Welcome to BCWI
We are an employee engagement ministry dedicated to helping Christian leaders and organizations achieve their full potential by creating flourishing staff workplaces.
Founded in 2002, we help measure and improve the health of organizations through our surveys, 360 Leadership Review process, and consulting services. We view BCWI as a ministry and as a result, have organized ourselves as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our ministry partners are passionate about the effectiveness of our work and are willing to share us with their friends!
Christian-led workplaces set the standard as the best, most effective places to work in the world.
We equip and inspire Christian leaders to create a flourishing workplace.
Our Core Values
We accomplish our mission by living our core values, which are:
- To serve our clients with excellence. We help solve problems and add value every time we touch a client. Pursuing excellence means we set and meet the highest standards, to raise the bar on our performance each and every day.
- To reveal Christ and reflect Christian values in the world.
By following servant leadership and other values modeled by Jesus, we believe the world will see greater achievement and improved relationships for all and point people to the Gospel.
- To be life-long learners.
We work to develop people by giving them the opportunity to contribute, thus feeling the accomplishment of a job well done. We create an environment that allows people to reach their full potential both individually and as a group.
- To expand and strengthen our business.
By achieving economic success, we have the resources to positively affect the lives of our clients, associates, and stakeholders.
- To have fun.
We desire to have fun in our work, in the sense that striving to achieve a high level of performance, being trusted to make decisions to achieve such performance and being accountable for decisions is fun. Our passion for our work energizes us.
The Best Christian Workplaces Institute started with a question being pursued by two people: “What makes an exceptional place to work?”
Helen Lee, then a student at Babson College, studied Strategic Human Resource Management and wondered how those concepts could be applied in a Christian setting. Through an introduction to Al Lopus by John Pearson, the CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance, the idea for BCWI was born. Al Lopus was a member of the CLA’s President Leadership Circle and a Managing Consultant with Willis Towers Watson, a leading global human resource consulting firm.
For Willis Towers Watson, Al had conducted employee engagement surveys for Oregon and Washington states, highlighting the best workplaces. Helen and Al pooled their experiences creating the first Best Christian Workplaces Survey published as the cover story in Christianity Today magazine in April 2003. The listing of the results was the cover story, written by Helen. This first survey included 85 organizations, the largest survey ever completed of Christian workplaces.
Since then, BCWI has been off and running, surveying and helping more Christian organizations and Christian-owned businesses every year. The effectiveness of their ministry is clearly demonstrated by growth in the number of organizations we have the privilege to serve. BCWI has expanded to service organizations around the world.
360 Leadership Development surveys for individuals in Christian organizations have also been added to the toolbox. BCWI looks forward to continuing to serve and improve Christian organizations through its employee engagement research and consulting.
Kathy and Al Lopus