Affiliate Church & Ministry Leadership
God’s plan for those He has called is to be obedient and faithful to their calling to the end. Secondly, to be successful in ministry and in every aspect of their lives. Success cannot be achieved alone or being alone. This requires skillful and seasoned mentorship, leadership, responsibility and accountability.
Throughout the disciples’ growth as spiritual leaders, Jesus held them responsible and accountable. Although all spiritual leaders hold their followers responsible and accountable, it is important for them to remember that they also need to be held responsible and accountable.
The Ed Arcton Ministry and Liberation Mission For Christ extends Affiliate partnership to leaders who desire to be responsible, accountable and reach new heights in their family live, ministries walk and personal lives.
Through LMC Global we offer our affiliate partners access to exclusive prayer sessions with our pastoral prayerforce, seasoned counsel and mentorship, ministry resources and much more. Apostle Ed Arcton is the Founder and President of LMC Global Ministries, LiberationHouse Chapel and the Ed Arcton Ministries with affiliate ministries and churches both local and international. He will help you and your ministries and local church navigate through the pages of life and your walk with the Lord.
Here’s why every church and ministry leader needs accountability
1. Accountability is scriptural:
We are to exhort one another to live in godliness (Heb. 3:12-13), confronting one another when necessary (Matt. 18:15-17, Luke 17:3). We are to carry one another’s burdens, including provoking each other to good works (Heb. 10:24) and lifting each other up when we fall (Gal. 6:1-2).
2. Leaders just like everyone are prone to distraction
As soon as we think that we have “arrived” in our faithfulness to God that is when we should know that we have backslidden. The problem is that we often do not see this sin in ourselves.
3. Leaders face fierce spiritual warfare
The principalities and powers particularly aim their arrows at church and ministry leaders on the front lines. (Ephesians 6:12) Satan and his forces find leaders most vulnerable when they minister alone, with no one genuinely walking beside them who provokes them to good works (Heb. 10:24).
4. Leaders often hide their sin
Because leaders often feel they need to be better than everyone else they don’t typically want others to know what’s going on in the depth of their hearts – but that’s where the demons lurk – where no one has access to unless they have someone they can trust and openly confide in.
5. Leaders commit flagrant sins of omission
Too many church leaders teach a Bible they seldom read, call others to pray like they seldom do, and preach evangelism they never demonstrate. Leaders also need somebody bold enough to ask the hard questions.
6. Our churches and ministries need model leaders:
Leaders minister to people who are themselves struggling with sin, and often challenge them to find an accountability partner to help them. The reality is that most of the time, the same leaders are unable to do the exact things they encourage others to do.
7. Accountability forces leaders to swallow their pride
Most church and ministry leaders could use a little more humility, and few things break leaders like looking a friend in the eye and admitting their sin issues.
8. Leaders are better positioned to end well with accountability in place.
Having a mentor you are accountable to doesn’t guarantee lifelong faithfulness, but it at least makes falling more difficult.
After form is review and accepted – the leaders will be sent a commitment form to sign and return. Once this is done you will be contacted as soon as possible for more information and direction.