In a few days time many of us will be making resolutions for the year ahead. New goals we want to achieve. Before 2017 is completely spent, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the years behind us.
Founder of ACCTV, Mike Jeffs, often reminds us of the Scripture in Zechariah 4:10 which says: “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…”.
2017 has been an incredible year but so have the years that preceded this one.
“Some moments are more significant than others and this month, 20 years ago, was most definitely a Defining Moment for the Australian Christian Channel (ACCTV) when, for the first time in Australia’s history, a 24-hour Christian TV Channel went to air on a 10-week trial basis.
As I recall that moment, the ‘impossible’ became ‘possible’, a God-birthed vision became a reality for our nation, and the life-giving message of the Gospel was broadcasted across Australia’s airways.” Mike Jeffs
In 2017, we broadcasted everyday, 24 hours a day via our broadcast partners Foxtel and Fetch TV. Furthermore, we streamed live and on-demand to millions of screens. Here’s a fun fact… If you wanted to sit and watch every minute of content that has been consumed during 2017 you would need 51 years of uninterrupted free time!
Putting these past 20 years into perspective, together with the incredible growth we’re experiencing it’s hard not to be optimistic for the next twenty years. Who can even begin to guess how we’ll consume media in the future and what kinds of devices we’ll be using?
On behalf of everyone at ACCTV, please accept our sincere thanks and appreciation for supporting this God-given Vision by watching and participating. We look forward to all that God has for us in 2018, and may God bless you and keep you safe during this festive holiday season.