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The mission of the Befriender Ministry is to educate, form, and support men and women as leaders for a listening ministry of care.  Based on a model of mutuality, this national and ecumenical ministry heals hearts, energizes communities, and transforms a suffering world. 

Foundation Principles                    Schedule            

 God is Present                                                                  Meetings
Caring Not Curing                                                            
3rd. Thursday/month
Nonjudgmental Presence                                         Regional Event:
Active listening                                                               Retreat – June 7, 6pm
                                                                                                     First Lutheran Church
leaf                              Topic:  Little Rock
Art Phillips
Fee: $15.00
                                                                                                 Out of Solitude
The friend who can be silent with us
in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in an hour of grief or bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing,
and face with us the reality of our powerlessness,
that is the friend who cares.  by Henri Nouwen