The Lutheran teacher instructs students in God’s Word, plans daily devotions, teaches all subjects in the light of God’s Word, disciplines using law and gospel correctly, counsels students and families, encourages sanctification, and coordinates music and worship activities for use in the school and church. Carrying out these responsibilities requires thorough instruction in God’s Word, the Lutheran Confessions, and their applications in a Lutheran school context. The teaching ministry certification program for kindergarten to post-secondary teachers helps teachers carry out their important responsibilities as spiritual leaders.

Guidelines for Ministry Certification