Tag Archives: Best Christian Workplaces Institute

96 Organizations Honored as “Certified Best Christian Workplaces”

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – MERCER ISLAND, WA – Today, Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honors 96 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for the first six months of 2021.

After more than a year filled with unexpected challenges and obstacles, these organizations demonstrate exemplary workplace culture and exceed standards as healthy places to work.

“Organizations certified as a Best Christian Workplace have treated employees well during the toughest of times and will thrive as the economy recovers. As the demand for talent increases, these organizations will achieve traction, unlike many others who will experience significant employee turnover,” says BCWI CEO Al Lopus.

Using BCWI’s Employee Engagement Survey, 147 organizations were evaluated on their workplace culture based on BCWI’s proprietary “FLOURISH Model,” which includes the following factors: Fantastic Teams, Life-Giving Work, Outstanding Talent, Uplifting Growth, Rewarding Compensation, Inspirational Leadership, Sustainable Strategy, and Healthy Communication. Certification as a Best Christian Workplace was determined based on anonymous employee feedback and awarded to those organizations deemed “Healthy” or “Flourishing,” based on survey results.

This year’s survey uniquely highlights the positive benefits of the Christian workplace. During the pandemic, organizations were met with new challenges, including accommodating remote work, implementing new safety measures to care for their staff, and pivoting ministry and organizational goals to reach those they serve in creative ways. The positive results from the survey highlight the benefits of a holistic approach to employee care and its subsequent positive impact on employee engagement, a key characteristic of a Best Christian Workplace.

“At certified Best Christian Workplaces, people of faith express their appreciation by bringing their entire selves to work as they experience significant meaning and purpose,” says Lopus. “These organizations have worked to create a sense of community through healthy communication, even while staying at home during the pandemic.”

This year’s certified list features organizations in the United States, Canada, Zambia, and Australia, and includes a variety of faith-based nonprofits, churches, Christian-owned businesses, and a record high nine rescue missions.

Since 2002, BCWI’s Employee Engagement Survey has been completed by more than 300,000 employees from over 1,000 organizations in the US, Australia, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, and Central America.

About Best Christian Workplaces Institute
BCWI is an international, not-for-profit, research-based, organizational development and human resources consulting firm, with offices in Mercer Island, Washington, and London, Ontario. BCWI’s mission is to equip and inspire Christian leaders to build flourishing workplaces.

For more information, visit bcwinstitute.org. Explore our Blog and the Flourishing Culture Podcast  for valuable insights and resources from top Christian leaders.

The following organizations are honored as Certified Best Christian Workplaces: January – July 2021.

CAMPS AND CONFERENCE CENTERS

Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center  – Livingston, TX

SAMBICA Camps & Retreats – Bellevue, WA

CHRISTIAN-OWNED BUSINESSES

BETA Fueling Systems, LLC – Reidsville, NC

C12 Group  – San Antonio, TX

CapinCrouse LLP – Indianapolis, IN

Dow Smith Company, Inc.  – Smyrna, TN

EGW – Carrollton, TX

The FOCUS Group – St. Augustine, FL

Harris Beverages – Durham, NC

Outreach  – Colorado Springs, CO

SPIARS Engineering and Surveying – Plano, TX

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

Anonymous

Calvary Christian Academy – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cherry Hills Christian School – Highlands Ranch, CO

Colegio Cristiano Nicolás – Ixil, Nebaj, Guatemala

Crossings Christian School – Oklahoma City, OK

Donvale Christian College – Donvale, VIC Australia

Harvest Christian Academy – Elgin, IL

Toledo Christian Schools – Toledo, OH

CHURCHES

Anonymous

2|42 Community Church – Brighton, MI

Ada Bible Church – Ada, MI

BattleCreek Church – Broken Arrow, OK

Beulah Alliance Church – Edmonton, AB Canada

Canyon View Vineyard Church  – Grand Junction, CO

Carey Baptist Church – Canning Vale, WA Australia

Central Community Church – Wichita, KS

Christ Church – Lake Forest, IL

Christ Presbyterian Church – Edina, MN

Christian Life Assembly – Langley, BC Canada

Eastside Christian Church – Anaheim, CA

Engedi Church – Holland, MI

First Christian Church of Johnson City – Johnson City, TN

Grant Memorial Baptist Church – Winnipeg, MB Canada

Hour of Power & Shepherd’s Grove – Irvine, CA

Irving Bible Church – Irving, TX

Kamloops Alliance Church – Kamloops, BC Canada

Life Church – Meridian, ID

Miracle Life Family Church – Lusaka, Zambia

Mission Hills Church – Littleton, CO

Montgomery Community Church – Cincinnati, OH

New Vision – Murfreesboro, TN

Northridge Church – Rochester, NY

Oak Hills Church – San Antonio, TX

Pantano Christian Church – Tucson, AZ

Riverwood Church Community – Winnipeg, MB Canada

Southridge Community Church  – St. Catharines, ON Canada

Trinity Church  – Lansing, MI

Venture Christian Church – Carmel, IN

The Village Church – Flower Mound, TX

West Side Presbyterian Church – Ridgewood, NJ

WestGate Church  – San Jose, CA

Whittier Area Community Church – Whittier, CA

FAMILY SERVICES

4KIDS  – Fort Lauderdale, FL

BsideU for Life – Louisville, KY

Care Net  – Lansdowne, VA

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio  – Wooster, OH

Cookson Hills – Kansas, OK

Human Coalition – Plano, TX

Redeemer Counseling Services – New York, NY

HIGHER EDUCATION

Colorado Christian University – Lakewood, CO

Columbia Bible College – Abbotsford, BC Canada

Highlands College – Birmingham, AL

Prairie College – Three Hills, AB Canada

MEDIA

InterVarsity Press – Westmont, IL

RightNow Media  – McKinney, TX

WGTS 91.9 – Rockville, MD

PARACHURCH AND MISSIONS

Anonymous

Bethesda – Colorado Springs, CO

Bible League International  – Crete, IL

BMA America  – Conway, AR

Edify – San Diego, CA

Family Policy Alliance – Colorado Springs, CO

Fellowship of Christian Athletes/Rockies Region – Colorado Springs, CO

Focus on the Family Canada  – Langley, BC Canada

Generous Giving – Orlando, FL

International Fellowship of Evangelical Students – Oxford, England UK

Jewish Voice Ministries International – Phoenix, AZ

Jews for Jesus – San Francisco, CA

Love Justice International – Lincoln, NE

Mission Training International – Palmer Lake, CO

The Salvation Army of Saint Joseph County – South Bend, IN

Water Mission – North Charleston, SC

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Anonymous

Connect Ministries – Watkinsville, GA

PCA Retirement and Benefits – Lawrenceville, GA

Samaritan Ministries International – Peoria, IL

RESCUE MISSIONS

Outreach – Indianapolis, IN

Phoenix Rescue Mission – Phoenix, AZ

Portland Rescue Mission – Portland, OR

Ruth and Naomi’s Mission – Chilliwack, BC Canada

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission – Seattle, WA

St. Matthew’s House – Naples, FL

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission – Philadelphia, PA

Union Gospel Mission – Vancouver, BC

CONTACT: 
Solape Osoba
sosoba@bcwinstitute.org
206-230-8111

157 Organizations Honored as “2020’s Certified Best Christian Workplaces”

Ministries, churches, and companies create healthy workplace cultures during prolonged COVID threat.

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – MERCER ISLAND, WA – Today, the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 157 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020.

Says BCWI CEO and Co-founder Al Lopus, “Today, we honor extraordinary organizations whose leaders took a wise, courageous, and necessary step. Faced with the simultaneous challenges of managing remote workplaces, shrinking budgets and a cruel, unforgiving pandemic, they made it a priority to stop, survey, and listen to the needs, concerns, and insightful suggestions of their employees. By acting on a wellspring of honest, anonymous feedback, these organizations have discovered how to grow a healthy workplace culture of deepening trust, clear communication and cherished unity, resulting in greater organizational impact.”

Each of the newly Certified organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings by their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey from January to December 2020. Employees in all 157organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary “FLOURISH Model”: fantastic teams, life-giving work, outstanding talent, uplifting growth, rewarding compensation, inspirational leadership, sustainable strategy, and healthy communication.

