78 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’ for 2017

Crossings Community Church – Oklahoma City, OK
Lexington Rescue Mission – Lexington, KY
BigStuf – Alpharetta, GA
Seattle Urban Academy – Seattle, WA
Pure Heart Church – Glendale, AZ
Calvary Christian Academy – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Today’s announcement is the first of two to reveal BCWI’s 2017 Certified organizations. More honorees will be announced in July.
Child Evangelism Fellowship, Greenville/Piedmont District – Taylors, SC
CRISTA Camps – Seattle, WA
These benchmarks form the core of BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey, which has been completed by more than 221,000 employees in 878 organizations, churches and Christian-owned businesses since 2002.
Christian Leadership Alliance – San Clemente, CA
King’s Schools – Seattle, WA
Joni and Friends – Agoura Hills, CA
WorldServe Ministries (Canada) – White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
CRISTA Ministries – Seattle, WA
The Gideons International – Nashville, TN
Faith Promise Church – Knoxville, TN
Timberline Church – Fort Collins, CO
River Pointe Church – Richmond, TX
Novo Ministries – Oklahoma City, OK
More Christian organizations than ever across the U.S. and internationally are creating healthy workplaces with high levels of communication, transparency and trust.
Water Mission – North Charleston, SC
Grace Community Church – Tyler, TX
Rachel House – Lee’s Summit, MO
31, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — The Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), a pioneering leader in linking healthy-to-flourishing workplace culture to increased organizational impact, today honors 78 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces.  MERCER ISLAND, Wash., Jan.
The Village Church – Flower Mound, TX
Canadian Council of Christian Charities – Elmira, Ontario, Canada
English Language Institute/China – Fort Collins, CO
The Urban Alternative – Dallas, TX
BCWI is an international non-profit, research-based, organizational development and human resources consulting firm, with head offices in Mercer Island, WA. BCWI’s vision is to see Christian workplaces set the standard as the best, most effective places to work in the world.
Buckner National Missions and Family Hope Center Collaboration – Mission, TX
Miracle Hill Ministries – Greenville, SC
Christian Family Care – Phoenix, AZ
Trinity Academy – Raleigh, NC
Experience Life Church – Lubbock, TX
The organizations honored as Certified Best Christian Workplaces from July 2016 to January 2017 are:
Christ’s Church of the Valley – Peoria, AZ
World Concern – Seattle, WA
Calvary Lutheran Church of Golden Valley – Golden Valley, MN
Food for the Hungry-Uganda – Kampala, Uganda
Aspen Group – Frankfort, IL
Contact: Kathy Lopus, 206-230-8111, [email protected]
Faith Builders – Guys Mills, PA
The popular 58-question online survey is the only available resource of its kind that offers a faith-based organization complete anonymity for all participants and provides the objective, true health of a workplace culture.
Christian Children’s Home of Ohio – Wooster, OH
MacArthur School of Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic – West Palm Beach, FL
Compass – Kearney, NE
Harvest Church – Billings, MT
CRISTA Senior Living – Seattle, WA
Cherry Hills Christian School – Highlands Ranch, CO
Willow Creek Association – Barrington, IL
Catholic Christian Outreach – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Cherry Hills Community Church – Highlands Ranch, CO
Crossroads Christian Church – Evansville, IN
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College Heights Christian School – Joplin, MO
Lionheart Children’s Academy – Euless, TX
Dr. Bray & Dr. Young – Statesboro, GA
CRISTA Media – Seattle, WA
Briarcrest Christian School – Memphis, TN
Mission India – Grand Rapids, MI
Gateway Church – Southlake, TX
VisionTrust International – Colorado Springs, CO
Christian Veterinary Mission – Seattle, WA
Samaritan Ministries International – Peoria, IL
Redeemer Presbyterian Church – New York, NY
For more information, visit Best Christian Workplaces Institute online: www.bcwinstitute.org. Each week, find proven insights from top Christian leaders on the BCWI Blog (blog.bcwinstitute.org) and Flourishing Culture Podcast (blog.bcwinstitute.org/podcast).
Antioch Community Church – Waco, TX
Valley Christian Schools – Cerritos, CA
Apartment Life – Euless, TX
LightMelbourne – VIC, Australia
Tyndale House Publishers – Carol Stream, IL
Genesis Recovery – La Mesa, CA
Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, IL
Red Cedar Church – Rice Lake, WI
"The 18% increase in the number of Certified organizations since 2012 means we’re seeing a continuing, upward trend in the number of ministry organizations, churches and Christian-owned businesses building a healthy-to-flourishing culture which, in turn, increases their organizational impact," says BCWI President Al Lopus.
Cornwall Church – Bellingham, WA
Coalition for Christian Outreach – Pittsburgh, PA
Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Summit Church – Durham, NC
The Christian and Missionary Alliance – Colorado Springs, CO
Hillside Baptist Church – Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Certified status is based on eight key, quantifiable benchmarks of BCWI’s "FLOURISH Model": fantastic teams, life-giving work, outstanding talent, uplifting growth, rewarding compensation, inspirational leadership, sustainable strategy and healthy communication.
Classical Conversations – West End, NC
– Brentwood, TN The Human Capital Group, Inc.
Jewish Voice Ministries International – Phoenix, AZ
– Blacksburg, VA Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.
Care Net – Lansdowne, VA
Park Community Church – Chicago, IL
Grace School of Theology – The Woodlands, TX