attend.
Fee: $25 per person
In this interactive session, you will focus on attitudes and skills to enhance your ability to listen with understanding and compassion. We will also explore how to respond to challenging comments encountered in daily conversations. Leave with practical tools to transform your listening, improve your relationships, and be renewed in your ministry.
Virtual BeFriender Candidate Training
Program Leaders have the option for BeFriender Candidates to be trained by Barb Schwery, Executive Director of BeFriender Ministry. Candidates must participate in all training dates within the session selected. All times indicated are Central Time. Fee: $180 per candidate plus training materials.