Quick Statistics on the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2017

Churches, Companies, Membership
Churches, December 31, 2017 86,576
Companies, December 31, 2017 71,758
Church Membership, December 31, 201720,727,347
Total Accessions, December 31, 2017
Former Members Baptized 49,257
Professions of Faith 44,696
Adjustments In 27,412

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2017

Denominational Employees
Ordained Ministers, Active (Full time and Part time) 20,101
Total Active Employees (Full time, Part time, Casual) 314,056
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 212
Languages Heard in Broadcasts about 239
Languages and Dialects Used in Oral Work about 415
Divisions 13
Union Conferences 61
Union Missions 58
Union of Churches Conferences 11
Union of Churches Missions 5
Local Conferences 400
Local Missions 288
Educational Program
Total Schools 8,540
Tertiary Institutions 116
Worker Training Institutions 52
Secondary Schools 2,429
Primary Schools 5,943
Total Enrollment 1,934,772
Tertiary Institutions 148,373
Worker Training Institutions 7,214
Secondary Schools 595,848
Primary Schools 1,183,337
Food Industries 23
Healthcare Ministry
Hospitals and Sanitariums 198
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers 133
Clinics and Dispensaries 329
Orphanages and Children’s Homes 21
Airplanes and Medical Launches -
Outpatient Visits
(Note - Incomplete reporting of healthcare institutions' statistics in some divisions)
over 17 million
Media Centers 15
Publishing Work
Publishing Houses and Branches 59
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time 23,453
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed 5,952
Languages Used in Publications about 234

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)
Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Present over 131
Total Projects Funded 721
Beneficiaries of Projects 11,028,011

Prepared by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Updated May 7, 2019