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.

Spiritual Gandy Dancers

God is calling His Church to come together. He knows we have differences of opinion and in some cases, different assumptions about how to accomplish His will on Earth. None of these divisions have the power to derail us from our shared mission if we are willing to...

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Uncommon Sense

I have always appreciated people with common sense. The problem with such an open and broad personal definition of sensibility is its narrow interpretation. It is a sense common to those who think alike and see the world through the same interpretive lens. To those...

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Moral Rot and Its Remedy

“When there is moral rot within a nation, it’s government topples easily” (Proverbs 28:2). Moral rot is not isolated to governments or their representative political parties. It is a possibility in our individual lives, marriages, businesses, or any endeavor of life....

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Get Ready

In March of last year, Jan and I sensed the Lord asking us to step back from what we had been doing and enter a time of sabbatical. The timing, by the wisdom of the Lord, aligned with the national time of closure and lockdown. Our sabbatical was more than a reprieve...

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Discerning Scarlet Threads of Revelation

Many are declaring their opinion and confidently prophesying outcomes. It can become a bit overwhelming if we try to swim through these crowded prophetic waters hoping to exercise discernment. Midstream, before the time of fulfillment, it can feel as though we are...

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Loyalty to God

In the late 90s, Jan and I were assigned to a posting in Europe to help care for churches and their leaders. Our assignment involved several nations. We love the people of the European continent. We have many fond memories and remaining friendships from that...

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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.