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.

Paisley Adventist Church makes a healthy partnership in Scotland

Paisley Adventist Church makes a healthy partnership in Scotland

An Adventist church planted in one of the most socially deprived communities in Scotland has been seeking premises from which it can be a center of influence. While previous attempts to purchase a...

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New coloring book for adults helps spiritual creativity

New coloring book for adults helps spiritual creativity

Do you ever find yourself doodling around the edges of your meeting notes? Perhaps you even find your accidental art work helps you concentrate. That is the rationale behind a coloring book for adults...

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Cyprus captures the spirit of reformation

Cyprus captures the spirit of reformation

Multiple surprises were in store for the organizers of Reformation 500 celebrations in Cyprus. The Seventh-day Adventist Church community in Cyprus took the initiative to commemorate the event, but...

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Reformation events take center stage in Serbia

Reformation events take center stage in Serbia

Đorđe Trajkovski, President, and Dragan Grujičić, Education director for the South-East European Union Conference (SEEUC), were among dignitaries who attended two Reformation 500 conferences in the...

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God at the Oslo Book Festival

God at the Oslo Book Festival

The Norwegian Publishing House placed God center stage at the Oslo Book Festival, November 10-12, when they presented two books, Ærlig talt, Gud (Seriously, God) by pastor Harald Giesebrecht and...

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25 years on, Tirana inaugurates new church

25 years on, Tirana inaugurates new church

Established 25 years ago, following the fall of Communism in Albania, Seventh-day Adventists now own their own place of worship in the capital city, Tirana. Celebrations on Sabbath, 11 November took...

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