BRAVE - Awakening Kingdom Purpose and Songs

BRAVE - Awakening Kingdom Purpose and Songs
The Brave podcast exists to encourage, educate, resource and connect a loving community of female songwriters and creatives for the glory of God. We get excited about awakening dreams, purpose, and songs in spirit-filled believers of Jesus Christ.

066 - The Songwriter Personality Series: The Producer Track Writer with Dwan Hill
Oct 23 • 43 min
Krissy sits down with Dwan Hill about The Producer/Track Songwriter Personality. Dwan is a GRAMMY award-winning and 2x Dove-nominated songwriter, producer, musician, writer, and church leader based in Nashville, TN. To take the…
065 - Songwriter Personality Series: The Melody Writer with Amanda Blankenship and Emily Weeks
Oct 2 • 41 min
Krissy sits down with Amanda Blankenship and Emily Weeks (two small group leaders for The Worship Songwriter Mentorship Course) about The Melody Songwriter Personality. To take the songwrit…
064 - Songwriter Personality Series: The Chords Arranging Writer with Baily Hager
Sep 18 • 27 min
Krissy sits down with Baily Hager from Madison Street Worship to discuss the Chords/Arranging Songwriter Personality. To take the songwriter personality test yourself, simply visit
063 - Songwriter Personality Series: The Content Writer with Sue Smith
Sep 4 • 62 min
Krissy sits down with professional songwriter Sue Smith to talk about the Content Songwriter Personality traits and strengths.
062 - Songwriter Personality Series: The Structure Writer with Dave Clark and Lani Crump
Aug 21 • 33 min
Krissy sits down with professional songwriter Dave Clark and Worship Songwriter Mentorship Small Group Leader, Lani Crump to talk about the Structure Songwriter Personality traits and strengths.
061 - Songwriter Personality Series: The Concept Writer with Dustin Smith and Mike Grayson
Aug 7 • 31 min
Krissy sits down with professional songwriter and worship leaders, Mike Grayson and Dustin Smith to talk about the Concept songwriter personality traits and strengths.
060 - Songwriter Personality Series: The Hearing Prophetic Writer with Corey Voss
Jul 17 • 36 min
Krissy sits down with professional songwriter and worship leader, Corey Voss to talk about the Hearing/Prophetic songwriter personality traits and strengths. To take the songwriter personality test yourself, simply visit
059 - Mike Grayson | How To Organize Your Worship Team
Jun 26 • 41 min
Mike Grayson of CrossPoint Church stops by again to share how he organizes his 300 music volunteers at 5 locations so that everyone gets an opportunity to be involved, make an impact and contribute to the worship experience at church.
058 - The Heart Behind Cross Point Music with Mike Grayson and Cheryl Stark
Jun 12 • 35 min
We hear about their journeys and how it led them to Crosspoint. We also hear more about what amazing things God is doing in their church and their original worship songs.
057 - Building Your Team: Willingness Over Skill with Andrea Olson
May 29 • 44 min
Maribeth and Krissy talk with Andrea Olson about her approach to team building and how she trains others through Overflow Worship.
056 - What I Learned About Worship Leading From Network Marketing
Apr 30 • 32 min
Maribeth and Krissy discuss what they’ve learned about leading teams and problem solving from network marketing!
055 - Leading Worship as a Female
Apr 11 • 54 min
An interview with Alex Enfiedjian of Worship Ministry Training
054 - No Room
Mar 28 • 19 min
Krissy and Maribeth have a conversation about two way journaling, and what Krissy recently heard God Say about “No Room.”
053 - Frequency.FM
Mar 15 • 37 min
Female leadership and worship songwriting with host, Joe Brookhouse.
052 - Marketing Indie Artists and Worship Music with Wisdom Moon
Feb 28 • 35 min
Wisdom Moon brings his marketing expertise to the Brave Worship podcast.
051 - Tony Wood - How to Have a Great Co-write
Feb 13 • 32 min
Tony Wood shares how to have an effective co-write - step by step.
