What is Brephos?
Brephos exists to help churches to respond to abortion:
from the pulpit
in the public square
It all starts with clear teaching. We provide training and resources for pastors to teach - from the word of God, from science, and from the history of social reform - about life in the womb, the reality of abortion, and what we can do for the most vulnerable in our society today.
We gather, build, train, and release teams from local churches to stand up for the unborn in their local area, and in the same breath to hold out the grace and healing of Jesus Christ to all - men and women - who have been involved in abortion in the past.
We offer pro-life apologetics training, so that people can become effective ambassadors for the unborn in their conversations with friends, families, colleagues, and neighbours.
We are also in the process of establishing HOPE Pregnancy, a brand new project to help those in a difficult pregnancy situation with life-affirming, gospel-centred support."
The New Testament Greek word brephos means 'infant', or 'baby', and is used of babies whether in the womb (unborn) or out of the womb (born).
In Luke 1 it is used of John the Baptist leaping for joy in the womb as a fetal 6-month-old, and in Luke 2 it is used of the newborn Jesus lying in the manger.
It is therefore a word that encapsulates the continuity of life, humanity, personhood across the moment of birth, which is not when a human being comes into an existence, but when a human being changes environment.
The name Brephos helps to keep the focus on the unborn – so often left out of the abortion debate – and also reminds us that we are approaching this biblically as well as scientifically, and we see the two going hand-in-hand.