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Mr. Israel Wayne:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details



Wayne, Israel

Wisdom's Gate
PO Box 374
Covert, Michigan (MI)  49043
United States of America (US)
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Wisdom's Gate Ministries
Keynote Presentations~ CHEM (MI) 1997)
~ CHEO (OH) 2001
~ SEARCH (PA) 2001
~ CHEK (KY) 2002
~ CHEA (CA - Ontario) 2003
~ SCOPE (CA) 2005
~ CHEF (MO) 2005
~ NDHSA (ND) 2007
~ HOW (WY) 2008
~ CHEFA (Fresno, CA) 2008
~ CHEA (CA - Bay Area) 2009
~ CHEA Japan (Osaka & Tokyo) 2009
~ INCH (MI) 2010
~ Atlanta HS Expo (GA) 2010
~ Chicago HS Expo (IL) 2010
~ CHOH (HI) 2011
~ NICHE (IA) Graduation 2011
~ TCHEN (Santa Rosa, CA) 2011
~ APHEA (AK) 2012
~ CHEK (KY) 2012
32nd Annual CHEA of CA Homeschool Convention (2015, CA)
FREE Mini Conference for New Homeschoolers (2015, CA)
2013 Teaching Parents Association's Homeschool Conference (TPA) (2013, KS)
2013 Wisconsin CHEA Annual Spring Conference (2013, WI)
2012 CHEK Family and Homeschool Conference (2012, KY)
Sacramento Christian Organization of Parent Educators (SCOPE) 24th Annual Homeschool Conference (2012, CA)
2012 APHEA Homeschool Convention (2012, AK)
Tri Counties Home Education Network (TCHEN) 5th Annual Convention (2011, CA)
2011 NICHE Graduation Ceremony (2011, IA)
2011 CHOH Conference (2011, HI)
23rd Annual Bay Area CHEA Convention (2009, CA)
2008 Homeschoolers Of Wyoming Convention (2008, WY)
Featured Presentations~ FWAHS (IN) 1998
~ CHESS (MI) 2009
~ IAHE (IN) 2011
~ Teach Them Dilligently (SC) 2012
~ MPE (Kansas City) 2012
~ OCHEC (OK) 2012
Annual Homeschool Leadership Conference (2015, CA)
2014 Christian Heritage Homeschool Conference (2014, WA)
Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Nashville (2013, TN)
Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Spartanburg (2013, SC)
2013 SHEM Home Education Convention (2013, MO)
2012 Eastern Oklahoma (Tulsa) Homeschool Convention (2012, OK)
2012 SHEM Home Education Convention (2012, MO)
1st Annual 2012 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Spartanburg (2012, SC)
2011 IAHE 26th Annual Home Educators Convention (2011, IN)
2010 Chicago Homeschool Expo (2010, IL)
2010 Southeast Homeschool Expo (SE HS Expo) (2010, GA)
2008 Homeschoolers Of Wyoming Convention (2008, WY)
Presentation Titles & Descriptions

Full-time Parenting
The average parent spends about 19 minutes per day interacting with his or her child. In contrast, a student in public schools receives over 12,000 hours of instruction by high school graduation, mostly by secular teachers who are shaping their worldview. When you add to this the 7.5 hours per day that students spend engaged in digital media, plus time with peers and extra-curricular activities, it is clear that most Christian parents today are not the most influential factors in the lives of their children. Learn what it takes to move from being your child’s part-time baby-sitter to becoming a Full-time Parent.

The History of the Homeschooling Movement
Over the past 6,000 years, homeschooling has been the primary form of education for nearly every culture worldwide. Compulsory government schooling has only been around in America since about 1840, but it is so pervasive that for most parents, public schooling is all they have ever experienced. The modern-day homeschooling movement has taken America by storm, with nearly 2 million students being home educated nationwide. Learn about the origins of the rebirth of home-based learning, and discover God’s purposes and plans for the future of the homeschooling movement.

The Dating Game
In this message Israel shares candidly from his own teen years, giving a blueprint for developing the right kind of relationships. He will highlight the difference between the "Dating Culture" and a "Family Culture."

Waiting For True Love
Everyone wants to find a love that will last a lifetime. This session helps encourage teens to hold out for God's best.

Homeschooling: Preference or Conviction? (Keynote)
Why do you homeschool? What will define success for you when your children are grown? What is a Biblical philosophy of education? This keynote session focuses on what is really important. Israel will share what has helped his family avoid burnout and frustration in their many years of homeschooling.

Revival in the Home
This workshop addresses unnecessary pitfalls into which many families fall. Every parent makes mistakes in raising children but there are things that we can learn that will help us to be effective in leaving a lasting legacy of faithfulness. Discover some of the most common reasons why some children leave the faith and what you can do to help ensure that your children are not casualties to unbelief.

Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview
Are your children prepared to face the real world? Learn how to equip your children to stand against the flood of secularism and humanism that threatens to drown them. What is your worldview? How will you transfer a Biblical worldview to your children? How can you be more effective than the media and popular culture? Discover how to teach your children to view the core subjects (and all of life) through the lens of Scripture.

What About Socialization?
Do you know where the theory of peer group socialization originated? Learn what really drives the question: What About Socialization? Also, Israel will provide you with four questions to help determine whether your childs socialization activities are beneficial to your family. Israel shares candidly from his dual perspectives as a homeschooled student and now father.

