Seventh-day Adventist World Church Statistics 2016, 2017


Churches, Companies, Membership

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2017

Church Membership20,727,347
Total Accessions1,352,931

Mission to the World

Summary of Other Statistics as of December 31, 2016

Ordained Ministers, Active19,717
Total Active Employees305,295
Countries and Areas of the World as Recognized by the United Nations235
Countries and Areas of the World in Which Seventh-day Adventist Work is Established213
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Work1,001
Union Conferences62
Union Missions58
Union of Churches Conferences10
Union of Churches Missions5
Local Conferences391
Local Missions274

Educational Program

Total Schools8,515
Tertiary Institutions115
Worker Training Institutions50
Secondary Schools2,435
Primary Schools5,915
Total Enrollment1,954,872
Tertiary Institutions145,024
Worker Training Institutions5,757
Secondary Schools603,211
Primary Schools1,200,880

Food Industries

Food Industries20

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums198
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers133
Clinics and Dispensaries329
Orphanages and Children’s Homes21
Outpatient Visitsover 17 million 

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

Media Centers

Media Centers15

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches59
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time25,332
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed6,050
Languages Used in Publicationsabout 375

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Presentover 131
Total Projects Funded1,197
Beneficiaries of Projects15,627,724