Contractors (part 1 of 6)


Vendor Relationships (part 1 of 2)

  • A professional relationship between each vendor/vendor contact person and the church administrator is a critical factor. That relationship makes later conversations easier and leads to less finger-pointing; it leads to greater respect on both sides for the other’s position and its limitations.
  • A good relationship with a vendor can lead to newer and better contracts in the future—saving the church money.
  • After a few years, a good administrator will develop a sixth sense about vendors. That intuition based on experience will help him/her identify which vendors are just salespeople and which ones truly have the church’s best interest in mind. A good vendor will come to the church with new ideas and products which will help the church save money and labor—not just “get a sale” to meet a quota.


Lead On!