BCWI announces 2015 Best Christian Workplaces

MERCER ISLAND, WA — This year’s 2015 Best Christian Workplaces list identifies organizations where employees experience healthy, even flourishing workplace cultures.  The employees in these organizations find the work they do to be so meaningful and transformational they are willing to go the extra mile.  The rich day-to-day relationships and fellowship experienced are particularly meaningful.  Results indicate employees in our Certified organizations contribute more of their energy, creativity and passion on their job, according to Al Lopus, President of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).

bcwCertified Best Christian Workplaces are global and represent all facets of ministries from churches, schools to universities, parachurch missions to product and services, book publishers to radio stations.  These Certified organizations exceed the percentage of engaged employees vs. norms.

The BCWI survey, now in its 13th year, is identifying more Certified organizations than any other year.  Historically, BCWI has surveyed more than 150,000 employees from 640 organizations in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. In the past six months, 111 organizations participated in the survey with 58 achieving Certification, including 22 churches. Attaining BCWI certification is not easy, many organizations survey multiple years before receiving this distinction.  The list includes:

  • African Leadership, Inc. – Brentwood, TN
  • Apartment Life – Euless, TX
  • Aspen Group – Frankfort, IL
  • Blue Ridge Community Church – Forest, VA
  • Briarcrest Christian School – Memphis, TN
  • Bridgepoint Church – Boise, ID
  • C3 Church Kawana Waters – Warana, QLD Australia
  • CapinCrouse LLP – Greenwood, IN
  • Care Net – Lansdowne, VA
  • Chalice Canada – Lower Sackville, NS Canada
  • Christian Family Care – Phoenix, AZ
  • Christian Veterinary Mission – Seattle, WA
  • Church of the King – Mandeville, LA
  • Coalition for Christian Outreach – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Compassion Canada – London, ON Canada
  • CRISTA Camps – Seattle, WA
  • CRISTA Media – Seattle, WA
  • CRISTA Ministries – Seattle, WA
  • Cross Point Church – Nashville, TN
  • Crossroads Bible College – Indianapolis, IN
  • Denver Rescue Mission – Denver, CO
  • English Language Institute/China – Ft. Collins, CO
  • Experience Life Church – Lubbock, TX
  • Faith Promise Church – Knoxville, TN
  • Garland Heart – Wylie, TX
  • Gateway Church – Southlake, TX
  • The Gideons International – Nashville, TN
  • Grace Bible Church – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Grace Church – Overland Park, KS
  • Grace Family Church – Durban, South Africa
  • Grace Fellowship UMC – Katy, TX
  • The Human Capital Group, Inc. – Brentwood, TN
  • InterVarsity Press – Westmont, IL
  • Joni and Friends – Agoura Hills, CA
  • King’s Schools – Seattle, WA
  • Lake Pointe Church – Rockwall, TX
  • Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc. – Greenville, SC
  • Mission India – Grand Rapids, MI
  • New Covenant Church – Clyde, NC
  • NewSpring Church – Anderson, SC
  • North Avenue Presbyterian Church – Atlanta, GA
  • Novo Ministries – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Oak Pointe Church – Novi, MI
  • Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, IL
  • Peninsula Covenant Church – Redwood City, CA
  • Pine Harbor Christian Academy – Hastings, MN
  • PrairieLand Partners, Inc. – Emporia, KS
  • River Pointe Church – Richmond, TX
  • Rose Publishing – Torrance, CA
  • Samaritan Ministries International – Peoria, IL
  • Seattle Urban Academy – Seattle, WA
  • Upward Sports – Spartanburg, SC
  • Vineyard Church – Kansas City, MO
  • The Wesleyan Church – Fishers, IN
  • Whitworth University – Spokane, WA
  • The Woods Church – Warren, MI
  • World Concern – Seattle, WA
  • WorldServe Ministries (Canada) – White Rock, BC Canada

To earn the distinction as a Best Christian Workplace, organizations participate in the Best Christian Workplace Institute’s employee engagement survey and meet predetermined standards of excellence.  The survey covers issues such as job satisfaction, commitment, Christian witness, supervisory effectiveness, work satisfaction, personal growth and development, management effectiveness, customer/supporter satisfaction, teamwork, communication and pay and benefits.  Employees confidentially respond to more than 50 questions addressing these topics.

Best Christian Workplaces Institute’s purpose is to serve faith-based organizations by creating processes of discovery, facilitating leadership and organizational health and encouraging behaviors that build flourishing organizations.  BCWI is a non-profit research based organizational development and human resources consulting firm based on Mercer Island, WA.


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