At the inception of every training cycle, RCCGNA Seminary will have an Overture. An Overture is a 17th Century Musical term that: “refers to an independent, self-existing instrumental, programmatic works that presaged genres such as the symphonic poem.” Overtures were expected to be played at the beginning of the program. Bakke Graduate University in Seattle brought this concept into Higher Education and uses it to describe the primary initiative at the beginning of a course within which leaders of the educational systems work to create a synergy between staff, facilitators and students at the beginning of a program of study.
At the Overture, facilitators will present on the basics of academic engagement and investigate the convergence of their individual experiences of participants and encourage them to begin the process of defining the directions for their academic Journey within the Texas School Systems. Overture students will receive at least three core books to review. These books will touch on Theology of the Urban World (Theology as Big as the City, Ray Bakke), Theology of Works (Paul Stevens – Calling and Vocation) and a book on Doctrines of the Bible. They will also receive a manual on Mentoring to assist in their need to define a proactive relationship with various aspects of the educational community (Mentor Right!).
THE PROCESS OF EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY
The RCCGNA Seminary will operate a Flex System that utilizes technology to link centers and enables all the students to experience a synchronous interaction. Lectures and knowledge facilitation will involve virtual interaction with a high level professor at one of the centers. This interaction will be beamed to other centers and students will access online. The teaching by the Master Teacher will be echoed and reemphasized by the Mentoring Facilitators at each center. Program will be structured in such a manner that only world class academics will teach at RCCGNA Seminary.