Deepak Reju’s On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church remains a classic on the topic of child protection and abuse prevention. Join us for a conversation to hear more about what Deepak has learned over the last decade since publishing the book.
About our Expert:
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.
In On Guard, Deepak Reju examines why child predators target churches and offers eleven straightforward strategies to protect children from abuse and to help young victims recover if it does happen. While On Guard does provide practical help for building a child protection policy, it provides much more. Full of pastoral wisdom, On Guard recognizes that the church’s response to abuse must be more comprehensive in line with her calling than a simple legal policy or clinical analysis. On Guard moves church staff and leaders beyond fearful awareness to prayerful preparedness with an actionable plan.
Church, be on guard! Child abuse can happen anywhere, and we need a plan for how to prevent and respond to it. What’s yours?