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Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces 2016 honorees

BCWI_Certified_2016 (2)MERCER ISLAND, W.A. — 128 faith-based organizations and churches across the United States and around the globe have been named 2016 Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI). The honor offers convincing, continued evidence that a healthy, flourishing workplace culture makes for effective organizations.

“Certified” status represents the top 51 percent of 252 organizations whose employees completed the BCWI Employee Engagement Survey from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

The anonymous, online, 58-question survey provides an objective, quantifiable measure of workplace culture based on eight essential factors of health: fantastic teams, life-giving work, outstanding talent, uplifting growth, rewarding compensation, inspirational leadership, sustainable strategy and healthy communication.

“The excellence displayed in each of these 128 Certified honorees confirms that a thriving workplace culture does in fact drive the efficiency and productivity essential tcheering woman on the streeto organizational effectiveness,” said BCWI President Al Lopus.

Since 2003, BCWI has served more than 800 faith-based organizations, involving more than 300,000 total employees – from executives and senior leaders, to managers and staff.

The Best Christian Workplaces Institute is an international non-profit, research-based, organizational development and human resources consulting firm, headquartered in Mercer Island, Washington. Their vision is that Christian workplaces would continue to set the standard as the best, most effective places to work in the world.

The organizations honored as 2016 Certified Best Christian Workplaces are:

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
Briarcrest Christian School – Memphis, TN
Central Christian Academy – Wichita, KS
Cherry Hills Christian School – Highlands Ranch, CO
College Heights Christian School – Joplin, MO
Heritage Christian Academy – Overland Park, KS
Kings Schools – Shoreline (Seattle), WA
Legacy Christian Academy – Valencia, CA
Lionheart Children’s Academy – Euless, TX
Northwest Christian Schools – Colbert, WA
Santa Fe Christian Schools – Solana Beach, CA
Seattle Urban Academy – Seattle, WA
Southside Christian School – Simpsonville, SC
Toledo Christian Schools – Toledo, OH
Valley Christian Schools – Cerritos, CA
Valor Christian High School – Highlands Ranch, CO
Wheaton Academy – West Chicago, IL

HIGHER EDUCATION
Bethlehem College & Seminary – Minneapolis, MN
College of Biblical Studies – Houston – Houston, TX
Crossroads Bible College – Indianapolis, IN
Grace School of Theology – The Woodlands, TX
Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, IL

CAMPS & CONFERENCE CENTERS
CRISTA Camps – Shoreline (Seattle), WA
Eagle Lake – Colorado Springs, CO
Glen Eyrie – Colorado Springs, CO
Lake Ann Camp – Lake Ann, MI
WinShape Retreat – Mount Berry, GA

MEDIA
CRISTA Media – Seattle, WA
KSBJ – Humble, TX
LightMelbourne – Vic, Australia
Precept Ministries International – Chattanooga, TN

CHURCHES
Bethlehem Baptist Church – Minneapolis, MN
BMA America – Conway, AR
Bridgeway Community Church – Columbia, MD
Central Christian Church – Mesa, AZ
Cherry Hills Community Church – Highlands Ranch, CO
Christ Community Church – Elgin, IL
Christ the King – Bellingham, WA
Church of the King – Mandeville, LA
Church of the Shepherd – St. Charles, MO
Community Christian Church – Naperville, IL
Compass Point Bible Church – Burlington, Ontario
Coquitlam Alliance Church – Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Cornwall Church – Bellingham, WA
Cross Point Church – Nashville, TN
Crossroads Christian Church – Evansville, IN
Eastminster Presbyterian Church – Wichita, KS
Eastview Christian Church – Normal, IL
Experience Life Church – Lubbock, TX
Fairhaven Church – Dayton, OH
First Christian Church of Johnson City – Johnson City, TN
First Free Church – Onalaska, WI
Floris United Methodist Church – Herndon, VA
Fountain Springs Church – Rapid City, SD
Gateway Church – Southlake, TX
Glen Ellyn Bible Church – Glen Ellyn, IL
Grace Bible Church – Virginia Beach, VA
Harvest Church – Billings, MT
Irving Bible Church – Irving, TX
Kentwood Community Church – Kentwood, MI
Lake Pointe Church – Rockwall, TX
Legacy Christian Church – Overland Park, KS
Mountain Christian Church – Joppa, MD
Pantano Christian Church – Tucson, AZ
Park Community Church – Chicago, IL
Pinelake Church – Brandon, MS
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church – Liberty, MO
Redeemer Lutheran Church – Fort Collins, CO
River Pointe Church – Richmond, TX
Rocky Mountain Christian Church – Niwot, CO
Rolling Hills Christian Church – El Dorado Hills, CA
South Bay Church – San Jose, CA
Southeast Christian Church – Louisville, KY
Southridge Community Church – St. Catharines, ON Canada
Sparks Christian Fellowship – Sparks, NV
Syndal Baptist Church – Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
The Wesleyan Church – Fishers, IN
Valley Ranch Baptist Church – Coppell, TX
Vineyard Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
Vineyard Columbus – Westerville, OH
Wayside Chapel – San Antonio, TX
Willow Creek Community Church – South Barrington, IL

PARACHURCH & MISSIONS
Apartment Life – Euless, TX
Care Net – Lansdowne, VA
Children’s HopeChest – Colorado Springs, CO
Christian Veterinary Mission – Seattle, WA
CDF Capital – Irvine, CA
Coalition for Christian Outreach – Pittsburgh, PA
Compassion Australia – Warabrook, NSW, Australia
Compassion Canada – London, Ontario, Canada
Corporate Chaplains of America – Wake Forest, NC
CRISTA Ministries – Seattle, WA
DiscipleMakers – State College, PA
East-West Ministries – Plano, TX
English Language Institute/China – Fort Collins, CO
HOPE International – Lancaster, PA
Jewish Voice Ministries International – Phoenix, AZ
Jill’s House – Vienna, VA
Joni and Friends – Agoura Hills, CA
Kids Around the World – Rockford, IL
Light of Life Ministries, Inc. – Pittsburgh, PA
Miracle Hill Ministries – Greenville, SC
Novo Ministries – Oklahoma City, OK
Portland Rescue Mission – Portland, OR
Reasons to Believe – Covina, CA
Scripture Union Scotland – Glasgow, Scotland UK
Seed Company – Arlington, TX
The Gideons International – Nashville, TN
The Navigators – Colorado Springs, CO
Union Gospel Mission Association of Spokane, Inc. – Spokane, WA
Upward Sports – Spartanburg, SC
Vision House – Renton, WA
Water Mission – Charleston, SC
Willow Creek Association – Barrington, IL
Willow Creek Canada – Ottawa, Ontario Canada
World Concern – Seattle, WA
WorldServe Ministries (Canada) – Surrey, BC
WorldVenture – Littleton, CO

PRODUCTS & SERVICES
ABHE (The Assoc. for Biblical Higher Education) – Orlando, FL
C12 Group – Greensboro, NC / Franklin, TN
CapinCrouse LLP – Greenwood, IN
Christian Family Care – Phoenix, AZ
Classical Conversations – West End, NC
Dow Smith Contracting Company, Inc – Smyrna, TN
Garland Heart – Plano, TX
Lead Like Jesus – Spartanburg, SC
Outreach – Colorado Springs, CO
Samaritan Ministries International – Peoria, IL
The Parable Group – San Luis Obispo, CA

For more information, visit Best Christian Workplaces Institute online. Each week, find proven insights from top Christian leaders on the BCWI Blog and Flourishing Culture Podcast.

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