050 - What 2019 Looks Like
Jan 23 • 27 min
Lots to look forward to for songwriters in 2019.
049 - Come With Us To Ireland!
Jan 9 • 28 min
The deadline to apply to our next mission trip to Ireland is January 31.
048 - Ray Hughes Part 3: Talk So Loud They Have To Remember
Dec 27, 2018 • 52 min
Prophetic historian, Ray Hughes, comes to speak at Brave Worship sharing a message about music, history and so much more. Join us for part 3 of 3 this week.
047 - Ray Hughes Part 2: How The Ryman Came To Be
Dec 20, 2018 • 45 min
Prophetic historian, Ray Hughes, comes to speak at Brave Worship sharing a message about music, history and so much more. Join us for part 2 of 3 this week.
046 - Ray Hughes: Sam Jones Comes To Nashville
Dec 14, 2018 • 55 min
Prophetic historian, Ray Hughes, comes to speak at Brave Worship sharing a message about music, history and so much more. Join us for part 1 of 3 this week.
045 - The Significance of Song
Dec 3, 2018 • 17 min
Hear about the spiritual significance of song and also the 5 purposes of worship songs as shared at the Brave Conference.
044 - Brave Worship Conference Recap
Nov 26, 2018 • 14 min
Maribeth and Krissy give us a peek into the recent Brave Conference!
043 - Jenni McGrew: The Story of Worship Leaders Collective
Nov 15, 2018 • 40 min
This is episode is for worship leaders or worship teams at churches globally.
042 - Rachael Thomas: Caring for Your Worship Team
Nov 9, 2018 • 31 min
Rachael Thomas has been leading worship a lot of years. She joins Krissy and Maribeth in the studio to talk about how important it is to care for your worship teams.
041 - It’s Conference Season!!
Oct 15, 2018 • 19 min
Maribeth and Krissy talk about all of the conferences they’ve been to in the last few weeks. And, the most important one of all is coming up: Brave Worship Conference - November 2 and 3.
040 - People Over Platform
Sep 26, 2018 • 28 min
Amanda Blankenship, Dustin Smith, James Gailbraith and Krissy Nordhoff have some honest conversation about the current culture of the church.
039 - Global Leadership Summit Review
Sep 12, 2018 • 22 min
We talk favorite new snacks, travel, and Maribeth’s thoughts after the Global Leadership Summit as it relates to current Christian culture.
038 - The Worship Songwriter Mentorship Online Course is Live!
Sep 5, 2018 • 26 min
It’s fall and Maribeth’s birthday week! This episode learn about Krissy’s newly released Worship Songwriter Mentorship Course and how you can be a part. Enroll in the course at…
037 - Take The Songwriter Personality Test
Aug 29, 2018 • 21 min
Summer’s over, school is back, and so are we! This episode, we share about Krissy’s free songwriter personality test.
036 - Matt Hammitt: With Great Success Comes Greater Challenges
Aug 15, 2018 • 43 min
For twenty years, Ohio native, Matt Hammitt, was the lead singer and songwriter for Dove Award-winning two time Grammy-nominated band Sanctus Real. During that time, the band released eight albums under Sparrow Records, toured internationally and relea…
035 - Women in Worship (Krissy appears on The Worship Podcast)
Aug 4, 2018 • 32 min
Krissy appeared on The Worship Podcast recently. We share her conversation with Dustin Smith and James Galbraith here. They discuss women’s roles as leaders in church - the struggles, challenges and solutions. A great conversation was started today. …
034 - Natalie Runion: Leading Worship at New Life Church
Jul 18, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode, we have a great conversation with Natalie Runion of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO about her story, some of her experiences as a worship leader, and her heart for truly pastoring people in her care.
033 - Brittany Batson: Diversity in Worship
Jun 27, 2018 • 37 min
We talk with Brittany Batson about diversity in worship.
032 - Jamie Miley and Andrew Cunningham: Meet Ascension Music
Jun 13, 2018 • 34 min
Learn about the ministry of Ascension Worship, and how they connect players and worship leaders to local churches while we have the battle of the fly.
