Discover how the Gospel affects every area of your life

Briarwood Fellows is a close knit community of young professionals who intentionally invest nine months of their lives to be equipped to live a life for Christ in their vocation, family, church, and culture.

Undergo vocational development and training

Engage in paid, degree-related work that helps you to grow valuable skills for a future in the marketplace


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Immerse yourself into a rich community


Each week, the Fellows gather for Roundtable, which is a unique time to eat and fellowship. This is also a time to worship, pray, and process life together.


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Experience living with a Gospel-centered host family

Living with a host family gives you the opportunity to see what it looks like to implement the Gospel at home. Though there is no cost, the greatest benefit is the life-long relationship you will create.


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Dive deeper into the theology of the Gospel and work through seminary courses

As a Fellow, you will get to take four different seminary courses that will explore what it means to live a "seamless" life along with exploring how to operate out of the Kingdom mindset. Two of these four classes are offered for credit at Birmingham Theological Seminary.


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Get involved in a local church

Experience being connected to a church that is passionate about equipping Christians to worship God and reach Birmingham to reach the world for Christ. Each week, the Fellows will be committed to attending the Sunday service, and they will volunteer with a different ministry.


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Gain wisdom from a gospel-fluent mentor

Meet regularly with an older, mature Christian who will help you grow as a follower of Christ in your vocation


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Be a part of missions to Puerto Rico

We believe that the ultimate aim of God's story of redemption is that all of creation will be restored and disciples will be made in all nations. Therefore, we partner with a local church in Puerto Rico and spend a week there serving that church and its neighborhood.


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Take part in vocational training and assessments

You will take part in intentional career training and assessment throughout your Fellow's year. Our desire is to mobilize you into the workforce in order to have an impact for Christ wherever the Lord calls you.


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Be a part of a growing city

Birmingham is a thriving southern city, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. With a growing city center and almost a quarter of Alabama’s four million residents living in the greater Birmingham area, the “magic city” is an attractive place to launch a career. From good food to beautiful scenery and lots of recreational opportunities, Birmingham is a unique place to spend a year or a lifetime.


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Engage in discipleship ministry

Jesus gave a simple command to the church. "make Disciples." Therefore, each fellow volunteers time doing discipleship ministry within the local church.


Fellows can choose to work with elementary, middle school, or high school students. They may also choose to work with college freshmen or international students.


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