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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.

Cyprus, Norway and Serbia say ‘Thank You’

Cyprus, Norway and Serbia say ‘Thank You’

Three building projects across Europe aim to become centers of influence as a result of member generosity this last quarter. The gift of 13th Sabbath offerings will help build a Church Center of...

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Happyhand Donates Fifty Thousand To Shelter

Happyhand Donates Fifty Thousand To Shelter

HappyHand promised NOK 30,000 to the Crisis Centre in Moss. They got NOK 50,000. Each month, the HappyHand second-hand store in Moss, Norway distributes its profits from sales to charitable purposes...

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Norwegian Junior College Gains Best Individual Result in 30 Years

Norwegian Junior College Gains Best Individual Result in 30 Years

With a positive learning environment, Norway’s Adventist Junior College, Tyrifjord videregående skole, has always delivered good results. This year they were exceptional. One student received top...

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Birthday opens window of opportunity at Samliju Campsite, Estonia

Birthday opens window of opportunity at Samliju Campsite, Estonia

A former Soviet era holiday home on the Pärnu River in central Estonia has become an active campsite for Pathfinders, youth, and even nearby churches. Purchased in 2016, the beautiful 2.5-hectare...

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ADRA Gets Essential Items To Disabled In Kenya During Pandemic

ADRA Gets Essential Items To Disabled In Kenya During Pandemic

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread across Kenya, lockdowns, closure of schools, and cancellation of public meetings have caused immeasurable disruptions.  Even prior to...

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The Trans-European Division reschedules major events following COVID-19

The Trans-European Division reschedules major events following COVID-19

Youth Congress and the European Pastors’ Council will both move one year later to help with financial and logistic planning. In a joint agreement between the Inter-European and Trans-European...

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