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The 2008 Certified US Best Christian Workplaces Announced

25 Apr

For Immediate Release


Mercer Island, WA - April 24, 2008 - The Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) announced the 33 Certified Best Christian Workplaces in the US for 2008 at the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) conference.

Christian Schools

Bellevue Christian School
Bellevue, WA
Christian Heritage Academy
Northfield, IL
Indian Rocks Christian School
Largo, FL
Lenawee Christian School
Adrian, MI
Stoneybrooke Christian School
Ladera Ranch, CA
Wheaton Academy
West Chicago, IL

Higher Education

Evangel University
Springfield, MO
Huntington University
Huntington, IN
The Master's College
Santa Clarita, CA
The Master's Seminary
Santa Clarita, CA
Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnas, IL
Phoenix Seminary
Phoenix, AZ


Harvest House Publishers
Eugene, OR
Howard Books
West Monroe, LA
Urban Ministries, Inc.
Calumet City, IL


Crossroads Community
Cincinnati, OH
Southland Christian Church
Lexington, KY

Parachurch & Mission

Apartment Life
Hurst, TX
Coalition for Christian Outreach
Pittsburgh, PA
Crown Financial Ministries
Gainesville, GA
Duluth, GA
Joni and Friends
Agoura Hills, CA
MOPS International
Denver, CO
New Mission Systems International
Fort Myers, FL
Open Doors with Brother Andrew
Santa Ana, CA
Tacoma Rescue Mission
Tacoma, WA

Service and Product

Alliance Defense Fund
Scottsdale, AZ
DeMoss Group, Inc.
Duluth, GA
Envoy Financial
Colorado Springs, CO
INJOY Stewardship Services
Duluth, GA
Logos Research Systems Inc.
Bellingham, WA
Samaritan Ministries International
Peoria, IL

The survey, administered by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), involved more than 7,834 employees in 67 organizations across the US to identify great workplaces with a Christian mission and/or values.
Based on the survey, people love to work for the Best Christian Workplaces for two reasons: the cause and the culture. As one staff member said, "I get to use my skills to help thousands of the poorest children in the world...and work at a place where people care about me." "This is a good example of why people are measurably more engaged and fulfilled in their jobs working for these Christian organizations," says Al Lopus, President of BCWI.
The Best Christian Workplaces Institute has surveyed more than 65,000 employees across North America in the past six years. BCWI is a research based organizational and human resources consulting firm based on Mercer Island, Washington.
"With the tight labor market, organizations are more concerned than ever about finding and keeping their talent. Having high levels of employee engagement not only leads to superior results but is like a magnet for attracting loyal staff," says Lopus.
For more information about the survey log on to or contact Al Lopus, (206) 230-8111 or

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. CONTACT: Al Lopus, President, 206-230-8111


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