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A Syllabus for Worship Arts Ministry for Church Re-Entry

June 02, 2020

As cities across the country slowly reopen parts of our everyday lives, church and worship leaders are rethinking the safest way for believers to come together again.

Clinton College’s Director of Choral Activities and professor of music Dr. Tony McNeill has compiled a syllabus of relevant information, resources and contacts to assist congregations with making the best decisions for re-entry and how they will safely practice worship in-person and online.


7:00pm EST | Monday 01 June | Webinar/Workshop: “Ways To Keep Your Choir Rehearsing and Engaged During COVID-19" | Presenter: Maria A. Ellis (St. Louis, MO) | * F R E E * | Click here to access platform: YouTube Girl Conductor

6:00pm EST | Monday 08 June | COVID Conversations: Critical Collaborations : Mental Health, Clergy, and African American Communities | Advance Registration is strongly encouraged (use link provided) | Guest Presenter: Rev. Dr. Guy Robinson | Host: Pastor Tisha Dixon-Williams | * F R E E * | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Tuesday 21 July – Thursday 23 July | #ReThinkingChurchVirtualSummit – An online conference for clergy and lay leaders. | Registration is now open at | Confirmed speakers include Rev. Howard John Wesley, Rev. Dr. Teresa Fry Brown, and Dr. De La Torre Miguel. | Conference Facebook Page | Other speakers and panelists to be announced. | Host: LaKesha Womack

Christian Witness & Ministry in a COVID-Shaped World | A series of mini-courses (3 weeks per course) offered by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (Grand Rapids, MI) | Registration fees apply. | Click on the link provided to see full list of courses offered and registration information | Check out the promo video | #ContinuingEducation






  • Take the guess work out of doing a #VirtualChoir. Roy Cotton and his company, WHATCHALLDOING?, want to help you make it happen. See flyer below for details. Contact Roy for a consultation and get your virtual choir started today!
  • Rev. Timothy Farmer – The TechnoEvangelist – Featured on “Preaching & Preachers” with Dr. Martha Simmons (Facebook Live Series). Since the beginning of March 2020, Rev. Farmer has trained and helped over 100 churches get their worship services online. He provides services related to building your church app and also creating/updating your church website and other tech-related improvements. HE IS THE BEST!!!! The Call 2 Worship Group highly recommends him. Contact Rev. Farmer today for your consultation. Please inbox him on Facebook through the hyperlink provided or email him at Here are a few of the resources Rev. Farmer has made available: (Document) Essential Components of Virtual Worship | (Video Tutorial) Keys to Effective Streaming | (Video Tutorial) Creating a Virtual Church | (Document) Rebooting Your CPU (Church Property Usage) During COVID-19 – #HighlyRecommendedDocument for Re-entry.
  • Minister Rodney Whitley (Baltimore, MD) – Audio-Visual / Worship Arts Media Consultant. Available for one-on-one or group training for effective use of audio/video equipment in your church. Min. Whitely also provides consultations on the integration of audio-visual with online streaming, marketing, audio/video editing, and he is a phenomenal organist/choir director/worship arts administrator. THE CALL 2 WORSHIP GROUP highly recommends Minister Whitley. Please inbox through Facebook using the link provided.


Dr. Tony McNeill is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Clinton College in Rock Hill, SC. He is also the Founder/Curator of The Call 2 Worship Group, an online resource for music ministers, worship artists, clergy and those who are passionate about worship ministry and education. Dr. McNeill has held teaching positions at Texas Southern University, Appalachian State University, and Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary. He has held full-time positions in worship and arts leadership at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (Charlotte, NC), Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, GA) and was also Artist-in-Residence at Park Avenue Christian Church (NYC). In addition to his work at Clinton College, Dr. McNeill keeps a demanding schedule as a consultant, guest choral conductor, conference worship leader, collaborator, accompanist, and mentor. He is a member of the gospel recording group Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers. | Contact: | 910.502.3630 | 803.327.7402; Ext. #5663 | @drtonymac | Dr. Tony McNeill