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New Certified Best Christian Workplaces

Organizations honored for creating healthy work cultures in 2021
In the midst of the great resignation

Throughout 2021, a record number of Americans quit their jobs.

These skyrocketing quit rates — and the resulting hiring and retention crisis — show why workplace culture is so important. To retain great employees, organizations need to create an environment so engaging that people won’t want to leave. These environments provide meaningful work, promote career growth, build trusting relationships, and emphasize a healthy work-life balance – all issues that, if ignored, push workers to look elsewhere. “We are celebrating this year’s Certified Workplaces. They are proof that a thriving culture is an effective antidote to the Great Resignation,” says Al Lopus, CEO and Co-Founder of BCWI.

That’s exactly what every ministry, church, and business on the 2021 list of Best Certified Christian Workplaces has done. Despite the great resignation, these organizations engaged their employees, built healthy teams, and inspired their staff to do great work. These results are based on exemplary ratings provided by employees who completed BCWI’s employee engagement survey.

About the Institute of Best Christian Workplaces

BCWI is an international, research-based, not-for-profit workplace culture consulting firm. BCWI’s mission is to equip and inspire Christian leaders to build a thriving workplace.

For more information, visit the Best Christian Workplaces Institute website: Get practical, proven wisdom from top Christian leaders on the BCWI Blog and the Blossoming Culture Podcast.

Here are the organizations that made the 2021 list of Certified Best Christian Workplaces:


Center for Christian Growth – Camps T Bar M – New Braunfels, TX

Cho-Yeh Camp and Conference Center – Livingston, TX

Eagle Lake Camps – Colorado Springs, CO

Glen Eyrie Conference Center – Colorado Springs, CO

New Life Ranch – Colcord, Oklahoma

SAMBICA Camps and Retreats – Bellevue, WA

Summit Ministries – Manitou Springs, CO

Warm Beach Camp Ministries – Stanwood, WA



Calvary Christian Academy – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Calvary Christian School – Bellefontaine, OH

Cherry Hills Christian School – Highlands Ranch, CO

Colegio Cristiano Nicolas – Ixil, Nebaj, Guatemala

Crossings Christian School – Oklahoma City, OK

Donvale Christian College – Donvale, VIC Australia

First Baptist Academy – Naples, FL

The Geneva School of Manhattan – New York, NY

Harvest Christian Academy – Elgin, IL

Knox Christian School – Bowmanville, ON, Canada

Lincoln Christian School – Tulsa, OK

Linfield Christian School – Temecula, CA

Lionheart Children’s Academy – Euless, TX

Mitchell Road Christian Academy – Greenville, SC

North Valley Christian Academy – Phoenix, AZ

St. Paul’s Christian Academy – Nashville, TN

Toledo Christian Schools – Toledo, OH

Trinity Academy – Wichita, KS


ACR Supply Company – Durham, NC

BETA Fueling Systems, LLC – Reidsville, NC

Group C12 – San Antonio, TX

CapinCrouse LLP – Indianapolis, IN

Dow Smith Company, Inc. – Smyrna, TN

ECM Development – ​​Arlington, TX

EGW – Carrollton, TX

The FOCUS Group – St. Augustine, FL

For the Love of the Garden – Durham, NC

Gibson Oil & Gas Co., Inc. – Laurel Hill, North Carolina

Hafer – Evansville, IN

Harris Drinks – Durham, NC

Long Island Lumber – Long Island, Virginia

LuGreg Trucking – Kingfisher, OK

The Nehemiah Company – Arlington, TX

Outreach – Colorado Springs, CO

Physiotherapy Center, LLC – Monroe, NC

First Physiotherapy – Cape Girardeau, MO

Qualis Management – ​​Rocky Mount, NC

Reshaping Health – Indianapolis, IN

Spiars Engineering and Surveying – Plano, TX

StorPlace Self-Storage – Nashville, TN

Texas Security Bank – Farmers Branch, TX



2|42 Community Church – Brighton, MI

Ada Bible Church – Ada, MI

BattleCreek Church – Broken Spire, OK

Bayside – Bradenton, Florida

Beulah Alliance Church – Edmonton, AB Canada

Winston-Salem Calvary Baptist Church – Winston-Salem, NC

Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Canyon View Vineyard Church – Grand Junction, CO

