DULUTH, Ga. – Christmas season has officially begun, and ACTS2 is in step with four family-friendly Christmas films and several Christmas musical presentations from churches, colleges and other SBC-related entities. And the TV network is looking for more.
"Christmas is a wonderful time to sit around the TV as a family and enjoy holiday entertainment,” said ACTS2 programming director Jon Graham. “We hope to use this time to feature the beautiful work of our SBC churches, partners and entities.”
Churches that would like to give their well-produced Christmas presentations global exposure on the app can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text the ACTS2 hotline at (224) 44-ACTS2. Archive presentations are welcome. Live streaming is also available for this churches’ 2022 events (scheduled first come/first served). There is no cost for the service.
In just over a year, the ACTS2 app – fondly referred to by some as “Netflix for Baptists” – has grown to more than 7800 subscribers, produced its first original program, SBC Coast to Coast (four episodes) and hosted the live streams for 13 Baptist state convention annual meetings as well as the SBC annual meeting in Anaheim this past June. It will also be the exclusive streaming outlet for the SBC Annual meeting in New Orleans in 2023.
Early next year, the app is expected to expand to a 24/7 stream.
“Adding the 24/7 stream of content allows us to feature 168 hours of fresh content every single week,” Graham said “We’re looking for more weekly church services and more original content from all over the SBC ecosystem. Further, this will be a great place promote SBC related events.” The new 24/7 stream will appropriately be named ACTS247.
The platform has taken Acts 2:1 as its theme verse hoping to become the place where all Southern Baptists are “together in one place” but Acts 2:47 also works for the continuous broadcast: praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
“Our goal is to offer Great Commission Television,” Graham said. “I long for reports of folks being saved daily from the programming we provide.”
The app is free to download. Links for all devices can be found at ACTS2TV.com