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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.

Becoming European

Becoming European

There are three essentials for a good party: guests, a cake and a good speech. Leaders of the Trans-European Division found they had all three aplenty when they gathered for a ninety-year celebration...

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Media Academy in Bulgaria inspires youth to serve the church

Media Academy in Bulgaria inspires youth to serve the church

Inspired by the cross-media interaction of ideas and teams during the 2018 GAiN Europe* conference in Valencia, Spain, Communication leaders in Bulgaria committed themselves to develop similar...

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Desmond Doss story inspires Norwegian soldier to faith

Desmond Doss story inspires Norwegian soldier to faith

Christian Ødegård had barely heard about Seventh-day Adventists. However, while serving in the Norwegian armed forces he saw a war movie that made a huge impact on him. The film was Mel Gibson’s...

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Hospitality: A reminder of grace and blessing

Hospitality: A reminder of grace and blessing

Can you believe it? In 2019, twenty people per minute are still forced to leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. A shocking 68 million are currently refugees or displaced...

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Never too old, or young, for new witness techniques

Never too old, or young, for new witness techniques

Social media is now such an integral part of our lives that Nicosia church members, aged 9 to almost 90, spent an entire weekend, 5 – 7 April, to learn both the theology and the practical skills of...

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Adventist cyclists share Christ during Giros Athinas event

Adventist cyclists share Christ during Giros Athinas event

Despite starting near the rear of around 2,000 cyclists participating in a popular 15 km (a little over 9 miles) around Athens cycling event, a team of Adventist cyclists finished the ride near the...

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