Record Number 189 Organizations Honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

Today, Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 189 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2019.

These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings of their employees who completed BCWI’s groundbreaking Employee Engagement Survey between January and December 2019. All 189 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, and healthy communication. This year 62% of the organizations participating were Certified.

According to BCWI President Al Lopus, the record number of BCWI-Certified honorees points to three significant trends:
“The health of workplace culture in Christian-led organizations is the highest in our 17-year history. This is based on our 2019 Employee Engagement Survey results, including 39,374 employees invited to participate from 308 organizations.

• “Fifty-three percent of employees identified as engaged in their work in churches, parachurch organizations and Christian-led business. Engaged employees have high energy, great enthusiasm, strong commitment and a passion for their work.

• “Employees in Certified Best Christian Workplaces feel a greater sense of impact. More than 60 percent of employees in Certified Best Christian workplaces strongly agree their organization’s mission causes them to feel their job is important. This is nearly 80% higher than the comparable experience of the average American worker surveyed by Gallup.”
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.

About Best Christian Workplaces Institute
BCWI is an international non-profit, research-based, organizational development and human resources consulting firm, with main offices in Mercer Island, Washington.

For more information, visit Best Christian Workplaces Institute online: Each week, benefit from the proven, practical insights from top Christian leaders on the BCWI Blog ( and Flourishing Culture Podcast (

(Source: Christian Newswire)

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