Norm Wakefield's Biography for Homeschool Audiences

Norm Wakefield has spoken at homeschool conferences as a keynote and featured speaker since 1992. Having been a pastor for 10 years, he has a shepherd’s heart and a vision to be an instrument in God’s hands to turn the hearts of men to Him and to their wives and children. Norm’s messages build up the body of Christ by giving practical, biblical teaching in how to apply the gospel to the most important relationships and the circumstances of life that all home educators face. You’ll find Norm’s messages to be powerfully life-changing because all are based soundly on the gospel with a reliance on the Holy Spirit to give understanding and application to his listeners, whether men, women, or young people. 
On the personal side, Norm and Alma have been married for 45 years, have four children, and seventeen grandchildren. They have experience with children with special needs as well since their daughter, Amanda, was born with Down Syndrome. 
Norm started the Spirit of Elijah Ministries International in 1997 and is the Executive Director. He has served the homeschooling community faithfully and brings experience, inspiration, spiritual depth, and practical, simple, profound insight into the Scriptures to his audiences. 


Homeschool Keynote Addresses or Workshops

The Transformational Power of Love in Home Education

Anchored in Christ in the Homeschool Storms of Life

The Most Powerful Words You Can Say

How to Listen: A Foundational Lesson for Learning

The Most Powerful Words Ever Spoken

Do you know what words your children are longing to hear? They are the most powerful words ever spoken by God to everyone He called to Himself. I’ll give you a hint. They aren’t, “I love you.” These words express the heart of God as a father to His children, so should be the words that flow out of the mouths of parents often.

The Power of Humility in Parenting

Few qualities in parents elicit more respect from children than humility. Humility doesn’t come naturally to us, it has to be instilled and grown from within by the Spirit of Christ. You’ll be encouraged and challenged by seven aspects of humility revealed in Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Parents who express these qualities of humility add supernatural power to their parenting.


Homeschool Workshops

Living from an Eternal Perspective

What’s a Mom to Do With Teenage Sons

The Foundational Lesson for Learning: Ears to Hear

God’s Blueprint for the Family

The Spirit of Elijah - The Turning of Father’s Hearts

The Calling Out of Sons

The Power of Hope in Parenting

Homeschooling by Grace

How to Lead Your Family with Vision

The Purpose of Christian Home Education

How to Create a Gospel Culture

Go With the Flow - How to Apply Jurisdictional Principles in Your Home

It’s a Matter of Identity - Why your children do what they do

Why Home Education? - Should We or Shouldn’t We?


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The Power of Humility in Parenting  

The Transforming Power of God's Love in Homeschooling  

Sample Keynote - Equipped to Love  

Anchored in Christ (All audiences)  

It's a Matter of Identity (All audiences)  

Calling Out of Sons (Parents/Teens)  

Heart Maintenance (Parents/Teens)  

What's a Mom to do With Teenage Sons (Parents/Teens)  

Called to Be One (Marriage)