Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Announcing the 2009 Best Christian Workplaces in the US and Canada

Announcing the 2009 Best Christian Workplaces in the US and Canada

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- The survey, administered by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), involved 13,254 employees in 140 organizations across North America to identify great workplaces with a Christian mission and/or values.
The 2009 Certified Best Christian Workplaces in the US include:

Alliance Defense Fund
Amor Ministries
Apartment Life
Appalachian Bible College
Aspen Group
Bethany Learning Center
Bethel University
Bethesda Christian School
Briarcrest Christian School
Calvary Chapel Christian School
CedarCreek Church
Children at Heart Ministries
Christ's Church of the Valley
Christian Heritage Academy
The City Mission
Coalition for Christian Outreach
Community Bible Church
Concordia Publishing House
CRISTA Ministries
Delaware County Christian School
DeMoss Group, Inc.
Denver Rescue Mission
English Language Institute/China
Evangel University
Evangelical Christian Credit Union
Evangelical Christian School
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Evansville Christian School
Faithbridge Church
The Friends of Israel
God's World Publications, Inc.
Heartland Community Church
Howard Books
Indian Rocks Christian School
Indiana Wesleyan
InterVarsity Press
Joni and Friends
Kensington Community Church
Lakeland Christian School
Light of Life Ministries, Inc.
Lincoln Christian College and Seminary
Long Beach Rescue Mission
Mennonite Brethren Foundation
MOPS International
New Mission Systems International
Olivet Nazarene University
Open Doors with Brother Andrew
Ouachita Christian School
Partners International
Phoenix Seminary
The Pittsburgh Project
Samaritan Ministries International
Southland Christian Church
Tacoma Rescue Mission
Tyndale House Publishers
Water Street Rescue Mission
Westlake Christian Academy
Wheaton Academy
Whittier Christian High School
World Harvest Mission

The 2009 Recognized Best Christian Workplaces in Canada include:

Bethany Community Church
Beulah Alliance Church
Bill Prankard Evangelistic Association
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Centre Street Church
Emmanuel Bible College
Focus on the Family (Canada)
Linden Christian School
Partners International Canada
Power to Change
Waterloo Mennonite Brethren

In order to be Certified (US)/Recognized (Canada) as a Best Christian Workplace, organizations must complete the Best Christian Workplaces Institute Employee Engagement survey and meet predetermined standards of excellence. The survey covers such issues as: job satisfaction, organizational commitment, Christian witness, supervisory effectiveness, work satisfaction, personal growth and development, management effectiveness, customer/supporter satisfaction, teamwork, communications and pay and benefits. Employees answer more than 50 questions addressing these topics, rating each statement as either 1 (strongly disagree), 2 (disagree), 3 (neutral), 4 (agree) or 5 (strongly agree).

The Best Christian Workplaces Institute has surveyed more than 80,000 employees across North America in the past eight years. BCWI is a research based organizational and human resources consulting firm based on Mercer Island, Washington. The Canadian workplace survey was sponsored by the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.

"No one can deny that Christian organizations are feeling the effects of the nation's worry over the economy. Although we believe that Christian organizations should do all they can to pay competitively, our survey shows that there are other factors even more influential in making your employees feel blessed by their work, including work being a place of community," says Lopus. "The Best Christian Workplaces survey consistently reveals that Christian employees appreciate God-glorifying relationships shaped by the fruit of the Spirit."

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