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 Sunday Fellowship


Fellowship, Singing, and Bible Study

Every Sunday at 9:30 am

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

 If you need a ride from the UAB area,
we can pick you up. Please contact us.


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International Friday Night


Dinner, Fellowship, & Bible Discussions
at 6:30 pm on 4409 Briar Glen Dr.
Spring Semester January 13 - April 28
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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