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Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at various conferences, with over 5,000 in attendance. He is the Director of Family Renewal.
Israel desires is to see God’s people learn to think and live Biblically. Aiming for both the head and the heart, Israel’s goal is to challenge audiences to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. In his words, “God’s Word applies to all areas of life. There is not one facet of our existence which does not fall under the direct claim of Lordship by Jesus Christ. This includes how we spend our money, what entertainment we consume, how we educate our children, how we use our time, etc. All of life must be understood from within a Biblical worldview.”
He has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, WORLD Magazine, Court Report, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been a regular columnist for Home School Digest, Home School Enrichment and The Old Schoolhouse magazines. He is also the site editor for ChristianWorldview.net.2015.
Israel has been a frequent guest on national radio and television programs such as: American Family Radio Network, Family Radio Network, Moody Broadcasting, Information Radio Network, TCT Television Network, LeSEA TV Broadcasting Network, Sky Angel Network, Point of View with Kerby Anderson, Revival our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, The Harvest Show, Issues in Education with Bob & Geri Boyd, The Janet Mefford Show, Real Life, CrossTalk with Jim Schneider, Generations with Kevin Swanson, and many others.
Israel has written articles for the following magazines and websites: Answers (Answers In Genesis), Revive (Life Action Ministries), UnChained (Pure Life Ministries), Biblical Worldview (American Vision), The Baptist Banner, Above Rubies, Homeschooling Today, Samaritan Ministries, CrossWalk.com, ChristianPost.com, ChristianBook.com, Christianity.com, HonorBound.com, WorldviewWeekend.com and many others.
He is the author of the books Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks, Questions Jesus Asks, Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry, and Stressed-Out Parenting, Answers for Homeschooling, and Education: Does God Have an Opinion?.
Israel and his wife Brook were joined in marriage without dating and share their testimony of God’s faithfulness on an audiobook titled, What God Has Joined Together. Israel and Brook, both homeschool graduates themselves, are raising their nine children in southwest Michigan. CHECK AVAILABILITY
Revival in the Home
Families in America are under attack. Teenage rebellion, divorce, juvenile delinquency, emotional disorders, and relational dysfunction are way too common, even among church-goers. Studies show that the majority of Christian youth abandon the Christian faith sometime around high school graduation. How can you have a godly family in the midst of such a worldly culture? This workshop will provide practical and Biblical answers. CHECK AVAILABILITY
Pitchin’ a Fit: Overcoming Angry and Stressed-Out Parenting
Everyone struggles with anger on some level, but when anger is a frequent occurrence with your children, over time, it will damage your relationships and hinder your effectiveness. Are you tired of being stressed-out, and ready to have a peaceful atmosphere in your home? Learn how in this important workshop. CHECK AVAILABILITY
Common Mistakes Christian Parents Make
Many well-intentioned parents make harmful mistakes as they relate to their children. These mistakes often contribute to bitterness in their children. Over time, they can result in children rejecting their parent and their values. Learn to avoid these pitfalls. CHECK AVAILABILITY
The Power of Affirmation
When you are trying to inspire and motivate children, there are two forces that are often exerted: Positive and Negative Reinforcement. In this session, Israel explains the importance of Affirmation to inspire and motivate your reluctant child. Drawing from practical and Biblical examples, this session will help you to keep those important relational connections as you are attempting to impart knowledge. CHECK AVAILABILITY
What is Dad’s Role in Parenting?
For many men, parenting is looked at largely as something their wife does. Many believe that if they pay the bills, that is really all that God expects of them. Biblically speaking, what is the proper role for men in the process of parenting? CHECK AVAILABILITY
Helping the ADD / ADHD Child
If you have a hyperactive or easily distractible child, you won’t want to miss this informative and sometimes humorous message that shares stories from his experience as an ADHD child himself. You will receive practical and Biblical insights into ADD/ADHD and will be encouraged that there is hope for your child. CHECK AVAILABILITY
Waiting for True Love
This session is for teenagers who are trying to discern God’s will for their life. Can God really be trusted to lead you in the major issues of life — like finding a mate? You may be surprised to learn that God’s plans for you will surpass your grandest dreams! Israel will share from his heart in this relevant message to young people. CHECK AVAILABILITY
Young Men Preparing for Life
This message is what every young man should hear before he finishes high school. In the teen years, you are becoming today what you will be in a few years. This message contains a checklist of Biblical character traits that all young men should endeavor to achieve. CHECK AVAILABILITY
How Can I Know What is True?
