BCWI announces the complete list of 2015 Best Christian Workplaces

Serving a cause that is greater than oneself is one of the top attractions of working in a Christian organization. These survey results indicate employees in Christian workplaces experience work that is meaningful and life giving.

bcwiThis year’s research conducted by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute concludes there are multiple factors that describe why employees experience healthy, flourishing workplace cultures. Results show employees in our Certified organizations go the extra mile, bring more passion, energy and commitment to be sure the organization’s mission and vision are achieved, according to Al Lopus, President of the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).

The importance of staff culture is growing as more organizations are making it one of their top three strategic initiatives. This year’s list of 117 Certified organizations is larger than ever, as many more organizations survey their staff to discover the health of their workplace culture.

Certified Best Christian Workplaces are global and represent all facets of ministries from churches, private schools, universities, parachurch missions, product and services, book publishers and radio stations.  This year, we have added Christian-led businesses.

religion_in_the_workplaceHistorically, BCWI has surveyed more than 180,000 employees from 702 unique organizations in seven countries. Over the past year (ending in June), 234 organizations participated in the survey, with 117 achieving Certification, with more than 22,000 employees confidentially responding to more than 50 questions addressing these topics. Attaining BCWI certification is not easy; many organizations survey multiple years before receiving this distinction.

BCWI wishes to congratulate the following organizations Certified between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

