Shared leadership needs mutual accountability. Join us for this much needed, but difficult to implement topic. Part 1 of 3.
- 1. What are the two extremes of elder accountability to avoid?
Total life control and no accountability at all.
- 2. What are some of the examples of consequences of sin, for the elder?
Grieving my Lord, dragging Christ’s reputation into the mud, low of reward and commendation from God, forcing God to discipline me, suffering of innocent people around me, loss of respect, etc.
- 3. List the six proposals for an accountability strategy to be steadfast.
Start it early, do with someone of maturity, with someone of authority, avoid explicit details, place responsibility on the person with the problem, hold one another accountable
- What are some other reasons accountability is important for elders?
- What are some hindrances in your elder group that you will need to overcome in order to have effective accountability?
- What are some other resources for elders to maintain accountability?
- Write out your own list of consequences for sin and moral failing.
- Discuss as an elder council how you can promote accountability among the Eldership. Where are your vulnerable? Where can there be improvement?