NIGHT TO SHINE
Night to Shine is a night for churches to come together as directed in Philippians 2:2,
“Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”
Southeast Christian Church is proud to be a host for Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. The foundation’s vision is to provide an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.
Night to Shine is:
A worldwide movement. Changing Valentine’s Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love, for people with special needs.
- An unforgettable prom night experience.
- A celebration of the value of life.
- A night when all guests are kings and queens of the prom.
- Held simultaneously on one night around the world.
- Changing the narrative on how people with special needs are viewed.
Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room, a catered dinner, prom favors for each honored guest, and, of course, dancing!
This past February, 375 churches representing 28 denominations and 150,000 volunteers in 50 states and 11 countries came together on one night to celebrate 75,000 honored guests with special needs in what has become not just a nationwide event, but a worldwide movement, celebrating people with special needs.
Each guest receives a crown or tiara because they are all kings and queens. It’s not just about the banner we fly in church, it’s about the people in the church. It is a night not only for guests to shine, but for churches to shine, for volunteers to shine, and most importantly, for Christ to shine.
Guests are the stars of the night! Our guests, also known as our kings and queens, are people with special needs, ages 14 and older. This event is a celebration of our guests and their beautiful lives, serving as a reminder of how treasured they are to God and the world. In order for us to treat each guest royally, we have a guest limit of 125. Please register early to ensure you are included on our guest list.
Caregivers are such a special group of people. We know you dedicate countless hours to serving and caring for your loved one and we want to spoil YOU for the evening. Caregivers are invited to join us for the evening. We have a special area for caregivers where you will be treated to a catered dinner, activities, and time to connect with other caregivers. In addition to having your own activities, we invite you to join us for the crowning ceremony.
If you are interested in staying for the evening, please register each caregiver that will be present so we can properly prepare for a grand evening! Caregiver registration is included on the guest registration form.
Night to Shine would not happen without the hundreds of volunteers who spend countless hours preparing for and executing the event. These volunteers are the heart of this ministry and we are so grateful to those who step up and join us! Volunteers must be 16 years or older to serve and must pass a current background check. Volunteers also make a commitment to one of our teams and participate in pre-event meetings and trainings.
Here is how to get started:
#1 Complete the Volunteer Registration form
#2 Complete the Serving Application and mark “Night To Shine.” (You will be contacted if a background check is required.)
#3 Attend the Volunteer Kick Off Meeting on Monday October 23rd. The kick-off will provide crucial information that you need to know in order to volunteer as well as give you the chance to pick the team you would like to serve on.#2 Serving Application