The Vision

Raising up a prophetic generation to speak to the cultures of the world with the empowered Voice of Heaven.

Author

Aligning people with their God-defined destiny.

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Mentor

Equipping those who will speak to the cultures of our world.

Teacher

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.

PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE

We have entered a very dangerous time in history. If we are not right with God and have our trust placed solidly in Him, as the future devolves into chaos, overwhelming evil will emerge leaving an unprepared person without hope. Many times, when a nation is in...

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WHO SURROUND US?

The people we choose to surround our lives with who will give us counsel and provide direction is an important decision to make. If we are insulated by the words and impressions of foolish people, we will be led away into error. This applies to all relationships and...

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OUR EBENEZER STONE

It is important to remember how faithful God was to us in our past. Recalling those memories will ensure that we will walk in faith into the future. Those recollections will redefine our fearful emotions and direct our actions, especially when a threat seems...

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WHEN SPIRITUAL WARHORSES ALIGN

This year, the Lord will reveal the meaning of the following verses in an obvious way, “No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord. The horses are prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord” (Proverbs 21:  30-31)....

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THERE IT WAS!

My Father’s Day weekend began with me visiting a car show in Medford, Oregon. Six hundred cars of all makes and models were on display. When I go to car shows, I always look for a 57 Chevy, my first car. I saw a few 57’s at the show and they were all impeccably...

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THE KNEE OF GOD

The Lord is getting ready to “knee” us in the gut of our understanding so He can cinch up the saddle of our comprehension of reality. He will do this so our interpretation is secure as we enter an unpredictable future. Here is a quick video about what I am feeling:...

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Latest Release

As people of faith—from the very beginning of our recorded history—we have loved to gather and stay gathered. Community is healthy and necessary. But it is unhealthy if it stalls the assignment given to us by Jesus—the assignment known as the Great Commission. We have been given a mandate to tell the nations of the wonderful things God has done for humanity. We have also been called to leave our personal Jerusalem to venture outward with the Good News.

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.