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Lifeprints (Summer 2017)

Fresh off the digital presses, the Summer 2017 edition of Lifeprints is here for YOU! We'd love to send Lifeprints directly to your e-mail inbox. Click here to sign up for FREE! more...

Campus Spotlight: Oxford

Following is a 2017 Campus Spotlight featuring stories, updates, and other news from our Oxford campus! more...

Second Chances and Good Graces

Have you ever wished you could have a second chance? I recently played in a golf tournament in Decatur that was a fundraiser for the Children’s Homes. The tournament was sponsored by the Morgan County Association of Realtors and was hosted at a beautiful golf course. I am not very good at golf. In fact, I am pretty bad at golf. However, at the registration table for this golf outing, you could buy a “Mulligan.” more...

Soaring: A New ABCH Graduate

Lauren* is a young girl in care at our Decatur campus. She came to our Campus Care home after leaving a home of drugs and abuse, and has since grown in her relationship with God and overcome her past with His great redemption! Not only is she thriving in her everyday life, but she has also overcome her circumstances by graduating a semester early from high school! more...

Disciple Now Weekends: Teenagers Making a Difference

You may have heard of a “Disciple Now (D-Now) weekend” for a youth group in your area, or you may have even experienced one yourself. A lot goes on during one of these weekends for many churches in Alabama—Bible studies, relationship building, community service, and life change. For two churches in Birmingham and one in Decatur, they decided to expand the influence of their D-Now weekend beyond their youth groups and bless the lives of foster parents and children in our ministry. more...

Trading Fear for Rest

Oh, my soul more...

Life in Community: Foster Care Friends

This story was written by Dale Kendrick, friend of foster parents, Bill and Melissa Harvey. We are excited to share with you this powerful story of God's work in the lives of two families. more...

Wrapping Around Families: Church and Counseling Support

Every Wednesday night, families bustle in from their cars and scatter across various buildings to get to their respective classes on the campus of The Church at Brook Hills. For those tucked away in Modular 16, something really special happens. Foster families across Birmingham receive support and counsel here, and for many, this turns the course of a child’s, and their family’s, direction.more...

All in the Family: A New Day

This past fall, we saw two journeys end and two new ones begin. After 31 years in ministry with ABCH, former Area Director for Northeast Alabama Ted Embry, and wife Nora, felt God’s call leading them into retirement. True to God’s nature of preparing the way for his children, he had been readying for eight years, Amber Albright, an intern turned social worker in Decatur, to now lead future ministry efforts in the Oxford community. more...

Breaking Ground on Hope

Through the years, we’ve seen many families torn apart due to job loss, financial difficulties, substance abuse, domestic abuse, or other life circumstances. While serving at-risk children and their families (often led by single mothers), we saw a great need to help them get back on their feet. That was why we started the Family Care program.more...

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