MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- One of New Jersey's fastest growing Christian churches, Liquid Church, has been selected to host Night to Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, an unforgettable prom night experience designed especially for teens and adults with special needs. More than 100 churches around the world will host Night to Shine proms simultaneously on Friday, February 12, 2016.
Guests at Night to Shine will receive the VIP treatment, with a red carpet prom entrance and friendly paparazzi snapping their photo. Once inside, guests will visit stations for hair and makeup, shoe shining, corsages and boutonnieres, and then move onto the main event – dancing! The highlight of the evening will be the crowning ceremony, where each Night to Shine guest is crowned a prom king or queen.
Liquid Church is hosting five proms in Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties on February 12th and expects 100 prom guests at each location. One-thousand Liquid Church volunteers will be on hand to create this special event, including 500 "buddies," who will serve as personal hosts for each and every prom guest.
"It's truly our privilege and passion to serve families with special needs. We want to show them the love of Jesus and put those who are often last, first. Hosting Night to Shine is an incredible way to do that," said Tim Lucas, lead pastor and founder of Liquid Church. "Last year we partnered with the Tim Tebow Foundation to host one prom, and the response was incredible. So, we've stretched ourselves to host five proms this year in order to accommodate even more New Jersey families with special needs."
Worldwide, 44 Night to Shine host churches honored more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom in 2015. This year, it's expected that more than 20,000 people with special needs will be attending the prom all at one time around the world.
"We are honored to be able to work with so many churches across the country and around the world to impact the lives of people with special needs," said Erik Dellenback, executive director of the Tim Tebow Foundation. "After such an amazing response to the inaugural event held in 44 locations last year, our prayer is that this event will one day change the face of Valentine's Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God's love for people with special needs."
Guest registration is required to attend Night to Shine at Liquid Church, and all are welcome. Details and registration forms may be found online at http://www.liquidchurch.com/night-to-shine/.
For more information on this worldwide movement and to support the continued growth of Night to Shine, visit: http://www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/night-to-shine/
ABOUT LIQUID CHURCH:
Liquid Church is one of New Jersey's fastest-growing Christian churches. Officially launched in 2007 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church's vision and mission is to "Saturate the State with the Gospel of Jesus Christ," with campuses in Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties. Each week, more than 3,500 people experience Liquid Church's worship services in New Jersey and around the globe through Church Online. As part of its global outreach, Liquid provides clean drinking water to the poorest of the poor, with dozens of completed wells in several countries including El Salvador and Nicaragua - and most recently, Rwanda! Liquid Church's innovative approaches to outreach and ministry have been spotlighted by CNN and The New York Times. www.LiquidChurch.com
ABOUT THE TIM TEBOW FOUNDATION:
The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring Faith, Hope and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. That mission is being fulfilled every day through the foundation's seven areas of outreach, including W15H, Timmy's Playrooms, Orphan Care, Adoption Aid, the Tebow CURE Hospital, Team Tebow and Night to Shine. For more information on the Tim Tebow Foundation, please visit www.timtebowfoundation.org
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