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.

WHEN FEAR LEADS

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...

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THE FRUIT OF KINDNESS

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.

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I AM SEEING SOME THINGS

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....

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ADAPT, OVERCOME, SURVIVE

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,...

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WHEN FAILING LEADERS ACT

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...

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WHEN IT’S YOUR TIME

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...

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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.