Making a joyful noise

Presbyterian Association of Musicians focuses on worship

September 27, 2013

LOUISVILLE

Worship is a central part of the mission of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM).

“Everything we do grows from worship,” said William McConnell, executive director.

PAM has a strong relationship with the Presbyterian Mission Agency. McConnell addressed the PMA board Sept. 27.

Founded in 1970, PAM hosts several conferences every year, including summer gatherings at Montreat and Mo-Ranch conference centers. These conferences allow for fellowship, professional development, worship and music, including singing, handbells and other instruments.

PAM also offers three levels of certification for professional church musicians — certified colleague in church music, certified associate church musician and certified church musician. These certifications are to be renewed every five years.

“PAM is excited to continue the relationship with the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the PC(USA),” McConnell said. “Thank you for your support, and we look forward to a continued relationship for many years to come.”

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