Carey Baptist Church – Canning Vale, WA Australia

Central Community Church – Wichita, KS

The Chapel – Baton Rouge, LA

Church of Christ – Lake Forest, IL

Christ Fellowship Miami – Miami, Florida

Christ Presbyterian Church – Edina, MN

Christ of the Valley Church – Peoria, AZ

Christian Life Assembly – Langley, BC Canada

Church on the Move – Tulsa, OK

City Changers Movement/Doxa Deo – Pretoria, South Africa

The Creek – Indianapolis, IN

Doxa Deo Churches – Pretoria, South Africa

Eastside Christian Church – Anaheim, CA

Engedi Church – Holland, MI

Fairhaven Church – Dayton, OH

Faith Promise Church – Knoxville, TN

Intrepid Churches – Holland, MI

First Baptist Orlando – Orlando, Florida

First Christian Church of Johnson City – Johnson City, TN

First Reformed Christian Church of Cutlerville – Byron Center, MI

Floris United Methodist Church/Church of Restoration – Herndon, VA

Grant Memorial Baptist Church – Winnipeg, MB Canada

Harvest Church – Billings, MT

Highland Church – Toowoomba, QLD Australia

Hour of Power & Shepherd’s Grove – Irvine, CA

Irving Bible Church – Irving, TX

Travel Church – Bozeman, MT

Kamloops Alliance Church – Kamloops, BC Canada

Kingsway Christian Church – Avon, IN

Church of Life – Meridian, ID

LowCountry Community Church – Bluffton, SC

Miracle Life Family Church – Lusaka, Zambia

Mission Hills Church – Littleton, CO

Montgomery Community Church – Cincinnati, OH

New Vision – Murfreesboro, TN

Newlife Church – Robin, QLD Australia

NewSpring Church – Anderson, SC

Northridge Church – Rochester, NY

Oak Hills Church – San Antonio, Texas

OHC Westside Scholarship – San Antonio, TX

Outer West Community Church – San Antonio, TX

Pantano Christian Church – Tucson, AZ

Peoples Church – Toronto, ON Canada

Pinelake Church – Brandon, MS

River Pointe Church – Richmond, TX

Riverwood Church Community – Winnipeg, MB Canada

Seacoast Church – Mount Pleasant, SC

Soul City Church – Chicago, Illinois

Southridge Community Church – St. Catharines, ON Canada

Summit Church – Durham, NC

Traders Point Christian Church – Indianapolis, IN

Trinity Church – Lansing, MI

Venture Christian Church – Carmel, IN

The Village Church – Flower Mound, TX

Cincinnati Vineyard – Cincinnati, OH

West Side Presbyterian Church – Ridgewood, NJ

WestGate Church – San Jose, CA

Whittier Area Community Church – Whittier, California


4KIDS – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

BsideU for Life – Louisville, KY

Care Net – Lansdowne, Virginia

CarePortal – Kansas City, Mo.

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio – Wooster, OH

Christian Community Action – Lewisville, TX

Christian Family Care – Phoenix, AZ

Circle of Care – Oklahoma City, OK

Compass – Kearney, NE

Cookson Hills – Kansas, Oklahoma

FaithBridge Foster Care – Alpharetta, GA

HopeWorks, Inc. – Memphis, TN

Human Coalition – Plano, TX

Josiah White’s – Wabash, IN

Redeemer Consulting Services – New York, NY


Bethlehem College and Seminary – Minneapolis, MN

Colorado Christian University – Lakewood, CO

Columbia Bible College – Abbotsford, BC Canada

Highlands College – Birmingham, AL

University of the Pacific Los Angeles – San Dimas, CA

Master’s College and Seminary – Peterborough, ON Canada

Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, IL

Prairie College – Three Hills, AB Canada


InterVarsity Press – Westmont, IL

Living on the Edge – Suwanee, GA

PositiveMedia – Mitcham, VIC Australia

Precept – Chattanooga, TN

Redemption Press – Enumclaw, WA

Rhema Media – Auckland, NSW New Zealand

RightNow Media – McKinney, TX

WGTS 91.9 – Rockville, MD



Administering Justice – Elgin, IL

Alpha USA – Naperville, Illinois

Apartment Living – Euless, TX

BMA America – Conway, AR

Bethesda – Colorado Springs, CO

Bible League International – Crete, Illinois

CARE for AIDS – Atlanta, Georgia

Catholic Christian Outreach – Ottawa, ON Canada

Christian Medical and Dental Associations – Bristol, TN

DiscipleMakers – State College, Pennsylvania

Edify – San Diego, CA

Family Policy Alliance – Colorado Springs, CO

Christian Athlete Community/Rocky Mountain Area – Colorado Springs, CO

Family Focus Canada – Langley, BC Canada

Generous Donations – Orlando, Florida

The Gideons International – Nashville, Tennessee

The Global Orphans Project – Kansas City, MO

HOPE International – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

International Evangelical Student Scholarship – Oxford, England, UK

Jewish Voice Ministries International – Phoenix, AZ

Jews for Jesus – San Francisco, California

Joni and friends – Agoura Hills, CA

Form of Life – Atlanta, Georgia

Love Justice International – Lincoln, NE

The Mentoring Alliance – Tyler, TX

Miracle Hill Ministries – Greenville, SC

International Missionary Training – Palmer Lake, CO

The Navigators – Colorado Springs, CO

The Salvation Army of Saint Joseph County – South Bend, IN

Sports Friends – Fort Mill, SC

Stadia Church Planting – Uniontown, OH

UCCF: The Christian Unions – Oxford, England, UK

Water Mission – North Charleston, SC

WinShape Foundation, Inc. – Mt. Berry, GA

Word of Life Fellowship, Inc. – Schroon Lake, NY

Worldwide Gospel Mission – Marion, IN

Global Impact – Wichita, KS

YWAM Battambang – Battambang, Cambodia



Evangelical Counsel for Financial Responsibility

Connect Ministries – Watkinsville, GA

PCA Retirement and Benefits – Lawrenceville, GA

Samaritan Ministries International – Peoria, Illinois

Vala Secure – Plano, TX


Charlotte Rescue Mission – Charlotte, North Carolina

Knox Are Rescue Ministries – Knoxville, TN

Life Light Ministries – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Mustard Seed – Calgary, AB Canada

Nashville Rescue Mission – Nashville, TN

Outreach – Indianapolis, IN

Phoenix Rescue Mission – Phoenix, AZ

Portland Rescue Mission – Portland, OR

Mission of Ruth and Naomi – Chilliwack, BC Canada

Union Gospel Mission of Seattle – Seattle, WA

St. Matthew’s House – Naples, Florida

Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Union Gospel Mission – Vancouver, BC Canada

Water Street Mission – Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Yakima Gospel Mission – Yakima, WA


Solape Osoba
Institute of Best Christian Workplaces
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