As a pioneer in equipping and inspiring Christian leaders to build flourishing workplaces, BCWI’s Employee Engagement Survey has been completed by more than 300,000 employees from over 1,000 faith-based non-profits, churches and Christian-owned businesses in the U.S., Australia, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and Central America.

About Best Christian Workplaces Institute

BCWI is an international non-profit, research-based, organizational development and human resources consulting firm, with head offices in Mercer Island, WA. BCWI’s mission is to equip and inspire Christian leaders to build a flourishing workplace.

For more information, visit Best Christian Workplaces Institute online: www.bcwinstitute.org. Benefit from the proven, practical wisdom from top Christian leaders on the BCWI Blog and the Flourishing Culture Podcast.

The organizations honored as Certified Best Christian Workplaces from January to December 2020:

CAMPS AND CONFERENCE CENTERS
Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center – Livingston, TX
New Life Ranch – Colcord, OK
Summit Ministries  — Manitou Springs, CO
UCYC – Prescott, AZ

CHRISTIAN-OWNED BUSINESSES
ACR Supply Co. – Durham, NC
Aspen Group – Frankfort, IL
Brewer Direct, Inc.  — Monrovia, CA
C12 Group  – San Antonio, TX
Cline Hose & Hydraulics – Greenville, SC
Dow Smith Contracting Company, Inc.  – Smyrna, TN
ECM Development – Arlington, TX
EGW – Carrollton, TX
The FOCUS Group – St. Augustine, FL
Fort Defiance Industries – Loudon, TN
Gibson Oil & Gas Co., Inc. – Laurel Hill, NC
Grace Conservatory – Ponte Vedra, FL
LuGreg Trucking – Kingfisher, OK
The Nehemiah Company – Arlington, TX
Outreach  — Colorado Springs, CO
Premier Custom-Built Cabinetry – New Holland, PA
Premier Physical Therapy – North Charleston, SC
Remodel Health – Indianapolis, IN
SonicAire – Winston-Salem, NC
Texas Security Bank – Farmers Branch, TX
TradeMark Residential – Raleigh, NC

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
Calvary Christian Academy — Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cherry Hills Christian School – Highlands Ranch, CO
Colegio Cristiano Nicolás – Ixil, Nebaj, Guatemala
Knox Christian School – Bowmanville, ON Canada
Lincoln Christian School – Tulsa, OK
Lionheart Children’s Academy – Euless, TX
Mitchell Road Christian Academy – Greenville, SC

CHURCHES
2|42 Community Church – Brighton, MI
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
Antioch Community Church – Waco, TX
Bayside – Bradenton, FL
Bethany Community Church  — Seattle, WA
Brentwood UMC – Brentwood, TN
Bridgeway Community Church – Columbia, MD
Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale   Fort Lauderdale, FL
Canyon Ridge Christian Church – Las Vegas, NV
Canyon View Vineyard Church  —  Grand Junction, CO
The Chapel – Baton Rouge, LA
Christ Community Church – Omaha, NE
Christ Fellowship Miami – Miami, FL
Christ Presbyterian Church – Edina, MN
Christ’s Church of the Valley – Peoria, AZ
Church at the Springs – Ocala, FL
Compass Christian Church – Chandler, AZ
The Crossing Church – Costa Mesa, CA
CROSSROADS – Odessa, TX
Fairhaven Church – Dayton, OH
Faith Promise Church – Knoxville, TN
Fellowship Bible Church – Little Rock, AR
First Baptist Church of Eugene – Eugene, OR
First Baptist Orlando – Orlando, FL
First Presbyterian Church – Winston-Salem, NC
Gateway – Southlake, TX
Grace Bible Church – Virginia Beach, VA
Harvest Church – Billings, MT
Irving Bible Church – Irving, TX
Kingsway Christian Church – Avon, IN
LCBC Church  — Manheim, PA
Miracle Life Family Church – Lusaka, Zambia
Mission Hills Church – Littleton, CO
NewSpring Church – Anderson, SC
Northridge Christian Church – Milledgeville, GA
The Peoples Church – Toronto, ON Canada
Seacoast Church – Mount Pleasant, SC
Southeast Christian Church – Parker, CO
Southridge Community Church  — St. Catharines, ON Canada
StoneBridge Christian Church – Omaha, NE
Summit Christian Church – Sparks, NV
Traders Point Christian Church – Indianapolis, IN
Trinity Church  — Lansing, MI
West Side Presbyterian Church – Ridgewood, NJ
WestGate Church  — San Jose, CA

