Chicago-area megachurch Willow Creek Community Church, New York-based American Bible Society, and California-based Joni and Friends are among the Christian organizations that made it on this year's Best Christian Workplaces list.
The Best Christian Workplaces Institute released its 2012 list containing 38 organizations this week. The institute had surveyed and examined in total 88 organizations representing 14,000 workers on issues such as job satisfaction, commitment, Christian witness, supervisory effectiveness, work satisfaction, personal growth and development, management effectiveness, customer/supporter satisfaction, teamwork, communications and pay and benefits. Employees of the organizations responded to over 55 questions regarding these topics.
"We salute the leaders of this year's Best Christian Workplaces for their intentional efforts to create healthy, flourishing environments for their staff," said Al Lopus, president of BCWI, in a statement. "These courageous leaders pursue the high calling of being a faithful steward of their staff as well as those they serve, in good time and bad."
In order to participate in the Best Christian Workplace surveys, organizations must have a Christian mission, purpose or goal statement and have at least 10 full-time employees, according to the institute's website.
BCWI explains that the reasons for the survey include: diagnosing and improving the health of the organization's culture, honoring employees by asking their confidential feedback, establishing benchmarks to see growth, and gaining visibility through certification/recognition.
Other Christian organizations that made it on this year's list include: HOPE International, MOPS International, The Navigators, Logos Bible Software, and Samaritan Ministries.