031 - Introducing Brave Production and Marketing Services
May 22, 2018 • 30 min
We had a takeover today by Eric Nordhoff (Marketer) and Matt Price (Producer). Krissy goes it alone talking with these two guys about Brave Worship Production and Marketing services for Christian songwriters and artists. Providing high quality, ethical…
030 - Muffins and Mammograms
May 9, 2018 • 32 min
Maribeth and Krissy share about their recent traveling adventures and talk about the importance of living life with those you minister with.
029 - Connecting
Apr 18, 2018 • 20 min
Maribeth flies solo on this episode of Brave Worship. She shares the importance of making connection in ministry and any position of leadership you are in.
028 - The QuoteCast
Mar 27, 2018 • 27 min
On this episode, Maribeth and Krissy share their favorite quotes that inspire them in their ministries and lives. And, we reveal a new songwriting resource we created that YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!! You’ll find it at or in th…
027 - Amanda Blankenship: Cherish Community
Mar 12, 2018 • 36 min
Krissy sits down with Brave Worship Blogger, Worship Leader and Songwriter, Amanda Blankenship. She shares her story and why she cherishes community and you should too!
026 - Lydia Ingegneri: Music, Ministry and Grocery Stores
Jan 5, 2018 • 47 min
Lydia Ingegneri, pastor, worship leader and songwriter, stops by the Brave podcast booth to share her story and advice from her years of ministry experience pastoring a growing church in Arizona! We relate to Lydia in so many ways. We laugh about our…
025 - My Savior and My Son
Dec 19, 2017 • 26 min
Merry Christmas!! We’re back with a new episode today and the story behind the writing and recording of the new Brave Worship song sung by Maribeth - “My Savior and My Son”. Listen here… The song is available on Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon and …
024 - Jennie Lee Riddle’s Revelation Song
Nov 1, 2017 • 60 min
Hear the amazing story about the worship song “Revelation Song” from the writer herself, Jennie Lee Riddle. And, hear the surprising story of what happened after. We sit down with Jennie for an hour long conversation on this special episode of Brave …
023 - Scotland and Selahs
Oct 11, 2017 • 22 min
Krissy returns from a life-altering trip to Scotland with a group of 15 other Brave Worshippers and shares stories. Maribeth discusses the natural pauses in Worship, called “Selahs”.
022 - Homecoming and Hernias
Sep 27, 2017 • 25 min
Yes, this is our life right now. We share about our latest life experiences as we write, lead worship and do ministry. Some funny family stories in this one. Enjoy this one!
021 - We’re Baaaaaaack!!
Sep 15, 2017 • 30 min
Join us again after a long sabbatical. Find out what we’ve been up to and what we’re going to be discussing moving forward. We haven’t put out a new Brave Worship podcast since February, so we have a lot to catch you up on!
020 - Andrew and Jill Mitchell: Stewarding Kingdom Resources
Feb 15, 2017 • 47 min
Listen to a conversation between Andrew and Jill Mitchell as they discuss their story from worship leaders, songwriters in Scotland to real estate renovation and owning a castle. Enjoy this amazing, inspiring testimony of God’s faithfulness to His roy…
019 - Introducing Brave Besties
Dec 2, 2016 • 30 min
We talk about Brave Worship Conference and how much fun it was. But now, we have 45 new friends that we want to stay in touch with. Enter Brave Besties - our new exclusive community and program for supporting female worship leaders, songwriters, musi…
018 - Michael Farren on Being Brave Like Deborah
Nov 10, 2016 • 44 min
We talk with 3 time Dove Award winning songwriter and worship leader, Michael Farren, about the importance of women in leadership positions in the church today.
017 - Uprooting to Grow Deeper
Oct 26, 2016 • 31 min
Krissy and Maribeth discuss the necessary process of pruning and removing obstacles in your life in order to more further flourish in your worship leading and songwriting.
016 - Extra Grace: Relationships Before Correction
Oct 5, 2016 • 22 min
Krissy and Maribeth discuss the importance of establishing and maintaining good relationships before attempting to correct or insert opinions when leading a team or dealing with an individual on your team.