  1. Anonymous
  2. 4KIDS – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  3. African Leadership, Inc. – Brentwood, TN
  4. Antioch Community Church – Waco, TX
  5. Apartment Life – Euless, TX
  6. Aspen Group – Frankfort, IL
  7. Bethany Community Church – St. Catharines, ON Canada
  8. Beulah Alliance Church – Edmonton, AB Canada
  9. Blue Ridge Community Church – Forest, VA
  10. Briarcrest Christian School – Memphis, TN
  11. Bridgepoint Church – Boise, ID
  12. Bridgeway Community Church – Columbia, MD
  13. C3 Church Kawana Waters – Warana, QLD Australia
  14. CapinCrouse LLP – Greenwood, IN
  15. Care Net – Lansdowne, VA
  16. Central Baptist Church – Sioux Falls, SD
  17. Chalice Canada – Lower Sackville, NS Canada
  18. Chase Oaks Church – Plano, TX
  19. Cherry Hills Christian School – Highlands Ranch, CO
  20. Child Evangelism Fellowship, Greenville/Piedmont District – Taylors, SC
  21. Christian Family Care – Phoenix, AZ
  22. Christian Veterinary Mission – Seattle, WA
  23. Christ’s Church of the Valley – Peoria, AZ
  24. Church of the King – Mandeville, LA
  25. Coalition for Christian Outreach – Pittsburgh, PA
  26. Compassion Australia – Warabrook, NSW Australia
  27. Compassion Canada – London, ON Canada
  28. CRISTA Camps – Seattle, WA
  29. CRISTA Media – Seattle, WA
  30. CRISTA Ministries – Seattle, WA
  31. Cross Point Church – Nashville, TN
  32. Crossroads Bible College – Indianapolis, IN
  33. Denver Rescue Mission – Denver, CO
  34. Desert Christian Academy – Bermuda Dunes, CA
  35. DiscipleMakers, Inc – State College, PA
  36. East-West Ministries – Plano, TX
  37. Emmaus Bible College – Dubuque, IA
  38. English Language Institute/China – Ft. Collins, CO
  39. Experience Life Church – Lubbock, TX
  40. Faith Promise Church – Knoxville, TN
  41. First Assembly Community Ministries – Lafayette, IN
  42. First Assembly West – Cape Coral, FL
  43. Garland Heart – Wylie, TX
  44. Gateway Church – Southlake, TX
  45. The Gideons International – Nashville, TN
  46. Grace Bible Church – Virginia Beach, VA
  47. Grace Church – Middleburg Heights, OH
  48. Grace Church – Overland Park, KS
  49. Grace Family Church – Durban, South Africa
  50. Grace Fellowship UMC – Katy, TX
  51. Grant Memorial Baptist Church – Winnipeg, MB Canada
  52. Hearts at Home – Bloomington, IL
  53. Highlands Church – Scottsdale, AZ
  54. HOPE International – Lancaster, PA
  55. The Human Capital Group, Inc. – Brentwood, TN
  56. International Leadership Institute – Carrollton, GA
  57. InterVarsity Press – Westmont, IL
  58. Joni and Friends – Agoura Hills, CA
  59. King’s Schools – Seattle, WA
  60. Lake Ann Camp – Lake Ann, MI
  61. Lake Pointe Church – Rockwall, TX
  62. Light of Life Ministries, Inc. – Pittsburgh, PA
  63. Lionheart Children’s Academy – Euless, TX
  64. Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc. – Greenville, SC
  65. Mission India – Grand Rapids, MI
  66. The Navigators – Colorado Springs, CO
  67. Network Communications – Maroochydore, QLD Australia
  68. New Covenant Church – Clyde, NC
  69. New Life Ranch – Colford, OK
  70. NewSpring Church – Anderson, SC
  71. North Avenue Presbyterian Church – Atlanta, GA
  72. Novo Ministries – Oklahoma City, OK
  73. Oak Pointe Church – Novi, MI
  74. Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbannais, IL
  75. Overseas Council – Indianapolis, IN
  76. Palmetto Christian Academy – Mt. Pleasant, SC
  77. Pantano Christian Church – Tucson, AZ
  78. Peninsula Covenant Church – Redwood City, CA
  79. Pillar College – Newark, NJ
  80. Pine Harbor Christian Academy – Hastings, MN
  81. Prairie Bible Institute – Three Hills, AB Canada
  82. PrairieLand Partners, Inc. – Emporia, KS
  83. Real Life Christian Church – Valencia, CA
  84. River Pointe Church – Richmond, TX
  85. Riverlife Church – Henty, NSW Australia
  86. Rolling Hills Christian Church – El Dorado Hills, CA
  87. Rose Publishing – Torrance, CA
  88. SA Christian Hope Resource Center – San Antonio, TX
  89. Samaritan Ministries International – Peoria, IL
  90. Santa Fe Christian Schools – Solana Beach, CA
  91. Savannah Christian Church – Savannah, GA
  92. Seattle Urban Academy – Seattle, WA
  93. Seed Company – Arlington, TX
  94. Shepherd Church – Porter Ranch, CA
  95. Southland Christian Church – Lexington, KY
  96. Southridge Community Church – St. Catharines, ON Canada
  97. Sparks Christian Fellowship – Sparks, NV
  98. Syndal Baptist Church – Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
  99. Trinity Academy – Wichita, KS
  100. Trinity Habitat for Humanity – Fort Worth, TX
  101. Union Gospel Mission – Vancouver BC Canada
  102. Union Rescue Mission – Wichita, KS
  103. Upward Sports – Spartanburg, SC
  104. Valor Christian High School – Highlands Ranch, CO
  105. The Vineyard Church – Duluth MN
  106. Vineyard Church – Kansas City, MO
  107. Visalia First Assembly – Visalia, CA
  108. VisionTrust International – Colorado Springs, CO
  109. The Wesleyan Church – Fishers, IN
  110. Wheaton Academy – West Chicago, IL
  111. Whitworth University – Spokane, WA
  112. Willow Creek Community Church – South Barrington, IL
  113. The Woods Church – Warren, MI
  114. World Concern – Seattle, WA
  115. WorldServe Ministries (Canada) – White Rock, BC Canada
  116. Worthington Christian Schools – Worthington, OH
  117. Young Life of Western Washington – Everett, WA

To earn certification as a Best Christian Workplace, organizations participate in BCWI’s employee engagement survey and meet predetermined standards of excellence. The survey covers eight factors defining BCWI’s “FLOURISH Model,” including:

  • Fantastic teams
  • Life-giving work
  • Outstanding talent
  • Uplifting growth
  • Rewarding compensation
  • Inspirational leadership
  • Sustainable strategy
  • Healthy communication

Best Christian Workplaces Institute’s purpose is to serve faith-based and Christian-led 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. Read the BCWI blog, and find the organization on Facebook.

 

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