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 opens unprecedented witnessing opportunities in Central Europe

Hacksaw Ridge opens unprecedented witnessing opportunities in Central Europe

Karolina and Monika, from Krakow, Poland have spent a lot of time this last month at their local cinema.  Recently baptized teenage twins, you will find them there, dressed in World-War II look-a-like...

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Serbian Adventist publishing house wins award at Belgrade International Book Fair

Serbian Adventist publishing house wins award at Belgrade International Book Fair

It’s gratifying enough for any publisher to receive an award, but when the publisher represents a faith community that’s a minority in its nation, that’s a particular honor. Such was the happy lot of...

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In Poland, Adventists gear up for release of Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

In Poland, Adventists gear up for release of Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Seventh-day Adventist leaders in Poland are looking forward to release of Mel Gibson’s film “Hacksaw Ridge” about the life of U.S. World War II hero Desmond Doss. Their interest is not in promoting...

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109-year-old Sunday school to become Adventist health center in Scotland

109-year-old Sunday school to become Adventist health center in Scotland

A 109-year-old Sunday school building in Scotland is being turned to a Seventh-day Adventist health ministry and outreach center with the aid of a government grant. Historic Environment Scotland, a...

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European Educators and Pastors Study Creation in Iceland

European Educators and Pastors Study Creation in Iceland

Until this month, a group of Seventh-day Adventist educators and pastors might have supposed that lava was only lava — the molten rock that flows out of volcanos destroying everything in its path. ...

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Trans-European Division responds to Brexit vote

Trans-European Division responds to Brexit vote

On June 23 the British people voted by a margin of 3.8 percent to leave the European Union. With a turnout of 72 percent, 51.9 percent of the electorate made the historic decision, changing 43 years...

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