Doesn't cost a thing for Southern Baptists to offer their opinions and free advice. Sometimes these might even be worth more than they cost. A few more:
Be an advocate for the Cooperative Program. It is a great plan; however, churches are voting against it (i.e. lowering their percentages) for a reason. Take an honest look at this and set the tone by not attempting to shame churches for giving too little.
You state that direct solicitations by SBC entites to churches “is a problem” and that you “will work to see that such activity stops.” Good for you. Our entities should not do what they are prohibited from doing; however, if the Great Commission can be advanced by amending our policies in this area, I would expect that such should be done.
Set a tone for the entire convention by considering a reduction in the size of the Executive Committee. Seems to me that the sizes of our trustee boards and the expense to manage them are unnecessary in the 21st century. Yeah, I know that no one wants to give up their positions (and perks) and will squeal if poked in this area.
I take it that everyone understands that the Global Evangelical Relations office is up in the air. I admit to its function being bit of a puzzle, at least to me. While the peripatetic and hyper-enthusiastic Bobby Welch is much appreciated, cannot say I'm sold on the process as structured.
Your tenure will likely see more change and challenges than your predecessors. You have my prayers.