My heart for The Pearl Projects is to pour into the lives of other women in the same ways that I pour into the lives of my children - through that lens of unconditional love, nurturing, and discipleship.

Our Mission

The Pearl Project was originally inspired by the birth of my daughter, Emery Dawson. Its whole purpose is to create discipleship-rich environments, opportunities, and resources for women to gather together, to serve the community, and to grow deeper in their faith and deeper in relationships with others.

Our Vision

Since its inception The Pearl Projects have become a multi-layered vision that I feel incredibly blessed to be stewarding. We know that life is all about relationships and character formation, and we need people along the way who love us enough to call out who they see us becoming in Christ.

That mission represents what I hope to offer to Emery (3) and to her brother Daniel (1) over the course of my lifetime.

I believe that our spiritual growth in is done best in community. Friendship and story play a powerful role in helping is to become who God made us to be. I believe that God has specific plans for each and every woman (and man), and has designed each woman to contribute uniquely to the world. We need each other to contribute to a flourishing world. We need you! Yes, you! Jenna Hays

The Pearl: Leadership Team

These are the team of women who are either directly or indirectly helping to establish and develop The Pearl Projects

Leadership Training Specialist/Consultant, Licensed Mediator & Arbitrator, Studied Political Science, Communication Specialist, Cultural Commentator, Small Business Owner, Writer, Speaker, Women’s  Ministry Content Contributor

President of Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts Foundation, Business Owner, Former English Teacher, Former School Board Member, Manager of The Box R Ranch, 

Educator, Experienced Entrepreneur, MBA, Passionate about Food, France, Aesthetics, and sharing those things with others.

Vice President of Masterpiece Fine Arts Foundation, Business Owner, Homeschooling Mother, Advocate, Wife and Mother in hot pursuit of Jesus and the Proverbs 31 lifestyle.

Civil & Structural Engineer, Facility Operations & Development Manager at Hospital Facility, Small Business owner, Farmer, Consulting Business Owner, Agricultural Entrepreneur

A volunteer and counselor at Mountain Of Mercy Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, an advocate for mothers and family restoration, and a student at Bethel Atlanta Supernatural School of Ministry.

Doula, Yoga Instructor, Business Owner, Culinary Artist, Musician, Former YWAM staff Member

Business Owner, Social Entrepreneur, Managment Training, Outdoor Adventure Guide

Hair Dresser, Marathon Runner, Health Enthusiast, Volunteer at local church offering free haircuts to those in need, a Champion mentor of single mothers and their children, works with vulnerable women through the Dunn House, involved with CPS in an effort to work with moms who have lost their children to the State because of addiction, a Ministry Entrepreneur and founder of “Thirst For Him.”

Our Statement
of Faith

We believe:

• In essential beliefs, we have Unity (Ephesians 4:4-6)
• In non-essential beliefs, we have Liberty (Hebrews 12:1)
• And in all our beliefs, we show Love (I Corinthians 13:2)

• That Jesus is the Christ, the savior of mankind through His death, burial, resurrection and exaltation to the right hand of God in Heaven.

• That the Bible is the supreme authority as our guide to Christian faith and service. We seek to speak where the Bible speaks, and be silent where the Bible is silent. The following statements are based upon our understanding of Scripture and are the basis for living the Christian life as a community of believers.

We believe that there is one true, holy God, eternally existing in three persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit- each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. In the beginning God created out of nothing the world and all the things therein, thus manifesting the glory of His power, wisdom and goodness. By His sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation. By His providence He is operating throughout history to fulfill His redemptive purposes. (Matthew 28; John 14:26; II Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus is the Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, thus he is fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life. He offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to conquer sin and death. He ascended into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. He will return to earth visibly in his person, at the end of human history, to gather those who belong to Him, to judge the living and the dead, and to fulfill the eternal plan of God. (John 1:1, 14; 1 Peter 2:24; Philippians 2:5-11; I Corinthians 15:1-8)

The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they submit to the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity. He was sent into the world by the Father and the Son to apply to mankind the saving work of Christ. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them a recognition of their need of a Savior and regenerates them. At the point of salvation, He permanently indwells every believer to become the source of assurance, strength and wisdom, and uniquely endows each believer with gifts for the up-building of the body. The Holy Spirit guides believers in understanding and applying the Scripture. His power and control are appropriated by faith, making it possible for the believer to lead a life of Christ-like character and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father. (Acts 5:3,4; Acts 2:38; I Corinthians 6:19)

People are created in the image of God, to be like him in character. Human beings are the supreme creation of God. While every person has the potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. All men and women have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Sin separates mankind from God eternally. Salvation from the sin condition can only be found in the grace of Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:12)

We believe in the reality of the fallen, angelic person of Satan. He leads other fallen angels through evil intent and warfare against God and His people. Satan and all who follow him are doomed to a certain, everlasting judgment from God. In scripture, this eternal death is called Hell. (Matthew 4:10, 16:23; Revelation 12:9)

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. It is the final and all-sufficient authority in all matters of faith and practice. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without error. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

Baptism is one of two commands by Jesus that embody His death, burial and resurrection. We believe that your commitment to Christ in faith is to be accompanied by freely and publicly identifying with Christ through baptism by immersion. (Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38)

Communion is the second command by Jesus, to honor his death, burial and resurrection, through remembrance of the Last Supper. We believe that it is an important practice of worship for all God’s people. (Acts 2:42; 20:7; I Corinthians 11:23-29)

We believe in church unity and holiness. The Church belongs to Christ and his body in this world. Believers around the globe are spiritually united in Christ. While there may be difference in understanding and practice, we are called to unity. God will sort out the differences. (Matthew 16:18, Acts 20:28, Ephesians 1:22, 5:23)

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. Salvation is maintained through the grace and power of God. We can’t make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by accepting Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty – eternal death. (John 10:29, 2 Timothy 1:12, Hebrew 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)