Accountability Questions

(revised March 2016 by Pastor Christian Lee)

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Freedom is for Everyone
Many Christians say they have committed to live a life of purity and devotion but we believe that a verbal commitment should be accompanied with a willingness to be held accountable. Regular accountability is a must for all our leaders and we offer it to all via our discipleship groups (SG, CG, Familia). At New Philly, you can be assured that the leaders who serve you are taking steps to keep their hearts pure and their hands clean.

What is Accountability?
Accountability is a time set apart where one person gives authority to another person to keep them accountable to certain commitments (such as purity and having regular devotions). Accountability is not just about “checking up” on each other and confessing sin. Accountability is about speaking truth and life over each other. The focus is on possessing the Promised Land rather than outrunning the Egyptians. God’s deliverance is complete and we want to live in light of this truth. Our sin nature may not be gone yet but because we are under grace, sin no longer has any dominion over us (Rom. 6:14). It is deception that keeps us in patterns of sin.

God’s word says in I Cor. 6:11 that through the Cross we are declared holy (sanctified) and righteous (justified). The more we see ourselves through the truth of God’s word, the more we live in victory and soundness of mind.

Standard Accountability Questions (updated March 2016)
Speak life over one another during accountability but be sure to cover the following six questions:

Purity

  1. Have you been walking free from visual lust since the last time we met?
  2. Have you been walking victorious in self-control (no masturbation, drugs, debauchery, or occultism) since the last time we met?
  3. Have you been walking free from acts of sexual sin since the last time we met? (ie: heavy kissing, light or heavy petting, intercourse, etc.)

Spiritual Discipline

  1. How has your devotional life been?
  2. Have you listened to all sermons from Pastors Christian and Erin and smart commented on at least three of them? (rookie reserve leaders: five sermons)
  3. What are some things God is highlighting in your devotions or through the preaching and teaching of the house?

Standard Accountability Questions (pre-March 2016, for your reference)

Purity

  1. Have you been walking free from visual lust since the last time we met?
  2. Have you been walking victorious in self-control (no masturbation, drugs, debauchery, or occultism) since the last time we met?
  3. Have you been walking free from acts of sexual sin since the last time we met? (ie: heavy kissing, light or heavy petting, intercourse, etc.)

Spiritual Discipline

  1. How many times did you have devotions since the last time we met? (please keep good records)
  2. What did these devotional times look like and what has God spoken to you about?
  3. Are you faithfully honoring the covenant(s) you’ve made with the house?

For Active and Apostolic Leaders
All active and apostolic leaders are required to meet their accountability partner at least once a month, utilize the above questions, and fill out the following form. If you don’t have an accountability partner, please talk to your Leadership Pastor.

For Reserve Leaders
All “Reserve Leaders” are required to receive accountability from their SG, CG, or Familia Leader at least once a month.

For Leaders Who Are Dating
For any leader (active or reserve) who is dating and “goes public,” the campus pastor(s) will immediately reassign that person a new accountability partner (or accountability overseer). The accountability partner should be an active leader who is publicly dating. An accountability overseer should be an active leader who is married.

For Those Currently Not on Leadership
If you’d like to receive accountability, please speak with your SG, CG, or Familia leader.

Serious Moral Failure
Any serious moral failures from your accountability partner (who is on leadership) should be mentioned in the accountability form and verbally brought to the attention of your campus pastor (or accountability pastor) immediately. Examples of serious moral failure are engaging sexual activity (inclusive of oral sex, manual stimulation, coitus), lusting at child porn, debauchery, drugs, adultery, etc.

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