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FamilyNet Experiences Record Growth in Households and Programming

Cooperation is a word with special meaning for Southern Baptists. Churches, associations, state conventions, and agencies working together can achieve greater outreach and ministry than can be realized separately. A current model of Baptist cooperation has helped FamilyNet, the Southern Baptist cable network, achieve a record growth year. From a more than 100 percent increase in the number of cable affiliates to launches in major cities such as Nashville, Jacksonville, Richmond, and Charlotte, FamilyNet is on the move. In the spirit of Empowering Kingdom Growth and Kingdom Families, Southern Baptists are embracing FamilyNet as a tool for reaching more people for Christ and strengthening families. At the same time, the denomination is presented to the general public as a caring people working together on mission.

Pursuit of a FamilyNet cable channel in Nashville is an excellent example of Baptist cooperation. With the sizeable concentration of Baptist ...