Facts and Figures

Summary of Seventh-Day Adventist World Church Statistics as of December 31, 2011

Source: Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research  (General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)

Churches, Companies, Membership

Church Membership17,479,890
Total Accessions1,139,000
Professions of Faith29,781
Ordained Ministers, Active17,530
Total Active Employees232,168

Mission to the World

Countries and Areas of the World as Recognized by the United Nations232
Countries and Areas of the World in Which Seventh-day Adventist Work is Established208
Languages Used in Seventh-day Adventist Publications and Oral Work927
Union Conferences52
Union Missions57
Union of Churches Conferences9
Union of Churches Missions4
Local Conferences326
Local Missions274

Educational Program

Total Schools7,883
Tertiary Institutions112
Worker Training Institutions48
Secondary Schools1,908
Primary Schools5,815
Total Enrollment1,750,651
Tertiary Institutions136,548
Worker Training Institutions8,397
Secondary Schools521,041
Primary Schools1,084,665
Food Industries20

Healthcare Ministry

Hospitals and Sanitariums172
Nursing Homes and Retirement Centers133
Clinics and Dispensaries238
Orphanages and Children’s Homes36
Airplanes and Medical Launches10
Outpatient Visits16,088,528
Media Centers14

Publishing Work

Publishing Houses and Branches62
Literature Evangelists, Credentialed and Licensed6,808
Languages Used in Publications370
Sabbath School Membership (incomplete reporting)18,703,212
ContributionsIn US Dollars
Tithe Per Capita$136.52
Sabbath School Mission Offerings$72,622,887
Total Tithe and Offerings$3,182,472,411
Total Tithe and Offerings Per Capita$191.59

Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA)

Countries and Areas of the World Where ADRA is Involved*120
Total Projects Funded*1,537
Beneficiaries of Projects*20,233,685
Total Value of Aid*$263,948,967
(*Supporting and Implementing)

Information obtained from the General Conference website.

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