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!

Our Vision

Christian-led workplaces set the standard as the best, most effective places to work in the world.

Our Mission

We equip and inspire Christian leaders to build a flourishing workplace.

Our Core Values

We are impassioned about helping our Ministry Partners create flourishing workplaces.

These core values define who we are and the work we do.

  1. FAITH:  We passionately live out our Christian faith as we serve. We are faith-filled as we serve our Ministry Partners, believing that with God, all things are possible.  I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.” John 15:5
  2. EXCELLENCE:  We serve our Ministry Partners with excellence. We meet or exceed our Ministry Partner expectations with the highest level of competence, professional insight, timeliness, and quality. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”  Colossians 3:23
  3. JOY:  We choose joy. There is nothing more joyful than serving God with people you love.  “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”   Romans 15:13
  4. RELATIONSHIPS: We build healthy, supportive relationships. We commit ourselves to reflect Christ to the world through healthy, supportive relationships with our staff and our Ministry Partners.
    “By this everyone will know you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  John 13:35
  5. TRUST: We keep our promises, and our work is trustworthy and sound.  We live and work with integrity, starting with our validated data and research. We are deeply honest, humble, accountable and have the candor to tell it like it is in straightforward, caring language. “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.”  Luke 16:10

History

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