Accountability 3

Series: Elder Accountability
Presenter: Dave Anderson

Shared leadership needs mutual accountability. Join us for this much needed, but difficult to implement topic. Part 3 of 3.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What are some practical things that elders can do to cultivate and foster an ethos of accountability among the eldership team?
Develop “job” descriptions, delineate between an elder job description and a paid elder job description, report back on tasks assigned
2. What are some ways to build trust among the elders?
Schedule intentional fellowship times, meals, camping, spending time with families, share prayer requests, elder retreats
3. What are two ways your elder group can care for and protect one another?
Pray for each other, recommend 6-12 month sabbaticals

Discuss It

  1. What activities has your elder group engaged in that have helped build fellowship and trust? What worked well, what did not?
  2. Do you agree with the idea of elders have a sabbatical from their responsibility at elders? Why or why not?
  3. What would be the hindrances you would need to overcome for your elder group planning and having such fellowship and trust building activities?

Apply It

  1. If your group has not been accustomed to fellowship times for building trust, consider and plan and event or activity that is designed just for that purpose. Discuss this with your fellow elders.
  2. Plan in your elders’ calendar regular times of trust building activities, focusing on variety and frequency.