Accountability • Alpine Chapel
For too long, “accountability” in community has meant giving people a report on your bad behavior. This idea of accountability falls far short of what Jesus had in mind. Accountability doesn’t mean focusing on what we’re doing wrong. It means helping one another hear and respond to God’s voice in our life.
Join Alpine Chapel for Part Four of our series on Community DNA and listen as Lead Pastor Dave Mudd shares a timely message on the power of community to help us find and do the good that God is calling us into by looking up, looking in, and looking out.

TEACHING & DISCUSSION (45 MINUTES)

For groups process this weekend’s message from Alpine, spend time watching the message before you meet together. After watching, use the questions below to help get the conversation going:
  • What would you say comes to mind for most people when they hear the word “accountability”?
  • Pastor Dave shared three ways that we respond to our current cultural moment. Choose at least one of the ways below to work through as a community:
    • LOOK UP: Take a moment to pray and ask God to speak to your community. Read Romans 12 together, listening for what you believe God is wanting you to pay attention to in the chapter. After a few minutes, share this with each other.
    • LOOK IN: Take a moment to pray and ask God to speak to your community. Read Psalm 139:23-24, asking God to reveal something inside you that he wants to bring to your attention. Spend a few minutes in silence listening to God, then share what you believe God is saying with your group.
    • LOOK OUT: Real change starts by acknowledging what we don’t know. As a community, ask God to reveal the good things he wants you to do this week. They might be conversations or actions, but ask God what they are. Take a few minutes in silence to listen to God, then share what you believe God is saying with one another. Next week, ask one another how things went.
  • What stood out to you from the message?

This guide is intended for online community groups who are meeting digitally to care for one another in this season and discuss the weekly messages from Alpine. Looking for a community? CLICK HERE.

GIVING (2 MINUTES)

Take a few minutes to practice generosity to Alpine Chapel by giving online. After giving, have somebody pray for generosity and provision at Alpine Chapel in this season.
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PRAYER (30 MINUTES)

To conclude your gathering, spend some time in prayer together. Begin with a few minutes in silence, listening for what God might have to say to you or to your group in this moment, then share what came to mind. After a few minutes of listening and sharing, spend time praying for:
  • Eradication of COVID-19 and healing for those who are sick
  • Followers of Jesus to be a presence of peace and love in their neighborhoods
  • Wisdom for local, state, national, and global leaders
  • Any needs in your group

RESOURCES FOR USING ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING

In light of what’s happening in our world right now, we want to be intentional about being in the kind of community that keeps one another believing. We live like COMMUNITY IS OUR DESIGN and the only way to do that is together. While we may not be able to meet physically, there are a number of digital and video conferencing options that can help us stay connected.
Many of our online community groups use Zoom Video conferencing. You can sign up for Zoom and download the app or browser plugins at  https://zoom.us/download.