Nathan Gifford
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Video for Power Music Integration with WorshipReady

Started Jun 5 0 Replies

Hey! WorshipReady has released a new video that shows the integration of their chord charts into the Power Music iPad / iPhone apps. If you use those apps, or have considered, check out the video and…Continue

Tags: chord, charts, worshipready, ipad, music

New WTR Facebook Group!

Started Jun 3 0 Replies

While this website is still active and will continue, more discussion has moved to social media platforms. For those that would like to participate in that environment, we've setup a new GROUP within…Continue

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This is how I fight my battles

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Newhouse May 20. 3 Replies

As a worship leader, I hear a song and tend to judge it along the lines of is it just a good song, or would it actually be effective in a corporate worship service. While I like the recently popular…Continue

2019 Palm Sunday Set List

Started Apr 14 0 Replies

At Foothills A/G in Fort Collins, CO, I'll be doing this set tomorrow:G   Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) - Paul BalocheB   Jesus Messiah - Chris TomlinE   Hosanna - Hillsong UnitedD   The Wonderful Cross…Continue

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Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

Video for Power Music Integration with WorshipReady

Hey! WorshipReady has released a new video that shows the integration of their chord charts into the Power Music iPad / iPhone apps. If you use those apps, or have considered, check out the video and see how easily you can get the charts pulled right in!See More
Jun 5
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

New WTR Facebook Group!

While this website is still active and will continue, more discussion has moved to social media platforms. For those that would like to participate in that environment, we've setup a new GROUP within our existing Facebook page... as the page didn't facilitate discussion.Please join the new group at: …See More
Jun 3
Nathan Gifford replied to Kimberly Laik's discussion 'An Unconventional Worship Leader'
"Hello Kimberly and thanks for sharing! I'm sorry for the personal struggles you've had to endure with family and health, but glad to hear that God is bringing you to the other side of them all! What you have described regarding your…"
May 31
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Undistracting Excellence'
"Yes, you should feel much better now. haha!"
May 22
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Undistracting Excellence'
"Do you think there were those who advised Moses to have those temple craftsmen use a nice oil stain on the wood to give a warm, inviting, non-distracting atmosphere for worship? And were horrified to find out that God actually told him to have them…"
May 22
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'This is how I fight my battles'
"Context. It worked for the guitarist. Unclear if it worked for anyone else. As a church have some challenging transitions ahead as well. To guide us through the retirement of a beloved long term senior pastor and selection of a new pastor we've…"
May 20
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'This is how I fight my battles'
"Love that song! When we really get into His presence, nothing else seems to matter. We all need that more often!"
May 20
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'This is how I fight my battles'
"We did Better Is One Day on Sunday. An older song but mostly unfamiliar to the congregation, and to the band. We've not been rehearsing during the week and just throwing things together Sunday morning, and I still really don't know how it…"
May 20
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

This is how I fight my battles

As a worship leader, I hear a song and tend to judge it along the lines of is it just a good song, or would it actually be effective in a corporate worship service. While I like the recently popular song “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)”, I never thought of it as a great corporate worship option. Then I was in a service today where the song was part of a great worship set and great atmosphere. The song helped me to refocus a bit and remind me that I need to keep my eyes on Him, looking to where…See More
May 19
Nathan Gifford replied to Brian Lawson's discussion 'Crimson King - does it work as a congregational worship song?'
"Nice song Brian and thanks for sharing! I think this would definitely work for corporate worship. The annual songwriting contest is coming... hint, hint. :)"
May 9
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Worship The Rock, Vol. 2 Compilation Album'
"We have a new listening site setup for the compilation album! https://worshiptherock.hearnow.com/ Check it out... AND SHARE!"
Apr 23
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

2019 Palm Sunday Set List

At Foothills A/G in Fort Collins, CO, I'll be doing this set tomorrow:G   Hosanna (Praise Is Rising) - Paul BalocheB   Jesus Messiah - Chris TomlinE   Hosanna - Hillsong UnitedD   The Wonderful Cross - Chris TomlinD   Grace So Glorious - ElevationWhat is everyone else doing this Palm Sunday?See More
Apr 14
Nathan Gifford replied to Jibin Chacko's discussion 'How often we should pray'
"Good input! Thanks for sharing!"
Apr 12
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

Worship The Rock, Vol. 2 Compilation Album

Part of our annual songwriting competition for Worship The Rock is that the top 12 winning songs get put on a compilation album. This is the top 6 from the Praise & Worship category as well as the top 6 from the Contemporary Christian category.We had some delays in getting this wrapped up for the 2018 contest, but it is finally here and ready for you to check it out! This year's compilation contains a wide variety of styles from praise & worship to country and rap!To see the full…See More
Apr 1
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

Major Scales, Intervals & The Circle Of Fifths

Part 2 in the "Music Theory In Worship" series, available here:https://link.worshipready.com/theory-pt2"When you first learn how to read, you do not start with Lord Of The Flies. You start with the alphabet. You learn all about the foundational pieces that are used to form words. Then you learn how to put words together into sentences. Then you build paragraphs with multiple sentences of a common thought. You get the idea. Music follows…See More
Mar 29
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion '3/17/19 Set List'
"“All Creatures of Our God and King” (Hymnal/Organ/Piano) (vocalists leave platform, return to pews) (...) “Glorious Day” (Casting Crowns) (team leaves platform, returns to pews) (...)  “Blessed Assurance”…"
Mar 19

Profile Information

Home Church:
Foothills Assembly of God - Fort Collins, CO
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 1 of our 5 birth kids live in Fort Collins, CO, where we just moved to summer of 2017. We also have 4 foster kids (siblings) presently that we will likely have the opportunity to adopt! I am part of the worship team at our church, leading worship in a rotation with a few other worship leaders.
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 2:33pm on February 20, 2019, David Pellegrini said…

Nathan

I used to live in Fort Collins back in the 70s. I was stationed FE Warren AFB in Cheyenne

but lived in Fort Collins. I remember it being so beautiful there , we used to drive in the mountains a lot. How are you handling the legalized pot world. I just feel so bad for the kids, it's in the candy and food. It's probably coming to Kentucky as well.

I am writing a lot of new songs. I would love to get them into worship.

At 1:21pm on January 18, 2019, Ozichi Ijeoma Omotade said…

Thank you for your warm welcome! Looking forward to learning and sharing and networking in this wonderful platform. 

At 4:48pm on August 28, 2018, Ruby L. Dunaway said…

I want to personally thank you for the friend add.  I pray you are blessed and I do want to become an active member. I have such a heart to worship God and to fellowship with others who do the same. God bless and keep you safe.

At 5:55pm on August 20, 2018, Sam Major said…

Thanks Nathan for the friend invite. Looking forward to getting better acquainted with everyone.  God bless

At 6:52am on July 18, 2018, Phil Rynhart said…

Thank you Nathan for your friend add, have a blessed day.....Phil

At 7:28pm on May 26, 2018, Jacob marvel emefiele said…

Tanks sir for d friend request

At 6:04pm on April 30, 2018, Anna said…
Hi Nathan! Thanks for making my day by adding me as a friend! God bless you and your family and keep prospering you! ~~~Anna
At 10:22am on January 3, 2018, Mari K L said…

thank you for adding me as a friend

At 11:08am on December 5, 2017, Mat Bryan said…

Hey Nathan,

Thanks for adding me as friend. I'm looking forward to getting involved and building friendships and knowledge. Blessings.

At 5:52pm on October 28, 2017, Michael Schwabe said…

Hi Nathan,

Thanks for the add. 

Be blessed

Michael

 
 
 

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