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ACM ProgramA sports/activity-based format for ages 8 to adult; may become a Christian sports league with other participating groups. They will use the principles from the "A Child's Heart" Bible study as stand-alone topics or in a series.
ACH CampThis camp experience focuses on any one session of the "A Child's Heart" Bible study. Camps can include children, teens, or the whole family, and can be in the form of day camps or weekend retreats.
ACH FamiliesSupport Groups for Single Parents @ Home
The parent completes their portion of the "A Child's Heart" Bible study at home and teaches the children's portion to their children during the week. At the end of each week, the parents and children gather at the "home base" of the church/ministry for age-level support groups, led by volunteers, to discuss the week's lesson. After a 6-8 week session, everyone convenes for a potluck meal and review of the session. When single-parent ministries from different areas of the city all start their sessions at the same time, the potlucks can bring together all these single-parent families, offering a broader perspective and more positive encouragement.
ACH Blended FamiliesSupport Groups for Blended Families
Blended Family @ Home

The blended family will use the "A Child's Heart" Bible study to learn at home, then meet with others at their church for discussions, in all age groups.
ACH Foster a HeartSupport groups for foster children.
Foster-a-Heart @ Home

Foster families will use the "A Child's Heart" Bible study to learn at home, then meet with others at their church for discussions, in all age groups.
Grand HeartsThis is a support team for grandparents raising their own grandchildren. They may want to join in with a single parent group where both ages may help energize and encourage each other.
Grand-Hearts @ Home

A weekly time where grandparents and grandchildren use the "A Child's Heart" Bible study to learn at home, then meet with others at their church for discussions, in all age groups. May want to join in with a single parent group where both ages may help energize and encourage each other.
ACM ProgramSupport groups for families with non-biological adopted children.
Adopt-a-Heart @ Home

A weekly time where the family will use the "A Child's Heart" Bible study to learn at home, then meet with others at their church for discussions, in all age groups.
Growing ForwardFor independent adults from broken homes, using the "A Child's Heart" Bible study.
P.M. CareThis all-night facility is a long-range goal to help meet the needs of single parents and children, providing safety and security for both caregiver and child, whether the need is for refuge from an abusive situation or a place for children to stay while the caregiver is working or not available. There would be professionally qualified care of the child. There would be clear expectations of the adult: attending parenting classes, participating in the "A Child's Heart" Bible study as their child does, and investing some time working at the P.M. Care center. A sliding scale will be used.