Prescriptions for First Baptist

The following "prescriptions" were given to Santa Clara First Baptist Church on September 9th, 2012 by Dr. Bill Hoyt based on surveys and focus group meetings with the congregation. The presentation audio files and meeting notes can be found here.

Prescription #1

Adopt the following Goal-based Vision for 2013:

Prescription #2

Focus on outreach that:

Prescription #3

Initiate a System for or strengthen the existing System for:

Prescription #4

Streamline and Modernize Leadership and Governance System.

Prescription #5

By October 7, 2012 vote to accept or reject Prescriptions 1-4 in their entirety. If the vote is affirmative to accept the prescriptions and the church requests it, a coach will be "gifted" to the church to assist you in following through on the Prescriptions.

Prescription #6

By January 1, 2013 enter into an Intentional Transition Phase.
Begin doing the things typically done by a church as it readies itself for its next chapter and next senior pastor.

Intentional Transition Phases typically

The Assessment Team believes that with coaching, Pastor Rich is more than capable of serving in this role

By November 15th the Board and Pastor Rich will determine if Pastor Rich will serve as the intentional transition pastor