The word accountable is a little-used word for a lot of people in the church. What does the word mean? It applies to both leaders and lay people. What kinds of attitudes and behaviors should be considered? How does accountability relate to discipleship?

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      David
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      Accountable means being naked and opened and bear to someone else. Willing to show your flaws your pains your Hertz. Discipleship means to make like something. Christ said not to just go tell the world but he said to teach.

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      Frank
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      Accountability is the act of some one who is readiness to help you in spiritual growth and make you discipleship of Jesus christ.

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      Greer
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      Accountability is whereby there is someone who is there to keeep you on the right track of righteousness. It should be a friend who has your best interest at heart and who isn’t afriad to give you tough love. The goal is to be partners and walk a Godly life

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      Virginia Hagedorn
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      When a person is accountable to someone else, they give that person permission to call them out on their sin, to ask questions of their motives, to check in and see if they’re following the spiritual disciplines they’ve committed to. I believe and accountability partner and a discipleship partner are one in the same. You can’t engage in a discipling relationship with the transparency that comes with holding each other accountable.

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      Ingrid
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      I believe accountability is to be open to accept and listen to one who cares about your spiritual walk. It has two sides; one to speak truth, the other to listen to truth. If we ask someone to keep us accountable, we should then be willing to listen. If I asked to keep some one accountable, then I should be wiling to share in a loving, but truthful way. The goal is to change direction and to have a spiritual walk that will help us grow closer to our Savior.

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      Gwyn
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      Accountability according to Merriam-Webster is, “an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions”

      The attitudes and behaviors that should be considered include within our Christian walk, our prayer life, and our Bible reading.

      Accountability relates to discipleship as J. Kirk Johnston puts it, “…and until we have accountability, we’re touching on discipleship, we’re doing some elements of discipleship, but we’re not really putting it all together…” They work cooperatively in a Christian community.

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      Brennan
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      Accountability needs a sense of openness which is hard to find in the church. We must continually strive to be like Jesus and help our partners along the way. Follow me as I follow Jesus.

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      Cory
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      Accountability is having someone who is willing to help you during your walk in faith. It’s having a humble attitude. It helps us to grow in our Christian walk

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      Larissa
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      Accountability is defined as the quality or state of being accountable; an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions. Both accountability and discipleship go hand in hand. In order to be accountable to something, you must learn and understand what it is you are being held accountable to. We have the ten commandments as a great measuring tool (thank God that Christ has come to cover our sin as we are incapable of living out these commandments perfectly!) when looking at which attitudes and behaviors should fall under the purview of accountability.

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      Our Daily Bread
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