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



Trans-European Division Recommendations to Encourage Greater Participation of Women in Ministry and Leadership

21 May 2019 | St Albans, United Kingdom [TED Executive Committee] On Monday, 20 May, the Trans-European Division (TED) Executive Committee voted a series of recommendations to encourage the greater participation of women in ministry and leadership.

With time out of the office, TED aims for caring staff environment

20 May 2019 | St Albans, United Kingdom [Victor Hulbert]  Working together for better health outcomes, staff at the Trans-European Division (TED) office took two full days to focus on positive health in a comprehensive programme that reviewed stress, diet, exercise, mental health, and the work-life balance. Day one was theory as health specialists provided information and engaged in debate, while day two focused on the office family during an outing to the Isle of Wight.

Nurture, retention and renewal for pastors at the BUC Ministers' Council

23 May 2019 | Grantham, United Kingdom [Messenger News Service] As British Union Conference Ministerial Director Eglan Brooks and his team of association secretaries, pastors, George Kumi (NEC) and Ebenezer Jones-Lartey (SEC) planned the 2019 Ministerial Council, they designed it with a difference. ‘Our world needs strong leaders to nurture, retain and place opportunities for renewal, before our members,’ explained Pastor Brooks, believing that ‘such a process starts with the pastor and his/her family’. Continuing, he said, ‘This retreat is designed to leave pastors with skills to practise nurture, retention and renewal with members.’

Giles Barham to join TED treasury team

20 May 2019 | St Albans, United Kingdom [Victor Hulbert]   Giles Barham is to join the Trans-European Division (TED) as Assistant Treasurer. Included in his brief will be the important role of training finance teams across the 22 countries of the TED. This is more essential as a number of Unions and Conferences have had personnel changes with constituency meetings this year.

Where ancient documents meet modern technology

20 May 2019 | Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Egypt [Tor Tjeransen/tedNEWS] Ancient manuscripts, many of which have not been fully studied, are now being made available to academics by a careful process of digitalisation in a remote Sinai monastery.

Adventist baptismal witness on Cyprus beach

16 May 2019 | Limassol, Cyprus [Marica Mirilov] Limassol has a glorious beach. Most people go there to sunbathe or swim, but for over 150 participants at a Day of Fellowship in Cyprus on Sabbath, 11 May, their visit was to witness the baptism of five new members.