During World War II, a plant of parachute packers achieved notoriety because their parachutes only opened 19 out of 20 times. That’s an average of 95%, and although that will get you an ‘A’ in school, when you’re jumping out of a plane, it’s just not good enough. The manager of the plant developed a strategy to increase reliability. He required the packer to test the parachutes themselves. It wasn’t long until quality rose to 100%. That’s the principle of accountability at work.*


Read Joshua 24:21-22 from your Bible.


Parachute packers need accountability and so do the leaders of children. To whom are you accountable and why do you think it’s important?

Prayerfully consider what you have read today. Then take a few moments to pray for yourself, your students, and others with whom you serve in ministry.


The value of accountability is that it “pressures” us into right living. Try asking one or two of the following questions to those with whom you are serving this week.

Quiet Time

What are you reading this week in your daily time with God?

Scripture Memory

What verse have you been focusing on lately?


How have you seen God work in your prayer-life recently?

Attending Worship Service

What did you get out of the worship service today?


What is God doing in your life right now?

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*A Children’s Leader Devotion, (Lake Forest, CA: Saddleback Church), Week 31.

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