Product descriptions

RESOURCES FOR BEFRIENDERS

Bookmarks 

$10 - package of 10
For use as an inexpensive leave-behind for those befriended. 2" x 7". 2-color. Features quote from Henri Nouwen on being a friend.
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Note Cards
   

$10 per package of 10
Note cards can be used in multiple ways to increase awareness of your BeFriender Ministry program. Use them to invite individuals to an information session; provide them to BeFrienders to send messages to individuals who have experienced a transition; or use them to thank people who have helped make your program successful. The note cards are flat (non-folding) and are available in 2 designs. Both designs are blank on the back. 4 in. x 5 in. Package of 10 with envelopes.  
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Reminder Card * 

$5 per package of 10
Wallet-size card for use by BeFrienders in preparing for a visit or preparing for small group meetings. Foundation Principles on one side and the small group process for Making Meaning on the other.
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GIFTS

Tree Ring with stand

$22each
Used in candidate training and as a centerpiece for “Making Meaning.” Includes a  stand. Approximately 6- to 8-inch diameter. Type of wood varies. Each is unique. A gift card (4.25 in x 5.5 in) explaining the meaning of the tree ring is available for an additional 50.
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  •  Gift card for tree ring
    $10 per pack of 10
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Tote Bag

$15 each
Natural with navy piping and handles; sturdy 12 oz. canvas; 14 x 12 x 5; front exterior pocket, double handles with approx. 11 in. drop; 2-color BeFriender Ministry logo on one side.
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Multi-Message Pen

$5 each
These ballpoint pens with burgundy comfort grips have white barrels with the BeFriender Ministry logo on the side. With each click of the pen a different message is displayed on the barrel. There are 6 messages in all, including the 4 Foundation Principles.
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BEFRIENDER CANDIDATE TRAINING

The items in this category marked with an asterisk can be ordered only by program leaders who have completed the "Foundations for BeFriender Ministry" workshop.
    

Candidate Workbook *

$20 each
For participants in BeFriender candidate training. Also serves as an ongoing reference for BeFrienders. 48 pages. 8.5" x 11".
    

Lapel Pin *

$11.50 each
Enamel lapel pin with the BeFriender Ministry logo in burgundy and blue. For presentation to new BeFrienders when they are commissioned.
    

Pastoral Care Video

DVD $39.95 each
 Recommended as an optional resource in candidate training. It is a general overview of pastoral care that clearly defines how pastoral care is different than social visiting. Examples of pastoral care in healthcare settings are included. Also appropriate for recruiting BeFrienders.
    

Posters *

$20 for a set of 4
For use in candidate training and group meetings. Folded for convenient storage. 17" x 22". Set includes 1 each of Mutuality, I am, Making Meaning, and Foundation Principles.
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Reminder Card * 

$5 per package of 10
Wallet-size card for use as a visual aid by BeFriender candidates during training. Foundation Principles on one side and the small group process for Making Meaning on the other.
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John Michael Talbot double CD
"Be Exalted/The Lord's Supper"

$15 each
This double CD includes the song "Holy Ground" used in the "Foundations" workshop. The CD as a whole is a mixture of classical and folk influences, recorded with choral and orchestral accompaniment. See image.
  
  
           
CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR BEFRIENDERS

The items in this category can be ordered only by program leaders who have completed the "Foundations for BeFriender Ministry" workshop.

GROW Trainer Guides

Prices vary.
GROW sessions are designed to increase BeFrienders' skill and knowledge and to develop BeFrienders as a group so that learning within the group is effective.

PROGRAM LEADER MATERIALS

The items in this category can be ordered only by program leaders who have completed the "Foundations for BeFriender Ministry" workshop. Please contact the national office if you need to reorder or replace your leader materials.
    
    
Trainer Guide

$30 each
 Guide to conducting BeFriender candidate training. 155 pages. Trainers also need their own copy of the Candidate Workbook. 3-ring binder with 8.5" x 11" pages.
    

Administrator Guide CD-ROM

$20 each
Information, tools, and guidelines for implementing and maintaining BeFriender Ministry. Includes editable forms.
      

Facilitator Guide

$10 each
Guide to facilitating “Making Meaning,” the small group process for learning from ministry. 24 pages. 5.5" x 8.5".
     

Making Meaning Video 

$25 each
For teaching the small group process. Includes an introduction to “Making Meaning” and an example of a group participating in the process, with places to stop for group participation. Choose DVD or VHS.
    


Program Leader Package

Participants in the "Foundations for BeFriender Ministry" workshop receive all of the materials listed above plus a Tree Ring, sample Reminder Card and sample Bookmark. The materials (valued at more than $120) are included in the workshop fee.


    

 

 

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