Seventh-day Adventist World Church Statistics 2014

Churches, Companies, Membership

Churches 78,810
Companies 69,213

Church Membership


Total Accessions




Professions of Faith


Ordained Ministers, Active


Total Active Employees


Mission to the World

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 Established216
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Work 947
Divisions 13
Union Conferences 60
Union Missions 59
Union of Churches Conferences 9
Union of Churches Missions 4
Local Conferences 348
Local Missions 278

Educational Program

Total Schools7,579
Tertiary Institutions114
Worker Training Institutions44
Secondary Schools2,050
Primary Schools*5,371
Total Enrollment 1,807,693
Tertiary Institutions134,091
Worker Training Institutions5,545
Secondary Schools581,173
Primary Schools1,086,884

(*Incomplete reporting in 2013)

Food Industries

Food Industries21

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums173
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers126
Clinics and Dispensaries294
Orphanages and Children’s Homes34
Airplanes and Medical Launches7
Outpatient Visits18,052,715

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

Media Centers

Media Centers15

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches63
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed5,864
Languages Used in Publications366

Contributions In US Dollars

Tithe per Capita$134.72
Sabbath School Mission Offerings$73,275,709
Total Tithe and Offerings$3,276,600,259
Total Tithe and Offerings per Capita$190.69

(Note: 2012 Figures)


Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Presentmore than 130
Total Projects Funded1,007
Beneficiaries of Projects21,696,545
Total Value of Aid$291,556,608

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