Briarwood International Outreach (BIO)

BIO is a ministry of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. For over 30 years, Briarwood has been involved in outreach to international students and scholars in the Birmingham area. We are a Christian ministry and provide a broad range of programs and services for international students and scholars at local universities.

We love internationals and look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and for you to learn more about our work here. Over the years we have had the privilege of encountering, ministering to and learning from internationals from a rather wide variety of cultural backgrounds, countries of origin, religious beliefs, lengths of stay in the U.S., English language capability, and interests! We have a tremendous group of volunteers and staff who work with us and we anticipate our future opportunities with internationals.

International Quest (iQuest)


Wednesday Night, 6 pm - 8 pm
UAB Sterne Library, 2nd FL, Henley Room
Spring Semester: January 21 - April 15
Join us for dinner and Bible discussion on fundamental questions about life. All international students and scholars are invited to join us for this meeting. Relevant topics for people today are discussed, as well as the good news and the message of eternal hope found in God's Word.


International Friday Night


Dinner, Fellowship, & Bible Discussions
6:30 pm at 4409 Briar Glen Dr.
Spring Semester: January 9- April 24
You are welcome to join us for a home
cooked meal, visiting time, singing,
and Bible discussion.

If you need a ride from the UAB area,
we offer rides from the back parking lot
of the I-House at 6:15 pm.

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International Sunday Fellowship


Fellowship, Singing, and Bible Study


 Topic for December 2014 - February 2015
The Book of 1 Peter

 Teacher: Jacob Jasin and others


 We look forward to this opportunity to fellowship
 together, sing, and learn on Sunday mornings at
 9:30 am in room E218 at Briarwood Church.

 If you need a ride from the UAB area,
we offer rides from the back parking lot
of the I-House at  9:00 am.


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