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, 2016

Denominational Employees
Ordained Ministers, Active (Full time and Part time) 19,717
Total Active Employees (Full time, Part time, Casual) 305,295
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 1,001
Divisions 13
Union Conferences 62
Union Missions 58
Union of Churches Conferences 10
Union of Churches Missions 5
Local Conferences 391
Local Missions 274
Educational Program
Total Schools 8,515
Tertiary Institutions 115
Worker Training Institutions 50
Secondary Schools 2,435
Primary Schools 5,915
Total Enrollment 1,954,872
Tertiary Institutions 145,024
Worker Training Institutions 5,757
Secondary Schools 603,211
Primary Schools 1,200,880
Food Industries 20
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 25,332
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed 6,050
Languages Used in Publications about 375
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)
Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Involved* over 131
Total Projects Funded 1,197
Beneficiaries of Projects 15,627,724

Prepared by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Updated June 26, 2018