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Briarwood Christian School Missions Trip to Quatemala

Thank you for your interest in global missions.  You could make a strategic impact for the cause of Christ by serving in missions through Briarwood Student Missions (BSM). This life impacting experience is for Briarwood students who are currently in grades 9-12, their parents, alumni, and Briarwood Christian School (BCS) faculty and staff. Each applicant must be active in a local church and may be requested to provide specific recommendations, attend our planning meetings (usually four to five), and submit a completed application. Participation in BSM is based on a combination of factors, including the timing of receiving the completed application, paying a deposit, student/parent priorities, review of references, and the needs of the team. We must have the proper composition of students, adults, and specific personnel to implement the ministry objectives. Priority is given to student participation, while team ministry needs are also given prominent consideration.

Our international teams will follow the BSM model which typically includes construction initiatives, medical, dental, eye care, pharmaceutical support, professional support for teachers/missionaries, and personal evangelism. Evangelism is included in each of the ministries, while also providing support to our missionaries.

The cost for each of our trips is $2200. This includes participant expenses for airfare, lodging, most meals, field-side / state-side transportation, limited and short-term evacuation insurance that may supplement your own required major medical insurance, an exit tax (if applicable), and a support gift to the ministry we are there to serve. The fee will cover expenses other than spending money and a few meals. A $750.00 non-refundable deposit and a completed application are required to hold a reservation for each global mission outreach. Both the deposit and the completed application are due by October 20, 2023. Each participant will be notified if space is available and asked to attend required training sessions for the purpose of spiritual preparation, team building, prayer, planning, and cultural training. We welcome your inquiries for information by contacting Mr. Clay Collie at

2024 Mission Trips 
Dates: May 24 - June 1
Enrollment - Limited to 35 team members 
Dates: May 24 - June 1 
Enrollment - Limited to 35 team members 
Cost: for each trip is $2200. A non-refundable deposit of $ 750 is due on October 20, 2023, and the remaining balance is due no later than Jan 15th, 2024.
To register for a trip, applicants must complete the form emailed to students and return the completed notary packet to Mr. Collie by 3:00 p.m. on October 20, 2022. Enrollment is limited to 35 team members per trip, once slots are full you will be placed on a waitlist in the order you apply.

"I love the opportunity Briarwood gives us to do missions with great teams and working side by side with great people." Joseph, 11th Grade

Haiti 2019
Haiti 2018
Belize 2019
Panama 2018
Guatemala 2019
Nicaragua 2018

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!”  
1 Chronicles 16:24, ESV

Outreach and Service are vital parts of the BCS Experience. Every High School student serves the community as part of their Bible class. Over 8,000 hours are served within the school year.

Briarwood Christian School Student Missions (BCSSM) began in 2001 and serves both nationally and internationally. Through 2018, God has used this ministry as an active agent of redemption as He makes “all things new,” and we have seen over 2000 people come to faith in Christ through this ministry. God, by His grace, continues to bless this ministry in new ways each year as we declare His glory among the nations. Pray that His hand would continue to be upon us and this ministry as we pursue Him, wherever He would lead.

Elementary School students donate supplies and raise funds for local and international ministries while the Upper School, outreach and service are varied.

Junior High students serve the community and churches throughout the Birmingham metro-area, through service days.  We partner with local ministries and serve where needed. The eighth graders and High School students have the opportunity to serve the Lincoln community in Huntsville through our partnership with Lincoln Village Ministry. Junior High art students also send art out globally to share the gospel.

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