The official news service of the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist church



Call to Think Differently … Think Possibilities…

21 November 2011 St Albans, England [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] Eighty-nine delegates from the thirteen Unions and three attached Fields, which constitute the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Trans-European region (TED), met from 13 - 16 November in Becici, Montenegro. The theme of the year-end executive committee meetings was “Revived by His Word: think differently … think possibilities.”

To Avoid Misunderstanding

17 November 2011, St Albans, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] In order to avoid any misunderstanding in connection with the vote on Women in Leadership by the TED Executive Committee, on 16 November 2011, the Trans-European Division (TED) administration has issued the following statement: "We wish to underline that the TED has not voted any changes in the GC/TED policies or model constitutions. The TED is granting unions permission to manage the matter of parity between male and female pastors on the basis of TED’s Guidelines for Commissioned Pastors as voted in the TED Executive Committee in 2009, based on consultations with the TED and an authorisation by the appropriate union governing body. The TED is not authorising ordination of women within its territory but is waiting for the General Conference to conduct its study of the theology of ordination." The Trans-European Division Administration To read full voted document please click here.  

Women in Leadership

16 November 2011 Becici, Montenegro [Miroslav Pujic, Breaking News, tedNEWS] Today, forty-five delegates and twenty five invitees (union secretaries and treasurers) from the thirteen Unions and three attached Fields, which constitute the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Trans-European region (TED), discussed a Motion on Women in Leadership. After prayer, the 91% of the delegates voted by secret ballot to express approval of the motion at the annual year-end executive committee meetings. The invitees affirmed the motion by a similar per cent in a secret ballot.

Newbold Gap Year Students Visit Dembidollo, Ethiopia

07 November 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [Philip Brown, tedNEWS] On 5 November Newbold College Gap Year students Saskia Heibutzki, Marieke Hulzinga, Judy Lewis, Julie Zielke, Spencer Tonack and Nicklas Risager along with Henrik Jorgensen (Head of Student Experience) returned from a two week trip to Dembidollo, West Wollega, Ethiopia. This was the third consecutive year Newbold College has organised an educational and humanitarian trip to this little known part of Ethiopia. The purpose of this annual trip is to allow Gap Year students to learn about the cultural richness and the challenges of this very different part of the world as well as offer some kind of humanitarian help to the people of the area.

'Look at the Reality' Sweeney Tells Ministers

03 November 2011 Watford, United Kingdom [BUC NEWS, tedNEWS] "If we followed national statistics our membership would be over three-hundred thousand," Pastor Ian Sweeney told South England Conference provincial ministers at a gathering on Tuesday, 1 November. It was the third in a series of meetings that the recently elected President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the UK and Ireland is holding with ministers around the country. As President he wears his passion for evangelism and mission on his sleeve – and that passion is causing him to think about how Adventists are reaching out to the majority of the population in the British Isles.

Hope Channel Helped Me to Find Jesus

03 November 2011 Middle East [tedNEWS] On 31 October 2011, Director of Al-Waad Media Center from Middle East was delighted to share with us an email which he received recently. We found it very encouraging and we are sure that Hope Channel is blessing people all over the world. We praise God for Hope Channel NAME.

Newbold College Partners with Adventist Colleges Abroad

01 November 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] On Thursday 27 October the Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) Board of Directors voted to welcome Newbold College as an affiliate member of Adventist Colleges Abroad, a consortium of Colleges and Universities in the North-American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Change in Church's Operations in the Middle East…

09 October 2011, Silver Springs, MD, USA  [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] The Seventh-day Adventist Church's top officials, represented at the General Conference (GC) Annual Council, voted today to accept a recommendation to realign the mission fields of the Euro-Africa Division (EUD) and the Trans-European Division (TED). For the TED, this means that the Middle East Union Mission is joined with other fields in North Africa, Turkey and Iran to form a new union called Greater Middle East Union Mission (GMEU). The union will be placed directly under the oversight of the GC. South Sudan will be placed under the East-Central Africa Division with offices in Nairobi. Pakistan will be moved to the Southern Asia-Pacific Division, and Israel Field will be directly under the GC as an attached field on its own. The decision also includes Afghanistan, which is aligned with the Euro-Asia Division. Cyprus will remain with the TED. All the changes will take effect on 1st of January 2012.