Jewel began in 2004 to help answer the need for women to
grow beyond a static relationship with God and others and to discover an
authentic, dynamic walk with Christ. It
has evolved into a multi-faceted ministry customized to the needs of women in
the fast-paced Silicon Valley. Jewel is an
equipping ministry to give women the tools to grow spiritually through our
relationship to Him and each other.
Jewel’s purpose is:
build confidence in a woman’s relationship to God
opportunities for connection and relationship with other women
spiritual growth and develop spiritual skills
an evangelistic lifestyle that reaches out to bring others closer to Jesus
In the fall, ladies are invited to informational meetings
where the Jewel ministry is presented.
The ladies who choose to participate agree to a six-month commitment to
either Pearl prayer partnerships or Ruby
mentoring. There is a Prayer team that prays over all the names and asks the
Lord for wisdom on pairing the women. On
Training Day, the women come to a three-hour training for either Pearl or Ruby. At the end of the training, they meet the
person who will be their partner and the ladies get to know each other.
At the end of the six months, we have a high tea for the Pearl and Ruby
participants to share what God did through the relationships. Each time it is amazing how God has worked in
them with many saying they had the perfect partner. Those who finish receive at
the end of the tea, a handmade Swarovski crystal bracelet with either a
seashell charm for Pearl
or heart charm for Ruby. Women can anticipate that each time they are involved
to see a different way in which God can again use them to effect change in the
life of another woman.