ted adventist newsletter


Issue 774

In this Issue

Issue 774

A Free Refill at the European Youth Congress in Novi Sad

31 July 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Yvonne Bauwens, tedNEWS] Welcome, Greece! Welcome, Hungary! Welcome, Estonia! Welcome, Norway! These are just a few out of the 45 countries represented here making total of around 3,000 guests. Each cheers at the calling of their name, while waving flags and standing tall for their nation, as an exceptional array of coloured clothing takes to the stage and we are treated to some traditional Serbian dancing – The Kolo... Read more


 

First Impressions from AYC 2013

31 July 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [Agnieszka Kluska, tedNEWS] Some have been travelling 14 hours by bus, some have been travelling 8 hours by car, but for some it has been only a 2-hour flight. Young Adventists from all around Europe have been flooding to Novi Sad, the third largest city in Serbia, to take part in Pan-European Youth Congress under the theme ‘The Power of One‘... Read more

 

 

 

Also in the News

 


  

Power of One - Adventist Youth Congress 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com

ted-relay.org/index.php/en
www.tedadventistvolunteers.com
www.adra-te.org
www.newbold.ac.uk

Issue 773

In this Issue

Issue 773

European Youth Congress, less than 24 hours away!

29 July 2013 Novi Sad, Serbia [tedNEWS] Tomorrow, Tuesday, 30 July, at 20:30 CET - Central European Time, European Adventist Youth Congress (AYC) will begin with the opening programme. This type of event takes place every five years and is a gathering of young people from all around Europe.

We are expecting to have around 3,000 young people gathering at ‘Spens’ (Sport Center) and around 4,000 on Saturday, 03 August. The meetings will use the theme “The Power of ONE”. This is going to be a remarkable congress having excellent speakers such as Gilbert Cangy, David Asscherick, Matthew Gamble, Patrick Johnson, Dejan Stojkovic, and many more. There is much planed in the five days to come: from morning prayer to evening worship and after glow, workshops, baptismal service, Impact Day and Book Crossing.

The morning and evening programmes will be streamed on our website as well as AYC website. For more information about the programme, please click here. In addition to the streaming, we will produce daily the tedNEWS bulletin, AYC video news, and upload photos.  You can also follow us on Twitter and join us on Facebook. [tedNEWS]


tedNEWS Staff: Miroslav Pujic, director; Deana Stojkovic, editor

119 St Peter's Street, St Albans, Herts, AL1 3EY, England
E-mail: tednews@ted-adventist.org
Website: www.ted-adventist.org

tedNEWS is an information bulletin issued by the communication department of the Seventh-day
Adventist Church in the Trans-European Division. 
You are free to re-print any portion of the bulletin without need for special permission. However, we kindly request that you identify tedNEWS whenever you publish these materials.

 

Also in the News

 


Features & Analysis

  

 


  

Power of One - Adventist Youth Congress 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com

ted-relay.org/index.php/en
www.tedadventistvolunteers.com
www.adra-te.org
www.newbold.ac.uk

Issue 772

In this Issue

Issue 772

"Mission to the Cities" Initiative Creates Zeal for Evangelism in TED

3 July 2013 New York, United States [tedNEWS/ANN] The NY13 initiative is the first in the “Mission to the Cities” (MTTC) campaign, which was unveiled in 2011 by Adventist Church President, Pastor Ted N. C. Wilson. This year’s outreach meetings and training in New York City are the basis for future outreach campaigns worldwide... Read more


 

"Connect to Escape" Comes to New York City

1 July 2013 New York, United States [E. Douglas Venn, tedNEWS] One hundred and fifty people attended the "Connect to Escape" lunch seminar in Manhattan's Midtown area, most of them business people working in the surrounding offices, to enjoy delicious vegetarian food and talk about current situations in the society. The objective of the seminar was to share the wisdom from the Ancient Book... Read more


 

Hundreds Baptized as First NY13 Phase Wraps up at Nassau Coliseum

29 June 2013 Uniondale, New York, United States [Mark A. Kellner, Adventist Review] Wearing a dark blue baptismal robe, Tomas Olivera of Peekskill, New York, stepped into the giant pool placed before the platform at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on this afternoon and knew only one thing: he was finally... Read more


 

Adventist Church Sessions in Adriatic Union Conference

27 June 2013 Zagreb, Croatia [Darko Kovačević, tedNEWS] On 9 June 2013 the Adriatic Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (AUC) held its sessions at the campus of the Union College in Maruševec, Croatia. Zlatko Musija, former President of the Croatia Conference, was elected Union President replacing Pastor Branko Bistrović. Pastor Neven Klačmer replaced... Read more


