God is all about accountability. All throughout the Bible, there are clear illustrations, examples and accounts of men being held accountable to God and others.
Romans 14:12 says we will not escape accountability, so it’s time for Godly men to embrace it.
Romans 14:12 – So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
Few men experience God’s purpose for their lives because accountability requires a willingness to get comfortable being uncomfortable. For accountability to be active, a man must be intentional, transparent, authentic and humble – traits that many men struggle to embrace.
While many men believe accountability is a result of Christian friendship, Men of Iron rarely finds this to be the case. This is why men’s initiatives and men’s ministries in churches often fail because leaders of men are striving to make men comfortable. The result is a low degree of accountability.
For men or leaders of men to experience accountability, they must first understand the varying degrees of accountability. This is why Men of Iron provides options for men and men’s ministries to experience the varying degrees of accountability through our tools and training for growth in the areas of faith, family, friends, fitness and finances
This is defined as the lowest degree of accountability, where a man is accountable to God and himself. To be successful at this level, a man must be highly disciplined and able to execute on what God is asking of him. Men of Iron provides this type of accountability to men through digital resources and courses in Men of Iron+. While this strategy can help a man grow in his faith, family, friends, fitness and finances, it rarely results in multiplying men in the Kingdom of God. Level 1 accountability often starts with you and ends with you.
This is defined as a moderate degree of accountability, where a man is accountable to God and a group of 5-12 men. To be successful at this level, a Godly leader must be intentional and take initiative in leading a small group of men.
Accountability is only possible when the small group leader takes charge of the group by establishing the standards and expectations. Most men are willing to commit the time to Level 2 accountability when the right kind of leader and influencer takes charge of the group. Level 2 accountability can result in multiple men growing in their faith, family, friends, fitness and finances, which often multiplies new leaders of men.
This is defined as a high degree of accountability where a man is accountable to God, a mentor and 1-2 peers. This is often called a micro-group and is led by a mentor with a desire to lead more than one man at a time. While the mentor takes responsibility for leading the group, creating the agenda and providing direction for the protégés, Level 3 accountability often results in the protégés holding one another accountable. A smaller setting assures more growth in a man’s faith, family, friends, fitness and finances and is very effective in multiplying new mentors to lead future micro groups.
This is defined as the highest degree of accountability where a man is accountable to God and a mentor. One-to-one mentorship not only provides the highest degree of accountability but is also effective in helping a protégé restore balance and experience spiritual growth. This setting is unique because it requires the protégé to take responsibility for leading the mentorship, creating the agenda and communicating his goals and objectives to the mentor. In this setting, mentors must have a passion to coach another man and the protégé must be willing to do whatever it takes to experience growth in his faith, family, friends, fitness and finances.