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2025 Worship & Music
Interest Session Application

What is an interest session?

An interest session is a 50 minute workshop presented during the Worship & Music Conference. 

To consider before applying:

- Applications are for a single-session workshop of 50 minutes.

- The workshop topic is your choice. Broad areas of possibility might include worship planning, hymnody, justice, liturgical year, instrumental or choral topics, and many more.

- Applications may be made for week 1, week 2, or for both.

- Applications are open only to PAM members.

If chosen, presenters are responsible for their own travel, room, and board. A $175 discounted conference registration is offered for accepted submissions (one discounted rate per workshop). Submissions are reviewed and selections made by a team appointed by the PAM President.

2025 Worship & Music Conference Dates: June 15-20 and June 22-27, 2025.

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2024

You will need the following information in order to complete this application:

  1. Primary Presenter name and email address.

  2. Primary Presenter bio (500 characters or less).

  3. Primary Presenter headshot (300 dpi minimum in pdf, eps, tif, jpeg, or jpg format).

  4. Secondary Presenter name, email, bio, headshot, and PAM membership status, if applicable.

  5. Is the session for week 1, week 2, or both weeks?

  6. Title of Session (40 character maximum).

  7. Brief description of the session for publicity (300 character maximum).

  8. Full description of the session for the selection committee.

  9. Is the session appropriate for adults only or intergenerational (adults, youth, and children)?

  10. Are you willing to create a QuickSheet (fast and fabulous ideas for ministry) from your Interest Session presentation materials for submission to the PC(USA) Office of Christian Formation? Click here for an example.

  11. A list of equipment and supplies needed.

  12. Have you previously presented the session?  If so, provide additional information.

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