Insight 268: FaithSoaring Churches Focus on Short-Term Staff
Congregations seeking to transform should focus on short-term/part-time staff–also known as 22-44 Ministry Mobilizers. As they transition and change they may discover they need to shuffle staff or reposition staff. Existing full-time permanent staff may not have the gifts, skills, and preferences to make the shifts. But, to a degree the congregation is stuck with them. If they are long-term staff, they may feel an entitlement to their original position description.
An example is the area of technology and digital communication, especially with a focus on social media. This changes so fast that new aptitudes are needed continuously.