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Local organizations make list of best Christian workplaces

Several faith-based organizations in Missouri and Kansas have been recognized as Certified Best Christian Workplaces by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute in Mercer Island, Wash.

These organizations met the certification standard determined by exemplary ratings of their employees who completed the institute’s employee engagement survey between January and December 2019. All of the organizations honored evaluated their workplaces based on the proprietary “FLOURISH: model: Fantastic teams, Life-giving work, Outstanding talent, Uplifting Growth, Rewarding Compensation, Inspirational leadership, Sustainable strategy and Healthy communication. This year, 62 percent of the organizations participating were certified.

According to President Al Lopus of the institute, 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 engagedin 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 percent higher than the comparable experience of the average American worker surveyed by Gallup.”

The Missouri organizations certified are the Global Orphan Project in Kansas City; Academy of Hair Design in Springfield; and College Heights Christian School in Joplin. In Kansas, those earning certification are Central Community Church, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Pathway Church, Trinity Academy, and Union Rescue Mission, all in Wichita.

Since 2002, the institute’s employee engagement survey has been completed by more than 1,100 churches, faith-based non-profit, and Christian-owned businesses in the United States, Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and Central America.

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice