Episode 174: Becoming the Beloved Community

Stories of Accountability with Charles Boayue Jr

April 20, 2021

Stories, history, current reality, and Scripture come together in this week’s conversation with Charles Boayue Jr.

Charles is a District Superintendent in the Michigan Conference of the UMC. He takes us on a leadership journey to point to the importance of accountability. 

You’re invited to explore both the full picture and details that accompany accountability. In the context of pastoring a local church, Charles reminds us of the importance of calling on the gifts of the whole community to help widen your perspective and provide feedback.

Additionally, Charles highlights knowing your purpose (See Episodes 159 -162, too) as an essential element of mutual accountability.

As you seek to understand God’s will, recognize the importance of listening and the wisdom of others. As you’ll hear in this conversation, that’s where mistakes in accountability can happen. 

Most of all enjoy the wisdom, grace, and stories Charles shares, inviting you on a journey of accountability that is filled with mercy, direction, and the goodness of God.

Questions to Consider

  1. What is the full picture you’re seeking to achieve? What are the details? Who needs to help you with the details or the full picture?
  2. Identify one person that you can ask: What am I not seeing right now in my leadership?
  3. Who do you need to take the time to listen to this week? Or, take a different perspective and ask: What voices are missing in my leadership circle right now?

Mentioned in this Episode

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Books 1-3