World Church

Trans-European

Map of Trans-European Division

The Trans-European Division (TED), which encompasses 22 countries, was first organized in 1928, and last reorganized in 2012.

Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by landmass, covering only about 2 percent of the Earth's surface. In terms of population, however, it is the third-largest continent (after Asia and Africa) with a population of some 733 million, or about eleven percent of the world's population.

Amid a population of about 205 million within the TED, there are about 87,000 Seventh-day Adventist members worshipping in 1,300 churches. 

This is also a very diverse region with a majority of the population living in highly secularised countries.  Even in countries where the religious culture is still strongly orthodox or Muslim, a secularised view of the world is still increasingly predominant.

Within this context, Adventist church members are still passionate about sharing their faith.  While traditional evangelistic methods are not as effective as in the past, pastors and lay-members work together to seek ways to impact the lives of those around them.  This includes Centers of Influence, health and family program, and outward looking Pathfinder program and a myriad of seed-sowing projects that, with the active involvement of lay-members, leads to church planting, growth and revival.

World Refugee Sabbath programming impacts lives around the world

World Refugee Sabbath programming impacts lives around the world

Trapped in housing where a family of six may share just one room – and then share cooking and washing facilities with other similar families, migrants in Serbia can suffer deep socio-psychological problems.  Two years ago, ADRA Serbia was busy...

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Europe takes lead for World Refugee Sabbath

Europe takes lead for World Refugee Sabbath

For the third year running, Europe will be taking a lead in highlighting the plight and needs of refugees both in Europe and around the world.  Using the ADRA Serbia Community Centre in Belgrade as a base, two live programs will hear first-hand...

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Multiple launch for Hope Channel Sweden

Multiple launch for Hope Channel Sweden

On February 10, 2018, Seventh-day Adventist churches in Sweden celebrated the official premiere of Hope Channel Sweden. Rather than having a grand opening ceremony at some fancy media center, the celebration was held across all the local...

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One step closer to opening Hope Channel Iceland

One step closer to opening Hope Channel Iceland

Fifteen Icelandic volunteers completed a full weekend of media training, 11-13 May 2018. The idea was simple, to inspire the very talented Icelandic media volunteers with creative ideas, and to provide them with knowledge, both technical and...

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Croatian Gospel Ensemble reach national audience, shares mission

Croatian Gospel Ensemble reach national audience, shares mission

To share Jesus in front of a live audience of almost 2,000 people, plus a national radio and TV audience is every evangelist’s dream. The evangelist in this case is the Croatian Gospel ensemble, Agape; the venue, the Vatroslav Lisinski...

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Newbold students lend a helping hand in Greece

Newbold students lend a helping hand in Greece

Twenty-seven students and six staff volunteers from Newbold College distributed food to the homeless on the streets of Athens during a 10-day mission trip to Greece, 21 March to 2 April.  The group aim was also to connect with and encourage...

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