The Priesthood of All Believers

The Church Year outlines the biblical narrative of God’s saving work in Israel, Christ, and the Church. Sacred Roots is the term we employ for the Great Tradition of the Church, that deposit of faith and practice that shapes her life in the world. Last year we focused on the objective side of the biblical account, i.e., the Story of Scripture revealing the triune God’s saving work in history culminating in Christ’s atonement for the world. This year we’ll concentrate on its subjective side, i.e., the Church’s faithful, corresponding response in its confession, worship, spiritual formation, and witness that expresses its lived faith in the world.

Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers Online Annual
Each year, the TUMI community of missionaries deliberately join hands and hearts to share a spiritual quest and journey, to seek the Lord together in Scripture and sacrament, and to walk together in our efforts to be formed spiritually through the spiritual disciplines. All our practices, services, and activities are integrated together, informed by our commitment to walking the Christ life according to the rhythms of the Church Year. Join us in our daily walk together by visiting every day. If you want to see the video teachings in a complete playlist (as they are added) here is a link you can bookmark or share.

Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers Calendar 2021-2022
Our Annual theme for our 2021-22 Church Year is Our Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers. The Church is God’s royal priesthood, redeemed by the blood of Christ to represent the Kingdom in its theology, worship, spiritual formation, and witness.  This calendar beautifully captures selected biblical symbols and metaphors that illustrate the mystery of the Church in the world.  This year we also highlight the song The Church of the Living God in Jesus Christ, which lists a rich array of the biblical symbols that reveal the Church’s mission and identity.

Our Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers is a rich blend of liturgical readings, biblical theology, lovely images, and spiritual devotion. We pray that as you employ the calendar, you’ll be inspired to love her Head and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, the one who alone has saved and commissioned his people to be his agents in the world.

Church Year Season Overview
Do you need a refresher on the historical and spiritual origins of the Church Year? See an overview of the Church Year Seasons, and learn more about each season and how it is used by the church to celebrate the person and works of Jesus of Nazareth.

Book Reading
Our reading materials this liturgical year focus on the Sovereign Love of God, in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, testified to through His Holy Scriptures. We will read books on the Story of God, and how this Story is the foundation of our faith, which is ancient, and knowing this story will help to renew our and revitalize our churches in Christ.

  • Carter, Ryan, Guard the Good Deposit: The Great Tradition for the Whole Church (Available in Softcover and Kindle.)
  • Fish, Roy J. and J. E. Conant, Every Member Evangelism (Available in Softcover and Kindle.)
  • Breslin, Scott, Embracing Our Priestly Nature at Work: A Theology and Practice for Ordinary Saints (Available in Softcover and Kindle.)
  • Voss, Dr. Hank, Representing Christ: A Vision for the Priesthood of All Believers (Available in Softcover and Kindle.)