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Child Protection Panel at the Southern Baptist Convention

June 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm America/New_Orleans

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
New Orleans Convention Center – Room R06-R09, Level 2

Join for a conversation on child protection and abuse prevention in ministry. Our panel will feature Jennifer Greenberg, Dr. Deepak Reju, Kris Buckman, and Jeff Dalrymple.

We believe that child safety and abuse prevention is a Great Commission issue. If our goal is to make disciples, we must also be good stewards of the precious resources that God has entrusted to us, especially vulnerable image-bearers. Unfortunately, abuse is a problem in our culture from which the church is not exempt. The good news is that there are steps that pastors and leaders can take to protect children under their care. At this event, we hope to equip pastors and ministry leaders with the initial knowledge they need to understand the problem of abuse and what they can do about it.

We will answer questions like: 

  • What is abuse? 
  • How should we, as ministry leaders, prepare and respond to abuse?
  • What does the bible say about stewardship and protection of the vulnerable? 
  • What is a child protection program, and where do I start? 
  • What resources are available from ECAP and other providers to help me develop and sustain a child protection ministry at my church? 
  • Plus other questions submitted by attendees!

Jump to sponsorship opportunities

Resources Offered to Attendees

  • Free download of Church Law and Tax‘s Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws resource.
  • Free copy of Children’s Ministry in a New Reality, courtesy of Awana.
  • Opportunity to receive a free ebook copy of Keeping your Children’s Ministry on Mission, courtesy of Crossway.
  • An entry into a drawing for a free seat in the next virtual Certified Praesidium Guardian class, valued at $3,500. 
  • An entry into a drawing for a free Policy Evaluation from Church Safety Guys, valued at $1000.




Meet Our Panelists

Jennifer Greenberg headshot

Jennifer Greenberg is an author, recording artist, wife, and mom of three. She belongs to The Haven OPC in Long Island, New York. Her debut book, Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse (2019) ministers to the hurting and equips church leaders. Her writings combine experience with the gospel of hope to help victims, survivors, and those who walk alongside them. Her next book, Defiant Joy, is set to release in Spring 2024. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and her website.

Deepak Reju serves as the pastor of biblical counseling and family ministry at Capitol Hill Baptist Church (CHBC) in Washington, DC.  He did his theological training at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv, PhD). Deepak and his wife, Sarah, have been married since 2001 and have five adorable children (Zachariah, Lydia, Eden, Noelle and Abraham). Deepak is the author of several books, including On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church, She’s Got the Wrong Guy and Pornography: Fighting for Purity. You can follow him on twitter @DeepakReju or Facebook Deepak Reju. In his free time, you can find Deepak playing a board game with his kids, reading, cooking, coaching his son’s soccer team, or on a date night with his dear wife.

Kris Buckman serves as the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware’s children’s & youth ministry consultant. She has been a member of the Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF) since February 2023 and is a founding member of BCM/D’s sexual abuse task force, formed in January 2022. For the last 15 months, she has walked alongside churches to help them develop and enhance their child protection policies and procedures, volunteer and staff screening processes, abuse awareness and prevention training, and victim centered response plans. She has served in children’s ministry for 20 years and has a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Baltimore, and a Master’s degree in children’s and family ministry from Bethel Seminary in Minnesota.

Jeff Dalrymple is an organizational leader whose leadership experience includes roles in public safety, higher education, non-governmental organizations, and parachurch ministry. Jeff served as a vice president at Southern Seminary in Louisville from 2008-2016. He is an elder at Sunrise Community Church (EFCA) and owner of Lumino Global Consulting and Coaching. In addition to implementing child protection programs at several ministries, his experience includes team building, development/fundraising, hospitality, international relations, strategic planning, and revitalization. Jeff enjoys reading, exploring, and spending time with his wife Kristil and kids, JJ, Kassie, Katherine, and Kylie.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Gold Sponsor – $2000

Silver Sponsor – $1000
Logo and link on event page. Rotating logo slide before and after event. Stage mention. Literature distributed to all attendees (provided by sponsor).

Bronze Sponsor – $500
Logo and link on event page. Rotating logo slide before and after event. Stage mention.

Table Sponsor – $300
Tickets, logo, and literature for one table (8 seats). Sponsor is responsible for inviting guests to fill their table. Logo and link listed on event page.

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