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Child Protection Training at Kettering Baptist Church

May 24 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm EDT

Child protection training event at Kettering Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Speakers are pictured: Dr. Deepak Reju, Julie Lowe, Kris Buckman, Jeff Dalrymple.

Join us to learn more about abuse and child protection for ministry leaders. This topic is of vital importance for ministry leaders as every person is created in the image of God. Furthermore, we believe that child protection is a matter of Great Commission significance and biblical stewardship. We want to help ministries create safe environments for children to hear the gospel and grow in Christ.

This workshop will cover these topics among others:

  • The problem of abuse and common misconceptions
  • Child protection as biblical stewardship
  • Offenders and grooming
  • Parenting safeguards
  • Resources to help your ministries protect children

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Meet Our Speakers

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. 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 at 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.

Julie Lowe is a faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF). She holds an MA in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary and is a licensed professional counselor with more than twenty-two years of counseling experience in the areas of marriage, women’s issues, sexual abuse, body image issues, parenting, and child maltreatment issues. She is trained in leading mandated reporter trainings and provides numerous trainings on child sexual abuse. Julie has authored several books including Safeguards: Shielding Our Homes and Equipping Our Kids, Childproof: Parenting By Faith Not Formula, and more. Julie and her husband, Greg, live in the Philadelphia, PA area and have six children. To learn more visit

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 four kids.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Sponsorship – $200
Includes organization logo on the event website, slides and handouts at the event (provided by sponsor), stage mention, and listing in marketing materials for the event.

6909 Crain Hwy
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772 United States
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