On the eve of Good Friday and 10 years after his first event, evangelist and PULSE founder Nick Hall issues a call for one million people to gather in unity on the National Mall this summer on July 16th. Hall has been building toward a historic event in Washington, D.C. for years, having shared the message with more than three million young people that Jesus offers a "reset." The event, called Together 2016, aims to bring people from all backgrounds together for a unified day of worship and prayer, asking Jesus to reset the nation.
"Our dream is for one million people from all backgrounds to be part of this historic day, standing together for Jesus on the National Mall," said Hall. "We're praying for a crowd that is bigger than any of us have been a part of; we want a glimpse of heaven on earth. We believe Jesus can do unprecedented things in our time."
Together 2016 will be free to the public and is presented in partnership with more than 250 organizations that believe in the power of standing together for Jesus. It will feature an all-star line-up of more than 30 speakers, pastors, artists, and leaders from various backgrounds for a day of unified prayer and worship. A prayer and evangelism movement, PULSE is leading the charge to mobilize people to gather at Together 2016, linking arms with a broad coalition of partners to make this a massive event. Nearly 1,000 churches nationwide have pledged attendance, with more pledges anticipated in the coming months.
"Together 2016 will be a day when we will lay down what divides uspolitics, race, social issues, theological differencesto come together and lift up Jesus who unites us. He is the only one who can reset our nation," said Hall.
Hall has been sharing the message of "reset" at PULSE events all over the world for the last four years. Reset is a term that has been resonating with young people because it represents the clearing of past errors, as with various electronic devices; a reset gets the system working toward its created purpose. Together 2016 aims to deliver that message on a much larger scale, bringing people together from across the nation in the country's capitol to pray for a national reset.
"During this political year we see so many people of faith becoming negative, critical and jaded," said Hall. "Where is our help found? Where is our hope found? Not in political leaders. What better time to do something on a large scale that draws our attention back to where it really matters?"
Confirmed speakers and artists include: Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Matthew West, Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins, Sr., Josh McDowell, Laurel Bunker, Luis Palau, Tedashii, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, York Moore, Trip Lee, Sammy Rodriguez, Ronnie Floyd, Reid Saunders, Bob Lenz, Jose Zayas, Jennie Allen, Nabeel Qureshi, and Josh Brewer.
PULSE is also partnering with many local organizations to coordinate service opportunities within a 100-mile radius of Washington, D.C. for individuals, college and youth groups, and churches for the week leading up to the event. For more information on these opportunities, visit Reset2016.com/Service.
Founded by Nick Hall in 2012, PULSE is a prayer and evangelism movement on mission to empower the Church and awaken culture to the reality of Jesus. Since PULSE's founding, we have linked arms with hundreds of ministries and churches around the world to fuel evangelistic movements. Whether hosting a big outreach event or providing the evangelistic voice at another organization's event, whether training evangelists on American college campuses or overseas in Africa, the common goal of everything we do is to share the hope of Jesus. Learn more at PulseMovement.com.
About Nick Hall
As a voice to the next generation, Nick Hall has shared the Gospel at hundreds of events to millions of students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors' gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world. Nick is the author of the forthcoming book Reset: Jesus Changes Everything (Multnomah, June 7, 2016). He sits on the leadership teams of US Lausanne Committee, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), and is a partner evangelist with the Luis Palau Association. In the spring of 2011, he was welcomed to the National Facilitation Committee for the Mission America Coalition (MAC). Nick, his wife, Tiffany, and their two children live in Minneapolis, MN.