The LC-MS has certified 1,756 Directors of Christian Education for the church since the inception of this particular office.
"A Director of Christian Education is synodically certified, called, and commissioned lifespan educational leader prepared for team ministry in a congregational setting." (LEA, 2000)
"Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Director of Christian Education plans, administers, and assesses ministry that burtures and equips people as the body of Christ for spiritual maturity, service, and witness in home, job, congregation, community, and the world." (LEA, 2000)