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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.


Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center  – Livingston, TX

SAMBICA Camps & Retreats – Bellevue, WA


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



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



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


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


Colorado Christian University – Lakewood, CO

Columbia Bible College – Abbotsford, BC Canada

Highlands College – Birmingham, AL

Prairie College – Three Hills, AB Canada


InterVarsity Press – Westmont, IL

RightNow Media  – McKinney, TX

WGTS 91.9 – Rockville, MD



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



Connect Ministries – Watkinsville, GA

PCA Retirement and Benefits – Lawrenceville, GA

Samaritan Ministries International – Peoria, IL


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

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Bestselling author inspired by life after death encounter

FAITH NEWS SERVICELOS ANGELES, CA, April 27, 2021 – Throughout people’s lives, they know that they are inching closer to death with each passing day. We wonder how it will happen. By accident or an injury. Perhaps it will be a disease, or maybe it will be as simple as old age. The what-ifs can consume us.

BUT WHAT IF… What if the most incredible awakening and the next stage of LIFE comes at the time of death?

The Highest of Care: A Journey Through Cancer book follows Lisa M. Roseman as she learns of her mom’s cancer diagnosis, provides hospice care, and witnesses a life-after-death encounter with Jesus at her mother’s bedside.

Lisa reaffirms her faith in God and reminds everyone of his unwavering presence, despite their doubts, heartaches, and relational battles. People may worry over their life, fear death, and question so many of life’s twists and turns. But Lisa engages all these challenges with real-life experiences that reestablish her faith in the Lord and prompt readers to look for evidence of God’s eternal promises as well.

“At some time in your life, you are likely to become the caregiver for a loved one; it is almost guaranteed. It may be for your child or for an aging parent. It may be for another family member or for a close friend. No matter who you are caring for, you will enter into a season that requires a higher level of compassion, selfless giving, and responsibility than has previously been required of you,” said Lisa M. Roseman.”

The Highest of Care is especially helpful to those providing hospice care to loved ones or patients. A caregiver’s ultimate goal is to keep them comfortable and at peace. Now—more than ever—they can be assured that the next stage of “LIFE” is incredible.

“God appears to us daily. Our eyes must be open to see. This book is a nice reminder for caregivers God is everywhere, and in every circumstance,” said Dale Hewett Collier, Manager of Kings Counsel & Trust Family Office.

About the book: Journey with author, Lisa M. Roseman, as she encounters God’s deep love and reassuring presence as well as encourages you to look for evidence of God’s work around you—in the mundane and the miraculous.

Within this journey of caregiving, Roseman details a supernatural display of God’s promise of eternal life through a miraculous life-after-death encounter that occurred at the end of her mother’s life. In the form of a lion that resembles and will remind many of the Narnia series, God revealed himself to Lisa as he gently guided her mother into his eternal presence.

The Highest of Care: A Journey Through Cancer is now available on Amazon. Lisa M. Roseman is available for interviews.

About the Author: Lisa M. Roseman is a theologian and founder of an inner healing Christian ministry in Southern California. Over the last decade, she has helped hundreds of people encounter the healing presence and power of God. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Theology, she has combined her education with her passion for seeing lives transformed—both personally and for the people she counsels.

Contact: Keith Leon S.
Company: Leon Smith Publishing
Email: contact@thehighestofcare.com
Phone Number: 310-823-2661

About Lisa M. Roseman: http://www.thehighestofcare.com/the-author

Availability: Amazon.com

Book Preview: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0933D7TTK

New book unlocks Spiritual growth; explores 6 extraordinary Old Testament men

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – We know that Adam was made in the image and likeness of God, but how is he a type of the Messiah, and why is this significant?

What does Noah’s Ark, Moses’ Tabernacle and the Temple of Solomon all have in common with each other, which profoundly relates directly to Jesus as the Messiah?

Has your interest ever been sparked by the similarities between Joseph and Jesus? There are many similarities here to unearth, but which other Bible great also has similarities to Joseph?

Did Jesus deliberately mastermind His ministry to mirror all the Old Testament greats, or, did the Old Testament greats play out prophecy in anticipation of the coming of Jesus?

When we lay Christians read the Bible, there is so much that we do not know. Ian Kuhlmann’s new book, Unless Two Agree, however, helps Christians get a much better understanding and is designed to be a strategic companion to your Bible, providing useful insights that gives a depth to the Word that any Believer will appreciate.

