Pitfalls of Leadership 1

Series: Pitfalls of Leadership
Presenter: Dr. John Iamaio

Part one of a three-part series on the pitfalls that leaders in the church face.

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Remember It

Contemplate these questions, then click on each question to see the answer.
1. What do church leaders commonly substitute for quiet time?
Sermon preparation, or preparation for counseling or Bible teaching.
2. How does an elder ensure spiritual and emotional accountability?
By having an accountability partner and being open with him.
3. What Bible verse did the speaker use to collaborate with his point on the need for accountability partners?
Eccl. 4:9-10

Discuss It

  1. Do you have a daily quiet time? If so, what does it look like, and do you sense the Holy Spirit teaching you about the nature of God and the Scriptural relevance to our lives?
  2. Provide examples of some of the common “hide and blame” that happens within a church and discuss how to avoid it.
  3. If you have been in an accountability relationship with someone, how has that worked for you? What are the benefits you have experienced? If it hasn’t worked well, why not?

Apply It

  1. Make a list of questions from different areas of your life that you will want your accountability partner to ask you. Use the accountability questions as a starting point, but modify them to suite your needs. Find a partner, give each other permission to ask any of these questions of each other, begin meeting on a regular basis with the express purpose of holding each other accountable.
  2. Ask a church leader to share his experience of the benefits of an accountability partner.

Digging Deeper

Man in the Mirror by Patrick Morley addresses the needs of men and the value of accountability partners.