Best Christian Workplaces Institute announces 48 distinguished organizations have earned Certification as Best Christian Workplaces for 2014. Included this year, for the second year in a row, is The Wesleyan Church, Fishers, Indiana (World Headquarters). Each year since 2003, BCWI recognizes exceptional organizations whose leadership understands that employee engagement results from a flourishing culture and drives positive ministry outcomes. Certified organizations exceed the percentage of engaged employees vs. norms.

The BCWI survey, now in its eleventh year, has surveyed over 135,000 employees from 575 organizations in the US, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. 48 achieved certification this year. Attaining BCWI certification is not easy. Many organizations survey multiple times before receiving BCWI’s certification. The Wesleyan Church was certified for the first time one year ago, in its first year of joining the survey.


The Wesleyan Church – Fishers, IN

121 Community Church – Grapevine, TX

Antioch Community Church – Waco, TX

Blue Ridge Community Church – Forest, VA

CedarCreek Church – Perrysburg, OH

Christ the King Community Church – Bellingham, WA

Church of the King – Mandeville, LA

Church of the Resurrection – Leawood, KS

Desert Vineyard – Lancaster, CA

Experience Life Church – Lubbock, TX

Frederick Christian Fellowship Church – Frederick, MD

Gateway Church – Southlake, TX

Grace Chapel – Englewood, CO

Grace Family Church – Durban, South Africa

Grace Fellowship UMC – Katy, TX

Next Level Church – Ft. Myers, FL

Real Life Christian Church – Valencia, CA

Southland Christian Church – Lexington, KY

Vineyard Church – Kansas City, MO

Christian Organizations

American Bible Society – New York, NY

Apartment Life – Hurst, TX

Briarcrest Christian School – Memphis, TN

CapinCrouse LLP – Greenwood, IL

Care Net – Lansdowne, VA

Cherry Hills Christian School – Highlands Ranch, CO

Christian Brothers Automotive – Houston, TX

Christian Care Ministry – Melbourne, FL

Christian Family Care – Phoenix, AZ

Christian Leadership Alliance – San Clemente, CA

CCO-Coalition for Christian Outreach – Pittsburgh, PA

College of Biblical Studies – Houston – Houston, TX

Compassion Canada – London, ON

Denver Rescue Mission – Denver, CO

English language Institute/China – Ft. Collins, CO

Garland Heart –Wylie, TX

Grace Brethren Christian School – Clinton, MD

Hales Corners Lutheran Schools – Hales Corners, WI

Joy El – Greencastle, PA

Lancaster Bible College – Lancaster, PA

Logos Bible Software – Bellingham, WA

Mission India – Grand Rapids, MI

Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, IL

Phoenix Seminary – Phoenix, AZ

Samaritan Ministries International – Peoria, IL

Upward Sports – Spartanburg, SC

Welch College – Nashville, TN

WorldServe Ministries (Canada) – White Rock, BC

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, communication and pay and benefits. Employees confidentially respond to more than 50 questions addressing these topics.

Best Christian Workplaces Institute’s purpose is to serve faith-based organizations by creating processes of discovery, facilitating leadership and organizational health and encouraging behaviors that build flourishing organizations. BCWI is a non-profit research based organizational development and human resources consulting firm based on Mercer Island, WA.