Contractors (part 3 of 6)


Meetings with Vendors

  • Meet with major vendors about once a quarter or every six months—just enough so you know each other and so you have a direct interest in what they are doing for you.
  • If you have any questions, don’t wait for a meeting; send an email or call them. It might lead to a meeting, or it might be handled by phone or email.
  • Very early in the relationship, establish your expectations for the vendor. This includes when you should be notified about replacements or repairs, a price point below which the vendors do not need to get your authorization, how often you all will meet, and anything else that can improve what the vendor can and should do for the church.


Lead On!