Nathan Gifford
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2018 Songwriting Contest Winners Announced!

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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

Tags: songwriting, contest

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

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

Started Sep 8 0 Replies

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

Procedures when taking on a new worship leader position

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nathan Gifford Sep 4. 2 Replies

What are your processes, practices, priorities, procedures, etc when you step into a new worship leading position? Generally, you are replacing a previous leader and taking on some existing and…Continue

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Nathan Gifford replied to Greg Newhouse's discussion 'How will you be remembered?'
"As a worship leader, I've served in a handful of churches over the last 20 years. When running into someone from an old church or previous band (usually on social media), I have fortunately received many positive comments from people as they…"
yesterday
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Undistracting Excellence'
"That's an interesting thought... how would a worship leader want to be remembered? You should post that as a new thread. It'll get buried in this thread if left here."
Thursday
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Undistracting Excellence'
"Also, I have a tendency to make my experiences into short narratives which are periodically shared. Yes, boring old guy stories. So, how do you think a worship leader might like to be remembered? "I remember him. He challenged me to think…"
Thursday
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

2018 Songwriting Contest Winners Announced!

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 Top 12 winners of each category, but also have an overall winner that gets the big prize!We had 191 total song entries this year, which is about a 24% increase over last year! The top songs cover a wide array of styles including worship, country, rap and more!See the contest winner results here:…See More
Monday
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Undistracting Excellence'
"I suppose I should feel a sense of contentment about being entrusted with this kind of freedom, much like work where though I officially hold the position of custodian, I am tasked occasionally with IT responsibilities including software updates and…"
Monday
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Set List 9/16/18 - Foothills A/G, Fort Collins, CO'
"Oakwood Bible Church Kalamazoo, MI 9/16 Join All The Glorious Names (Watts) Wonderful, Merciful Savior (Rogers/Wyse) Your Name (Baloche/Packiam)"
Sep 14
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

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

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 moved to Colorado during this season. I am stepping into a role now at Foothills A/G in Fort Collins, Colorado. Not sure what the role will be quite yet. :) But, I'm leading worship this Sunday for the first time here. Prayers appreciated. Hopefully I didn't forget how! hahahaI've tried to nail down a…See More
Sep 13
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Undistracting Excellence'
"I suppose that it's better than what still passes for wisdom in a couple of churches in this area, that electric guitar is a dark, frightening symbol of worldliness that just isn't condoned as a proper instrument for congregational…"
Sep 11
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion '2018 Songwriting Contest Closed for Entries - Great Participation!'
"ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the large amount of last-minute entries to the songwriting contest, judging is not quite completed. We were due to announce the winners today but will not be able to. We apologize for the delay, but not for the process. If we…"
Sep 10
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Undistracting Excellence'
"That is unfortunately a common issue in church music ministries. Usually people are leading that are volunteer and tend to be limited in what they can provide leadership and instruction to. I'm not a drummer, but I've worked hard to…"
Sep 10
Greg Newhouse replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Undistracting Excellence'
"You know, I've expressed much frustration over the years about playing in the band, but it certainly is delightful and sometimes frightening to be in a place where leadership basically says to me as a guitarist, "Here's the songs - do…"
Sep 9
Nathan Gifford posted a discussion

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

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 opportunity of creating the design for the album cover! To see last year's, go to Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/album/2BivsBVj26xfe43R2gpzif?si=2C2X8L4jT02FjltFgBi9vQIt's nothing fancy but we know this…See More
Sep 8
Phil Rynhart replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Music Stands on the Platform'
"Funny you mention that Alan, we don't have a raised platform deliberately so that we are more in touch and part of the congregation, perhaps thats way the stands don't hinder our communication. ... Phil"
Sep 5
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Procedures when taking on a new worship leader position'
"Haha nice Charles! :) Thanks for sharing. That's funny and also not a bad idea at the same time. Definitely there is a line to establish in that scenario. People will of course have opinions on the previous guy... and will also have opinions…"
Sep 4
Nathan Gifford replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Music Stands on the Platform'
"I always would prefer to have that chart there in front of me and have never tried to make people on my teams NOT use a music stand. I encourage people not to get buried in it and stare at it the whole service though. :) Definitely is nice though to…"
Sep 4
Charles Wolff replied to Nathan Gifford's discussion 'Procedures when taking on a new worship leader position'
"So... I started our band in 1993, then "retired" in 2002 but stayed at the church, helping with sound setup, playing bass for a while 'til I didn't any more.  The "new guy" who replaced me... well, I had my own…"
Sep 4

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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