“Initially, I had no intentions of writing this book,” said Ian. “This actually began as a collection of individual studies of various prominent people of the Bible. It was only afterwards when a few family and friends had a read of these studies that they encouraged me to take this study more seriously and to find a publisher. At first I thought nothing of their comments. I disregarded them, but family and friends persisted.

“This is not a type of book that one would normally read from front cover to back cover. Whilst it can be read this way, being a collection of six individual studies into the lives and ministries of six Old Testament heroes and how their lives “parallel” that of the life and ministry of Jesus, the reader can pick up the story line wherever they choose.

“I have found over the years in my travels that there is a growing disconnect that Christians have with the Old Testament. I have also noticed that this aspect hinders their spiritual growth. This book is more like a Bible study resource, a companion to everyone’s Bible. My aim in writing this book is to help Christians to improve their Bible literacy, to help them see the Bible stories through a Hebrew lens; that hopefully will bring a greater revelation to the reader of the Bible itself.

“Another aim is to assist and equip the reader with the right tools so they too can go on their own journey of discovery into the inexhaustible richness and depth that the Bible conceals.”

Being the youngest of three sons to Lutheran farmers in South Australia, Ian grew up loving the wide-open spaces and the pleasurable farm lifestyle. Ingrained into he and his three brothers was a high level work ethic that has served him well over the years. “Born again at age 14, I remember in those early years asking questions about the Bible that was ahead of my years,” he commented. “Even going to the extent of literally counting how many chapters and verses that there are in the Bible as no one I asked knew. Since then, a keen sense of exploration into many subjects of the Bible was developed that ebbed and flowed over the next three decades.

“In 1992 I undertook full time studies in Theology and Ministry at Christian Outreach Centre, passing with distinction. Since then, my involvement has been with several churches, participating within the various ministry groups that these churches offered. My passion is to share the richness and the depth of the Scriptures with other like-minded Christians, allowing the God given gifts to operate and to enrich the lives of those who come in contact with me.”

Unless Two Agree is very reader-friendly. It can be used as a personal devotional study companion with the Bible as well as for Bible study groups. Each study has various points of interest that will encourage the reader or Bible study group to investigate further, or bring about further meaningful discussions. It is ideal for new Christians as it looks at many aspects of the Bible through a Hebrew lens, tracing some points of interest back to the Jewish origins.

The book’s focus is upon a subject that gets very little recognition, but is integral in revealing the Divine authorship of the Bible.

So come and take an epic journey of discovery into the lives of six extraordinary great men of God. Here we shall examine a host of intriguing and surprising events and characteristics that occurred in their lives, and see how these events and characteristics are mirrored in the life and ministry of Jesus. This shall then reveal an amazing Biblical pattern that has significant ramifications upon the design and the writing of the very Scriptures themselves.

Unless Two Agree, published by Ark House, is now available globally.

Anglican Schools in Belize Blessed with Bible Study Media’s Hearts Alive Children’s Curriculum

Houston, Texas, Release: Friday, March 12, 2021. For immediate release

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – [Bible Study Media, http://www.biblestudymedia.com] a Christian curriculum publishing ministry and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is thrilled to announce their new partnership with the Anglican Diocese in Belize. Thanks to the collaborative effort of Deacon Johnny Clark and The Rev. Charles Holt (President and Founder of Bible Study Media), this relationship between the Anglican Diocese of Belize and Bible Study Media has emerged. At this point, twenty schools throughout Belize have been provided with free subscriptions to the Hearts Alive children’s curriculum published by Bible Study Media.

Jeremy Cayetano, General Manager of Anglican Schools in Belize shared that “the Anglican Managements of schools, have recently been introduced to the Heart’s Alive Children’s Sunday School Lessons.” Cayetano went on to say that “these are well thought out lessons that will bring the Bible alive for children, and this program has the added benefit of following the Lectionary cycle of the Anglican Church. These lessons ensure that the children become familiar with Bible stories as well as the lessons behind the stories.”

When asked about the future use of Hearts Alive throughout the Anglican Schools in Belize, Cayetano went on to say that, “the [Hearts Alive] program is definitely a program that Belize would use to teach our children the fundamentals of the Bible in a manner that children would enjoy. The only obstacle that would have prevented us in Belize from adopting the Heart’s Alive program was the cost. Last week, Deacon John Clark, of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida, notified us that due to a generous grant provided by The Stoller Foundation, Bible Study Media will scholarship the first-year costs, and No One Hungry will pay for years two and three. What a blessing!”

“As a management, we express heartfelt appreciation to Deacon Johnny of No One Hungry and Fr. Charlie Holt of Bible Study Media. Sincerely, we thank you,” wrote Cayetano.

This three-year course of study covers the entire Bible and mirrors the liturgical cycles of the Revised Common Lectionary (Cycles A, B, & C). The goal of the Hearts Alive curriculum is to introduce children to God through his Word with a strong overview of the story of salvation and how it ties to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Bible Study Media recognizes that today’s children grow up in a sophisticated world of stimulation and entertainment. In our society today, keeping children connected and engaged can be a challenge, and new approaches are constantly necessary. Hearts Alive delivers captivating content and provides a wide variety of activities that seek to engage a child’s emotions and imagination.

Bible Study Media has also provided Campaign Kits of the Christian Life Trilogy to the Anglican Diocese of Belize. The Christian Life Trilogy is a series of three Bible studies that together make 20 weeks of in-depth study to learn what it means to live the Christian life in today’s world. Representatives from the Diocesan committee are currently reviewing those materials to determine how to implement them into their local parishes.

The goal of Bible Study Media is to end biblical illiteracy within the United States and throughout the world. Working with the Anglican Diocese in Belize is one step closer to reaching that audacious goal!

Full details about Bible Study Media and their complete library of resources can be found at: https://biblestudymedia.com

Contact info:
Contact Person: Christine O’Brien
Company: Bible Study Media
Email Address: Christine@biblestudymedia.com
Phone: (832) 582-4253


About Bible Study Media

Bible Study Media, a registered 501(c)(3), believes in building up the Church through a fresh discovery of God’s Word and Spirit. We produce resources to shape hearts and minds around the patterns of Christ while strengthening Christian community. Our Biblical Literacy Project seeks to introduce adults, youth, and children to the transforming power of God’s Word through curriculum built around the three-year Revised Common Lectionary and the Christian Church year. Our small group studies invite participants to journey together through the Scriptures in the rhythms of the Church year. We invite you to explore Bible Study Media—Igniting Hearts and Engaging Minds. To learn more please visit: www.biblestudymedia.com

New Alliance Fights to End Veteran Suicide

FAITH NEWS SERVICE – TAMPA, Florida – Partnering with the White House and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), several nonprofits have come together to form the Faith Based Veteran Service Alliance (FBVSA) in order to make a global impact in the fight against veteran suicide.

“Today, more than ever, our veterans need our support,” said Dr. Damon Friedman, former Air Force special operator, President of Shield of Faith Missions and Co-Chairman of FBVSA. “Not only may they be facing issues like post-traumatic stress (PTS) or traumatic brain injury (TBI), which already leaves them feeling lost and alone, but now we face a very scary time in our country due to the COVID-19 virus. The isolation they already feel, on top of possibly having to quarantine due to the virus, makes them especially vulnerable. We want to help every veteran possible.”

On June 17, the White House announced the rollout of the PREVENTS Task Force Roadmap to empower veterans and end the national tragedy of suicide. President Donald Trump said this roadmap expands White House and VA’s partnerships to include those with faith-based leaders to establish specialized support systems for our veterans.

Chad Robichaux, founder of The Mighty Oaks Foundation and Co-Chairman of FBVSA attended the White House briefing. “President Trump said ending the tragedy of veteran suicide demands bold action at every level of society. FBVSA is an alliance devoted to bold action. There is hope, and a solution found through a multitude of faith-based non-profit organizations providing life-saving programs. Our military warriors face many issues, but together we are bringing the solution.” said Robichaux.

Made up of SOF Missions, Mighty Oaks Warrior Program, The Warrior’s Journey, All Things Possible, Reboot Recovery, Soul Survivor Outdoor, and Roever Foundation; the alliance will offer guidance and consultation to the DoD and VA for the implementation of best practices in care for our veterans.

The charter members of the FBVSA are active in all 50 states, have more than 1,000 volunteers, served more than 750,000 active duty and veterans served, connected with more than 50 other VSOs, organized more than 4000 events/programs across the country and have over 6 million engaged audience members and 3 billion impressions on social media.

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If you would like more information or would like to interview Damon Friedman or Chad Robichaux, please call or email Kristi Beckman at 850-503-5201 or info@fbvsa.org.