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 and this coming year the event will take place simultaneously around the world on February 12, 2021.
Before you complete the application, we wanted to let you know a little more about Night to Shine 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!
What We Provide
The Tim Tebow Foundation will provide 2021 host churches with the following to help make planning and implementation as easy as possible:
- The Official 2021 Night to Shine Planning Manual
- Personalized guidance and mentorship from a Tim Tebow Foundation staff member through the planning process
- Night to Shine Drawstring Backpacks for your honored guests (All Churches)
- Global Partner Signage (All Churches)
- Night to Shine Introductory Prom Kit (New Host Churches Only)
- Step & Repeat Backdrop featuring your church's logo alongside the official Night to Shine logo and our Global Partner logo(s)
- Personalized Retractable Night to Shine Banner
- Night to Shine Table Runner
- National, regional and local media exposure
- Access to exclusive Night to Shine online store and merchandise
- Resources for crowns, tiaras, website template, Shine On ongoing special needs ministry and more
- Prayer guide for you and your team during the planning of Night to Shine
- Video and conference calls with Tim Tebow
- Special video messages from Tim Tebow to your congregation, volunteers and honored guests
- The opportunity to be a 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!
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. One big prayer and goal we have related to grants, is that the movement of Night to Shine is so strong in local churches, that by God's grace, churches moving into their fourth consecutive year of hosting 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, please just share the need.
We are so excited to see what God will do with Night to Shine in 2021. Our prayer over the next few years is that God will continue to bless this global movement resulting in hundreds of churches joining the Night to Shine Family, and that thousands of lives will be impacted by the faith, hope and love you share.