Nathan Gifford
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WTR Songwriting Contest Video

Started Jun 27 0 Replies

Check out our new video for the songwriting contest! Please share it, like it, etc and help to spread the word!Continue

Tags: contest, songwriters, songwriting

How to Put Together the Perfect Worship Service

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorraine Doswell Jun 22. 4 Replies

Here you have it... after all of these years of trying... the answers are now provided for you!…Continue

Tags: humor, planning, service, worship

Do you post Sunday set lists to social media for your congregation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Wolff Jun 21. 2 Replies

I've seen some churches that post their Sunday set list on social media during the week so the congregation knows what songs are being sung on Sunday. I can see both pros and cons to this. Any of you…Continue

Tags: media, social, list, set

Patriotic Worship Music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Toni Jun 23. 5 Replies

With July 4th coming up soon in the USA, what are those of you in this country doing in your worship services? Personally, I struggle with utilizing songs during the regular worship set that are not…Continue

Tags: holidays, seasonal, patriotic


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Nathan Gifford replied to angela dittmar's discussion 'Glad to be back here!'
"Welcome back Angela! :)"
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Nathan Gifford commented on Worship The Rock's group 'Keyboard Players'
"So what is everyone using these days? I've been on a Korg Kronos X the last 3 years or so and love it! The piano sounds are incredible! The two minute boot time when I power it up sucks, but I can deal with that. :)"
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Nathan Gifford commented on Nathan Gifford's group 'Colorado Worship Leaders (USA)'
"I just moved to Loveland, Colorado about 6 weeks ago and we have also just decided on a new home church here. I'm looking forward to getting involved in the worship ministry here soon! I created this group so all of us worship leaders in this…"
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Colorado Worship Leaders (USA)

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Nathan Gifford replied to Cori Anderson's discussion 'Hello Everyone - Newbie Here'
"Welcome to WTR! I'll definitely check out the songs that you posted. In the meantime, be sure to check out the songwriting contest that is going on right now."
Jul 19
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion '2017 WorshipTheRock Worship & Christian Songwriting Contest'
"Just shy of two weeks left everyone! Get your songs submitted and be a part of this year's contest! The prizes have never been better, and with two different categories to enter in, you have even more chances to be a winner!"
Jul 18
Nathan Gifford replied to Gabriel Hauber's discussion 'Looking for beta testers for SongSheet's integration'
"Also, if you do not already have a WorshipReady account, one will be setup for you with a free 10-chart package to use for testing."
Jul 17
Nathan Gifford replied to Wulf Forrester-Barker's discussion 'What notation do you give your team?'
"I have always used chord charts for the band. Full scored sheet music I find to be overkill for the contemporary worship band. Plus, it makes it more difficult to be more flexible and "on the fly" in a service. I have generally used full…"
Jul 11
Leila Larson left a comment for Nathan Gifford
"Thank you! You are my first friend on this web site I am excited to learn more about ! My name is Leila  but you can call me Lee!    "
Jul 11
Nathan Gifford replied to Greg Newhouse's discussion 'Irrelevant Skills'
"See my reply to Toni above... if you haven't already. I'm with you. None of us should simplify just because others on the team are not at your musical level... and likely make no efforts to move in that direction. There is nothing…"
Jul 11
Nathan Gifford replied to Greg Newhouse's discussion 'Irrelevant Skills'
"I wasn't referring to any of this on a spiritual level so please don't think I was putting correct chord usage above the things that really matter.  Of course if someone plays a Dm7 while the bass is covering the B, that exact sound…"
Jul 11
Nathan Gifford replied to Greg Newhouse's discussion 'Irrelevant Skills'
"That is true... same notes... with a B thrown in on the bass. :)"
Jul 11
Nathan Gifford replied to Greg Newhouse's discussion 'Irrelevant Skills'
"Within, all charts are custom-made and guaranteed accurate based on the associated recording. So, whatever is played in the recording, that's what the chart has. There is no "dumbing down". Often times, people want to…"
Jul 10
Nathan Gifford replied to Greg Newhouse's discussion 'Irrelevant Skills'
"First, welcome back! :) Second, a half-diminished 7th chord with a b9 is neither irrelevant or irreverent. Like any other extended tertian chords, they are used everywhere, but in the right song... the right place... they can bring a sound that a…"
Jul 7

Profile Information

Home Church:
Citipointe Church - Northern Colorado
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, 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 1 of our 5 kids live in Loveland, CO, where we just moved to summer of 2017. Although not serving presently in a music pastor role, I am looking forward to getting connected in our new city and church!
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 3:53pm on July 11, 2017, Leila Larson said…

Thank you! You are my first friend on this web site I am excited to learn more about ! My name is Leila  but you can call me Lee!    

At 3:02am on June 17, 2017, David Loeffler said…

Hi, just got back on, been busy with knee surgery etc. I just recently sold off all my electric stuff and am sticking with acoustic for our new direction in ministry. I got a Taylor 314CE instead  and love it. It works best for every situation!

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 :)


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,


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"

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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