Foster Care Ministry


FOSTERING HOPE LOGO HORIZ“Briarwood’s Foster Care Ministry seeks to glorify God by providing the training, support and encouragement Christians need to minister to the children, parents and social workers engaged in the foster care system in our community.”

Originally created for the 168 Film Festival, ReMoved follows the emotional story through the eyes of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care.

It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness, and a tiny bit of hope. ~ Santa Barbara Independent

Foster Care Support Group

Meets 6 times a year to encourage foster and adoptive parents in the tough journey they are traveling. Meets the Third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in G101.

NEXT MEETING will be JUNE 19, 2014

 All are welcome to attend !gps

GPS (Group Preparation and Selection) classes are offered FREE at Briarwood in the Spring and in the Fall. We work with both Jefferson and Shelby County to equip families and individuals to becoming Foster and Foster-to-adopt parents. The classes are usually from 6:30-9:30 p.m. once a week for a period of 10 weeks. The class will be taught by a Social Worker representative from DHR and a trained Foster Parent. All materials and childcare will be provided. For questions, Briarwood contacts are Marty Hayes at 205.776.5710 or Pam Barker at 205.776.5711. For information on the specifics of becoming a foster parent, please check out the DHR website.

NEXT CLASS: September 2014Please check back for the final details later in the summer!