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Monday, May 9, 2016

The Crossing Profits Big from Pastor Kelly's Twirl Event

Yes, it's Twirl time again.  Dress up, dance around, worship Kelly Dykstra, get a token gift and some far NW Minneapolis suburb entertainment.  Apparently some chicks dig this and that's fine.  Yeah, I'm lying, as I'm judging the hell out of this, but still - go do you.

I've written previously about where I take issue with Twirl; Twirl is primarily to glorify Kelly Dykstra. The upcoming Twirl event is no different as the special guests are Kelly's mother and her sisters.  All expenses paid by Crossing tithes?  Possibly.  I suppose it could also be paid by the Twirl event fee, which has jumped in 6 years from $5 to $12 (or a whopping $20 at the door).  Kelly's recent Instagram post says thousands are coming.  



Lets stick with a flat 1,000 coming and assume they each pay $12 each, though there are also sponsorship packages of $150, and of course the $20 at the door people who get penalized for not buying early enough (Always only about Jesus!)  $12,000 made in one night.  Also charging $1 per child for childcare (previously they had the men volunteer to take care of the kids).  We'll go with 1/4 of the women needing childcare, and I'm sure I'm estimating low, so that's $250.  Everyone working there is volunteering so there are no expenses for labor.  It's their space so no cost to utilize the facilities.  Throw together some trinkets, printing costs and a bite to eat at about $5 a head (bulk rate).  They clear $7,000 for this one event.



Where does this money go?  Well the hashtag for the Twirl events has recently been "Fight for a Girl".  So is the money going to a charity?  It's implied that it goes to something but they never say this directly.  There will be a Twirl store to buy things and they do say the money from that will go somewhere.  I'm curious.  I know the Crossing doesn't do anything they don't benefit from so I suspect this is more about money and Kelly's ego than actually helping any "girls" in a practical way.

9 comments:

WordVixen said...

How much should we bet that, at most, there will be a single $500-1k check for a charity or one particular person in need? And everyone will go crazy for how generous they are.

Back Alley said...

That would be smart but I don't even think they'll do that much. Kelly has been referring to the "Fight for a Girl" fund, which of course goes through the Crossing. She said some money goes to the orphanage they sponsor in Haiti and other places. Well, they've been supporting that orphanage (or rather supporting it through Ed Young's C3 Global and not them fully supporting it as they insinuate) for at least 5 years, so why is this money suddenly going there? Reminds me a lot of Driscoll's Global Fund. She also said there was going to be a sponsorship of a single mother to go to The Crossing college. OK, so basically they are letting one person go to THEIR "college" for free. They as masters at playing with words to make it look like they are doing much more than they really are.

Cannonball said...

@Back Alley,

Do you have a source for the orphanage being supported through Ed Young? Believe you, just want something to point to if needed.

Back Alley said...

Their Wiki page is the best info I can find on the Ed Young connection to the orphanage:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crossing_Church_(Minnesota)#Compassion_For_All_Orphanage

Anonymous said...

http://freegrace.tv/#/more/haiti

Cannonball, here is a direct source.

Anonymous said...

And here is the connection to Ed Young...

http://myc3global.com/about

Back Alley said...

Thank you, Anonymous!

Cannonball said...

Thank you Anon, thank you Back Alley

Anonymous said...

You are both welcome. Love and Light.

Namaste