Samaritan Ministries International, a Christian health care sharing ministry, was named a “Best Christian Workplace” for the eleventh year in a row by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute.
The Institute gave the Peoria, Illinois-based Samaritan Ministries the honor based on confidential survey responses by SMI staff members, according to an announcement emailed to supporters.
“Samaritan staff members have the uplifting and gratifying job of helping our tens of thousands of households honor God with their health care, while connecting with their brothers and sisters in Christ,” stated Samaritan Ministries spokesman Anthony Hopp in the announcement.
“Our team has the privilege of being Christ’s hands and feet, assisting in the practice of Biblical community and bearing one another’s burdens, as Galatians 6:2 instructs. These remain as our core values and part of the unwavering mission of Samaritan, even as the health care landscape changes almost daily.”
The emailed announcement also quoted from a letter BCWI sent to Samaritan Ministries. The organization said that SMI “demonstrates Christ-centered servant leadership.”
Founded in 1994 by Ted Pittenger, Samaritan Ministries seeks to have Christian families share medical burdens with one another.
“Health care needs are multi-dimensional — emotional and spiritual, as much as physical and financial,” stated SMI’s website.
“We coordinate and connect members to care for the whole need with prayer, encouragement, and financial support.”
In addition to the honor from BCWI, Samaritan Ministries also has, as of Thursday, a rating of 4.7 out of 5 from the employee review website glassdoor.com.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski