Accountability is an important scriptural principle and is practiced in many ways at Samaritan Ministries.
- Members agree to abide by a statement of faith, and ask their pastors for accountability when turning in needs and on annual continuation forms.
- Checklists are completed by members and verified by ministry staff to make sure shares are received each month.
- The board of directors, who oversees the administrative staff and operations of the ministry, is elected by the members. There are always more members who do not receive compensation than Samaritan staff on the board.
- The ministry is committed to direct sharing, from household to household. Share money is not pooled, managed, or invested. It is sent directly from one member to another.
- Any increase in the share amount must be approved by a vote of the membership.
- Samaritan Ministries has an annual independent audit.