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

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

The Darkness Has Not Passed Away

I have decided to make a change in my monthly blog program. I want to invite you to follow my daily Live to Love Scripture Encouragement podcast. The 2-3 minute podcast airs daily on Spotify, iTunes, and Soundcloud and is also posted on Facebook. I am presently going through 1 John, verse by verse. I am looking for how each verse encourages us to live to love with Jesus or live out the gospel. On the first of each month, I’ll send an email with the content and link to that day’s Live to Love Scripture podcast—just like today’s post.

Freely You Received, Freely Give

Matthew 10:7-8 “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.”

John 3:27 “John answered and said, ‘A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.’”

What is the most that you can do in any given situation in life? Give or apply what you have been given. You can’t give something you haven’t received. You can’t do something you don’t know how to do. Furthermore, you don’t know what you don’t know until you get in a situation that calls for knowledge or skills you don’t have. One of the most important lessons to learn is that we are not the big deal. Life isn’t all about us. It’s about God and His kingdom. In last month’s blog, I focused on the incredible truth that everything that occurs in life is for the glory of God because all things are from, through, and to Him. In this blog, I turn the spotlight on another life-changing gospel truth: we are recipients of God’s grace. He gives us what we need to glorify Him.



"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.

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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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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