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Statistics

Seventh-day Adventist World Church Statistics 2016, 2017

Churches, Companies, Membership

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2017

Churches 86,576
Companies 71,758

Church Membership

20,727,347

Total Accessions

1,352,931

Mission to the World

Summary of Other Statistics as of December 31, 2016

Ordained Ministers, Active 19,717
Total Active Employees 305,295
Countries and Areas of the World as Recognized by the United Nations 235
Countries and Areas of the World in Which Seventh-day Adventist Work is Established 213
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Work 1,001
Divisions 13
Union Conferences 62
Union Missions 58
Union of Churches Conferences 10
Union of Churches Missions 5
Local Conferences 391
Local Missions 274

Educational Program

Total Schools 8,515
Tertiary Institutions 115
Worker Training Institutions 50
Secondary Schools 2,435
Primary Schools 5,915
Total Enrollment 1,954,872
Tertiary Institutions 145,024
Worker Training Institutions 5,757
Secondary Schools 603,211
Primary Schools 1,200,880

Food Industries

Food Industries 20

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums 198
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers 133
Clinics and Dispensaries 329
Orphanages and Children’s Homes 21
Outpatient Visits over 17 million 

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

Media Centers

Media Centers 15

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches 59
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time 25,332
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed 6,050
Languages Used in Publications about 375

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Present over 131
Total Projects Funded 1,197
Beneficiaries of Projects 15,627,724

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