Seventh-day Adventist World Church Statistics 2020

Churches, Companies, Membership

Summary of Statistics as of September 30, 2020

Churches92,186
Companies72,749
Church Memberships21,760,076
Total Accessions562,056

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2019

Churches91,140
Companies72,605
Church Membership21,556,837
Total Accessions1,321,047

Denominational Employees

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2019

Ordained Ministers, Active (Full time and Part time)20,802
Total Active Employees (Full time, Part time, Casual)323,072

Mission to the World

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2019

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 Established212
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Work516
Divisions13
Union Conferences63
Union Missions58
Union of Churches Conferences11
Union of Churches Missions5
Local Conferences419
Local Missions297

Educational Program

Total Schools9,489
Tertiary Institutions118
Worker Training Institutions37
Secondary Schools2,713
Primary Schools6,621
Total Enrollment2,044,709
Tertiary Institutions162,335
Worker Training Institutions7,263
Secondary Schools637,723
Primary Schools1,237,388

Food Industries

Food Industries23

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums227
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers 133
Clinics and Dispensaries673
Orphanages and Children’s Homes 15
Inpatient VisitsOver 1 1/2 million
Outpatient VisitsOver 20 million

Media Centers

Media Centers16

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches60
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time20.931
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed5,137
Languages Used in Publications311
Languages Heard in Broadcasts306
Languages and Dialects Used in Oral Work500

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Presentover 118
Total Projects Funded1,180
Beneficiaries of Projects13,940,983

Prepared by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Updated January 4, 2021