About RCCA

Excellent Classical Education Based upon a Biblical Worldview
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We seek to assist parents in their God-given responsibility to educate and train their children. In our secondary role, we will strive to foment an ardent love of God, genuine humility, and the ability to recognize true faith from religion in form only. Our classes will be designed to train young men and women to listen intently with discernment, reason logically and thoroughly, and persuade through cogent argument delivered verbally or in writing. We desire that they be able to discern between truth and deception in all of life’s experiences and joyfully choose to follow the path illuminated by the revealed truth of Scripture and the Holy Spirit.

Our aim is to train our students to recognize cultural influences as they differ from a biblical view and to have the personal fortitude to choose the latter. We desire our students to be socially gracious and spiritually graceful in every situation. We strive to equip our student with the “tools of learning” and ignite a lifelong passion to seek knowledge, while realizing the limitations and foolishness of human wisdom. We want each student to have a heart for the lost and the ability to articulately present the Gospel message.

We strive to cultivate these same qualities in our staff and faculty. Our goal is to have a diligent and professional faculty that loves God, loves the students, and loves their subject. We desire that every teacher believe in and have a thorough knowledge of classical education and be able to apply it in the classroom.

We aim to develop in our parents a sense of responsibility for the education of their children and for the success of the school. We desire that the parents be well informed and support the goals of a classical and Christian approach to education. We encourage parents to follow the biblical mandates for addressing concerns and to listen to both sides of a story before reacting to any concern.

Finally, we will strive to be beyond reproach in all our business dealings by obtaining and maintaining a reputation that glorifies our Lord. We will promote the unity of the Body of Christ by encouraging greater fellowship and understanding between the Saints of different fellowships. Ultimately, it is our prayer that RCCA serve the cause of Christ by expanding His Kingdom and by bringing honor and glory to His name.


RCCA prides itself in its Biblical foundation. We strive to be above reproach in all our dealings by obtaining and maintaining a reputation that glorifies our Lord.


Using classical education, we train our students to recognize cultural influences as they differ from a biblical view and to have the personal fortitude to choose the latter.

What We Believe?

We live in an age where the label “Christian” can refer to anything from a fanatical cult to a pacifistic agnostic. It is therefore appropriate that we clearly delineate what Renaissance Classical Christian Academy believes in and what we will unapologetically incorporate into our teaching. All board members and staff of RCCA must affirm their belief in these articles of faith. The items listed below come directly from the creeds that the church has affirmed from its inception. Any other secondary or divisive doctrinal issue will not be taught as a primary doctrine. However, if a secondary issue arises during the conduct of a class, it may be discussed, but will be referred back to the family and their local church for final authority.

  • We believe that the Bible is the only inerrant, authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16).
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent (Deuteronomy 6:4, Genesis 1:1, 1 John 5:7).
  • We believe in God the Father, Maker of all things visible and invisible.
  • We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, who with the Father made all things. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and died an atoning death through His shed blood. After three days, He arose from the grave and ascended to the right hand of the Father. We look forward to His physical return in power and glory (John 10:30, Matthew 1:18, Hebrews 4:15, John 10:32, Romans 3:25, Matthew 28:6, Romans 8:34, Luke 21:27).
  • We believe that man is lost and unable to save himself. Salvation comes only through rebirth and the regeneration by the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-8).
  • We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone (Ephesians 2:8).
  • We believe that faith without works is dead (James 2:17).
  • We believe in the present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a godly life (Galatians 5:16).
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of condemnation (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:9).
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:20-23).
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:20-23).

A Bit of History

Renaissance Classical Christian Academy is here today as a result of the fulfillment of a vision that God had birthed in Pastor Emory Goodman’s heart over twenty years ago when he was a missionary in Haiti. The dream lay dormant for a season until the timing was right and the personnel in place.

The actual formation of Renaissance Classical Christian Academy took place at a Cliffdale Christian Center Elders’ Retreat in January 2006. At this particular retreat, the elders came to a unanimous decision that the primary way to change our culture would be through transforming the hearts and minds of children. After the retreat, a rudimentary school board was formed, and they started to seek the Lord’s direction regarding curriculum and a teaching philosophy.

Over the following few months, the Lord directed Pastor Goodman to a method of teaching called “The Trivium” that is becoming more widely known for producing phenomenal results in teaching children how to think and learn. The school board attended a Classical Christian Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia to investigate further. It was evident that this was the avenue that RCCA was to take in order to train children who were going to impact their community for God’s glory.

With nothing but the Lord’s prompting and steps of faith, the school board began the task of establishing a Classical Christian Academy in Fayetteville. The church-sponsored daycare was closed to make way for classrooms wherein Renaissance Classical Christian Academy is housed today.