Nathan Gifford
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New Additions to the WTR Discovery Spotify Playlist - May 12, 2017

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We have added three more tracks to our WTR Discovery Spotify playlist!"You Are The Bright Light"Cheryl Shepherd: Bright Light"Your Name"Teresa Thomas: Upon Your Shore"Everything I Lift To You"Cocoy…Continue

Tags: songwriting, playlists, Spotify

2017 WorshipTheRock Worship & Christian Songwriting Contest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Gifford May 8. 1 Reply

We are happy to announce the official kick-off of the 2017 WorshipTheRock.com Worship & Christian Songwriting Contest! After one year off, the contest has returned and is better than ever! We…Continue

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What do you do for Mother's Day?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toni May 3. 2 Replies

As worship leaders, we always try to tie our set lists, song selections, etc towards what is happening in the overall service (or we should at least)... whether that be a sermon series, holiday or…Continue

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Charles Dupuis left a comment for Nathan Gifford
"Hey Nathan, thanks for the welcome and friend request.  I have followed you guys for a couple of days and it's really nice to see the comradery, support, and transparency among you guys. Charlie (from Louisiana)"
May 17
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

New Additions to the WTR Discovery Spotify Playlist - May 12, 2017

We have added three more tracks to our WTR Discovery Spotify playlist!"You Are The Bright Light"Cheryl Shepherd: Bright Light"Your Name"Teresa Thomas: Upon Your Shore"Everything I Lift To You"Cocoy Claravall: Everything I Lift To You (Single)Check out the full playlist on Spotify here:https://open.spotify.com/user/worshipready/playlist/4JFr6h09sh24SCUmabmJtOTo have your song considered for inclusion in this…See More
May 12
Nathan Gifford replied to Doug Hupp's discussion 'Howdy Y'all - from the Hatchie Bottoms of Tennessee!'
"Howdy back at ya! Welcome :)"
May 9
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion '2017 WorshipTheRock Worship & Christian Songwriting Contest'
"Guys, this is officially live and the entries have started to come in! Be sure to check it out and get involved! Also, please help us out and share links to the contest page of this site on your social media. You can easily share posts that we…"
May 8
Nathan Gifford replied to Mike Kerslake's discussion 'Drums: Acoustic Kits versus Electronic'
"I'm not a drummer either, but personally have only met ONE drummer... EVER... that preferred an electric kit. Most drummers seem to be willing to leave the church before being forced to play on an electric kit. :) Yes, you have to deal with…"
May 8
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

2017 WorshipTheRock Worship & Christian Songwriting Contest

We are happy to announce the official kick-off of the 2017 WorshipTheRock.com Worship & Christian Songwriting Contest! After one year off, the contest has returned and is better than ever! We have an incredible panel of judges and a very exciting prize package that you certainly need to check out! The top winning song will not be the only participant to walk away with something great either.There are also two separate categories... one for praise & worship and one for contemporary…See More
May 5
Nathan Gifford replied to Lorraine Doswell's discussion 'Can we worship God without the Holy Spirit?'
"Without a doubt there are major denominational differences on this topic. There are some denominations that line up almost identically until you get to the Holy Spirit. Obviously, pentecostal churches will regularly teach on the Holy Spirit and…"
May 3
Nathan Gifford replied to Lorraine Doswell's discussion 'Can we worship God without the Holy Spirit?'
"I don't think I've replied on this old thread either. As a default answer, I'd say certainly you can NOT worship God without the Holy Spirit. The Bible clearly lays out that the Holy Spirit IS God, part of the trinity. The Holy Spirit…"
May 3
Toni replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What do you do for Mother's Day?'
"Mothering Sunday has (had) a different meaning here in the UK, where it was all about those who lived and worked away from home returning to visit their 'mother church' where they would have been christened and confirmed. They would…"
May 3
Charles Wolff replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What do you do for Mother's Day?'
"For our offering special music, we do "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard. This year, somebody in the office decided to put out the word to have people send in pictures of their mothers (or of a mother they'd like to recognize) and…"
May 2
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May 2
Nathan Gifford replied to Siena Hadden Gilbreath's discussion 'I'm back....'
"Welcome back Siena! Check out our new Spotify playlist and you can submit a song to be considered for the next update of the playlist! Also, be watching as we're about to launch our next songwriting contest too. :)"
Apr 27
A discussion started by Nathan Gifford was featured

