Stepping it Up | A Tale from Gracepoint Riverside

This past season was a time of stepping it up for many people who are involved in Gracepoint’s different praise teams. Many people used their own vacation days in order to play at one of the many NSWNs that happened this season (although it’s only partially a sacrifice – going to one of those NSWNs was also really exciting too!), and there were also many people who really stepped up their game to play at their first NSWN. You’ve already heard the story of Eric during the trip to Gracepoint Minneapolis. Well, I wanted to share another story that I heard when I was there at Gracepoint Riverside this past September – well, it’s not really a story, but rather a picture.

You’ll notice that there really isn’t enough room for another person to sit next to Allen to play the keyboard – no, it is not that our Riverside team meets in such a small venue that there isn’t enough room for the band to be on stage – rather, due to the small size of our church plant teams, people often do double (or triple or quadruple) duty: sound setup and welcome team, food and ushering, and drums and keys.  Thanks Allen for really stepping up your game there at Riverside!  I just have to wonder if he ever switches in the middle of the song or plays both at the same time!

  1. Allen, you’re too awesome.

    • ander
    • October 15th, 2010

    thats my peer!!

    • Dominic
    • October 15th, 2010

    that’s my peer too!

    • ben
    • October 18th, 2010

    go allen! glad to have him on the riverside church plant! 🙂

    • grace
    • October 20th, 2010

    I’ve seen him switch! it’s really cool! I don’t think he switches in the middle of a song though.. but if he did that would be awesome!

    • susan
    • October 23rd, 2010

    wow, and i find that just playing keys alone is hard enough…
    i will share this “stepping it up” story with our band here in minneapolis – just a reminder that we are surrounded by people all over our gracepoint churches who are doing things they’ve never done before.

    thanks for sharing this!

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