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.