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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.

Generous Pathfinders support mission, share talent

Generous Pathfinders support mission, share talent

Trans-European Division (TED) Pathfinders raised almost £16,000 for two mission projects in Albania and the Dominican Republic during their international camporee in Ardingly, England, 30 July – 6...

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Half of Polish baptisms generated from one, special campground

Half of Polish baptisms generated from one, special campground

They come for many reasons – but they principally come because of the dream of one man, Ryszard Jankowski. Thirty years ago, he was Youth and Pathfinder director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church...

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Celebrating freedom through singing

Celebrating freedom through singing

Estonia is a small state by the Baltic Sea in north-eastern Europe with the population of 1.3 million. Right on the border between east and west it is a country squeezed between two mindsets –...

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Unexpected pregnancy changes Polish Mother’s heart

Unexpected pregnancy changes Polish Mother’s heart

Halina Pastuszko decided that she didn’t want any more children after giving birth to a third daughter in Poland. But she learned at the age of 42, the same year that her first grandchild was born,...

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A ‘friends’ view of Adventists and military service: Biblical, Historical and Ethical Perspectives

A ‘friends’ view of Adventists and military service: Biblical, Historical and Ethical Perspectives

Seeing ourselves as others see us is not always easy. Even at a recent conference on Adventists and Military Service, men, and it was mostly men, cordially differed on the value, ethics and efficacy...

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100 years of Adventist education at Stanborough School

100 years of Adventist education at Stanborough School

Among the 40+ Adventist primary and secondary schools across the Trans-European Division, Stanborough School in Watford, England, is one of the oldest. The weekend of July 6 and 7 saw crowds of more...

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