There is a common skepticism today about knowing anything with certainty. It is assumed by many that if you claim to know something in an absolute sense that you are arrogant. How do Christians respond to this challenge? Can objective truth really be known and defended? This will be a thought-provoking and engaging session. CHECK AVAILABILITY
How Can I Know God Exists?
Is there truly an infinite, loving, personal God who exists, and can be known? How can I believe in God when I can’t experience Him through my five senses? Do I just accept it by blind faith? How do I answer the objections made by atheists and agnostics? This session will enable you to have certainty that not only does truth exist; God does as well. CHECK AVAILABILITY
How Can I Know the Bible is True?
If the Bible is the basis for our knowledge about moral truth, salvation and eternity, how can we know that it is reliable? This message looks at reasons to trust the Bible as God’s word, and ways to communicate our faith effectively to others. CHECK AVAILABILITY
How Can I Defend My Faith?
This workshop teaches you how to defend the Christian faith in a postmodern culture. The term, Relational Apologetics, describes how we are to communicate objective truth in a way that is truly loving. It demonstrates where the Church has been ineffective in evangelism and apologetics and what changes we should make. Learn to be gracious absolutists! CHECK AVAILABILITY
Creation Science Apologetics
Learn how you can defend a Biblical view of origins, with only a basic knowledge of science. By learning a few key concepts, you can dismantle any significant evolutionary argument. This is a great workshop for anyone who has ever felt unsure about what say when talking about Creation with a skeptic. CHECK AVAILABILITY
Christians and Pop Culture (Evaluating the Arts)
This workshop endeavors to establish a Biblical framework for viewing The Arts and multimedia. How can you tell what is good art, literature or music and what isn’t? What is a Biblical view of entertainment? Are there some forms of art that are more Christian than others? Learn how art reflects culture and culture reflects religious presuppositions. These issues and more will be explored in this engaging workshop. CHECK AVAILABILITY
Christian Topics / Sermons
Other Christian sermons upon request.
Growing Strong Through Spiritual Disciplines
Christians grow strong through learning the daily exercise of spiritual disciplines like: Prayer, Worship, Service, Giving, Bible Study and more. Drawing from both Scripture, and Christian heroes of the past, Israel shares the techniques that will enable you to endure and stand strong as a Christ-follower. CHECK AVAILABILITY
The Call of Discipleship
Are you a fan or a follower of Jesus? We live in a world that wants short-cuts and instant everything. Israel explains how the path of Christian discipleship is not only necessary for all believers, but is exciting, transformative and life-changing. Learn how to true be a dedicated “Christ-follower.” CHECK AVAILABILITY
Fees: Our communicators have flexible fee ranges due to travel distance, the number of presentations they'll make, and whether or not an event is one day or multiple days. Contact our office for specific information on these variables. Call us at 800.871.9012 ext. 40250.
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“As a returning speaker, Israel Wayne is definitely one of our most popular! He is personable, a great communicator, and explains his subject matter so that everyone can understand.” ~ Elysse Barrett,
"I invited Israel Wayne to share on a Sunday morning after a great recommendation from another pastor. I was edified and our fellowship was quite blessed. His messages were relevant and Biblically based. I look forward to the next time we can host him." ~Aaron Hemness, Pastor, Sacramento, CA
"Israel is a creative and compelling person – he lives honestly, maintains a great sense of humor, and quickly accomplishes his tasks with excellence. He is a powerful communicator who uses all forms of media effectively to promote his message. Being around him is a joy and an encouragement personally, and hearing him speak is helpful and challenging spiritually." ~ Daniel Jarvis, Pastor
"Israel has a great gift to speak the truth in love; holding out God’s Word without compromise and yet with a measure of grace and encouragement that is not condemning – a “gracious absolutist.” If you ever have a chance to hear him speak/preach I encourage you to make the time to hear him." ~Michael Hayward, Pastor, Rohnert Park, CA
"We live in a day in which the Church is loosing its passion both for Christ and for Truth. We desperately need a spiritual revival that ushers in a truth revival that affects every aspect of life. Without this Biblical worldview we will only loose our way in a sea of worldly thinking. Israel Wayne understands this and that much is at stake. He is a family man and challenging speaker. Recently he spoke at a conference our church held that focused on this topic. Many attending were hugely impacted as he addressed (with humor at times) the philosophical pitfalls of our day, as well as challenges that face the family, especially raising up mighty young men of God equipped to change our world. I believe God is using Israel in our day to help our generation think Biblically and live radically." ~ Mike Curtis, Pastor, Sanford, FL