In February 2010, the Revolve Tour Promotion played on the screen, during the Des Moines Women of Faith event that Kelly Kirstein attended. The M.C. made an announcement asking youth leaders to attend an informational meeting about the event.
It was that moment when Kelly knew that God wanted her to take a group of girls to the Revolve Tour.
Two years had passed since Kelly first felt the leading to start a group for young people. During that time she had begun studying her Bible and praying for God to show her what the group would look like.
Would it be for guys and girls? How old were they supposed to be? What would they do?
During the Revolve Tour meeting Kelly signed up for 10 tickets ($550) to the Revolve Tour. She knew it was crazy, but she needed to do something to make her obey what God wanted her to do. It was time to start a group.
For the next two weeks she prayed and asked God to lay out the details. First God gave her the name CHICKS (Christ's Hands Influence Confidence, Kindness, & Self-Control). Then He had her make up a small informational sheet. She called the middle school and asked to have an optional lunch meeting for girls to attend and hear about CHICKS.
On a sunny day in March 2010, Kelly waited, worrying that no one would come. She wondered, "Can God really just call you to start a group and it happens?"
The answer was YES!
Girls began to show up one after another to hear what CHICKS was all about. They were excited about the prospect of traveling to Kansas City and curious what it would be like to be part of a Christian girls group.
Less than a year later CHICKS took a group of 20 people to the 2011 Kansas City Revolve Tour!
7 years later CHICKS is going strong. God continues to knock Kelly's socks off with all the ways He has blessed the ministry.
Obedience to God's call flowed into a huge blessing in Kelly's life...she's had the opportunity to build relationships and share the Gospel with so many amazing young women!
Keep your eyes open and the prayers coming because God has so much more in store for CHICKS!
Slideshow Pictures: 2011 Kansas City Revolve Tour