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C= Christ’s   H= Hands   I= Influence   C= Confidence   K= Kindness   S= Self-Control
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We believe that local women’s and girl’s ministries can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with each other. Such organizations, exist and function by the attempt to fulfill the great commission laid out in Matthew 28: 18-20. Cooperation in CHICKS is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Ministries may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary, independent basis.

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts; that it was written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit; and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

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Author and Speaker Kelly Kirstein lives with her husband and three teenage children on an acreage in small town Iowa. She began her career as an elementary teacher with plans to use her master’s degree to be a school principal.

In 2008, after the hardest season of her life, God called her out of teaching to stay home with her three kids. That same year she had the first vision for her ministry. This inspired her to study and build deeper relationship with God.

In 2010, Chicks Ministry began. Her days centered around taking care of kids and studying the Bible in the evenings after they went to bed. In 2015, Chicks became a nonprofit, leading Kelly to pursue a variety of classes ranging from business, marketing, and building online platform.

Kelly grew up in the Lutheran Church and has attended the same Methodist Church for over 20 years. In August 2020, she began Bethel's School of Ministry to dive deeper into scripture and to build a worldwide support system. She has enjoyed every minute of this new adventure.


In 2010, Kelly hosted the first Chicks meeting in the public library. 20 young women came. The next year the Chicks Meetings moved to Kelly's church. In 2021, Chicks Ministry moved to their own building at 121 5th Ave NW Clarion, Iowa 50525.

Over the last 11 years, Chicks has expanded to a worldwide ministry with the vision to inspire teen girls to pursue a relationship with Jesus Christ in their own unique way.

God has provided everything from finances to the lesson Kelly teaches. Time and again, young women have found healing and freedom where they should have been destroyed. Through the power of Christ, they discover more love, strength, and influence than they ever imagined.

You can connect to Kelly and the Chicks Ministry Community by subscribing to, Chicks TV, Instagram, TikTok, Wattpad, and Facebook.

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