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.

Scriptural basis

The following texts are foundational to a theology of accountability:

  • Galatians 6:1
  • Hebrews 3:12-14
  • Hebrews 10:24-25
  • James 5:16

See also