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New Testament Conference

March 8-9, 2024 with Rev. Dr. David Palmer 

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Friday; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday

You can sign up for the full conference on Friday and Saturday or choose a Friday night only option

Register Here by March 3

CASKET EMPTY® is a memorable acronym that explains the storyline of the Bible. It is a life-changing overview of scripture that will deepen your understanding of the biblical narrative and show you how the Bible is one redemptive story with Jesus at the center. After this conference, you will be able to articulate what’s in the Bible and how all the individual stories fit together as one big story. You’ll gain new insight into historical contexts and you’ll see how that history connects with your purpose as a child of God in the present. This is an opportunity to better understand the meaning of the Bible and it’s meaning for your life.

In October 2023, the creator of CASKET EMPTY, Dr. Carol Kaminski, taught the Old Testament part of the acronym, CASKET. In March 2024, we’ll learn the New Testament part, EMPTY, from Rev. Dr. David Palmer. Imagine a room full of welcoming people, the smell of good food, a lively and interesting speaker, and brothers and sisters in Christ surrounding you. We will enjoy teaching sessions interspersed with round table discussion and breaks, meals, and fellowship with one another. All are welcome –Vienna Presbyterian Church gladly welcomes anyone who would like to participate with this memorable learning experience!

There are two conference options. If you cannot attend the full conference on Friday night and Saturday, you can attend the Friday night portion which will introduce the New Testament overview and the first portion of the EMPTY acronym. The Saturday sessions will cover the rest of the acronym and dig deeper into CASKET EMPTY concepts.

Cost Per Ticket:

  • $65 for the full conference​​​​
  • $30 for Friday night only

Ticket includes all conference materials and meals. Dinner will be served on Friday. Saturday meals include breakfast, lunch, and snacks. We will make vegetarian and allergy friendly options available (for common allergies.) Contact us if you are concerned about your food restriction.

The Acronym Explained

Meet the Speakers/Authors

Dr. Carol Kaminski

Rev. Dr. David Palmer

Join a CASKET EMPTY Bible Study After the Conference

New Testament groups will begin in mid-March 2024 after the New Testament conference. This NT Bible study series will focus on the storyline of the Gospel of Matthew to Revelation. Get ready to experience a life-changing understanding of scripture, as you come to see the Bible as one redemptive story with Jesus at the center!

While conference attendance is helpful to your understanding of the study concepts, you do not need to attend the conference to sign up for one of these groups.

Get More Information and Sign Up for a Small Group


Kim Pattianakotta, Director of Groups and Education, is happy to speak with you about the CASKET EMPTY conferences and small groups. Contact her at 703.938.9050 x130 or

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