Thank you so much for your interest in becoming an official church host for the eighth annual Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
Over the past seven years, God has abundantly blessed the movement of Night to Shine, and we are excited for all He has in store! This coming year, Night to Shine will take place worldwide on Friday, February 11, 2022.
Before you complete the application, we wanted to share 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 in 3 countries with 15,000 volunteers coming together to honor 7,000 guests… and we thought that was a God-sized blessing! In February 2020, God did immeasurably more than we could have asked or imagined, as 721 churches from 36 different denominations in all 50 states and 34 countries came together with 215,000 volunteers to serve and celebrate 110,000 honored guests with special needs! Then in 2021, due to the global circumstances of COVID-19, Night to Shine was held virtually for the very first time. Hundreds of churches came together to celebrate thousands of honored guests through a full virtual experience video event hosted by Tim and Demi Tebow complete with a virtual red carpet, karaoke, dancing, messages from celebrity guests such as Carrie Underwood, Alex Rodriguez, Harry Connick, Jr., Charles Barkley, Chip & Joanna Gaines, among others, and a crowning moment where each guest received their crown or tiara. In addition to the virtual experience, guests were celebrated through socially distanced Shine Thru drive thru events, contactless gift deliveries and front yards decorated in honor of the honored guests inside.
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. Over the past seven 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.
What We Provide
- The official 2022 Night to Shine Planning Manual
- Personalized guidance and mentorship from a Tim Tebow Foundation staff member through the planning process
- Access to full Night to Shine Virtual Experience for guests who may need or prefer that option
- Night to Shine Drawstring Backpacks for your honored guests
- Global Partner Signage
- Night to Shine Introductory Prom Kit, exclusive for new host churches, including:
- 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
- Content for national, regional and local media exposure
- Access to exclusive Night to Shine online store and merchandise
- Access to the HUB, an online resource portal for Night to Shine
- Prayer guide for you and your team during the planning of Night to Shine
- Special video messages from Tim Tebow to your congregation, volunteers and honored guests
- The opportunity to be part of a worldwide like-minded effort in sharing God’s love
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. 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 financial support to assist churches around the globe in hosting Night to Shine. Churches may request grants from the Tim Tebow Foundation through their third year as a host church. Our hope and prayer is that churches moving into their fourth consecutive year of hosting have been able to form partnerships and have resources in place to support their local Night to Shine event and disability community for years to come. However, if that is not the case, grants may be available and will be reviewed based on needs shared.