BeFriender Ministry in Senior Living Communities
BeFriender Ministry offers a complete model of training and support for a ministry of care that can be a gift in senior living communities for both staff and residents.
When the community is enriched by compassionate connections among residents, staff, volunteers and families;
when a resident feeling isolated and alone experiences a caring connection;
When a family member with an aging parent can share their story with a listening presence;
When a staff member sees the care given by trained volunteers that supports the vitality of their community;
-that is the gift of BeFriender Ministry
Impact of BeFriender Ministry
What are chaplains saying about BeFriender Ministry in senior living communities.
Supporting Caring Communities
View a snapshot of BeFriender Ministry and discover an array of opportunities for BeFrienders to create meaningful relationships in your community.
BeFriender Ministry principles guide the ministry and characterize the care a BeFriender brings to others. Honoring these principles supports and strengthens the BeFriending relationship.
Benefits of BeFriender Ministry
You can easily implement and maintain a ministry that meets your needs and supports your mission. Learn how BeFriender Ministry can benefit your community.
A team of 2-5 including at least one staff person such as (chaplain, activity director, volunteer director, etc.) and one or more residents will attend the virtual training “Foundations for BeFriender Ministry.” This team will then serve as the Program Leaders for BeFriender Ministry in your senior living community.
Learn more about Foundations for BeFriender Ministry and view the current workshop schedule.
Contact us if you would like to schedule “Foundations for BeFriender Ministry” workshops for training the BeFriender Ministry Leadership Teams in your network of senior living communities. Minimum of 8 participants required.
Register for Foundations for BeFriender Ministry
Offering ongoing support to Program Leaders is an important role of the National Office. As you build and strengthen your BeFriender Ministry, the National Office provides the following Support Services.
Please call the BeFriender Ministry National Office at 952-767-0244 or submit a Contact Us form with your questions.
We look forward to hearing from you!