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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.

Health is the tool to stretch across communities in Mostar church plant

Health is the tool to stretch across communities in Mostar church plant

The Mostar Adventist church totally disappeared during the Balkan crisis of the 1990s. Now two young church planters, with the support of the Conference and church members, are aiming to replant a...

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Real-life forgiveness is more than just a word

Real-life forgiveness is more than just a word

How do you forgive and build bridges with the man who murdered your father? That is the reality for Jo Berry, the daughter of British politician Sir Antony Berry who was one of five killed in the...

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Polish Adventist YouTuber’s videos result in baptisms

Polish Adventist YouTuber’s videos result in baptisms

Greg Sereda is a full-time Adventist YouTuber who makes Christian videos. His channel, Bible Flock Box, has recently surpassed 400,000 subscribers and 44 million video views. Sereda gets daily...

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ADRA UK launches urban initiative in the United Kingdom on Global Youth Day

ADRA UK launches urban initiative in the United Kingdom on Global Youth Day

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the United Kingdom completed its second phase of the ‘I AM URBAN’ initiative for Global Youth Day on March 16 in the Holloway and Willesden...

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New documentary highlights the early beginnings of Adventism in the British Isles

New documentary highlights the early beginnings of Adventism in the British Isles

How well do you know the history of how the Adventist Church started in your country?  I confess that even after spending six years studying for the ministry I have never gone into too much detail...

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Australian dad part of an international film project

Australian dad part of an international film project

Australia is part of a Seventh-day Adventist international film project that puts a spotlight on the role of fathers. Adventist businessman and father-of-two Justin Stafford is one of six dads...

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