NIGHT TO SHINE HISTORY
Night to Shine was started by the Tim Tebow Foundation in 2014, with a vision to work with churches around the country to provide an incredible prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.
The first year saw 44 churches in 26 states and 2 countries work together to show people with special needs that their life matters, that God has a plan for them, and to celebrate life and to change people's perspectives. The movement has grown every year since then.
Last February, 721 churches in 34 countries and 50 states, along with 215,000 volunteers, came together on one night to celebrate 110,000 honored guests with special needs. This unforgettable prom night experience changed Valentine’s Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love, people with special needs and the value of life.
This year we will continue expanding this ministry into a worldwide movement that allows people with special needs to shine, churches to shine, volunteers to shine, and most importantly, Christ to shine. So far, there are over 500 host churches planning their own Night to Shine event.
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DETAILS ABOUT THIS YEAR'S NIGHT TO SHINE
Due to COVID-19, Night To Shine will be a virtual experience in 2021. We are excited to serve and celebrate as many people with special needs in the new and unique way!
For Night To Shine 2021 and due to the pandemic, Mt. Horeb UMC will host “Shine Thru” on the church campus. Shine Thru will be a drive thru red carpet experience for all registered Night To Shine 2021 attendees from 4-6pm on 2/12/2021 prior to watching the virtual NTS in the safety of their own homes. We will cheer them on like they are on the red carpet as they are driven thru. We will have a few “Special Guests” and a gift bag for each attendee.
Find more information about Night to Shine on our FAQ page.