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Getting started is easier than you might think! Here are our recommendations – and if you get stuck or need extra advice, please contact us. We’re here to help.

  1. Watch the Friendship Video to get a feel for what Friendship is and does. Next, watch "What is a Friendship Group Like?" to see how a "typical" group works.
  2. Download the Program Guide, or order a printed version. This useful handbook provides step-by-step instructions for starting a Friendship group.
  3. Order a free Information Packet. This includes brochures, catalogs, and flyers that give information about Friendship. You can share these with others at your church to inspire them to join you!
  4. Order an Introductory Kit and start becoming familiar with Friendship materials. Or you can download a sample session from God, Our Father.
  5. Download (and read) What Friendship Mentors Need to Know and start recruiting mentors. It’s not that hard – click here for some recruiting tips.
  6. Review the Abuse Prevention Guidelines and Volunteer Disclosure Form. These important documents will help you ensure that your group is a safe place for everyone.
  7. When you get started, let us know! We'll welcome your group in our newsletter.