Faith-based organizations honored as ‘Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

On Jan. 28, 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 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.

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 BCWI’s 17-year history.

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% of employees in Certified Best Christian Workplaces strongly agree their organization’s mission causes them to feel their job is important.

Organizations across the country and the world were certified including two in Alabama: KUDZU in Rainsville and Highlands College in Birmingham. (Associated Press)