Thank you so much for your interest in becoming an official host church for the seventh annual Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Over the past six years, God has abundantly blessed the movement of Night to Shine. This coming year, due to the circumstances of the global pandemic, Night to Shine 2021 will be an unforgettable virtual experience and will take place worldwide on February 12, 2021.
Before you complete the application, we wanted to share a little more about Night to Shine, the new virtual format and how the Tim Tebow Foundation will sponsor and work with YOUR church!
The Tim Tebow Foundation has a great passion for people with special needs and in 2014 we launched “Night to Shine.” The vision was simple…work with churches around the country to provide an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.
In 2015, the first Night to Shine was held in 44 churches in 26 states and 3 countries and 15,000 volunteers came together to honor the 7,000 guests… and we thought that was a God sized blessing! This past year, God did immeasurably more than we could have asked or imagined, as 721 churches, from 36 different denominations in 50 states and 34 countries came together with 215,000 volunteers to serve and celebrate 110,000 honored guests with special needs! We are so humbled to see what God is doing through this worldwide movement and it is truly amazing to see what happens when you tell 110,000 Kings and Queens of the prom that God LOVES them and has a special plan for their life!
Due to the ever-changing nature of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the safety of the every honored guest with special needs as a top priority, Night to Shine 2021 will be an unforgettable virtual experience. This unique event will be complete with all of the treasured prom elements, as every guest will get to enjoy music, dancing, prom favors, messages from special guests… all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom. We are excited to see all that God will do this year as we celebrate the kings and queens of Night to Shine in this new and unique way!
What We Provide
The Tim Tebow Foundation will provide 2021 host churches with the following to help make planning and participation in the Night to Shine Virtual Experience as easy as possible:
- Access to the exclusive 2021 Night to Shine Virtual Prom Experience
- The official 2021 Night to Shine Virtual Experience Guidebook
- Personalized guidance and mentorship from a Tim Tebow Foundation staff member through the planning process
- Access to the HUB, an online resource portal for Night to Shine
- Night to Shine Drawstring Backpacks for your honored guests
- Access to exclusive Night to Shine store and merchandise
- Video and conference calls with Tim Tebow
- Night to Shine Prayer Guide for you and your team during the planning of Night to Shine
- Access to Shine On, ongoing special needs ministry resources
- National, regional and local media exposure
- The opportunity to be part of a worldwide, like-minded effort in sharing God’s love
We at the Tim Tebow Foundation remain humbled and amazed by the incredible favor God has shown through the mission and movement of Night to Shine. Night to Shine began with a simple vision... serve God and love His people with special needs. Over the past six years we have truly seen this event transform into a movement of the Holy Spirit through churches, volunteers and supporters all seeking to give glory to God by celebrating and advocating for people with special needs and the value of life. The effect has been astounding as we have witnessed God begin to change the very culture in countries that have traditionally rejected people with special needs, as well as, rally the church worldwide to stand up for people with special needs and boldly proclaim the name of Jesus through word and action.
As the sponsor of Night to Shine, the Tim Tebow Foundation seeks to serve as a dynamic catalyst for churches to welcome the special needs community into their church family through Night to Shine. Our vision is to encourage, equip and support churches to not only host an unforgettable prom night experience, but create and maintain a thriving life-long ministry to their community of people with special needs and their families. We humbly believe that our foundation is just a launch point and that your church and thousands of others around the globe are truly the ones who will daily serve as Jesus' hands and feet and make a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with special needs and their families. The Tim Tebow Foundation will continue to provide tools, guidance from a personal staff representative, marketing support, and other "branding" resources to help your church host the best possible prom night and consistently communicate this movement around the globe. We are grateful to be serving with you in this Kingdom advancing ministry. Also, we pray that we will see thousands of new churches join this movement, as God advances this work hopefully to the ends of the earth!
Due to the global circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Night to Shine 2021 will be a fully virtual event. The Tim Tebow Foundation will be producing the Night to Shine Virtual Experience and will provide access to the virtual event to all host churches to share with the honored guests registered through their church. Your church will NOT need to plan or coordinate your own virtual Night to Shine event. However, even though TTF is providing the virtual event, each host church is still essential in making this unique virtual event a reality and ensuring each honored guest feels connected, loved and celebrated.
The foundation is deeply committed to providing the financial springboard for Night to Shine and will always provide the broad national and international marketing support around the movement. Our hope is that the movement of Night to Shine is so strong in local churches, that churches moving into their fourth consecutive year of hosting will have local resources and partnerships in place to cover the cost of the event. If that is not the case, we are here for you. Just share with us the need. Host churches will be eligible for tiered grant amounts through their third year of hosting.
Financial grants are still available to host churches for the Night to Shine Virtual Experience but will be evaluated based on need rather than the usual tiered structure. If your church is in need of a financial grant in order to participate in and serve as a host for the 2021 Night to Shine Virtual Experience, we encourage you to share your need.