Multnomah Bible College and Seminary tied for first place among medium-sized colleges, universities, and seminaries in a groundbreaking survey commissioned by Christianity Today magazine.
School president Dan Lockwood says, "You can't really ... train people in the Word [of God] unless you've got faculty and staff who are mentors in that process."
"The faculty's appreciation and non-elitist attitudes toward staff foster a sense that we are a team and that each one is a valuable coworker," says academic coordinator Emi Koe.
Multnomah strengthens community by providing free lunch to all faculty and staff (170 plus) on days when students are in session. "The lunchroom is a place where ... faculty, staff, and students are mixed together for fellowship," says Koe. "This creates a sense of unity that is hard to match."
Tied with Multnomah in its category was Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas.
Winners and runners-up were also named in nine other categories as results
of the first ever Best Christian Places to Work survey - the largest study
ever conducted on the attitudes of employees of Christian work-places, with
more than 8,500 respondents.
The winners will be featured in the April issue cover story of Christianity
Today, which the Associated Press recently called "evangelicalism's quality