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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.

Church plants don’t happen by accident

Church plants don’t happen by accident

A strategic decision to employ specialist discipleship coaches in Scandinavia and the Balkan regions of south east Europe is bearing fruit. An intensive four-day workshop in Serbia means 20 pastors...

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Israel Reflections

Israel Reflections

2018 seems to have been a bumper year for Adventist believers visiting Israel.  There is something special about walking were Jesus walked, taking a boat trip on Galilee, or worshiping on the Mount of...

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Ted Wilson inspired by Belgrade Community Center

Ted Wilson inspired by Belgrade Community Center

When you have been inspired you need to visit.  That was the case for Pastor Ted Wilson during his visit to the European Pastors’ Council in Belgrade, Serbia, 28 August – 2 September 2018.  He...

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ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean

ADRA ready to respond to major storms affecting US, Philippines, and Eastern Caribbean

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to three powerful cyclonic storms that are blasting the US east coast, northern Philippines, and the Lower Antilles in the Caribbean...

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Norway mission school called ‘bright spot’ in secular Europe

Norway mission school called ‘bright spot’ in secular Europe

Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church, praised Norway’s Matteson Mission School as a “bright spot” in highly secular Europe and encouraged its students and other...

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Opera singer’s mansion turned into Adventist TV studio in Sweden

Opera singer’s mansion turned into Adventist TV studio in Sweden

Seventh-day Adventist leaders joined several hundred guests in rural Sweden for the opening of a new headquarters for LifeStyleTV, a supporting media ministry, and to celebrate the remarkable story of...

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