Praise Crowd is an opportunity for students to gather and worship together outside of school time. Praise Crowd meets after Friday night boys’ and girls’ basketball games, the annual dodgeball tournament, and other times throughout the year. Chick-fil-A sandwiches or other amazing food is served and the students are invited into The Commons or the ARC for a time of worship. Praise Crowd is led by a committee of juniors and seniors, and is sponsored by Mr. Lance Davids and Mrs. Rachel Drost. The committee plans the evenings and recruits other students to help lead each service.
As Mr. Davids says, “On those Friday nights in The Commons, for those kids, it doesn’t matter what denomination you belong to. It doesn’t matter what grade in school you are. It doesn’t matter what group in school you belong to. It doesn’t matter what race or gender you are. What matters is worshiping the risen Lord Jesus Christ, and that is beautiful. The barriers that we so often have in worship at church and at school come down because of the realization that God is bigger than all of that. These kids are worshiping together, in community. This year the theme is “Finding Faith” based on Hebrews 11:1. It is a call for each student to own their faith in Jesus and understand their identity in Christ.”