Many pastors and other staff leaders spend a great deal of their time working in the church, sometimes at the expense of working on the church. Summertime often provides opportunity for sabbaticals from preaching, teaching, or other responsibilities. The result is margin to work on the church.
Working on the church should include coaching and developing volunteer leaders. A more relaxed schedule and all around environment during the summer provides great opportunities to do this.
Typically during our usual schedules we find time to invest in current leaders but may not have the margin to invest in new leaders. The extra margin of summer provides the opportunity to be intentional about coaching new volunteer leaders who are just bubbling up to the surface.