• Equipping Men: Practical Tools for Life's Issues
  • Looking Up: Faith at Work in Tough Times
  • Anchored in Christ: Facing Life's Trials with Peace

Introducing The Spirit of Elijah Ministries

The Spirit of Elijah Ministries mission is to build the Kingdom of God and the local church by equipping men and their families to be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. This mission is accomplished through speaking at men's, family, and couples' retreats, church conferences, homeschool conventions, as well as through audio and video resources and printed materials.

Listen as Norm Wakefield explains how the purpose of this ministry is grounded in scripture - particularly Malachi 4:6 and Romans 1:16.

 


 

Chariot of Fire Blog

Fervently Love

“Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God”
1 Peter 1:22-23

You’re Called to Live to Love

You’re Called to Live to Love

    Imagine standing in the presence of Christ at the end of your life and hearing Him say, “Well done! I am very pleased. Enter into your reward.” What would give Jesus such pleasure and you such reward? Here is what I think is the best answer to that question: Answering His call to follow Him and live your life for the purpose of loving with Him. There may arguably be some other answers to the question, so let me give you eight reasons for my conclusion that Jesus will say He is pleased and will reward those who live to love with Him.

Jesus Set Us Free to Love

Free to Love

    In the summer of 2018, a youth soccer team from Thailand was trapped in a cave complex in the northern part of the country. Monsoon rains had inundated the area where they were exploring deep within the labyrinth, and the rising floodwaters cut off their exit. For eighteen days these twelve young men and their coach were entombed without food and with only a trickle of drinkable water dripping off a rock. But just when they probably thought that all was lost and they were sure to die, a Thai Navy SEAL team broke through the water in their underground prison to rescue them.


 

Testimonies

"Thanks again for your ministry to all of us guys at the Illinois camp, my sons and I were truly blessed by the weekend. I am excited to see God leading your ministry to focus on loving like/with Jesus. I believe this message has the potential to impact the Church greatly. "
  -- Father/Son camp attendee

 

"Three years ago at the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Omaha, NE my son and I met you. At that time his dad had just left us and was living a very immoral lifestyle. You gave us two resources: Teenagers 101 and Equipping Men. We have just finished those two and have been reaping rewards from the wisdom gleaned! We can not thank you enough!
  -- single mom

 

"I enjoyed listening to your talks at the CHAP convention. For me, you were the highlight and blessing of the entire weekend. I intended to get to other speakers but ended up skipping others to catch all of yours."
  -- conference attendee

 

"I just would like to say how Mr. Wakefield has changed my life. (We know it's the Lord who does the changing :-) I thoroughly enjoyed the message that you gave us at the FEAST conference on How to Build a Foundation of Faith. Thanks so much for your ministry."
  -- homeschool conference attendee

 

 


 

Bible Studies


The Preeminence of Jesus

Listen to Norm's teaching from Colossians 1:15-20. This track is part of the Colossians Bible study series.

Are there situations and relationships that puzzle you or paralyze you? How would you like to have a foundational understanding of God and His purposes that enables you to answer some of the most common questions and challenges facing most men? Norm helps you see how to apply wisdom from above (James 3:17) to issues and questions to which most men need answers.


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Are you prepared for a Category 4 or 5 trial? Is your theological and spiritual foundation solid enough that when you face daily trials or temptations, your faith keeps you anchored in peace? Being firmly anchored in biblical truth is vital to your witness for Christ and your ability to glorify God in life.


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When the emotional, spiritual, or physical "big one" could happen at any time, everyone needs to be prepared with an unshakable faith. How quickly can you be caught in a mire of unbelief or doubt? Can your faith stand the storms of life? What is your faith built on? The shaky sand of the world or the solid Word of God? The purpose of "Unshakable Faith" is to establish a firm foundation for your faith through twelve challenging messages.


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