March 22, 2017 | Victor Marley has been elected by the Norwegian Union Executive Committee as the new leader of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Norway. This follows the March 15 resignation of Reidar J. Kvinge, enabling him to focus more directly on evangelism.
March 15, 2017 | Pastor Reidar J Kvinge announced today that he is resigning as president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Norway. However, there is nothing dramatic in the reason for pastor Kvinge’s resignation even though his decision to resign came as a total surprise to most employees of the union.
“I have felt an ever increasing desire to be directly involved in evangelistic work. That is the reason why I am taking this step now,” said Kvinge.
Leaders in the Trans-European Division are united in mission. Watch them in discussions at the dinner table or in committee during their Year-end Meetings in Bečići, Montenegro, and you will see a positive exchange of ideas in progress. Together they are looking for positive ways to share the Adventist Message across the varying cultures that include communities from the extremely secular to the Orthodox, Catholic, or predominantly Muslim.
Lively mission-focused debates occur at the Trans-European Division Year-end Meetings.
The Trans-European Division of Seventh-day Adventists (TED) has issued a statement of support and affirmation for women leaders of the church during the division's Year-end Meeting. The division reported that "TED Union Presidents unitedly, regardless of practice in their own Union, wanted to send a strong message of support and affirmation to all women, whether in a local church leadership position, working as a Bible worker or pastor, or serving in an administrative capacity."