THE PULSE ORIGIN STORY

A story that starts with a small-town kid from North Dakota.

2001

 

Nick Hall was a freshman in college when he wrote these words in a college-ruled notebook:

“My life exists to put Christ at the pulse of a generation.”

2004

 

In his junior year of college, Nick wrote a paper about how to reach his generation with the Gospel. The paper went viral among students who rallied to live out the vision of a student-led initiative to change the campus.

 

PulseUWO is the largest student-led campus event in the United States in 2011. More than 5000 people attended concerts by Skillet, Superchick, and Flame and heard a gospel presentation by evangelist and Pulse Founder Nick Hall. Learn more at http://pulsemovement.com.

2005

 

By the next fall, a movement had exploded on the campus of North Dakota State University with student-led prayer groups, training, and outreach events.

 

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2006

 

At the pinnacle of Nick’s efforts at NDSU, he spoke to a crowd of 5,000 of his peers in Bison Sports Arena in Fargo. 1,000 students made a commitment to Jesus that night, and 100 more said they wanted to learn more about Jesus. In August 2006, PULSE formally incorporated as a non-profit in the state of North Dakota.

 

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2007

 

Building from its launch at NDSU, PULSE spread to 2 other universities and 3 other rural communities in North Dakota, impacting 10,000 students. People prayed, God moved, and PULSE grew.

 

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2008

 

By 2008, PULSE had spread to campuses all across North Dakota, resulting in a united movement of prayer unparalleled anywhere in the nation. In the state capital, Bismarck, over 7,000 students filled the Civic Center while the governor and first lady opened the night in prayer.

 

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2009

 

By 2009, 50,000 students had been impacted and over 10,000 had responded to the Gospel, becoming one of the largest student-led evangelism movements in American history. That fall, with invitations pouring in from across America, PULSE opened a national office in Minneapolis, MN to start expanding the movement coast-to-coast and beyond.

 

More than 3500 people attended PULSE MSP at the University of Minnesota on November 19, 2011. PULSE impacts more than 250,000 people annually through events, festivals, and conferences. PULSE exists to awaken culture to the reality of Jesus. For more information, visit http://PULSEmovement.com

This story isn’t over.

See what PULSE is up to now.