BCWI Announces 38 Best Christian Workplaces for 2012

For Immediate Release

Best Christian Workplaces Institute

Best Christian Workplaces Institute is pleased to announce the 38 Best Christian Workplaces for 2012 in the United States and Canada.  These organizations exemplify best workplaces because they create healthy environments that engage their employees in a fun and meaningful way while making a difference for their communities.

Over the past 12 months, Best Christian Workplaces have been chosen from 88 organizations representing nearly 14,000 workers.  Attaining employee engagement is not easy to accomplish as many organizations survey multiple times before achieving BCWI’s certification and recognition.  The BCW program began in 2002 and is in the US, Canada and Australia- surveying 120,000 employees in 500 organizations to date.  All participating organizations have a stated Christian mission and/or values.  The 2012 list includes (** recent additions):

American Bible Society – New York, NY
Apartment Life – Hurst, TX
Ben Lippen School – Columbia, SC
Beulah Alliance Church – Edmonton, AB**
Briarcrest Christian School – Memphis, TN
Calvary Church – Grand Rapids, MI**
CapinCrouse LLP – Greenwood, IN**
CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach– Pittsburgh, PA
Christian Family Care – Phoenix, AZ**
Christian Leadership Alliance – San Clemente, CA**
Church Web Works – Renton, WA
Community Bible Study – Colorado Springs, CO**
Compassion Canada – London, ON
Concordia Publishing House – St. Louis, MO**
English Language Institute/China – Ft. Collins, CO
Focus on the Family (Canada) Association – Langley, BC**
Free Will Baptist Bible College – Nashville, TN
Grace University – Omaha, NE**
Heritage Christian Academy – Overland Park, KS
HOPE International – Lancaster, PA**
Joni & Friends – Agoura Hills, CA
KSBJ – Humble, TX
Lake Ann Camp – Lake Ann, MI
Logos Bible Software – Bellingham, WA**
Lutheran Church Canada, Alberta/BC District – Edmonton, AB**
MOPS International – Denver, CO
Olivet Nazarene University -Bourbonnais, IL
Phoenix Seminary – Phoenix, AZ
Samaritan Ministries – Peoria, IL
Santa Fe Christian Schools – Solana Beach, CA
SpringHill Camps – Evart, MI
The Navigators – Colorado Springs, CO**
Third Millennium Ministries – Orlando, FL**
Upward Sports – Spartanburg, SC
Wheaton Academy – West Chicago, IL
Whitworth University – Spokane, WA
Willow Creek Community Church -Chicago, IL**
World Harvest Mission – Jenkintown, PA

Al Lopus, President of BCWI notes:  “We salute the leaders of this year’s Best Christian Workplaces for their intentional efforts to create healthy, flourishing environments for their staff.  These courageous leaders pursue the high calling of being a faithful steward of their staff as well as those they serve, in good times and bad.”

To earn the distinction as a Best Christian Workplace, organizations participate in the Best Christian Workplace Institute’s employee engagement survey and meet predetermined standards of excellence.  The survey covers issues such as:  job satisfaction, commitment, Christian witness, supervisory effectiveness, work satisfaction, personal growth and development, management effectiveness, customer/supporter satisfaction, teamwork, communications and pay and benefits.  Employees confidentially respond to more than 55 questions addressing these topics.

Best Christian Workplaces Institute’s purpose is to serve faith-based organizations by creating processes of discovery, facilitating organizational effectiveness and encouraging practices that build healthy workplaces.  BCWI is a non-profit research based organizational and human resources consulting firm based on Mercer Island, Washington.   www.bcwinstitute.org

The Canadian Council of Christian Charities is a member-based association of over 3,000 Canadian faith-based registered charities.   www.cccc.org



About Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield

Bi-vocational minister who is Founder and Editor of FaithInspires.Org As seen in Google News, SelfGrowth.Com, ChristianHeadlines.com etc.

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