Quick Statistics on the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2018

Churches, Companies, Membership
Churches, December 31, 2018 88,718
Companies, December 31, 2018 72,843
Church Membership, December 31, 2018 21,414,779
Total Accessions, December 31, 2018
1,383,427
Baptisms
1,262,998
Former Members Baptized 58,841
Professions of Faith 44,863
Adjustments In 16,725


Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2018

Denominational Employees
Ordained Ministers, Active (Full time and Part time) 20,434
Total Active Employees (Full time, Part time, Casual) 321,410
Mission to the World
Countries and Areas of the World as Recognized by the United Nations 235
Countries and Areas of the World in Which Seventh-day Adventist Work is Established 213
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Work 557
Divisions 13
Union Conferences 63
Union Missions 58
Union of Churches Conferences 11
Union of Churches Missions 5
Local Conferences 405
Local Missions 293
Educational Program
Total Schools 8,807
Tertiary Institutions 118
Worker Training Institutions 34
Secondary Schools 2,549
Primary Schools 6,106
Total Enrollment 1,881,571
Tertiary Institutions 167,739
Worker Training Institutions 7,350
Secondary Schools 576,456
Primary Schools 1,130,026
Food Industries 22
Healthcare Ministry
Hospitals and Sanitariums 211
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers *Incomplete reporting *121
Clinics and Dispensaries 440
Orphanages and Children’s Homes *Incomplete reporting *11
Inpatient Visits Over 1 1/2 million
Outpatient Visits
Over 22 million
Media Centers 16
Publishing Work
Publishing Houses and Branches 60
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time 21,591
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed 4,890
Languages Used in Publications 368
Languages Heard in Broadcasts 327
Languages and Dialects Used in Oral Work 525
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)
Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Present over 118
Total Projects Funded 1,043
Beneficiaries of Projects 16,255,570

Prepared by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Updated October 30, 2019