“It’s almost like this foundational part of our faith that we’re missing.”
When Nick Hall looked at his walk with Christ, he realized he had never loved the Bible as much as he wanted to, and it was impacting his faith.
And he knew that many other Christians shared his struggle.
That’s why he started the “Year of the Bible” campaign!
“I’ve spent the majority of my life not loving the Bible,” Hall realized. “I think we’ve taught people that go to church to love good music and good preaching, but most of us have not been taught to love the Bible and read the Bible on our own.”
Hall, an evangelist and the founder of the PULSE Movement ministry, was inspired to start his “Year of the Bible” campaign after a conversation with well-known preacher Francis Chan.
Together, the two discussed how the reading of Scripture could unite the American church at a crucial time in history and address many social issues.
“Everything about our faith is built on Scripture but so many of our lives aren’t,” Hall confessed. “We live our lives based off of good ideas or good talks, [not Scripture].”
“If [you’re not reading the Bible], you’re missing out. You need daily bread. God wants to speak to you.”
Hall started to imagine how much change could happen if Christians across America read through the Bible in a year.
“What if we could get everyone on board—if all the Christians were reading it, so that any believer I came up to, I could have the same conversation about the book rather than the weather or sports,” Hall wondered.
“That’s where we would get unity.”
“This is the most-read book in all of human history,” he added. “Don’t you want to read it through before you die? Read this, and let’s talk about it.”
Little did Hall know that the initiative would be so successful—and so needed.
2020 has brought many challenges so far – including the threat of a world war and the COVID-19 pandemic – and Christians across the country have found solace and hope in the pages of God’s Word.
“We want people to love the Bible,” Hall said. “I really see our relationship with the Bible as the one thing that changes everything.”
And Hall has been proven right – through the “Year of the Bible,” many believers have deepened their love for the Scriptures and their relationships with God, focusing on Him in the midst of the trials and tribulations of 2020.
It’s all part of Hall’s work through PULSE Movement, a Minnesota-based ministry organization that exists “to see the Gospel spread, God’s Word engaged, and disciples multiplied.”
Hall, a talented and driven evangelist, founded PULSE as a way to engage the students on his college campus and now the ministry has swiftly grown into a nationwide movement for students and believers of all ages.
PULSE works mainly with churches and other organizations to successfully complete initiatives like “Year of the Bible.”
So far, the ministry has started “Year of the Bible,” “Move Closer,” and “Together 2020,” among other programs.
“Move Closer” is an easy-to-use mobile app meant to aid discipleship on an everyday level. It’s a powerful tool for younger generations to engage their friends and neighbors.
“Together 2020” is an upcoming gathering of artists, musicians, and other creatives, as well as believers of all stripes. This September, PULSE will host the event to remind Christians that “in an age of darkness, we are the light.”
“We choose to love, to lead, and to lift up Jesus above everything else—because we believe Jesus changes everything,” Hall wrote, reflecting on the importance of “Together 2020.”
These initiatives demonstrate the heart of PULSE: to gather the family of God, to encourage believers, and to disperse them back into the world to honor God and lead others to Him.
PULSE also offers ground-level programs like revival nights at its Minnesota campus and encouraging resources like Hall’s new podcast, “The Bible Quarantine.”
So far, more than 600,000 people have responded to the Gospel through the work of PULSE in live events, digital applications, and programs.
Hall is looking forward to seeing the full impact of “Year of the Bible” and PULSE’s other programs. Let’s pray that the church is truly changed through this ministry!
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