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96 Organizations Honored as 'Certified Best Christian Workplaces'

Best Christian Workplaces Institute
July 27, 2021
MERCER ISLAND, Wash., July 27, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- 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 Canada
Yakima Gospel Mission – Yakima, WA

SOURCE Best Christian Workplaces Institute

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