 

Also in the News

 


Features & Analysis

  

 


  

Power of One - Adventist Youth Congress 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com

ted-relay.org/index.php/en
www.tedadventistvolunteers.com
www.adra-te.org
www.newbold.ac.uk

Issue 771

In this Issue

Issue 771

In Europe, Adventist Social Media Sparking Interest in Spirituality

04 June 2013 St. Albans, England [Ansel Oliver/ANN] The development of a social media strategy for outreach in Europe is paying off for Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders trying to connect with those potentially interested in learning about God. The online community LIFEconnect, launched in 2010, offers content and discussion groups for various lifestyle topics... Read more


 

Government Minister Visits ADRA-UK & Praises Grass Roots Work

23 May 2013 Watford, United Kingdom [Bert Smit, ADRA-UK CEO/BUC News] International Development Secretary, Justine Greening and Watford MP, Richard Harrington, visited the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA-UK) offices in Watford on Monday morning, 20 May 2013, for an extended one and a half hour tour and meeting... Read more


 

Adventist Elected President of Swiss Bible Society

30 May 2013 Aarau, Aargau, Switzerland [Herbert Bodenmann/APD/ANN] Delegates of the Swiss Bible Society elected Seventh-day Adventist theologian Reto Mayer as the organization’s president during their May 24 meeting, making him the first Adventist appointed to the post in the society’s 58-year history. Mayer, associate treasurer of... Read more


 

U.S. Study of Adventists Finds vegetarians Live Longer

04 June 04, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Ansel Oliver/ANN] People who eat a vegetarian diet live longer than those who eat meat, according to a study of more than 70,000 Seventh-day Adventists. A study published yesterday in JAMA Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, said vegetarians experienced 12 percent fewer deaths...  Read more


 

Also in the News

 


Features & Analysis

  

 


 

Power of One - Adventist Youth Congress 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com

ted-relay.org/index.php/en
www.tedadventistvolunteers.com
www.adra-te.org
www.newbold.ac.uk

Issue 770

In this Issue

Issue 770

Redesigned adventist.org set for launch in October

20 May 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates [Libna Stevens/IAD/ANN/ tedNEWS] The redesign of the Seventh-day Adventist world church’s website, adventist.org – scheduled for launch in October – will offer major enhancements in style and information architecture, say church Communication leaders. The overhaul of the homepage will also include an improved design framework... Read more


 

European Health Conference on Healing

15 May 2013 Prague, Czech Republic [Miroslav Pujic, tedNEWS] Six hundred Adventist medical experts, health advocates and church leaders met for the European Health Conference in Prague, Czech Republic last month. This conference focused on the theme of Healing, not just physical healing but also mental, emotional, social, and spiritual healing... Read more


 

Adventist Church Session in Denmark

15 May 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark [tedNEWS] May 8 – 12, 2013 the Danish Union of Seventh-day Adventist Church held its session at the church owned campsite Himmerlandsgaarden. Quite quickly, the nominating committee put a motion to the floor to re-elect the President, Thomas Müller. Müller was re-elected together with Treasurer Bjorgvin Ibsen, who has been working as a Treasurer in... Read more


 

Doing the Right Thing: Leading by Values

Recently I spoke with the CEO/President of a very large corporation employing nearly 100,000 associates and generating annual revenue in the billions. To be successful, such a leader must be astute in finance, well-versed in emerging trends, and decisive when taking actions--a true leader.  Additionally, such individuals are often accused of being ruthless and driven, with an eye on the... Read more


 

Also in the News

 


Features & Analysis

  

 


 

Power of One - Adventist Youth Congress 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com

Issue 768

In this Issue

Issue 768

Hungary, Last Stop in Wilson's Tour of TED

17 March 2013, Budapest, Hungary [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, tedNEWS] The historical and beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary, showed its best side on a sunny, but crisp Sunday Morning, 17 March, when around 2000 members and friends gathered at a city hall for a full day of celebration and worship. The occasion was the 100th anniversary of the Duna Union, predecessor to the Hungarian Union conference, the visit of Pastor Ted Wilson... Read more


 

Together in Hope and Compassion

16 March 2013, Belgrade, Serbia [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, tedNEWS] Two thousand participants gathered in a City Hall in the centre of Belgrade, Serbia, on 16 March 2013, for a Sabbath celebration and to hear encouraging words from Pastor Ted Wilson, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists... Read more


 

One Year Later, Adventist Pastor Still in Togo Prison

15 March 2013, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [ANN] A year after Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Antonio Monteiro was imprisoned in Togo on unsupported charges, church lawyers and human rights activists are redoubling efforts to secure his release. Togolese government officials this week rejected the Adventist Church’s fifth request for Monteiro’s immediate release... Read more


