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.
|East-Central Africa|| |
The East-Central Africa Division 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.
Euro Asia Division
The Euro-Asia Division spans 11 time zones across northern Asia.
|Middle East and North Africa|| |
Middle East and North Africa Union
The Middle East and North Africa Union is comprised of 20 countries.
Inter- American Division
The Inter-American Division (IAD) is comprised of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and the five northernmost countries of South America. This division reports more than 3.5 million members, making the division the church’s most populous region.
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.
North American Division
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.
Northern Asia-Pacific Division
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.
Southern Africa-Indian Ocean
Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division
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.
South American Division
With a population of 315 million, the South American Division (SAD) has more than 2 million members and 10,600 churches.
The South Pacific Division
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.
Southern Asia Division
The Southern Asia Division (SUD) is comprised of four countries: Bhutan, India, the Maldives and Nepal. It has more than 4,000 churches in a population of about 1.2 billion.
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 Trans-European Division (TED), which encompasses 22 countries, was first organized in 1928, and last reorganized in 2012.
From Mauritania in the northwest to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south and Chad in the northeast, the West-Central Africa Division (WAD) is comprised of 22 countries.