Samaritan Ministries Certified as a ‘Best Christian Workplace’ for 12th Year
Nearly 400 Staff Working at Samaritan Ministries International Help Their More Than 270,000 Individual Members Honor God through Health Care Sharing
June 15, 2020
PEORIA, Ill.—For the 12th year, Samaritan Ministries International (samaritanministries.org), one of the leading health care sharing ministries in America, has been certified as a “Best Christian Workplace” by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI).
BCWI, a pioneer in equipping and inspiring Christian leaders to build flourishing organizational cultures in their ministries, recently recognized Samaritan Ministries as a Certified Best Christian Workplace based on confidential responses to surveys of staff members.
“Recognition as a ‘Best Christian Workplace’ is an honor resulting from the efforts of staff members throughout the ministry,” said Michael Grimm, Samaritan Ministries Director of Human Relations/Staff Development. “Staff and leaders are devoted to loving and serving one another, and it shows. The culture at Samaritan Ministries is not the result of the efforts of a few, but rather each staff member doing his or her part to live out the purpose of glorifying God. The BCWI certification offers a glimpse into what we believe is a healthy environment for staff to focus on modeling and facilitating connections between members of the Body of Christ. We are thankful for the team that the Lord has brought to Samaritan and strive to continue pursuing excellence in our workplace.”
The growing Samaritan Ministries team of nearly 400 staff members, based in Peoria, Illinois, serves more than 82,700 member households (270,000-plus individuals) that honor God with their health care. Each month, these members share more than $30 million in medical needs as they pray and send financial shares directly to other members, along encouraging notes and cards.
Samaritan members frequently provide feedback on how they enjoy and appreciate interacting with staff.
“Your staff members are simply the best,” says Jody in Washington. “It is an honor to help serve the body in this way.”
Carl and Nancy from Idaho added, “Each interaction we have has been so representative of Christ and we have nothing but good things to say about Samaritan Ministries.”
Joseph and Michelle in Colorado said they experienced an “extraordinary amount of medical needs this past year and Samaritan was there to help with billing questions and with prayer.”
“I am so moved by this ministry,” Michelle said. “You have so touched my heart with the love and support I have received from the members and the staff.”
BCWI certified status is based on the eight key benchmarks of BCWI’s “FLOURISH Model”—Fantastic teams, Life-giving work, Outstanding talent, Uplifting growth, Rewarding compensation, Inspirational leadership, Sustainable strategy and Healthy communication. Developed in 2002, the survey has been completed by more than 300,000 employees from 925 organizations, churches and Christian-owned businesses in the U.S., Australia, Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe and Central America.
Categories of Best Christian Workplaces include Camps and Conference Centers, Christian-Owned Businesses, Christian Schools, Churches, Higher Education, Media, Parachurch & Missions, and Products & Services.
To interview a representative from Samaritan Ministries International, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Patrick Benner, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.