“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength…Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
I love worshiping God and I love training students who want to serve God through music. Besides training worship leaders and accompanists, I specialize in training churches how to have deeper conversations about music and culture, and how their musical choices impact their church community.
I offer private lessons for music directors and worship leaders who want to:
- Improve their accompanying skills
- Advance their skills in playing either hymns or contemporary worship
- Advance their skills in directing a contemporary worship team
- Become more effective leaders in their church
I specialize in consulting with churches that want to:
- Rebuild or revitalize their worship departments
- Analyze how to be more effective in their current ministries
- Learn how to break down music-culture barriers
Some of the topics that I am available to teach include:
- How to have meaningful conversations about heart music
- How to analyze your current church-music culture
- How to deal with generational or cultural differences in your worship
- How to use music to reinforce or explore the development of a church mission statement
- What does it mean to be a servant-oriented worship leader
- How to develop more effective music leadership teams
- How to take your worship team ensemble skills to the next level
What is the difference between praise and worship?
Praise is a verbal confession of our relationship to God. It is an outward expression of our inner self.
- It may or may not include music.
- Praise in the Bible was frequently, but not always, loud and explosive. (II Chron. 20:19 and 30:21, Ps. 149:3)
- Praise music has nothing to do with musical style. It has everything to do with the attitude in which the music is sung or played, and then the lyrics.
- Praise is just one of many ways we can worship God. When we praise God, we thank Him for what He has done or recognize His amazing qualities. (Acts 3:7-8, I Chron. 16:9)
Worship is an act of reverence which recognizes God’s authority over our life. It is an interior attitude expressed through external actions.
- Worship in the Bible was frequently associated with bowing down in reverence or honor of someone or something. (Ex. 4:31, Mat. 14:33)
- Living a life of worship means that we live in submission to God’s will.
- Worship music may be fast or slow. It has nothing to do with style and everything to do with the attitude in which the music is sung or played, and then the lyrics. (Mat. 15:8)
- Praise and worship music cannot be differentiated. There is no such thing as a “time of praise” and a “time of worship.” At most, we could establish that worship music recognizes God’s authority, and is sung with a humble spirit and posture. (II Chron. 7:3, Ps 66:4)
To contact Kristina, call her at 920-904-6284 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.