Seventh-day Adventist World Church Statistics 2021

Churches, Companies, Membership

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2021

Church Memberships21,912,161
Total Accessions1,069,234

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2020

Church Membership21,723,992
Total Accessions803,430

Denominational Employees

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2020

Ordained Ministers, Active (Full time and Part time)20,924
Total Active Employees (Full time, Part time, Casual)322,120

Mission to the World

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2020

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 Work535
Union Conferences63
Union Missions60
Union of Churches Conferences11
Union of Churches Missions4
Local Conferences418
Local Missions313

Educational Program

Total Schools9,419
Tertiary Institutions118
Worker Training Institutions38
Secondary Schools2,640
Primary Schools6,623
Total Enrollment2,023,844
Tertiary Institutions160,997
Worker Training Institutions7,159
Secondary Schools587,283
Primary Schools1,268,405

Food Industries

Food Industries22

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums229
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers129
Clinics and Dispensaries1,475
Dental Clinics128
Orphanages and Children’s Homes15
Inpatient Visitsover 1 million
Outpatient Visitsover 21 million

Media Centers

Media Centers18

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches57
Literature Evangelists, Full time Credentialed and Licensed, Interns, Part Time22,258
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed Only5,261
Languages Used in Publications342
Languages Heard in Broadcasts313
Languages and Dialects Used in Oral Work496

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Presentover 130
Total Projects Funded1,506
Beneficiaries of Projects20,777,127

Prepared by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Updated February 14, 2022