Seventh-day Adventist World Church Statistics 2018


Churches, Companies, Membership

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2018


Church Membership


Total Accessions




Former Members Baptized


Professions of Faith


Adjustments In


Mission to the World

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2018

Ordained Ministers, Active (Full time and Part time)20,434
Total Active Employees (Full time, Part time, Casual)321,410
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 Work557
Union Conferences63
Union Missions58
Union of Churches Conferences11
Union of Churches Missions5
Local Conferences405
Local Missions293

Educational Program

Total Schools8,807
Tertiary Institutions118
Worker Training Institutions34
Secondary Schools2,549
Primary Schools6,106
Total Enrollment1,881,571
Tertiary Institutions167,739
Worker Training Institutions7,350
Secondary Schools576,456
Primary Schools1,130,026

Food Industries

Food Industries22

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums211
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers *Incomplete reporting*121
Clinics and Dispensaries440
Orphanages and Children’s Homes *Incomplete reporting*11
Inpatient VisitsOver 1 1/2 million
Outpatient VisitsOver 22 million

Media Centers

Media Centers16

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches60
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time21,591
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed4,890
Languages Used in Publications368
Languages Heard in Broadcasts327
Languages and Dialects Used in Oral Work525

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Presentover 118
Total Projects Funded1,043
Beneficiaries of Projects16,255,570

Prepared by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Updated October 30, 2019