WorshipTheRock.com Discovery - Spotify Playlist

Many of you WTR members are active worship songwriters and we want to help you get your music in front of others... especially other worship leaders that might want to introduce your song to their own church!One new resource that we are launching is a Spotify playlist that will feature ORIGINAL (no covers) worship songs…See More
Apr 26
Cocoy Claravall left a comment for Nathan Gifford
"Thanks for adding me here. God bless you Nathan ... on a slightly different note, so sorry the Pacers didn't make it past the Cavs :) Cocoy"
Apr 25
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'WorshipTheRock.com Discovery - Spotify Playlist'
"Congregational songs would be the focus, but as I said above, that definition can be pretty broad. I do see that you submitted a song. Thanks! We'd love to see this develop and grow into multiple playlists that are more specified, in other…"
Apr 24
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'WorshipTheRock.com Discovery - Spotify Playlist'
"I understand that. At the same time, what is congregational or not depends on who you ask to some extent. :) It doesn't appear that you submitted a song for this on. You can always do so. As it is new, that congregational element may not be as…"
Apr 24

Profile Information

Home Church:
Grace Assembly of God
Musical Gift(s):
worship leader, saxophone, keyboards, vocals, songwriting
About Me:
I grew up in the church as a PK (Pastor’s Kid) and was involved in the worship band from a young age. Growing up, I played saxophone not only in my church, but in various worship bands, events, camps and recording projects. I then graduated from Indiana University School of Music with a performance degree on saxophone. While in college, I began doing some worship leading in my local church, then other churches, then took a full-time music pastor position right after graduating. I served in that capacity (in a few places) for about 8 1/2 years. Then I switched gears and launched my own web development business (which I had done part-time while working in the church). After a brief break, I stepped into a new part-time music pastor position at a church plant and helped grow the church to about 550 members in 8 years. I have recorded 9 live worship CDs and been a part of many others during my 20 years of worship leading experience.

I was very involved in a local worship conference that lead to discussions of how to further and regularly resource and serve local church music ministries. Out of all of it, WorshipReady.com was born. It was created to become the highest quality worship chord chart resource, with direct connection to the iPad OnSong app, and also to build a community and overall worship leader resource. Then in October 2016, I took on the ownership of WorshipTheRock!

My wife and our 5 kids live in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and are an active part of our local church. Although not serving presently in a music pastor role, I still minister in various roles and places, but am putting more of a focus on the family at the present.
Favorite Music:
Planetshakers, Passion, William McDowell, Jesus Culture, Vertical Church Band, North Point
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Psalms 73:23-26 (NLT)

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At 6:58pm on May 17, 2017, Charles Dupuis said…

Hey Nathan, thanks for the welcome and friend request.  I have followed you guys for a couple of days and it's really nice to see the comradery, support, and transparency among you guys. Charlie (from Louisiana)

At 1:11pm on April 25, 2017, Cocoy Claravall said…

Thanks for adding me here. God bless you Nathan ... on a slightly different note, so sorry the Pacers didn't make it past the Cavs :)

Cocoy

At 8:34am on November 14, 2016, Jonathan Skeet said…

Hi Nathan, thanks for adding me, and greetings from the Deep South. (Of England, that is!)

God bless,

Jonathan

At 9:25pm on November 11, 2016, Daniel Garvin said…

Congratulations on your appointment brother! We're keeping you in our prayers and humbly ask you to keep us in yours. Blessings!!

Daniel -Æternal Ministries

At 10:20am on April 29, 2016, PASTOR CHRIS IWELUMO said…

"I pray the good God almighty bless you all Spirit, Soul and Body and grant you your request in Jesus name"
http://iwelumochristopher.wix.com/chris1

At 11:27am on April 8, 2016, Lorraine Doswell said…

Hi Nathan,

A very warm welcome to Worship The Rock.  Great to have you on the site.

Blessings.  Lorraine

 
 
 

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