Nathan Gifford
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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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Worship The Rock, Vol. 2 Compilation Album

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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…Continue

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Major Scales, Intervals & The Circle Of Fifths

Started Mar 29 0 Replies

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…Continue

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3/17/19 Set List

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Aiken Mar 19. 1 Reply

I lead worship yesterday at Foothills Assembly of God in Fort Collins, CO. My set list was:Open Up The Heavens (Vertical Worship)Forever Reign (One Sonic Society)At Your Name (Worship Central)Ever Be…Continue

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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
Joe Aiken replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion '3/17/19 Set List'
"Our set from Sunday.... Praise is Rising- Brenton Brown Your fire speaks Your name- Joe Aiken Jesus, be the centre- Michael Frye(?) Holy Spirit- Torwalt Who You say I am- Hillsong"
Mar 19
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

3/17/19 Set List

I lead worship yesterday at Foothills Assembly of God in Fort Collins, CO. My set list was:Open Up The Heavens (Vertical Worship)Forever Reign (One Sonic Society)At Your Name (Worship Central)Ever Be (Aaron Shust)Great Are You Lord (All Sons & Daughters)I don't normally plan songs for the end and just feel it out. Yesterday, we did "Holy Spirit" (Torwalt) and "Show Me Your Glory" (Jesus Culture) during the altar / prayer time.The set flowed really well and it was great service!What did…See More
Mar 18
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'New Article Series "Music Theory In Worship"'
"Yeah I hate seeing charts like that. Read my other comment below about a chart I saw yesterday. Song in the key of E, but instead of a B/D# as was played on the album, their chart had a Eb. That is so bad and wrong on multiple levels. Some people…"
Mar 7
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'New Article Series "Music Theory In Worship"'
"What a great relief and delight it is to have a song left in a flat key instead of being transposed to an open chord key or capoed. Some charts are even written in sharps when flats are indicated. One of the worst was a chord chart that should have…"
Mar 7
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'New Article Series "Music Theory In Worship"'
"Some people wonder why we make our own custom chord charts at WorshipReady and never just re-sell charts right from the publisher or artists. One, we wouldn't have the charts that work so well in OnSong and similar apps. Two, and more…"
Mar 6
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'New Article Series "Music Theory In Worship"'
"Thanks for the reply Charles! Let me hit your points here... 1) The target is BOTH worship leaders and musicians. It can't be a super specific target as everyone is in a different place. Some worship leaders don't even play an instrument,…"
Mar 5
Charles Wolff replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'New Article Series "Music Theory In Worship"'
"Looked this over.  I don't disagree with any of the theory you present, but I think it might be worth thinking about who this series is aimed at -- worship LEADERS, right? - and maybe think through the content in that context. …"
Mar 5
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

New Article Series "Music Theory In Worship"

We are very excited to announce a new article series that is launching today, "Music Theory In Worship"! This link will get you to an introduction post, with a link at the bottom to the first part in the series, "What Key Is This Song In?" We'll be regularly posting new articles with the purpose of helping you to grow in your giftings and to learn new things that will…See More
Mar 4
Nathan Gifford left a comment for David Pellegrini
"Hey David! Nice to hear from you. :) We moved to Colorado in the summer of 2017, initially to Loveland and then to Fort Collins. This area is beautiful and we personally do not see any day to day issues from the whole marijuana element. We were…"
Feb 20
David Pellegrini left a comment for Nathan Gifford
"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…"
Feb 20
Allan Midgley replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Patriotic Worship Music'
"I can agree with you , on special days you can remember by a song, but that's all. The main reason you are there is for God not for man. Here in Australia we don't have issues with this so much as we tend to keep it separate and not waving…"
Feb 20

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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