World Church

Seventh-day Adventists can truly be regarded as a worldwide family of Christian believers. The Adventist presence manifests itself in nearly every country of the globe.

The church is served through its administration of 13 world divisions and two attached fields. No matter where you find a Seventh-day Adventist believer, you will find them adhering to the ideals described by the Bible. Their lives will illustrate both faith in God and the church's commitment to the betterment of all human beings.


General Conference

The General Conference coordinates the global ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is responsible for the spiritual and developmental plans of the church around the world.

Read more


East-Central Africa

The East-Central Africa Division (ECD) is comprised of 11 countries. Amid a population of about 307 million, the Seventh-day Adventist Church counts more than 2.5 million members worshiping at more than 11,000 churches.

Read more


Euro-Asia

The Euro-Asia Division spans 11 time zones across northern Asia. Adventists worship at almost 2,000 churches across the region, which is comprised of 13 countries.

Read more


Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa Union is comprised of 20 countries. The region is bordered by Morocco to the west, Iran to the east, Turkey to the north and Sudan to the south. The population of the region is about 500 million people.

Read more


Inter-American

The Inter-American Division (IAD) is comprised of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and the five northernmost countries in South America. This division reports more than 3.5 million members, making the division the church’s most populous region.

Read more


Inter-European

The Inter-European Division (EUD) oversees the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in 20 countries across Central, Western, Southern and Eastern Europe. Its headquarters is located in Berne, Switzerland.

Read more


Israel Field

The Israel Field reports a membership of nearly 900 members amid a population of 7.7 million. There are 13 Adventist congregations in the country.

Read more


North American

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was formed in this division in 1863, a region home to freedom of speech and religion. This division is the largest sender of overseas missionaries and short-term volunteers. NAD sent out nearly half of the denomination’s 1,200 volunteers in 2012.

Read more


Northern Asia-Pacific

The Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) is the largest division in the world by population. About one fourth of the world’s population – roughly 1.5 billion – reside in the territory. Among them, about 3 percent are Christian. The other 97 percent are Buddhists, Shintoists, Muslims, Shamans and Atheists.

Read more


Southern Africa-Indian Ocean

The Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division (SID) is the newest of the world church’s regions, covering much of Africa and island nations in the Indian Ocean. More than 150 million people live in this division, and there are more than 2.1 million Seventh-day Adventist Church members.

Read more


South American

With a population of 315 million, the South American Division (SAD) has more than 2 million members and 10,600 churches. The division includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, with adjacent islands in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Read more


South Pacific

The South Pacific Division (SPD) is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and numerous islands throughout the South Pacific Ocean. The Adventist Church counts about 423,000 members worshiping in nearly 2,000 churches.

Read more


Southern Asia

The Southern Asia Division (SUD) is comprised of 4 countries: Bhutan, India, the Maldives and Nepal. It has more than 4,000 churches in a population of about 1.2 billion. Hope TV India started in 2008 in the southeastern city of Chennai.

Read more


Southern Asia-Pacific

The Southern-Asia Pacific Division (SSD) includes the southeast Asian countries of Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam, as well as Pakistan. The region has a population of more than 950 million.

Read more


Trans-European

The Trans-European Division (TED), which encompasses 22 countries, was first organized in 1928, and last reorganized in 2012. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by landmass, covering only about 2 percent of the Earth's surface.

Read more


West-Central Africa

From Mauritania in the northwest, Republic of Congo to the south, and Chad in the northeast, the West-Central Africa Division (WAD) is comprised of 22 countries.

Read more

List Icon
Our beliefs

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

Read more