INFORMATION


Statistics

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST WORLD CHURCH STATISTICS 2012

Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research – General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Churches, Companies, Membership

Churches, December 31, 2012 – 74,299 (as of June 30, 2013 – 75,184) 
Companies, December 31, 2012 – 67,669 (as of June 30, 2013 – 68,153) 
Church Membership, December 31, 2012 – 17,881,491 (as of June 30, 2013 17,994,120) 
Total Accessions, December 31, 2012 – 1,114,574 
Baptisms – 1,082,654 
Professions of Faith – 31,920 
Ordained Ministers, Active – 18,182 
Total Active Employees – 255,982

Mission to the World

Countries and Areas of the World as Recognized by the United Nations – 238 
Countries and Areas of the World in Which Seventh-day Adventist Work is Established – 216 
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Work – 914 
Divisions – 13 
Union Conferences – 52 
Union Missions – 59 
Union of Churches Conferences – 9 
Union of Churches Missions – 4 
Local Conferences – 329 
Local Missions – 272 

Educational Program

Total Schools – 7,842

  • Tertiary Institutions – 113
  • Worker Training Institutions – 46
  • Secondary Schools – 1,969
  • Primary Schools – 5,714 

Total Enrollment – 1,814,591

  • Tertiary Institutions – 136,711
  • Worker Training Institutions – 7,454
  • Secondary Schools 522,596
  • Primary Schools 1,147,830

(Note—Guam-Micronesia Mission schools were not reported in 2012)

Food Industries – 21

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums – 175 
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers – 136 
Clinics and Dispensaries – 269 (Guam-Micronesia Mission clinics were not reported in 2012) 
Orphanages and Children’s Homes – 34 
Airplanes and Medical Launches – 10 
Outpatient Visits – 17,251,217 (Note—Incomplete reporting of healthcare institutions’ statistics in some divisions) 

Media Centers – 14

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches – 63 
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed – 5,315 
Languages Used in Publications – 365

Contributions In US Dollars

Tithe – $2,314,826,002. 
Tithe Per Capita – $134.72 
Sabbath School Mission Offerings – $73,275,709. 
Ingathering – $9,189,884. 
Total Tithe and Offerings – $3,276,600,259. 
Total Tithe and Offerings Per Capita – $190.69

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Present* more than – 120 
Total Projects Funded* – 1,294 
Beneficiaries of Projects* – 12,536,522 
Total Value of Aid* – $246,088,214
( * Supporting and Implementing)