Raising up a prophetic generation to speak to the cultures of the world with the empowered Voice of Heaven.
Aligning people with their God-defined destiny.
Equipping those who will speak to the cultures of our world.
Uncovering the unique sound of Spirit-empowered voices.
About Garris and Jan
Garris and Jan Elkins serve the global Church through writing, speaking, and mentoring. They live in southern Oregon, tucked away in the foothills of the Rogue Valley. Their shared desire is to have each person learn how to hear the heart of God and become a transforming voice in their culture.
Recent Blog Articles
Garris writes on many topics across a wide spectrum of subjects. Many times he uses his own life experiences to highlight a truth or principle.
When a crisis begins the first voices to speak are typically voices of fear. As fear takes hold, solutions are offered to mitigate our fear. Some of those offerings may later prove to be faulty after closer examination. Our greatest ally in such times is the gift of...
Never be so nice that you fail to be kind and speak the truth. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit. Niceness is a weak substitute when the truth is required.
In the last few months, I have been seeing images of courage being played out in my spirit. Each of these acts of courage carried a cost and consequence. I SAW a young woman standing on the starting blocks of a swim race. She had trained all her life for this moment....
Those willing to adapt will overcome obstacles and survive to become influencers in the future direction of the Church and culture. Special weapons teams have a phrase that directs their response when they encounter an unexpected threat. That phrase is “Adapt,...
Failing leaders become desperate to hold onto power. They will even resort to the option of war if that option diverts attention away from their failures. We are standing at a perilous intersection of history. Pray for the intervention of God to take place before...
The older I get and the closer I move toward the time of my earthly departure; I have become convinced of a single truth - God is faithful. Understanding the faithfulness of God has the ability to overcome any concern we might have about the time of our death. Nothing...
Books by Garris
The Sound of Reformation
Prayers from the Throne Room of God
The Leadership Rock
Thoughts to Leave Behind
The Prophetic Voice
A Good Place
Books by Jan
Blessings from the Prophet Isaiah,
Blessings from the Prophet Isaiah
A Book of Blessings
Blessings for Love and War
Blessings of Hope and Joy
Blessings: A Children's Book for Grown-ups
Our calling is one of expansion and exploration. This can be a physical or mental migration. Geographical expansion can come about through persecution like the Early Church experienced or like the pilgrims who fled religious persecution in Europe to start a new life in America.
We can also expand by a change in thinking—in how we see our role in God’s Kingdom. This often begins with feeling frustrated about the static status quo. We may glimpse a new and unrealized aspect of God and His Kingdom, and that insight will begin to stir the beginnings of a personal transition. Expansion has been part of the spiritual DNA of the Church since Pentecost.