The Biblical Basis for Parental Rights
Who owns the children? Does the state have a compelling interest in your childs education? What are your rights as a homeschooling parent? Do you know what to do if a social worker shows up for an unexpected visit? Israel shares personal stories and insights from the early days of the homeschooling movement when many parents faced jail and the removal of their children from the home if they chose to home educate. Learn how to equip yourself to stand against opposition.

The Second Generation Homeschooling Movement
Israel looks back at the past 30+ years of the modern home-education movement and presents some important observations about God's original plan for the homeschooling movement and His purpose for us today. Discover how homeschooling is part of God’s plan for revival in the church and in our nation.

Being Salt & Light Families
As homeschoolers, we are often accused of retreating from society instead of impacting it. What is the balance between sheltering our children and reaching out to a lost world around us? In this session, Israel Wayne explains how you can equip your children for the real world by developing a family ministry.

Things to Consider Before Starting a Home Business
Many Christian families are looking for ways to start a home-based business to promote family unity and to supplement or generate a full-time income. While there are many advantages to this decision, there are many pitfalls as well. Israel helps you to look before you leap, and to succeed once you jump.

Inside the Brain of a Hyperactive Homeschooler
If you have a hyperactive or easily distractible child, you won't want to miss this informative and sometimes humorous message that shares the perspective of a homeschooling father who was once himself a hyperactive homeschooled child. You will receive practical and Biblical insights into ADD/ADHD and will be encouraged that there is hope for your child!

Preparing Your Children for Marriage
How do you prepare your children for marriage in the Lord? This session discusses popular approaches to finding a mate, explains the differences between each model, and points out how to avoid pitfalls as you move toward the wedding. Israel will share lessons learned from his Betrothal with his wife Brook.

Israel's Achievements
  • Marketing Director: Wisdom's Gate (
  • Author: Homeschooling From A Biblical Worldview
  • Co-author (Audiobook): What God Has Joined Together
  • Columnist: Brush Arbor Quarterly
  • Columnist: Home School Digest
  • Site editor:
  • Homeschool father and graduate
Wayne's Bio

Israel Wayne is a homeschooled graduate who is leading his generation in defending the Christian faith and developing a Biblical worldview. He is the author of the book Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview.

Israel is a regular columnist for Home School Digest and Brush Arbor Quarterly, published by Wisdom's Gate (, where he currently serves as the Marketing Director. He is also the site editor for

Israel is a popular conference speaker, and a frequent guest on national radio programs discussing home education and cultural issues from a Biblical perspective. Israel's family began home educating in 1978 and has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, The Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at various state homeschool conferences, with up to 5,000 in attendance.

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, also a homeschool graduate, are home educating their six young children, and Brook is a regular columnist for An Encouraging Word magazine.

Israel desires 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."

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NotesIsrael is the son of Skeet Savage and the brother of Mercy Hope, both of whom are also homeschool speakers and writers.

"Israel is the perfect mix of warrior and poet. He has an amazing mind for truth and apologetics and yet that uncanny knack for making everyone around him feel important and valued. He is courageous enough to stand 'Athanasius contra-mundum' when it comes to Truth and yet he will quickly bend his knee to serve the lowest and the least when it comes to practical living. I feel strongly that Israel will be one of the chief change-agents in the radical reformation of the Church over the next fifty years." September 8, 2008
Eric Ludy
Author, Conference Speaker, co-founder of Stone Mountain Project

"Gail and I have watched you grow as a Christian leader on behalf of Christ-centered home education these recent years. Your book has been a blessing too. We watch with joy to see the many young couples who are coming along behind us in the leadership of the Christian home school movement as many of the older couples look to pass the baton to the next generation of leaders. Your family has done much to encourage and fortify many 10,000's of Christian families over the years."
Chaplain E. Ray Moore, (Lt. Col.)
USAR Ret., President, Frontline Ministries / Exodus Mandate

"A few thousand homeschoolers like (Israel) could change America for the better."
Samuel Blumenfeld, (Author, Expert on education)

"We highly recommend Israel's magazines to you. We have known Israel for many years now and he along with his talented wife and staff are top notch people and love God with a passion. You won't be sorry for your investment in the resources he provides!"
Terry & Barbi Franklin
Ministers, Heart for the World, Inc.

"Israel Wayne understands the times and is able to both write and speak to the deep issues that face our nation from a Biblical perspective. He and his family are well known and respected across the world for their leadership in the home education movement through their publications."
James Bartlett
President, North Dakota Home Education Assn.

"The HOW board continues to receive very encouraging words concerning the sessions given by both of you. Several of the younger fathers commented that they really enjoyed and gleaned a lot from having another young homeschooling father address the issues of family and children. The messages delivered during the two days, for those in attendance, were like water to thirsty ground. Thank you so much for coming and sharing your hearts with homeschooling families in Wyoming."
Ronnie and Debby Becker,
President, Homeschoolers Of Wyoming

"In 2005, Israel Wayne was the keynote speaker for our homeschool conference here in Sacramento, CA. I have nothing but high praise for him. I found him to be a wise and engaging young man. Our conference attendees concurred with only great evaluations. I would highly recommend him a keynote speaker for any conference/convention."
Chuck Geib
SCOPE Chairman

"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
Organizer, Rocky Mountain Biblical Worldview Conference
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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Israel Wayne and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.


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