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


Isle of Man by James Qualtrough

How a little tract started a church on the other side of the world

3 March 2020 | Isle of Man, UK [Peter Jeynes]   Brother J W Thompson from Wahroonga church in Australia wondered if he could afford to send the latest tract off to his sister on the far-off Isle of Man, UK. Money was tight and the thought may have been, Would the family even read the tract? He had talked it through with his wife but was sure that helping his sister find the same peace with God that he had found was worth it.

iCOR booklet cover

Welsh Mission chooses to adopt iCOR

27 February 2020 | Swansea, UK [Emanuel Bran / tedNEWS]   The Welsh Mission of Seventh-day Adventists has decided to adopt the intergenerational Church of Refuge (iCOR) principles and values. According to Welsh Mission President Emanuel Bran, “iCOR complements our local vision amidst the global effort to make and retain disciples.”

A man wearing a mask

TED advice on COVID–19, health and mission

26 February 2020 | St Albans, UK [Victor Hulbert]  With an increase in the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in certain European countries, particularly northern Italy, the Trans-European Division is reiterating the advice given by the General Conference Health department.

SEC YLC 2020

‘At Risk’ Youth Leadership inspired at South England Leadership Conference

25 February 2020 | London, UK [SEC Youth Ministries]  In a world where there can be a frustrating struggle to find and encourage youth leadership at a local church level, the South England Conference Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) stimulated over ninety leaders towards innovative development.

Hans Johan Sagrusten, manager of the publishing house of the Norwegian Bible Society

Norwegian educators discover the book about the Book

19 February 2020 | Røyse, Norway [Nina Myrdal] New curriculum standards for the course ‘Christianity, Religion and Ethics’ in Norwegian elementary schools owned and operated by different churches and denominations in Norway come into effect in August 2020. To prepare for the changes, 25 religion teachers from Adventist schools across Norway met for a professional workshop on Wednesday, 5 February.

Scottish Leaders challenged to ‘do something extraordinary’ during annual training event

17 February 2020 | Crieff, Scotland [Jimmy Botha / tedNEWS]  TED Scandanavian discipleship coach, Simon Martin. [All photos: Wallace Hakima /Jimmy Botha]"You have to be brave to do something extraordinary for God," says Simon Martin, TED discipleship coach for Scandinavia. He was speaking to 77 Scottish church leaders at Crieff Adventist church during their annual leadership training day on Sunday 26 January.

Modern Slavery – It’s bigger than you think

13 February 2020 | Binfield, UK [Helen Pearson]   When news stories about people trafficking make the headlines, we are all shocked. But we tend to forget. On Tuesday, 11 February Diversity lecture at Newbold College offered insights into the hidden and mostly ignored slavery behind the headlines in modern Britain. Hundreds of thousands of lives are being blighted – and most of us are completely blind to the fact. Some people have called this ‘blindness’ a sin.

Dr Timothy Jennings speaks at SAHA 2019.

What you believe has power over you

11 February 2020 | Oslo, Norway [Tor Tjeransen]   Mental health was a major focus during a significant health congress organised by the Health Department of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Norway.