The 87 Best Places for Believers to Work

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Today the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honors 87 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2018.
These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings of their employees who completed BCWI's groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey from January to July 2018. All 87 organizations evaluate their workplaces based on BCWI's proprietary "FLOURISH Model": fantastic teams, life-giving work, outstanding talent, uplifting growth, rewarding compensation, inspirational leadership, sustainable strategy and healthy communication.
The news of these new BCWI-certified honorees comes with two significant findings:
Flourishing organizational culture enables the retention of top talent, high productivity, growth and impact. "Christian leaders say that making gains in workplace culture enables them to have the spiritual, relational and organizational glue to face their challenges as a team," says BCWI President Al Lopus. "We have seen numerous organizations mired in the quicksand of a bad culture take action and flip to a healthy culture for the benefit of their employees, families, communities and those they serve. As a result, they build a talent pipeline because of the reputation a flourishing workplace culture can provide, especially in this tight labor market."
Overall, 64 percent were certified out of 136 organizations surveyed this year. BCWI is pleased that this percentage continues to improve, indicating an increase in the health of the culture levels in Christian organizations overall. As a pioneer in equipping and inspiring Christian leaders to build flourishing workplaces, BCWI's Employee Engagement Survey has been completed by more than 300,000 employees from over 950 faith-based nonprofits, churches and Christian-owned businesses in the U.S., Australia, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and Central America.
About Best Christian Workplaces Institute
BCWI is an international nonprofit, research-based, organizational development and human resources consulting firm, with head offices in Mercer Island, Washington. BCWI's mission is to equip and inspire Christian leaders to build a flourishing workplace.
For more information, visit Best Christian Workplaces Institute online: bcwinstitute.org. Each week, benefit from the proven, practical insights from top Christian leaders on the BCWI Blog (blog.bcwinstitute.org) and Flourishing Culture Podcast (blog.bcwinstitute.org/podcast).
The organizations honored as Certified Best Christian Workplaces from January to July 2018 are:
CAMPS & CONFERENCE CENTERS
Black Diamond Camps – Black Diamond, Washington
Camp Eagle – Rocksprings, Texas
Glorieta Camps – Glorieta, New Mexico
CHRISTIAN-OWNED BUSINESSES
ACR Supply Company – Durham, North Carolina
C12 Group – San Antonio, Texas
Dow Smith Contracting Company, Inc. – Smyrna, Tennessee
Outreach – Colorado Springs, Colorado
SonicAire – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Total Computer Solutions – Greensboro, North Carolina
CHURCHES
Antioch Community Church – Waco, Texas
Bethany Community Church – Seattle, Washington
Beulah Alliance Church – Edmonton, AB Canada
Brentwood United Methodist Church – Brentwood, Tennessee
Cherry Hills Community Church – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Christ Presbyterian Church – Edina, Minnesota
Christian Life Assembly – Langley, BC Canada
The Compass Church – Naperville, IL
Coquitlam Alliance Church – Coquitlam, BC Canada
Cornerstone Church – Litchfield, Minnesota
CROSSROADS – Odessa, Texas
Crossroads Christian Church – Evansville, Indiana
Crossroads Community Church – Kokomo, Indiana
Doxa Deo – Stuttgart, Germany
Doxa Deo Church – Pretoria, South Africa
Doxa Deo Community Church – Tolworth, Surrey, United Kingdom
Eastview Christian Church – Normal, Illinois
Fellowship Bible Church – Little Rock, Arkansas
First Baptist Church of Eugene – Eugene, Oregon
First Christian Church of Johnson City – Johnson City, Tennessee
First Presbyterian Church Winston-Salem – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Goodlife Community Centre – Buderim, QLD Australia
Grace Bible Church – Virginia Beach, Virginia
Grace Church – Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Journey Church – Bozeman, Montana
Mosaiek Church – Johannesburg, South Africa
Northridge Christian Church – Milledgeville, Georgia
Rocky Mountain Christian Church – Niwot, Colorado
Rolling Hills Christian Church – El Dorado Hills, California
Southridge Community Church – St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Sparks Christian Fellowship – Sparks, Nevada
Traders Point Christian Church – Indianapolis, Indiana
Trinity Church – Spring Hill, Tennessee
Vale Church – Bloomington, Illinois
The Village Church Nashville – Brentwood, Tennessee
West Highland FBC – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
WestGate Church – San Jose, California
Willow Creek Community Church – South Barrington, Illinois
CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
Cherry Hills Christian School – Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Colegio Cristiano Nicolás -- Ixil, Guatemala
College Heights Christian School – Joplin, Missouri
Faith Academy – Cainta, Philippines
Mitchell Road Christian Academy – Greenville, South Carolina
Toledo Christian Schools – Toledo, Ohio
The Woodlands Christian Academy – The Woodlands, Texas
HIGHER EDUCATION
Carolina College of Biblical Studies – Fayetteville, North Carolina
Prairie College – Three Hills, Alberta, Canada
Welch College – Nashville, Tennessee
MEDIA
Brighter Media Group – Baltimore, Maryland
InterVarsity Press – Westmont, Illinois
RightNow Media – McKinney, Texas
PARACHURCH & MISSIONS
4KIDS – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Anonymous
Bethesda – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Bible League International – Chicago, Illinois
BMA America – Conway, Arkansas
CARE for AIDS – Atlanta, Georgia
Care Net – Lansdowne, Virginia
CDF Capital – Irvine, California
Christian Children's Home of Ohio – Wooster, Ohio
Coalition for Christian Outreach – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Compass – Kearney, Nebraska
Compassion Canada – London, Ontario, Canada
DiscipleMakers – State College, Pennsylvania
East-West Ministries International – Plano, Texas
FH Association Rwanda – Kigali, Rwanda
International Student Ministries Canada – Three Hills, Alberta, Canada
Lead Like Jesus – Spartanburg, South Carolina
Lifeshape – Atlanta, Georgia
MAP International – Brunswick, Georgia
Marketplace Chaplains – Plano, Texas
The Navigators – Colorado Springs, Colorado
New Horizons Ministries, Inc – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reasons to Believe – Covina, California
St. Matthew's House – Naples, Florida
Scripture Union Scotland – Glasgow, Scotland
Wycliffe Canada – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Connect Ministries, Inc. – Watkinsville, Georgia

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