I saw a billboard the other day for a company who was hiring part-time team members.
The problem is, such a thing doesn’t exist.
Vendors are part-time. Team members, by definition, are full-time.
This is because of the fundamental nature of teams. They’re cohesive. Either you’re on, or you’re off. You can’t be on two teams at the same time without conflict.
A few years back, Thom Rainer wrote a blog post with his top five suggestions to keep people from leaving the church.
The interesting part: all five suggestions were about engagement.
Less engagement means less buy-in, which means less interest.
Perhaps, this is why Jesus asked questions like, “Do you have any idea how difficult it is for people who ‘have it all’ to enter God’s kingdom?” (Mark 10:23).
Perhaps, it’s because part-time doesn’t work.