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Great Is Your Faithfulness - Nathan Gifford

Started Oct 22 0 Replies

I'm not really posting this song for feedback, although you're welcome to give it if you'd like. :) I'm posting this because I felt like I should share it today.It's a song that I wrote a few years…Continue

Tags: faithful, worship

2018 Songwriting Contest Winners Announced!

Started Sep 17 0 Replies

The time has come to announce the winners of the 2018 Worship & Christian Music Songwriting Contest! We had two separate categories, Praise & Worship and Contemporary Christian. We have the…Continue

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Set List 9/16/18 - Foothills A/G, Fort Collins, CO

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Newhouse Sep 14. 1 Reply

Guys I haven't posted a set list in quite a while because I haven't lead worship in quite a while. Due to big life transitions, I had to step away from regular weekly ministry for a season. I also…Continue

Tags: list, set

You can design the upcoming Worship The Rock 2018 compilation album artwork!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Gifford Sep 26. 1 Reply

As we are near the announcement of the 2018 songwriting contest winners, we'll be putting together this year's compilation album with the top 12 songs. We decided this year to give everyone else the…Continue

 

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Toni replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Worship Musicians Skipping Out on the Preaching'
"Sounds like you need an assistant."
Tuesday
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Worship Musicians Skipping Out on the Preaching'
"I'm also the church custodian, so from time to time I cut out after our 2 song set to go empty trash, vacuum and take down the tables and chairs I set up for Sunday School so the gym will be clear for AWANA in the evening. If I do not, I…"
Tuesday
Nathan Gifford replied to Jason Silver's discussion 'Hi From Canada - Near Kingston, Ontario'
"Welcome Jason!  No worries man... share away. You can post your songs in the songwriting category, especially if you like getting feedback. "
Nov 7
Toni replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"There's a vulgar schoolboy joke about 50 million flies, but that's inappropriate here. :p Talking of Abba, have you ever found yourself playing the riffs from songs that sound like they were the inspiration for worship songs? I can't…"
Oct 31
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"You mean that an assumed consensus elsewhere doesn't actually constitute a universal best practice? :D"
Oct 31
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"Well, no one had posted anything for a couple of days, and I can't stand the quiet. When we're opening "Mamma Mia" at the high school in another week and a half, and what I'm playing at church makes ABBA feel like a Swedish…"
Oct 31
Toni replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"But where can you go from there when it just needs a bit more? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOO5S4vxi0o :-)"
Oct 30
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"I am not recommending this, just as I would not recommend sight reading for everyone. Just glad there's one place where it works to do what I do, because I'm sure I would not fit in everywhere."
Oct 30
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"After Sunday's service, "Hey, did you guys adjust the monitors or mix or something? I heard the team quite clearly for a change. It sounded better." No. Only change I made was turning up the gain on the Marshall to 10. Master volume…"
Oct 30
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Great Is Your Faithfulness - Nathan Gifford

I'm not really posting this song for feedback, although you're welcome to give it if you'd like. :) I'm posting this because I felt like I should share it today.It's a song that I wrote a few years ago. This is just a simple demo of the song, nothing professional, but my wife and I have really been trusting and leaning on God's promises, knowing that He is always faithful. Sometimes you have to grab hold of that truth and CHOOSE to believe it, even if you can't see it at the present moment. It…See More
Oct 22
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"Exactly. I just need to keep showing up and doing the thing, and trust that faithfulness in the word and prayer trumps my deficiencies. And the next time someone makes a comment about church buying me nice equipment to use (which they didn't),…"
Oct 15
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"When I lead last weekend, midway through the first song (a new song by the way), something happened to our in-ear mixes. It sounded horrible and there seemed to be nothing I could do to address it. It was so distracting to me and I had to fight hard…"
Oct 15
Charles Wolff replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"I am reminded of this interview with Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead Movie... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOYYyJj1v8I"
Oct 15
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'What is your measurement of successful music ministry?'
"It's Monday morning, and I have come to the conclusion that I-really have no idea how yesterday's service went. My perception of success from Sunday to Sunday may be more dependent upon my mood and the presence or absence of bible time and…"
Oct 15
Nathan Gifford replied to Joe Aiken's discussion 'Questions & Trust'
"I didn't feel that the verses set the song up as about a broken relationship. I read your comment and had to go back and re-read the lyrics. The relationship piece was one line out of all the verse lines... each line giving a different question…"
Oct 11
Nathan Gifford replied to Joe Aiken's discussion 'Questions & Trust'
"Good stuff Joe! I would suggest making the title just "Questions". I like it though overall. Thanks for sharing!"
Oct 11

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, 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 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 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

At 2:07pm on October 16, 2017, Herman Theodorus said…

Thank you Nathan.

At 4:51pm on August 21, 2017, Andy Magwood said…
Hi Nathan.
Thanks for the friend add.
God bless u bro.
 
 
 

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