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.

THE BUBBLE IS ABOUT TO BURST

THE BUBBLE IS ABOUT TO BURST

Satan always attempts to move people and their thinking to a place where they will align with his desired purpose. In the beginning, as he makes his initial moves, he goes undetected, while he inflates a lie in an attempt to make it believable. One of his most...

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NOWHERE LEFT TO TURN

There are times in life when we will be afflicted to such a degree that we will have nowhere left to turn for help except to God. To those who do not understand the depth of this kind of pain and desperation, it will appear like we are ignoring reality when we finally...

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HOW IT’S USED MATTERS

Things aren’t evil, however, they can be used for good or evil. The choice that produces a good/evil label is ours to make. Saving up food for a challenging season of life is a smart idea if in the saving a person is willing to share what God has given them instead of...

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A SUSPENDED REALITY

Situations are developing in our world that will negatively affect our lives. Those situations are not visible to those who live in an illusion. We tend to think our generation will somehow be immune from history repeating itself. We suspend the reality and...

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WAITING FOR THE FINAL CHAPTER

Final chapters on any subject are always written by God. A book without its final chapter is an incomplete representation of a person’s life. While the final chapter is being written, our trust in the goodness of God is the strongest evidence we can provide that tells...

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WAIT FOR THE FINAL CREDITS TO ROLL

WAIT FOR THE FINAL CREDITS TO ROLL

Drama and suspense do not create credibility or announce the truth no matter how well played the “theater” might appear. This applies to all aspects of life whether it is a relational, spiritual, or societal issue. Our emotions, if not placed under the influence 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.