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.

Seasons of Spiritual Drought

The American West has been in what some are now calling a Millineum Drought. This is the worst drought in recorded history. Lakes like Powell and Mead are at historic lows. Fourteen states that rely on the water from these lakes for homes, communities, and farming are...

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We Can’t Outrun Some Things

There are some circumstances in life where we can’t outrun what is coming. In these situations, we are not left without a way of escape. With God, there is always another option. In Oregon where Jan and I live, if you take a trip to the coast you will notice signs...

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God Always Has A Plan

Reading through the book of Revelation, I came upon a verse that made me pause and reflect.  “For God has put a plan into their minds, a plan that will carry out his purposes” (Revelation 17:17).  In every season of life, the Lord always has a redemptive plan at work...

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Defining Conflict

The way people talk and respond to life changes when they realize they are living during wartime. During World War II our parents and grandparents enlisted in military service, planted victory gardens, worked in factories producing armament, and lived under the adage...

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The Statistics of Life

Raw statistics don’t lie, but they also don’t tell the whole truth. Those who interpret statistics can do so with malicious intent attempting to bend the stats toward a preferred narrative. Statistical analysis without the presence of revelation  – a revelation that...

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Snakes of Deception

I was in the right place at just the right time to see a very unique natural event take place. What I witnessed would become a word of encouragement for me and hopefully for anyone reading these words.  I had just finished driving through a series of tight turns...

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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.