Norm Wakefield's Biography for Homeschool Audiences

Norm Wakefield has been speaking at Homeschool conferences nationally and internationally since 1992. He launched The Spirit of Elijah Ministries International in 1997 with a desire to see men’s hearts turned to God and to equip them to apply the gospel to their lives. He has a shepherd’s heart and the biblical principles he teaches are just as impactful in the lives of women, young adults, teens, and children. 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. Norm has served the body of Christ faithfully and brings experience, inspiration, spiritual depth, and practical, simple, profound insight into the Scriptures as he speaks in men’s retreats, father/son and father/daughter events, youth conferences, marriage retreats, family life conferences, and spiritual life events. Norm and Alma have been married for 52 years, have four children, seventeen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. They also have experience with children with special needs as well since their daughter, Amanda, has Down Syndrome. 


Biography Short Version

Norm Wakefield has been speaking at Homeschool conferences since 1992. He desires to see hearts turned to God and to equip parents to apply the gospel to their lives. He has a shepherd’s heart and offers wisdom and insight from the Scriptures and from his experience walking with the Lord. He is the author of 10 books, 14 audio series, and a daily Live to Love Scripture Encouragements podcast.


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)