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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.




"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



Chariot of Fire Blog

The Most Important Quality of a Man

The Most Important Quality of a Man

 What do you think the most important quality is in a man? (Although Elijah Ministries is primarily directed toward men, obviously this message could apply to women as well. I’ll let you make the gender adjustments :-). When I consider how to answer that question, I think of the life of Jesus. His life defines what is good, and in Him we see what God considers the most important quality in a man: love. The more we know God, the more we see that He is love.

To Know Him Is To Love Him

To Know Him Is To Love Him

“Knowledge makes arrogant, but love edifies. If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know; but if anyone loves God, he is known by Him”

1 Corinthians 8:1b-3

Theme for 2018: Live to Love With Jesus

Walk in Love

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

Ephesians 5:1-2



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.

The new Equipping Men series is a vast improvement on what has already been a very helpful tool to many in its original form. The series now consists of 20 lessons; five new messages have been added and the lesson lengths have been shortened to make them more conducive for small group use in homes, Sunday Schools, or men's meetings and retreats.

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The young people to whom Norm ministered with Global Challenge Expeditions in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa express their thanks to the supporters of Elijah Ministries who provided for him to come and minister to them in February and November of 2016. Norm and the board of directors for Elijah Ministries give a great big THANK YOU to those who made this ministry possible. We have another opportunity to do it again in 2017. If you would like to help send Norm to minister again in South Africa you can give a tax-exempt donation here. Thank you so much!

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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