Quick Statistics on the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2012

(Except Where Indicated as June 30, 2013)

Churches, Companies, Membership
Churches, December 31, 2012 74,299
June 30, 2013 75,184
Companies, December 31, 2012 67,669
June 30, 2013 68,153
Church Membership, December 31, 2012 17,881,491
June 30, 2013 17,994,120
Total Accessions, December 31, 2012 1,114,574
Baptisms 1,082,654
Professions of Faith 31,920
Ordained Ministers, Active 18,182
Total Active Employees 255,982
Mission to the World
Countries and Areas of the World as Recognized by the United Nations 237
Countries and Areas of the World in Which Seventh-day Adventist Work is Established 215
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Work 914
Divisions 13
Union Conferences 52
Union Missions 59
Union of Churches Conferences 9
Union of Churches Missions 4
Local Conferences 329
Local Missions 272
Educational Program
Total Schools 7,842
Tertiary Institutions 113
Worker Training Institutions 46
Secondary Schools 1,969
Primary Schools 5,714
Total Enrollment 1,814,591
Tertiary Institutions 136,711
Worker Training Institutions 7,454
Secondary Schools 522,596
Primary Schools 1,147,830
Food Industries 21
Healthcare Ministry
Hospitals and Sanitariums 175
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers 136
Clinics and Dispensaries 269
Orphanages and Children’s Homes 34
Airplanes and Medical Launches 10
Outpatient Visits 17,251,217
Media Centers 14
Publishing Work
Publishing Houses and Branches 63
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed 5,315
Languages Used in Publications 365
Sabbath School Membership (incomplete reporting) 18,703,212
Contributions In US Dollars
Tithe $2,314,826,002
Tithe Per Capita $134.72
Sabbath School Mission Offerings $73,275,709
Ingathering $9,189,884
Total Tithe and Offerings $3,276,600,259
Total Tithe and Offerings Per Capita $190.69
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)
Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Involved* more than 120
Total Projects Funded* 1,294
Beneficiaries of Projects* 12,536,522
Total Value of Aid* $246,088,214

(*Supporting and Implementing)

Prepared by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Updated May 1, 2014