 

Reflection on Christian Leadership

Jesus is and must always be our great example as a leader. The reasons for this have been beautifully summarized by Laurie Beth Jones.1 She calls attention to three simple premises:
1. One person trained twelve human beings who went on to so influence the world that time itself is now recorded as being before (BC) or after (AD.).
.. Read more

 

Also in the News

 


Features & Analysis

  

 


 

European Health Conference – 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com

Issue 767

In this Issue

Issue 767

‘Stand by Christ’ says Wilson to Pastors and Members in Serbia

16 March 2013, Belgrade, Serbia [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, tedNEWS] On Thursday, 15 March 2013, Pastor Ted Wilson, the President of the World Seventh-day Adventist Church, and his wife, Nancy, arrived to Serbia where members and pastors, met them excited to hear a message of encouragement, learn about the mission of the church for the future and to participate in leadership training. 

Early mornings and late nights seem to be the norm for Pastor Ted Wilson, to visit the world fields, and Thursday 14 March was no different. Pastor Wilson and his party started their journey from Zagreb, Croatia to Belgrade, Serbia early that morning. The spring that had arrived a week ago, had disappeared, and the party travelled several hundred kilometres in winds, rain, sleet and snow.

The fist stop in Serbia was a visit to the Union Publishing House and future Media Centre, Euro Dream, in its new facilities donated by a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, was the first assignment of the day. Currently Euro Dream’s printing facilities are operating 24 hours a day printing magazines and books for the ‘Great Hope Project’ in most of the languages spoken in the Trans-European Division.

The Novi Sad Church in Northern Serbia had planned an evening meeting with Pastor Wilson, which opened with the congregation singing, “It is well, it is well, with my soul.” In his sermon, Pastor Wilson focused on the Reformation and how, no matter the costs, the early church reformers stood up for truth. “We, too, are called to be reformers for God”, Pastor Wilson said and added, “It is unsafe for a Christian to act against his/her conscience. Are you willing to stand by Jesus and be true to His Word, also in difficult times?”

Friday morning, 15 March was set aside for a pastors’ meeting. Pastor Bertil Wiklander, President of the Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists, opened the meeting with a leadership-training seminar. “You as pastors are leaders in the Church”, Wiklander said, and focused on seven important characteristics of a good leader: 1) Christ likeness in relationships; 2) Mission Focus; 3) Integrity; 4) Loyalty (to God and to the Church); 5) Professional Competence, 6) Ability to foster unity in diversity; 7) Responsibility and Accountability. “The most important part of leadership is to follow Jesus Christ in every aspect of your lives”, Pastor Wiklander concluded.

“The Spiritual Life of a Pastor or Administrator” was the title of Pastor Wilson’s seminar. “A connection with Christ in all you do will have a powerful effect on your influence”, Pastor Wilson said and shared twenty points on the theme. Pastor Wilson encouraged the pastors to commit themselves to the Lord and to His Service and shared Proverbs 3:5, 6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight”. “If you do this, God will make you powerful, spiritual people”, Wilson concluded.

Following the presentations, the floor was open for questions, and Pastor Wilson gave answers on issues about recent articles in some of our official Church papers about Creation and Mysticism, which contradict the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A question about the Creation’s “gap theory” presented in the 1st quarter Sabbath School lesson 2013 was also raised, Pastor Wilson said that the General Conference was working with the editors regarding the content of the two articles mentioned. “I do not subscribe to Creation’s ‘gap theory’ and it is not something that the Seventh-day Adventist Church is promoting” Wilson said. “I believe that God created this earth and its surroundings (not the whole universe) in six literal days, in resent time”, Wilson said.

Serbia is a part of South-East European Union Conferences (SEEUC) along with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. For more information of the work of the Church in these countries, please visit www.jieu-adventisti.org.  To see more photos from Pastor and Mrs Wilson's visit to Serbia, please click here. [tedNEWS]

 

Also in the News

 


Features & Analysis

  

 


 

Power of One - Adventist Youth Congress 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com

Issue 766

In this Issue

Issue 766

Wilson’s Encouraging Words for the Church in Croatia

13 March 2013 Zagreb, Croatia [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, tedNEWS] Four hundred people gathered to worship together with Pastor Ted Wilson, the President of the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists, and his wife, Nancy, at The First Adventist Church in Zagreb, Croatia, on Wednesday evening, 13 March 2013. This was their last assignment... Read more


 

