Seventh-day Adventist World Church Statistics 2018

Statistics January 9, 2020

Churches, Companies, Membership

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2018

Churches 88,718
Companies 72,843

Church Membership


Total Accessions




Former Members Baptized


Professions of Faith


Adjustments In


Mission to the World

Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2018

Ordained Ministers, Active (Full time and Part time) 20,434
Total Active Employees (Full time, Part time, Casual) 321,410
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 557
Divisions 13
Union Conferences 63
Union Missions 58
Union of Churches Conferences 11
Union of Churches Missions 5
Local Conferences 405
Local Missions 293

Educational Program

Total Schools 8,807
Tertiary Institutions 118
Worker Training Institutions 34
Secondary Schools 2,549
Primary Schools 6,106
Total Enrollment 1,881,571
Tertiary Institutions 167,739
Worker Training Institutions 7,350
Secondary Schools 576,456
Primary Schools 1,130,026

Food Industries

Food Industries 22

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums 211
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers *Incomplete reporting *121
Clinics and Dispensaries 440
Orphanages and Children’s Homes *Incomplete reporting *11
Inpatient Visits Over 1 1/2 million
Outpatient Visits Over 22 million

Media Centers

Media Centers 16

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches 60
Literature Evangelists, Full time, Interns, Part Time 21,591
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed 4,890
Languages Used in Publications 368
Languages Heard in Broadcasts 327
Languages and Dialects Used in Oral Work 525

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Present over 118
Total Projects Funded 1,043
Beneficiaries of Projects 16,255,570

Prepared by the Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Updated October 30, 2019