What is Night to Shine?
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older.
This coming year, on Friday, February 9, 2024, Night to Shine will celebrate its tenth anniversary as hundreds of churches and volunteers come together to honor thousands of guests with special needs. Our church is so excited to join other churches around the globe in hosting this unforgettable night!
About Vernal Christian Church
To know Christ and make Him known. This is why We Exist as a Church! We get our marching orders from two great scriptures the Great Commandment and the Great Commission: The Great Commandment: “Jesus said,’ Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.”’ Matthew 22:36-40 The Great Commission: “Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:18-20 The New Testament church we read about in Acts 2 is our model for accomplishing God’s timeless Purposes for His Church: We believe a great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a Great Church!
Why Night to Shine?
Night to Shine celebrates the uniqueness of each individual guest by providing an unforgettable night where they are welcomed, valued and loved!
“When I was at one of the proms last year, a beautifully dressed queen of the prom was hugging me when the girl’s mom leaned over and whispered with tears in her eyes, ‘My daughter will never get married and she will never have children, but tonight you made her feel like a princess!’”
– Tim Tebow
Sharing God's Love
Night to Shine shares the joy that is found in God’s love for each and every person.
“From the moments the guests of honor reached the front door to the smiles on their faces as they were greeted and walked down the red carpet, it was obvious that the joy of the Lord was in each of their hearts.”
– Peggy Hyland, Volunteer for Christ’s Church at Mason in Ohio
Love & Support
Following Night to Shine, we have been encouraged to see countless churches develop continued programs for people with special needs.
Through Night to Shine, we hope people with special needs realize that their church can be a place where they are loved and feel welcomed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What activities are provided at Night to Shine?
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. Once inside, 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, a Respite Room for parents and caretakers, and, of course, dancing! The highlight of the night comes when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned a king or queen of the prom!
When is the next Night to Shine event?
Friday, February 9, 2024
Where is the event being hosted?
Night to Shine 2024 will be hosted around the globe by hundreds of churches. To find a host church near you, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org/night-to-shine/#map. You may register as a guest or volunteer for Night to Shine by contacting your local church.
Who can attend Night to Shine?
Night to Shine is open to anyone with special needs ages 14 and older.
What should I wear?
We encourage you to dress up in your favorite formalwear (dress, gown, suit or tux) or whatever makes you feel beautiful or handsome!
What positions can I volunteer for?
Volunteers will be able to serve in some of the following way: Activity Stations, Decorating, Flowers, Food Service, Guest Buddy, Guest and Volunteer Check-In, Paparazzi, Respite Room, Sensory Room, Set-Up, Tear Down, and more!
For any other questions, please contact:
Trudy Rubio: email@example.com, (435) 790-4043