KRISSY NORDHOFF: Writing Brave Worship

“One thing I always feared is what if this is the last song I ever write, or what if this is the last good idea I ever have, and that’s a lie from the enemy. You’re always going to write another song, and that’s how you should approach co-writes and rewrites and new versions of songs.” ~ Krissy Nordhoff

This week on The Song Revolution Podcast, John sat down with professional songwriter and worship leader, Krissy Nordhoff. Krissy is a writer for Integrity Music, a 3 time Dove Award Nominee, and writer of the dynamic worship song, Your Great Name. She has written songs for several artists including Natalie Grant, Mandisa, Aaron Shust, Darlene Zschech, Lauren Daigle, Anthony Evans, and Meredith Andrews. Krissy also has a mentorship program for women called Brave Worship. In the episode, Krissy shares about this program being birthed from her own desire to have a mentor to help her navigate the music industry and her personal life.

“There are several different purposes for songs. Sometimes we just see we want our songs to reach the whole entire world, but that might not be what the Lord has in mind. It might be a song to bless Him, or a song to bless you personally, or something you want to give as a gift.” ~ Krissy Nordhoff

You will learn:

  • How to write worship songs for you and your congregation
  • How to maximize your unique Worship Songwriting Personality
  • How to co-write with confidence
  • Ways to nurture and develop a true heart of worship
  • Your own ways to shape powerful worship songs
  • The art of giving and receiving helpful songwriting feedback
  • The joy of connecting into a great community of worship songwriters

Krissy Nordhoff’s heart for God and for mentoring worshiping songwriters is captured in this incredible course and songwriting community, a heart that will be yours as you join her in the Worship Songwriting Mentorship Program.

Check out this week’s podcast where John Chisum talks with Krissy about her songwriting journey, her deep desire to mentor younger women in worship and worship songwriting, and learn the story of the massively popular song Your Great Name.

“Our songs may be fighting battles that we never lay our eyes on until we get into heaven. Or we may have a song that trickles out and reaches a heart that we never knew and changes a life. We can never underestimate the power of song.”

Some topics we talk about in this episode:

  • Introduction // Krissy Nordhoff – 0:36
  • Krissy’s Story – 3:40
  • The Progression of “Your Great Name” – 11:02
  • Writing, Re-Writing and Revisions – 15:03
  • The Song that Changed Krissy’s Life – 19:45
  • Writer’s Personality Test – 24:48
  • Mentoring and Songwriting – 32:30
  • Advice to Beginning Songwriters – 37:38
  • Maintaining Humility in the Midst of Success – 41:04
  • Worship Writer Mentorship – 45:52
  • The Rest of the Story: Your Great Name – 53:55
  • Wrap Up – 30:00

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John Chisum

John Chisum is a pioneer in the Christian music business, serving alongside people such as Bill & Gloria Gaither, Twila Paris, Paul Baloche, Don Moen, and many more. As President of Nashville Christian Songwriters, John seeks to empower Christian songwriters worldwide to discover and fulfill their call to write.

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