Accountability is the concept of expecting and being prepared to give an account for one's actions. Synonyms that are helpful in explaining accountability include: answerability, responsibility, transparency and liability. Christians recognize first their accountability to God, but to a lesser degree, to each other.
Relationships of accountability include the activities of exhortation, confession, prayer, encouragement and fellowship.
The following texts are foundational to a theology of accountability:
- Galatians 6:1
- Hebrews 3:12-14
- Hebrews 10:24-25
- James 5:16