HTM is a ministry dedicated to Truth that spans cultures, sacred ideas and provide direction to Churches to efficiently use technology and the Internet
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The Hope and Truth Ministries (HTM or “Hope and Truth Ministries”) mission is to provide a truly welcoming, open and affirming ministry to all people seeking God no matter where one is on life’s journey and to open technology communications between people and the Church. Committed to theology that affirms differences in how people come to God and how people believe in the Truth of Jesus Christ, HTM community values fairness and positive ideals to serve the community in capacities that enrich our lives and advocate for causes in the way the Truth expressed by the Gospels and the many great wisdom of the world.
"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life."
"God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians:4-7 (NRSV)
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
(Tao Te Ching)
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful.
Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11)
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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” (Lao Tzu)
Teaching churches how to use social media effectively for outreach, communications, and expanding congregations.
For where two or three gather in my name, I am there among them. Matthew 18:20 (NRSV)
And he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to them saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." Luke 22:19 (NRSV)
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 (NRSV)
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hears be acceptable in Your sight. adapted from Psalm 19 (NRSV)
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