Newbold Bible Conference: Focus On Prophecy

14 March 2013 Bracknell, United Kingdom [John Baildam / Bjorn Ottesen, BUC News] Fifty participants at an all-day Bible Conference travelled from as far as Wales, Scotland, the Midlands, London and the North of England to enjoy five thought-provoking presentations by lecturers in the Department of Theological Studies at Newbold College of Higher Education... Read more


 

Church in the Community

God has always had His appointed representatives to show His character and love in the community. It was for this purpose that He raised the Seventh-day Adventist church and it is His purpose in calling you and I to be leaders. How can we as leaders CONNECT with our church members and assist them as they interact with the community to uplift Christ in very practical ways... Read more

 

Also in the News

 


Features & Analysis

  

 


 

European Health Conference – 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com

Issue 765

In this Issue

Issue 765

'Almost Home' Message of Encouragement for Poland

11 March 2013, Warsaw, Poland [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, tedNEWS] Snow and frost welcomed Pastor Ted Wilson, Seventh-day Adventist Church President, and his wife Nancy on Sunday 10 March, when they arrived in Warsaw for a three-day visit to Poland. This was their first visit to this beautiful country. The Seventh-day Adventist Church with its 5,800 members is a small minority Church in Poland... Read more


 

In Pakistan, Mob Burns Homes in Anti-Christian Violence

12 March, 2013 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States [Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN] Residents of a Christian community in eastern Pakistan, among them Seventh-day Adventists, are reeling after a mob torched their homes and businesses in response to alleged insults against Muhammad.The unrest began last week after a report circulated that a young Christian man had committed blasphemy... Read more


 

'Be Strong and Courageous' says Wilson

12 March 2013 Warsaw, Poland [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson & Raafat Kamal, tedNEWS] The third and last day of Pastor Ted Wilson’s visit to Poland was of a more official nature, starting with a visit to the Presidential Palace. Ted Wilson, President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Raafat Kamal, Assistant to the Trans-European Division President, Pawel Lazar... Read more

 

Also in the News

 


Features & Analysis

  

 


 

European Health Conference – 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com

Issue 764

In this Issue

Issue 764

God Renews People in The Netherlands

09 March 2013, Zwolle, the Netherlands [Jóhann E. Jóhannsson, tedNEWS] Despite the grey, foggy and rainy Sabbath morning in the Netherlands, the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church did not let the weather stop them from travelling from all corners of the country to the city of Zwolle for a day of fellowship. Pastor Ted Wilson, the President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and his wife Nancy, and Pastor Bertil Wiklander, the President of the Trans-European Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church were special guests for this event.


The theme for the day was “God Vernieuwt” or “God Renews” and the rented hall was packed with 3000 people of all ages, reflecting the multicultural membership of the Dutch Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The program was filled with praise and worship, as well as special musical items performed by talented people of all ages. Special programs for the youth and the children were planned for the day.

Pastor Wilson brought greetings from the world church to the members of the Dutch Union and said: “although you may feel isolated and surrounded by and living in a postmodern and secular society, you are a part of the Seventh-day Adventist world family.”

In his Sabbath sermon, Pastor Wilson brought an encouraging, but challenging message and referred to Romans 12:2: “To be renewed in our mind through the power of God” or as it states in another translation: “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you in its mould”.

“Revival and reformation is the most important for our lives”, Pastor Wilson said, “but revival comes only through prayer. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is God’s remnant church with a unique message for unique times. God is changing individuals around the world and he is doing that in the Netherlands too.”

During the first part of the afternoon Pastor Wim Altink, the President of the Netherlands Union of Seventh-day Adventist Church, together with Pastors Wilson and Wiklander answered questions from the young people of the Church. The questions ranged from about the leaders’ personal conversion experiences to questions about various aspects of Christian and Church life. The three leaders answered the questions well, but also encouraged the young people to have a close relationship with Jesus, to stay firm in their faith, and be witnesses for Him wherever they go.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Netherlands, with its 5,200 members, is a very vibrant Church with many church plants, and strong work for children and youth. At the end of the day, all the children present marched to the platform with small lights while the whole congregations sang: “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let is shine”. This was echoing the commitment that was made at the end of the Sabbath sermon in the morning.

This visit by Ted and Nancy Wilson together with representatives from the Trans-European Division was the first of a five-country tour of the Division. Next stop will be Poland, followed by Croatia, Serbia, and Hungary. Please visit our website for regular updates of Pastor Wilson's meetings with members and pastors in these countries. [tedNEWS]

Also in the News

 


Features & Analysis

  

 


 

European Health Conference – 2013.


Visit Our Websites

www.tedmedia.org
www.lifeconnect.info
www.lifedevelopment.info
www.essenceofworship.org
www.thegreathope.eu
www.ministrytopostmoderns.com