Go Dark. Shine Bright.

Go Dark Shine Bright 2023

Starting on Monday May 1st join us as we learn to build resistance in a digital age. While our accounts “Go Dark” during this time, we’ll take time for prayer and daily devotions to deepen our faith. Then, 10 days later, we’ll break our fast and “Shine Bright” on social media, drawing on the strength we’ve developed to share our faith with a world in need of light.

Step 1: Get Ready

Step 2: Go Dark

  • Starts May 5th, 2022
  • 10 day social media fast
  • Prayer & daily devotions to grow deeper in faith

Step 3: Shine Bright

  • Break the fast on May 15th, 2022
  • 10 days of being a living witness to the gospel on social media

Take the “Go Dark, Shine Bright” pledge and get the social media fast guide!

Yes, I want to commit to the “Go Dark, Shine Bright” social media fast.

I will take my social media accounts “dark” for 10 days starting on May 5th. Please send me emails of encouragement for the fast and the 10-days to “Shine Bright” afterward.

Join the 15,110 people who have already taken the pledge!


You’ve made your “Go Dark, Shine Bright” commitment. What’s next?

1. Share your commitment on social media!

Let your friends and family know that you plan to “Go Dark, Shine Bright” with these suggested announcement posts.

2. Encourage others to join you!

Invite other believers to participate in the social media fast, too! These suggested invitation posts are a good place to start.

3. Get ready!

Between now and May 5th, there’s plenty of time to prepare for the social media fast. Read some of our helpful articles with tips and strategies to implement, and add our reading plan on the Bible app, where you’ll find reflections and scriptures to help prepare your heart for the fast.

Churches & Organizations

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Receive special resources to take on and promote the “Go Dark, Shine Bright” social media fast through your own channels.

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Social Media Content

Below, you’ll find things you can post on your social media channels leading up to the social media fast.

Announcement Posts

These “announcement posts” are starter content you can use to announce that you’ve taken the “Go Dark, Shine Bright” pledge. Double click (or long tap on your phone) to select and copy them, then paste them into your favorite social media app and personalize to make them your own.

It’s time to take a break. 10 days with no social media, starting May 5th. I’m going to use those days to focus on God by spending time in prayer and reading the scriptures. Will you join me? #GoDarkShineBright

I’m not leaving for good, but I am going to take part in a 10-day social media fast called “Go Dark, Shine Bright” starting May 5th. For 10 days, I’m replacing social media with time spent with God. Will you join me? #GoDarkShineBright

On May 5th, the National Day of Prayer, I’m joining a 10-day social media fast. We’re going to spend our extra time in prayer and scripture reading instead of on social media. Join me! #GoDarkShineBright

Invitation Posts

Taking on a challenge like a social media fast is best done with friends! Use these suggested “invitation posts” as a starting point for your own invitations to your friends and family to join you. Just double click or long press to select the text, then copy and paste.

Join me in transforming our relationship with social media! It’s a 10-day social media fast called “Go Dark, Shine Bright.” We’ll spend those 10 days with more time in prayer and in the scriptures so we can follow them shining bright for Jesus! Sign up at https://godarkshinebright.org.

Are you ready for a break? Join me on the “Go Dark, Shine Bright” social media fast. For 10 days, we’ll take a break from social media so we can deepen our relationship with God. Sign up at https://godarkshinebright.org.

Join me on May 5th (the National Day of Prayer) as I start the “Go Dark, Shine Bright” social media fast. We’ll take a 10-day break from social media and turn our focus to scripture and prayer. Let’s do this together! Sign up at https://godarkshinebright.org.

Images to Share

You are welcome to use these images on any social media site! On a computer you can right-click and save the image, and on a mobile device you can tap the image, then long press to save it.

Profile Pictures

One easy way to spread the word about “Go Dark, Shine Bright” is to use one of these images for your profile picture! Right click to download to your computer or tap the picture and then use a long press to save it to your phone.