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.

Hacksaw Ridge attracts both best foreign film award and baptism in Poland

Hacksaw Ridge attracts both best foreign film award and baptism in Poland

Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson’s blockbuster movie on the courage of Adventist WWII medic, Desmond Doss, has been awarded the title of ‘Best Foreign Film‘ at the prestigious Polish award ceremony, Bestsellery Empik 2017.  The award...

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Europe takes spotlight as Adventist Mission distributes 2 million

Europe takes spotlight as Adventist Mission distributes 2 million

Adventist Mission has approved nearly U.S.$2 million in new grants as it steps up efforts to proclaim Jesus’ soon coming through “urban centers of influence” in highly secularized Europe. The Seventh-day Adventist world church’s Mission Board...

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Binding up the brokenhearted training for leaders in Baltic Union

Binding up the brokenhearted training for leaders in Baltic Union

Departmental leaders across the Baltic Union gathered together in mid-January to take seriously the words of Psalm 147:2-3 as a principle for their territory: The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He...

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Polish financial punters challenged to invest in the eternal

Polish financial punters challenged to invest in the eternal

Attend a seminar on how to invest in property and you can expect a day informing you on good investments, property deals, risk, and maybe even how you will be able to retire early on the basis of the great choices you are about to make. ...

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New Bible study initiative reaching over 100 children in Wales

New Bible study initiative reaching over 100 children in Wales

 Seeking new ways to reach children with the Gospel in today’s technological age, the UK based Adventist Discovery Centre (ADC) has partnered with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Wales to launch the Welsh Mission (WM) ‘Let's...

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Creative evangelism shares the message of Daniel with Latvians

Creative evangelism shares the message of Daniel with Latvians

A creative evangelism project co-sponsored by the Latvian Conference, the Pathfinder department and the Trans-European Division Mission board has shared the story of Daniel with over 4,500 Latvians in eight cities. Twenty-four young,...

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