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.

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...

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A Return to Simplicity

Before the shutdown, the Lord asked me to approach Scripture differently for a season. For 18 months, I didn’t read the Word. I listened to it using an audio app. My bible was not in my lap each morning as it had been for many years.  The intent of the exercise was to...

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An Unreasonable Faith

Most of the time, being known as a reasonable person is a good thing. Reasonableness seeks to find a favorable middle ground. That choice, however, will not apply to all situations in all seasons. There are other times when reasonableness demands we compromise without...

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Reaffirming Our Love

Prepare now to receive back those you strongly disagreed with and distanced yourself from during this unusual pandemic and election season. Do it for the sake of God’s Kingdom and your spiritual wellbeing. An opposing opinion is not enough of a reason to separate...

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Unfriendly Fire

Someone who discharges a firearm is responsible for the bullet from the moment it is fired until it ceases forward motion. The path of the bullet carries legal, civil, and moral consequences. So do our words. One of the sad things in war is death by friendly fire....

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A Magnetized Faith

Earlier this year, Jan was asked to write an article for a magazine. She wrote on a subject I had not given much thought to before reading her words. Jan wrote about the power of God's magnetic presence, magnetizing the hearts of people to move toward the love of...

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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.