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.

w

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.

Understanding Times and Seasons

This morning, Jan and I talked about ways to recalibrate our lives in preparation for the coming of 2021. We realize some things are transpiring that do not give us the luxury of waiting until January 1 to enter deeper spiritual disciplines. Daniel’s life was the...

read more

For the Tired, Exhausted, and Disgusted Ones

I want to speak to those of you who are tired, exhausted, and disgusted by the current state of affairs. Relief is coming.  You have become fatigued by the relentless attacks taking place from both sides of critical social issues. It seems never to end, and no...

read more

Ancient Conflicts

When followers of Christ focus only on the battles being fought in the earthly realm between political and religious spirits, they will have little Kingdom impact on the affairs of culture. The conflicts we currently see being played out on the national and world...

read more

Steak and Eggs Spirituality

My father loved to take my brother and me out for breakfast. Dad’s “go-to” breakfast order for his two boys was steak and eggs. When we were in route to a construction site for a day's work or on the road for a hunting or fishing trip, dad always found joy in our...

read more

Two Dreams – Two Snakes

In the fall of 2019, Jan and I had both had vivid dreams on the same night. Our dreams were about snakes. In my dream, as I walked along, I was confronted by a giant serpent. It was as tall as a two-story house. When it opened its mouth to attack me, I tossed a bible...

read more

A Prophetic Word for 2021

I prophesy that all who choose to live by the following instructions will prosper in their soul in 2021, without exception. That prospering cannot be hindered in any way if these instructions are taken to heart. Read the following words and trust them. They are the...

read more

Books by Garris

Books by Jan

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.