Quick Statistics on the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2014

(Except Where Indicated as June 30, 2015)

Churches, Companies, Membership
Churches, December 31, 2014 78,810
June 30, 2015 80,000
Companies, December 31, 2014 69,213
June 30, 2015 69,850
Church Membership, December 31, 2014 18,479,257
June 30, 2015 18,778,932
Total Accessions, December 31, 2014 1,167,796
Baptisms 1,128,263
Professions of Faith 39,533
Ordained Ministers, Active 19,020
Total Active Employees 279,604
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 about 974
Divisions 13
Union Conferences 60
Union Missions 58
Union of Churches Conferences 10
Union of Churches Missions 4
Local Conferences 363
Local Missions 270
Educational Program
Total Schools 7,792
Tertiary Institutions 115
Worker Training Institutions 49
Secondary Schools 2,296
Primary Schools 5,332
Total Enrollment 1,864,352
Tertiary Institutions 147,123
Worker Training Institutions 5,922
Secondary Schools 566,301
Primary Schools 1,145,006
Food Industries 22
Healthcare Ministry
Hospitals and Sanitariums 175
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers 140
Clinics and Dispensaries 385
Orphanages and Children’s Homes 29
Airplanes and Medical Launches 7
Outpatient Visits
(Note - Incomplete reporting of healthcare institutions' statistics in some divisions)
over 18,540,278
Media Centers 15
Publishing Work
Publishing Houses and Branches 62
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time 21,306
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed 4,463
Languages Used in Publications about 379
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)
Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Involved* over 130
Total Projects Funded 7,733
Beneficiaries of Projects 14,787,780
Funds for Program Support and Implementation in excess of US$180,000,000

 

Prepared by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Updated January 5, 2016