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



'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.

Adventist World Church Approves Urban Focus; New York City is First Launch Site

9 Oct 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Elizabeth Lechleitner, ANN] Top leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist Church today endorsed a plan to evangelize the world's cities, beginning in 2013 with New York City. The vote came as a practical response to world church President Ted N. C. Wilson's call yesterday to prioritize outreach to large urban centers, where half of the world's population now lives. Historically, rural areas have responded to the Adventist Church's message of hope more than cities, said world church Secretary G. T. Ng. "We are a church of islands and villages," he told more than 300 delegates at world church headquarters on October 9 for Annual Council business meetings.

Newbold College Staff Celebrate World Teachers’ Day at Breakfast

07 October 2011 Bracknell, United Kingdom [tedNEWS] Newbold College of Higher Education staff celebrated World Teachers’ Day last Tuesday morning while enjoying a hot breakfast together on campus. The breakfast was the initiative of Dr Philip Brown, who last month took up his post as the 31st Principal of Newbold College in Binfield, Bracknell. Newbold College is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which also operates a system of 7,598 schools, colleges and universities worldwide, with a total enrolment of more than 1,545,000 students and approximately 80,000 teachers.

Black or White?

06 October 2011 Hadsund, Denmark [Thomas Rasmussen, tedNEWS] We were in for a treat when Dr Radisa Antic, and Dr Mike Pearson from Newbold College visited Denmark for our theological weekend from 23-25 September. The theme for the weekend was ‘Black or White’ – put it another way. The topic was Ellen White. We have not had a national event with this topic for quite a few years, so people were excited, and so were the speakers, because just like we had advertised, they did not agree on everything. The weekend started on Friday evening, where Dr Radisa Antic, Director of EG White-Seventh-day Adventist Research Centre and Lecturer at Newbold College, passionately presented  the relevance of Ellen White for the church today. We had over 60 participants at the event, half of them under 35. Young and old were very interested to see the influence she has had in our church and also in which areas. It was a good way to begin the Sabbath.

Adventist Communicators Explore Creativity

27 September 2011 Lasko, Slovenia [T. Tjeransen, M. Kellner, M. Pujic; tedNEWS] “You can all be creative” says Belinda Stojanovic, a UK based psychologist, to more than 100 Adventist communicators gathered in Slovenia from 22-26 September 2011 for a conference with the theme “Explore Creativity” that had as its goal to enhance their skills in communication.