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.

TED Year-End Meetings focus on retention, unity and mission

TED Year-End Meetings focus on retention, unity and mission

Eglė Miliūnienė is passionate about her faith.  After twelve years overseas she has just returned to her home country of Lithuania with her husband and three children.  Their purpose?  To be a witness...

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Street children, refugees and Adventist youth integrate in community choir project

Street children, refugees and Adventist youth integrate in community choir project

A mix of three children’s choirs involving street children, refugees, and Adventist children from local churches filled a Belgrade community hall with music and emotion while building important...

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Ground-breaking expansion for the new LifeStyleTV studio for Scandinavia

Ground-breaking expansion for the new LifeStyleTV studio for Scandinavia

LifeStyleTV, a privately-owned television station based in Sweden, broke ground on November 5 to start the development of a brand-new television studio. Claus Nybo, the founder and director of the...

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Polish youth bring the Reformation to life in 5 cities

Polish youth bring the Reformation to life in 5 cities

An old-fashioned door. 95 theses. Nails hammered into wood. This is not a picture from 500 years ago, but is rather how young Adventists in Poland are publicly sharing the Reformation message today....

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Prayers for Barcelona as dozens injured in van attack

Prayers for Barcelona as dozens injured in van attack

A terrorist van attack killed 13 people and injured more than 80 others in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, Spain on Thursday, 17 August. It is the latest in a series of horrific vehicle related...

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Forest fire danger averted at Camp Kalamos, Greece

Forest fire danger averted at Camp Kalamos, Greece

  A major forest fire in Greece, last night, came within a few meters of destroying the Adventist Youth campsite, Camp Kalamos.  The camp is located in a beautiful forested area on the coast 31 miles...

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