HIGHER EDUCATION
Carolina College of Biblical Studies – Fayetteville, NC
Faith Builders – Guys Mills, PA
Los Angeles Pacific University – San Dimas, CA
Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, IL

MEDIA
Family Life Communications – Tucson, AZ
Hope Media Group – Humble, TX
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram – Suwanee, GA
PositiveMedia – Mitcham, VIC Australia
Precept – Chattanooga, TN
RightNow Media  — McKinney, TX
Tyndale House Publishers – Carol Stream, IL
WGTS 91.9 – Rockville, MD

PARACHURCH AND MISSIONS
4KIDS  — Fort Lauderdale, FL
Act (Advocates for Community Transformation) – Dallas, TX
Agros International – Seattle, WA
Alpha USA – Naperville, IL
Anonymous
Apartment Life – Euless, TX
The Ashland Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center – Ashland, OH
Asociacion Esperanza Internacional – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Avant Ministries USA & Canada– Kansas City, MO & Winnipeg, MB
BMA America  — Conway, AR
Bethesda – Colorado Springs, CO
Bible League Canada – Grimsby, ON Canada
Bible League International  — Chicago, IL
CARE for AIDS – Atlanta, GA
Care Net  — Lansdowne, VA
Catholic Christian Outreach – Ottawa, ON Canada
CDF Capital – Irvine, CA
Charlotte Rescue Mission – Charlotte, NC
Christian Children’s Home of Ohio  – Wooster, OH
Christian Family Care – Phoenix, AZ
Circle of Care – Oklahoma City, OK
Compass – Kearney, NE
Cookson Hills – Kansas, OK
East-West Ministries International – Plano, TX
Anonymous
Everett Gospel Mission – Everett, WA
FaithBridge Foster Care – Alpharetta, GA
Focus on the Family Canada  — Langley, BC Canada
The Gideons International – Nashville, TN
The Global Orphan Project – Kansas City, MO
HOPE International – Lancaster, PA
Joni and Friends – Agoura Hills, CA
Lexington Rescue Mission – Lexington, KY
Life Network – Colorado Springs, CO
Lifeshape – Atlanta, GA
Light of Life Ministries – Pittsburgh, PA
MAP International – Brunswick, GA
The Mentoring Alliance – Tyler, TX
Miracle Hill Ministries – Greenville, SC
MOPS International – Denver, CO
Mission Training International – Palmer Lake, CO
The Mustard Seed – Calgary, AB Canada
Nashville Rescue Mission – Nashville, TN
The Navigators – Colorado Springs, CO
Operation Mobilization USA – Tyrone, GA
Outreach – Indianapolis, IN
Plant With Purpose – San Diego, CA
Reasons to Believe – Covina, CA
Samaritan Ministries International – Peoria, IL
Scripture Union Scotland – Glasgow, Scotland
Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission – Seattle, WA
Student Mobilization – Conway, AR
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission – Philadelphia, PA
TMS Global – Norcross, GA
Union Rescue Mission – Wichita, KS
Upward Sports  – Spartanburg, SC
West Ohio Conference UMC – Worthington, OH
WinShape Foundation, Inc. – Mt. Berry, GA
Word of Life Fellowship, Inc. – Schroon Lake, NY
World Gospel Mission – Marion, IN
Wycliffe Canada – Calgary, AB Canada

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Anonymous
Classical Conversations – Southern Pines, NC
The Parable Group – San Luis Obispo, CA
TotalCare – Fort Worth, TX
Vala Secure – Plano, TX

CONTACT:
Kathy Lopus
klopus@bcwinstitute.org
206-230-8111