015 - Our Most Embarrassing Moments On Stage
Sep 21, 2016 • 34 min
Krissy and Maribeth share their most embarrassing moments leading worship or singing in church. They also discuss “The Squeeze”: how we handle times of testing and challenges reveals much about who we are and who we become.
014 - Using The Tabernacle Model When Planning a Worship Setlist
Sep 7, 2016 • 30 min
Krissy (the songwriter) and Maribeth (the worship leader) discuss planning a worship setlist using The Tabernacle Model. Also, get your tickets for the first ever Brave Worship Conference - November 11-12, 2016 at Get a …
013 - How To Empower Women In Ministry with Dustin Smith and James Galbraith
Aug 25, 2016 • 38 min
Krissy and Maribeth sit down with Dustin Smith and James Galbraith ( and to discuss the challenges of men and women working together in church leadership and worship ministry. Dustin and James discuss the biblical exa…
012 - Leading a Successful Church Music Ministry During Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy
Aug 12, 2016 • 33 min
Krissy and Maribeth having a real conversation about women’s roles in the church, changing culture, pregnancy and roles women have when leading worship in today’s evangelical church.
011 - Brave Worship Conference 2016
Jul 20, 2016 • 22 min
Krissy and Maribeth share more of their vision for the Brave Worship Conference Nashville in Franklin, TN. November 11-12 at Gateway Church Franklin 1288 Lewisburg Pike. Registration details can be found at
010 - Living Your Calling While Raising a Family
Jul 10, 2016 • 32 min
Maribeth and Krissy share how they have experienced success in ministry while balancing personal life and family. It’s not easy, but these stories and tips will help you do it all!
009 - Trails
Jun 22, 2016 • 18 min
Krissy is joined by a special guest - her husband, Eric as they are on location.Their family recently took a family hike in Glacier National Park. Krissy and Eric share their observations about the trail they hiked as a family.
008 - Fashionably Worship
Jun 15, 2016 • 36 min
We talk with Meagan Newell, a talented young fashion entrepreneur, about the “rules” of fashion for female worship leaders, songwriters and women in church ministry today.
007 - Live Loved
Jun 8, 2016 • 20 min
On this episode Krissy and Maribeth talk about the subject of God’s grace and how to live your life in church ministry loved by Him more than any way else.
006 - Talking Sabbath with Tasha Layton
May 25, 2016 • 40 min
Worship Leader, Artist and Speaker Tasha Layton joins Krissy and Maribeth to talk about the importance of rest as leaders in ministry.
005 - Be A Deliverer of Revelation
May 18, 2016 • 37 min
In this episode, Krissy presents how she is inspired to write songs of worship. PLUS, we giveaway a free worship song “Mercy Tree” and chord chart.
004 - Two Are Better Than One: The Art of the Co-Write
May 11, 2016 • 40 min
Krissy and Maribeth discuss the benefits, challenges and nuances of co-writing songs for worship and church services. This is a how-to of co-writing songs for worship. PLUS, we give away a new worship song “Back to Life” and the chord chart.
003 - 10 Things Worship Leaders Want Songwriters To Know
May 5, 2016 • 34 min
In this episode, we discuss what worship pastors want songwriters to know when making song choices for church worship. Great interaction between Krissy, the songwriter, and Maribeth, the music pastor.
002 - Darlene Zschech Interview
Apr 27, 2016 • 44 min
We interview one of our heroes in worship, Hillsong Australia Worship Leader, Darlene Zschech (writer of “Shout to the Lord”). She shares her journey, her battles and the lessons learned over the last two decades of being a global pioneer in church wo…
001 - Who We Are and What We’re About
Apr 25, 2016 • 20 min
We are Krissy Nordhoff and Maribeth Dodd. Krissy is a songwriter, Maribeth is a worship pastor. We are sisters, 6 years apart, and each married with 7 combined kids! In this episode, we introduce ourselves and share our from our unique perspective as t…