76 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Today, Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 76 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020.

Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 76 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020.These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings from their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and July 2020. All organizations evaluated their workplaces based on BCWI’s proprietary “FLOURISH Model:”

Fantastic Teams
Life-giving Work
Outstanding Talent
Uplifting Growth
Rewarding Compensation
Inspirational Leadership
Sustainable Strategy
Healthy Communication

Certification is based on actual anonymous employee opinions of a flourishing workplace culture, versus a subjective honor randomly bestowed upon an organization.

  • Eighty-two percent of all new Certified honorees surveyed over multiple years. “This is one confirmation that organizations which welcome and act upon employee feedback increase the likelihood of building a better, stronger workplace culture,” says BCWI CEO and Co-founder Al Lopus. After surveying annually for three consecutive years, C12 Group–the largest network of Christian CEOs and executives working together to increase company performance and integrate faith and business—saw its level of employee engagement soar from 36% in 2016 to 78% in 2019.
  • “Paying attention to your culture by surveying regularly is probably the single most important thing a Christian leader can do,” says Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor for Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario. Southridge has surveyed annually with BCWI since 2013 and has solidified its Certified status ever since.
  • “Workplace culture is more important now than ever,” says Craig Springer, Executive Director at ALPHA USA. “I’m so thankful we have focused on building our workplace culture leading into the Coronavirus crisis because now we have a bonded resilience as a team.”

Since 2002, BCWI’s Employee Engagement Survey has been completed by more than 1,100 churches, faith-based non-profits, and Christian-owned businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America.


The organizations honored as Certified Best Christian Workplaces from January-July 2020:

CAMPS AND CONFERENCE CENTERS

CHRISTIAN-OWNED BUSINESSES

CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

CHURCHES

MEDIA

PARACHURCH AND MISSIONS

 


About Best Christian Workplaces Institute

BCWI is an international non-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 a flourishing workplace. Visit bcwinstitute.org.

CONTACT: Kathy Lopus, 206-230-8111, klopus@bcwinstitute.org

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