We believe that every person is made in the image of God and that each life should be valued and celebrated. Joy Prom is our church’s way of spotlighting a community of people who are often overlooked in our society. It is our desire that every guest experiences the love of God at Joy Prom and that the joy they feel will last long after the event is over!
Expect to have fun! Joy Prom begins with registration, meeting your chaperone for the evening (unless you are bringing your own date or require a caregiver 24/7), photo booth and a red-carpet entrance where each guest’s name is announced and the paparazzi (volunteers from our church & the community) welcome you by clapping and cheering. From there, the guys can visit the shoe shine room and the gals the glitz and glamour room. Light refreshments and an assortment of delicious, layered cakes will start at 6:00 PM. Music and dancing will start at 7:00PM.
Yes, we will offer light refreshments and an assortment of delicious, layered cakes along with drinks such as tea, punch and water for you and one other person you choose (caregiver/date/chaperone). If you have allergies or dietary concerns, you can note that when registering online and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Doors for guest registration open at 5:30. Do not arrive early as we will not start registering guests until 5:30. The Joy Prom will run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Yes and No! We ask that a parent or caregiver be present with each guest or group of guests during the registration process. If the guest has a caregiver, date or has requested a chaperone, the family is invited to relax in our hospitality room or use this time to enjoy a few hours to your liking.
Please understand that while we would like for all family members & friends to be able to experience the Joy Prom, there are limitations to the number of people safely allowed in the building.
*Please note that if a guest has a special medical, communication or behavioral issue which necessitates one-on-one or 24-hour care, their caretaker must accompany them throughout the evening. The caretaker will be considered their “chaperone” for the evening.
We ask that every parent/caregiver sign a release form for the guest(s) they bring to Joy Prom. We use these pictures and videos to promote future Joy Proms as well as share highlights from the event throughout the year to our church body and in the community.
Each guest will leave with a professional photograph of themselves with their date. Also, free pictures of the event will be posted online on our Joy Prom Facebook page.
Joy Prom would not be possible without the support of local businesses and volunteers. If you’d like to speak with someone about donating a product or service to Joy Prom, please email Andy Lackey. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Joy Prom, make your check out to WABC & in the memo line write “Joy Prom”. You can drop it by the church office or mail it to WABC, 1206 Museum Road, Statesville, NC 28625. There are many opportunities to volunteer your time on the night of event.
Yes! Just as I Am is our special needs ministry and we meet every Sunday morning at 9:45AM. All ages and levels of ability are welcome. Just as I Am also hosts several Respite nights throughout the year. You can email Andy Lackey for more information.