Learn the Big Picture of the Old Testament in One Day
with Carol Kaminski

October 18, 2014  |  Hamilton, MA


Join us on October 18, 2014 for a full day with Dr. Carol Kaminski as she gives us the big picture of the Old Testament, from Genesis to Malachi. Dr. Kaminski will be using her CASKET methodology throughout four sessions. A special lunch forum is included where a panel of pastors and Bible teachers will discuss how to preach and teach from the Old Testament in the local church.
 

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Registration is open for the CASKET Seminar with Carol Kaminski!

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Seminar Description

Join us on October 18, 2014 for a full day with Dr. Carol Kaminski as she gives us the big picture of the Old Testament, from Genesis to Malachi. Dr. Kaminski will be using her CASKET methodology throughout four sessions. A special lunch forum is included where a panel of pastors and Bible teachers will discuss how to preach and teach from the Old Testament in the local church.

Sessions Listed Below (click on title for a more detailed description of each session):

Session 1: From Adam to Abraham ("Creation")

This session will cover the following topics:

  • The literary structure of Genesis 1-11 and the function of genealogies
  • The centrality of Adam for the redemptive story of the Bible
  • Understanding Noah’s righteousness in the context of Genesis 1—11
  • Jesus as the second Adam
  • Hermeneutical principles for preaching and teaching on Genesis 1—11
Session 2: From Abraham to Israel ("Abraham")

This session will cover the following topics:

  • The content and purpose of the Abrahamic promises
  • God’s missional plan through Abraham’s “seed”
  • The significance of Abraham’s faith for the redemptive story of the Bible
  • Jesus as the “seed” of Abraham
  • Hermeneutical principles for preaching and teaching on the Abrahamic narrative
Session 3: From Israel to David ("Sinai")

This session will cover the following topics:

  • The Ten Commandments and the giving of the law
  • The theological significance of the Mosaic covenant for the redemptive story of the Bible
  • The function of the law under the old and new covenants
  • Jesus as the curse-bearer of the Mosaic covenant
  • Hermeneutical principles for preaching and teaching on the law
Session 4: From David to the Messiah ("Kings - Exile - Temple")

This session will cover the following topics:

  • Kingship in the Old Testament and the kingdom of God
  • The content and purpose of the Davidic promises
  • The significance of the Davidic covenant for the redemptive story of the Bible
  • Jesus as the royal Son of David
  • Hermeneutical principles for preaching and teaching on kingship in the Old Testament

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Plenary Speaker

Dr. Carol Kaminski created the acronym CASKET EMPTY as a way to help people better understand the Old Testament narrative and its culmination in the person of Jesus. While Christians are often more familiar with the New Testament, Dr. Kaminski believes that the Church desperately needs to renew its commitment to teach the Old Testament. Her CASKET EMPTY Old Testament Timeline enables people to see visually how the Old Testament story progresses through six major redemptive periods, enabling them to locate key people, events, and biblical books in their historical-redemptive context.

Dr. Kaminski teaches courses in Old Testament and Hebrew language at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Her dissertation in the book of Genesis has been published in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, From Noah to Israel: Realization of the Primaeval Blessing after the Flood (London: T & T Clark, 2004). She has recently published a book on Noah entitled, Was Noah Good? Finding Favour in the Flood Narrative (Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, Sup, 563; T&T Clark, 2014). Her research interests include exegesis and theology of Genesis, Old Testament covenants, and the meta-narrative of the Old Testament. She is currently writing a commentary on 1-2 Chronicles in Zondervan's new Story of God Bible Commentary.

She is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. She and her husband live in Salem, Massachusetts with their two sons.

Seminar Location: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA

Lunch Panel Speakers

Our lunch panel speakers will share about how to preach and teach from the Old Testament in the local church. More updates to come!
 

Pastor Mike Penza was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin and is a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan. He and his wife Kaylyn fell in love with Massachusetts when they moved to the North Shore in 2009 to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The East Coast now feels like home especially since both of their daughters were born here - Navia and Selah. Pastor Mike spends most of his time during the week with the youth and young adults of the church. When he isn't in the office he's either reading, playing disc golf, or teaching his daughters how to climb the tallest of trees.  

 

Dr. Bryan Wilkerson has served as Senior Pastor at Grace Chapel since September of 2000, having previously served for 16 years as Senior Pastor at Shelter Rock Church in Manhasset, New York. Bryan is a graduate of Wheaton College and Denver Seminary. Additionally, he holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Bryan is a frequent contributor to Preaching Today and The Leadership Journal. He is the author of Living God's Story and Living Deep.

Bryan’s life mission statement is “to lead as many people as possible to a joyful and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.” He is passionate about communicating God’s truth with clarity, warmth, and relevance to our daily lives. He enjoys the challenges of leading a large, vibrant church, and of working with a gifted, dedicated staff.

