Too often we limit accountability to policing or babysitting, we end up feeling like children being disciplined or we want someone else to take responsibility for our actions. It seems as if the fear of shame alone is supposed to be enough to foster change, this model simply doesn’t work – and shouldn’t work.
Spiritual brotherhood and sisterhood is so much more than that. Galatians 6:2 tells us to “bear each other’s burdens” and this is true, but we should also be sharpening each other in every area of our lives (Prov. 27:17) and applying the reality of Jesus to every element of who we are. (Matt. 16:24, Luke 14:25-35)
Here is a video description of the 4 dimensions of accountability that groups and relationships SHOULD have but so often don’t.