Congregations seeking to transform are careful about their investment in full-time permanent staff. They focus on 22-44 Ministry Mobilizers. These are people who work 22 hours per week for 44 weeks per year on a one-to-three-year covenant.
Several reasons exist for doing this. First, the cost for a full-time permanent staff person with full fringe benefits is high. Up to four 22-44 Ministry Mobilizers can be employed for the same cost. Second, while going through a period of one to five years of transition and change leading to transformation, short-term commitments to specific staff roles are needed.