The student dormitory.

Ministry is all about people therefore we utilize on campus housing to teach and encourage students to have good and godly relationships. The residence halls, Des Plaines, McCarrell, and Hoops can accommodate up to 254 students and are designed for two students in a room. This provides great opportunity for close friendships and accountability within each room and even greater opportunities within the "family" community of students as a whole. All main campus buildings are handicap accessible and our newest residence hall, Hoops Hall, has two handicap rooms with private baths. Each floor has at least one Resident Assistant who works closely with the Student Services division and is readily available to assist in a variety of campus life needs. Checkmates and devotions are student led programs specific to residence hall life for the purpose of spiritual growth and accountability.

Appalachian Village (Married Student Housing)

Our campus is blessed with exceptional married student housing. Through a generous gift twenty-four 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,300 square foot townhouses were built on campus and later four 5-bedroom, 3-bath units were added. This community, called "Appalachian Village" is a wonderful place of bonding, encouragement, and friendship for students who come to school as a married couple or with children. The rental cost is modest compared to other apartments in the area and the benefits of being right on campus with other married couples is enormous.

The "Student Wives Fellowship" provides an opportunity for involvement in activities and sharing of resources between families. From regular meetings, to prayer chains and banquets, this ministry assists in the transition to life as a student family at ABC and offers valuable help that enables students to complete their education.

The college also has events that include the whole family in our campus life. The student services office organizes recreational outings that allow students and families to mix together. Students love the children of our married couples and often become surrogate "family members". The married students in turn benefit the students by hosting them for home-cooked meals or a TV night in their living rooms. The intercollegiate athletic events, concerts, banquets, Alpine Outdoor Education programs, and the events designed for children during Homecoming are just a few of the opportunities for the entire family to benefit from life here at ABC and interact with the students. The many homeschool resources in the area and on campus make ABC a welcoming place for those who school their children at home.

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