Seventh-day Adventist World Church Statistics 2015


Churches, Companies, Membership

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2015


Church Membership


Total Accessions


Mission to the World

Summary of Other Statistics as of December 31, 2014

Ordained Ministers, Active19,020
Total Active Employees279,604
Countries and Areas of the World as Recognized by the United Nations237
Countries and Areas of the World in Which Seventh-day Adventist Work is Established215
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Workabout 974
Union Conferences60
Union Missions58
Union of Churches Conferences10
Union of Churches Missions4
Local Conferences362
Local Missions270

Educational Program

Total Schools7,792
Tertiary Institutions115
Worker Training Institutions49
Secondary Schools2,296
Primary Schools5,332
Total Enrollment1,864,352
Tertiary Institutions147,123
Worker Training Institutions5,922
Secondary Schools566,301
Primary Schools1,145,006

Food Industries

Food Industries22

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums175
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers140
Clinics and Dispensaries385
Orphanages and Children’s Homes29
Airplanes and Medical Launches7
Outpatient Visitsover 18,540,278

(Note: Incomplete reporting of healthcare institutions’ statistics in some divisions.)

Media Centers

Media Centers15

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches62
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time21,306
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed4,463
Languages Used in Publicationsabout 379

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Presentover 130
Total Projects Funded7,733
Beneficiaries of Projects14,787,780
Funds for Program Support and Implementation

in excess of US$180,000,000