When he isn’t in meetings or preparing messages, Bryan can be found running or biking the back roads and trails of New England. He and his wife Karen have four adult children and three grandchildren.

Lunch Panel Location: Alumni Hall, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA

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CASKET Seminar Schedule with Carol Kaminski

Below is the schedule for the CASKET Seminar with Carol Kaminski.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration

9:00 - 10:20 a.m.

Session 1: From Adam to Abraham (CASKET: "Creation")

10:20 - 10:50 a.m.

Break

10:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 2: From Abraham to Israel (CASKET: “Abraham”)

12:00 - 1:20 p.m.

Lunch with forum

1:20 - 2:30 p.m.

Session 3: From Israel to David (CASKET: “Sinai”)

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Session 4: From David to the Messiah (CASKET: “Kings-Exile-Temple”)

Please note that this schedule may change for various reasons. To confirm schedule details, please call the Ockenga Institute at 1 (800) 294-2774.

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Seminar Details

Please note that the following is general information for the seminar. Prices and locations are subject to change. Please contact us at (800) 294-2774 for more information.

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CASKET EMPTY Old Testament Chart
 

It is recommended that all guests bring a copy of the CASKET EMPTY Old Testament Chart to the seminar. It is not included in your registration fee, but it will be available for purchase at a discounted rate on the day of the seminar. The Casket EMPTY Old Testament Study Guide will be also be available at the conference at a discounted rate, along with the CASKET EMPTY New Testament timeline.
 

 

Cost:

The registration cost for the seminar includes registration, snacks and lunch. The cost per individual for the conference is $35. Late registration is $45 (after September 19). The group rate for four or more individuals is $35/person. There is a spouse rate of $25 with the purchase of an individual registration. Special rates for the Gordon-Conwell community (faculty/staff/students) are also available.

Please note:

  • The CASKET EMPTY Old Testament Chart is not included in the registration fee. Copies will be available for purchase on the day-of the seminar.
  • The general rate of $35 will increase to $45 after September 19
  • All special rates (spouse, group,student and GCTS) will expire on September 26
  • Due to planning, registrations made after October 8, 2014 will not include lunch.

We will have walk-in registrations for the event, however, please note that lunch is not included in the walk-in rate. Lunch is not included in registrations made after October 8th.

Confirmation and Cancellations:

You may consider your cancelled check or credit card statement to be confirmation of your registration. Event tickets will not be mailed. Online registrations will receive an email confirmation. Cancellations must be received 5 business days prior to the event to receive a refund less a $10 processing fee. Due to planning involved, cancellations made within five business days of the seminar will not be refunded.

Time, Location, Maps:

Pastors Forum seminars typically run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with registration opening at 9:00 a.m. Registration is usually held in the Kaiser Chapel Lobby. In some instances, registration will take place in the Kerr building. Seminar sessions are usually held in the Academic Center of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA or in some instances, held in the Kerr building. To confirm location, please contact us at  (800) 294.2774.

Click on the links below for maps of our campus:

Directions:

Take Rte. 128 North (toward Gloucester) to Exit 17 (Grapevine Road). Turn left off of the exit ramp and continue past Gordon College. Take your first right onto Rte. 22 (Rubbly Road). Turn left at the first stop sign (Essex Street). The entrance to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will be 200 yards ahead on the right. Follow Billy Graham Way to the Academic Center or follow the conference signs.

For more directions to campus, click here.

Transportation:

Guests are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the seminary. We are not able to provide rides from the train station or neighboring towns. We thank you in advance for planning your trip accordingly.

The closest commuter rail stops are on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line at North Beverly or Hamilton/Wenham and from there you may contact a taxi service to provide a ride from the train station to Gordon-Conwell. Click here for a link to the MBTA.

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Registration

Please note that registrations made after October 8th will not include lunch. Please register early. For any questions regarding registration, call 1 (800) 294-2774. Special rates for the Gordon-Conwell Community are available. Click on the registration link below and select the appropriate option. For more information on costs look under seminar details.

  1. Registration online: Click here to register
  2. Registration via phone: Please call us at 800-294-2774 during our business hours to register over the phone.

Promotion

The promotional pieces for this seminar are available here for your use. Feel free to print them out and distribute them at your church or contact us at 1 (800) 294-2774 if you would like us to mail you copies.

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Audio & Video Recordings

All seminars sponsored by the Shoemaker Center for Church Renewal are recorded as a Builders Series.  These may be purchased at our online store or by emailing store@gordonconwell.edu. A number of seminar and conference audio is available for free online at the Gordon-Conwell iTunesU site.Video recordings of various seminars and conferences may be viewed at the Gordon-Conwell Vimeo site.
 

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