13 Ways to Serve

Serving hurting children is not an option for the Christ follower. It is an expectation. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:27) The big question for many, however, is how does one serve in the world we live in today. Here are 13 ways. (Specific opportunities vary by location.) If you have any questions feel free to contact us!


There are over 5,000 children in Alabama’s foster care system. Their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being should be prayed for regularly. You can also ask your church leadership to participate in our annual Day of Prayer, which is held on Mother’s Day each year. Pray for specific needs daily through our prayer link. 


We are regularly looking for men and women to serve as our ambassadors to churches and area church associations. Our church relations team would love to talk with you about serving in this important way. Contact us and we will get you connected with the right person! 


With a gift of $125, serve as a child's Christmas sponsor this year to let them know they are loved and cared for! You can give as you feel led, on our online giving page here.

Orphan Care Ministry

Many churches across the country have started specific ministries focused on orphan care. We’d love to help you do that right here in Alabama! Contact us and we’d be glad to help you think through that process.


There are a variety of ways to serve children and families through ABCH. Please click here to learn more about our current opportunities!


The second Sunday in November is recognized as National Orphan Sunday. Churches all over the globe have special events specifically to focus on the plight of the fatherless. Work with ABCH to coordinate one of these events for your church! 


One of the special things about our ministry is that we work hard to help the children in our care for as long as we are able. You can help the youth who graduate while in our care with support for a college education or vocational training.

Say Thanks

Coordinate an appreciation event for foster or house parents in your area. Plan a special meal or gathering intended to recognize these extraordinary men and women.


We have a wide variety of needs associated with serving the children in our care with excellence. Check out our needs lists by clicking here.


Participate as an individual in Hero Fund monthly giving or as a church through our Annual Offering.

Foster or Respite Care*

Serving as a foster parent is an incredible way to see the love of Christ in a very real way through the joys and pains of caring for hurting children. We would be honored to help you consider this option. Learn more about what makes our foster care ministry truly unique by clicking here. 

Through respite care, you can provide temporary care for foster children so that foster families can have some personal time alone. Respite care enables foster families to take vacations, a day off, or handle unforeseen emergency situations.


Order FREE name tags from ABCH and help share our ministry with children in your church and community.


For $180, sponsor a child to attend Camp of Champions, our annual summer camp for our foster families and their children.


If you would like more information about this opportunities, please contact info@alabamachild.org.

(*) Completion of 10 week training and home approval evaluation are required to serve in this capacity. The entire process of becoming a foster parent may take, on average, from 12 to 15 months to complete.

Click here to download a PDF of this list to print and share with your church!