Seventh-day Adventist World Church Statistics 2015

Statistics October 26, 2016

Churches, Companies, Membership

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2015

Churches 81,552
Companies 69,909

Church Membership


Total Accessions


Mission to the World

Summary of Other Statistics as of December 31, 2014

Ordained Ministers, Active 19,020
Total Active Employees 279,604
Countries and Areas of the World as Recognized by the United Nations 237
Countries and Areas of the World in Which Seventh-day Adventist Work is Established 215
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Work about 974
Divisions 13
Union Conferences 60
Union Missions 58
Union of Churches Conferences 10
Union of Churches Missions 4
Local Conferences 362
Local Missions 270

Educational Program

Total Schools 7,792
Tertiary Institutions 115
Worker Training Institutions 49
Secondary Schools 2,296
Primary Schools 5,332
Total Enrollment 1,864,352
Tertiary Institutions 147,123
Worker Training Institutions 5,922
Secondary Schools 566,301
Primary Schools 1,145,006

Food Industries

Food Industries 22

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums 175
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers 140
Clinics and Dispensaries 385
Orphanages and Children’s Homes 29
Airplanes and Medical Launches 7
Outpatient Visits over 18,540,278

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

Media Centers

Media Centers 15

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches 62
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time 21,306
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed 4,463
Languages Used in Publications about 379

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Present over 130
Total Projects Funded 7,733
Beneficiaries of Projects 14,787,780
Funds for Program Support and Implementation

in excess of US$180,000,000