Episodes
The Writing Worship Team is taking over the Brave podcast from now on.  In this episode, the team discusses the value of the Writing Worship Community to all of their lives.  And, we get to hear from acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader, Christy Nockels, who taught on “Writing From a Place of Rest” at our 2022 annual Writing Worship Conference.  Christy is a veteran in Christian music, from her early days in the band Watermark, her days leading with Passion, and a long career of...
Published 12/01/22
In this podcast, Eric and Krissy sit down with Todd Fields, the creator of Worship Circle - an important resource for worship leaders. He shares how God has ministered to his own heart recently and is about to release music to share more of that part of his story.  We became fast friends and made an instant connection over coffee at the podcast table.  Worship Circle exists to let worship leaders know that they are loved and that they are not alone.  Sign up now for new Worship Circle groups...
Published 04/20/22
Long time Brave and Writing Worship songwriter, Corrina Jayne, is gaining momentum with her songwriting and singing.  She shares her journey so far as an independent worship songwriter, worship leader, and Christian artist. You can connect with Corrina on Instagram, Facebook, and her website. Follow us on Instagram. Follow us on Facebook. Join the Brave Worship Community.
Published 02/09/22
One of the best ways to grow as a songwriter is to analyze a popular song to discover what makes it great. That's exactly what we're going to do this week - we're going to break down BLESSED BE YOUR NAME by Matt Redman using a valuable technique we teach in the Worship Songwriter Mentorship and in the Writing Worship curriculum, called Song Mapping. Emily Weeks and Krissy Nordhoff teach us the basics of song mapping and then tear apart this classic worship song together. Follow us on...
Published 01/26/22
We finish 100 episodes.  We look back and look forward with a bunch of congratulations surprises mixed in! Links mentioned in this episode: BraveWorship.com/Donate BraveWorship.com/Events SongBarn.com WritingWorship.co Follow us on Instagram. Follow us on Facebook. Join the Brave Worship Community.
Published 01/12/22
Kevin Winebarger dedicates his life to helping Christian artists grow: spiritually, musically, and in ministry. He and his wife, Jessica, run Courage Studios out of Charlotte, NC, and serve clients all over the world. Many artists have bigger dreams than their discipline and bigger callings than their clarity on how to get there. Kevin leads his clients through an intentional, individualized process by helping them clarify their artistic endeavors and desires and what God’s put in their...
Published 11/17/21
Brett Perkins joins Eric for a conversation about developing a church worship songwriting culture.  We also discuss the challenges and opportunities that open up when releasing music as a church worship team.  ABOUT BRETT: Brett Perkins is a songwriter and worship leader from rural West TN. Growing up, sports and outdoors is all he knew, but over time music became a passion. For the past 10 years, Brett has traveled the country leading worship at various camps, events, and churches. In a...
Published 11/10/21
Songwriter, Nick Morrow from Mountaintops Music, joins Krissy and Eric to talk about what it was like to pastor a church and lead worship at the same time.  And, what it has been like moving his family from Indiana to Nashville and this new season of writing songs full time.    You can also listen to Nick's podcast, The Secret Chord Podcast. Register for the Writing Worship Conference - September 20-22, 2021 in Thompsons Station, TN.
Published 09/01/21
Dave Taylor (80/20 Music) and Eric Nordhoff (Writing Worship Co-Founder) share the most important marketing tactics we can implement in order to have the greatest reach and exposure for our songs in 2021. We're going to focus on how to increase your song's chances for success on the streaming platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, etc.). you will learn how to promote your own music successfully on the DSPs and gain more exposure, make a greater impact, gain more listeners and streams than...
Published 08/05/21
In this episode, Krissy talks with Katy Nichole about the music she's writing and about to release.  Also, Krissy shares the Brave purpose statement and so much more.  This episode is jam-packed with goodness. 
Published 07/30/21
Krissy and Eric talk more about the values of Brave and Writing Worship. Apply for the next Worship Songwriter Mentorship. Get tickets for the Writing Worship Conference - September 20-22, 2021 Caleb Holgerson with Worship Leader Coaching has a new book for worship songwriters, called House Music: Prompts For The Worship Songwriter.  House Music contains over 100 prompts for the worship songwriter. It will allow you to write more songs for your church, amplify the praises of your people,...
Published 07/15/21
Krissy and Eric Nordhoff co-host this episode.  Krissy talks to the "girls" - Emily Weeks, Rachael Thomas and Stacy Riddle - about how the Brave EP Live recording went.  Go behind the scenes.  And, Eric interviews our VIP attendee and donor - Cheyne and Katrina Stilwell about what led them to support Brave during this season. You won't want to miss this episode - jam-packed with goodness. Join us for the Writing Worship Conference Live - September 20-22, 2021.  Get your Early Bird tickets...
Published 06/09/21
Krissy Nordhoff reflects back to 2019 and all the way up to present-day together with her "pillar" during this season - Amanda Blankenship.  2019 - 2021 was a season of travel (to Ireland) with Ray and Denise Hughes.  Also, listen to how God prepared us...
Published 04/08/21
Krissy Nordhoff reflects on the greatest season of growth for Brave through the years 2016 - 2019.  During this season a podcast and conference was launched. Brave embarked on mission trips.  And, the seeds of a curriculum, mentorship, and book were...
Published 03/31/21
We go back to 2013 - 2016.  This is when Krissy first met Lani Crump - her "Pillar" for Season 2 of Brave. Listen to the stories of the early days as Girls Write Out meetings became more organized and consistent.  Krissy tells the story of Season 2 and...
Published 03/22/21
Today, we're talking about new beginnings.  We go all the way back 10 years to when Brave began.  Krissy introduces Julie Keltonic.  Julie was a pillar for Krissy as she began to meet with other female songwriters in town.  Will you consider giving to...
Published 03/16/21
It's a new season of Brave. Eric and Krissy tell the story of Brave over the last 10 years and what's ahead for our community.Get your ticket to the Live Brave Recording on April 19 by donating at least $50 to help fund the project.Save the date!  Brave...
Published 03/01/21
Krissy and Ben Calhoun of Citizen Way talk about the non-profit umbrella Ben founded for artists, Generosity Rocks, and how Brave Worship is partnering with the organization to better serve the community and give more opportunity.  Go to...
Published 11/04/20
Join Krissy for an eye-opening conversation with singer, songwriter, speaker, and Director of Diversity at Grace Chapel church in Franklin, TN, Janice Gaines. Sign-up for Braving The Deep - Over 6 sessions, journey together through God's Word to...
Published 10/07/20
In today’s episode, we talk about what it means to use our gifts for the Lord and how often, the journey in doing so can look very different than how we thought it would. Waiting, lack of opportunity, and even seasons of wounding can all feel like major...
Published 09/30/20
In today’s episode, we talk about what it means to use our gifts for the Lord and how often, the journey in doing so can look very different than how we thought it would. Waiting, lack of opportunity, and even seasons of wounding can all feel like major...
Published 09/30/20
God is working. People are moving to Nashville again.  They used to move here for opportunities. But, now they are moving here for the community. Krissy Nordhoff, Emily Weeks, and Rachael Thomas sit down to discuss all of this.Come to the next Brave...
Published 09/16/20
Join your Brave Leadership Team as they discuss the vision of Brave, navigating these times as a ministry, and what's to come.Connect with us on the website.Connect with us on Facebook.Connect with us on Instagram.
Published 08/05/20
Listen in as Krissy talks to her friend and Pastor Dustin Smith about the exciting future of partnering with Hope UC Nashville.
Published 07/08/20