National Association of 

Directors of Christian Education


NADCE Quarterly is a primary resource provided NADCE members. The quarterly, edited by field DCE’s, covers topics relevant to the variety of needs Directors of Christian Education face in their ministry to those they serve in their settings.  Additionally, our online resources are:

Sixty Years of Ministry by Directors of Christian Education (DCEs) of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a 2020 article written for the Lutheran Education Journal that captures the significant events in the 60-year history of DCE Ministry as well as the current issues that it faced in each of its six decades.

DCE Directory (members only)– This annually produced Directory contains the names of all individuals who have been certified as LCMS DCEs, the Concordia University they attended, the year they were certified, and LCMS congregation they are currently serving. Other helpful factual information is contained in various charts.

DCE Career Path: Phase I – This Monograph captures the findings and conclusions of the largest research project ever focused solely upon DCEs of the LCMS. It was sponsored by the LCMS DCE Program Directors, Valparaiso University, several LCMS districts, and Lutheran Education Association DCEnet, the precursor to NADCE.

DCE Code of Ethics (full document is members only)   Adopted at a DCE Summit in the early 2000s, this document reflects the ethical standards that DCEs aspire to follow

Together: Preparing Christian Educators for the Future Created in 2011, this book offers articles on DCE ministry and information on issues related to DCE ministry. 

National Association of Directors of Christian Education is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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