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Main Sub Fields Annual Stats
General Conference (1901-Present)
Sub Fields: EAST-CENTRAL AFRICA DIVISION (2003-2012)
EURO-ASIA DIVISION (1991-2012)
INTER-AMERICAN DIVISION (1922-2012)
INTER-EUROPEAN DIVISION (2012-2012)
ISRAEL FIELD (2012-2012)
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA UNION MISSION (2012-2012)
NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION (1913-2012)
NORTHERN ASIA-PACIFIC DIVISION (1997-2012)
SOUTH AMERICAN DIVISION (1915-2012)
SOUTH PACIFIC DIVISION (1985-2012)
SOUTHERN AFRICA-INDIAN OCEAN DIVISION (2003-2012)
SOUTHERN ASIA DIVISION (1920-2012)
SOUTHERN ASIA-PACIFIC DIVISION (1997-2012)
TRANS-EUROPEAN DIVISION (1986-2012)
WEST-CENTRAL AFRICA DIVISION (2003-2012)
Historical Names: Church Total (1863-1900)
General Conference (1901-Present)
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Main Sub Fields Annual Stats
Sub Field Data for 2012
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Field Name Churches Beginning
Membership
Accessions
(Bapt&POF)
Deaths Dropped
& Missing
Ending
Membership
Ord & Lic
Ministers
EAST-CENTRAL AFRICA DIVISION 12,209 2,802,531 238,976 5,591 120,508 2,820,485 2,284
EURO-ASIA DIVISION 1,923 121,243 3,507 1,928 2,350 119,629 1,168
INTER-AMERICAN DIVISION 11,645 3,533,069 190,537 6,383 74,556 3,635,633 3,391
INTER-EUROPEAN DIVISION 2,528 177,743 4,334 2,364 2,033 177,874 1,220
NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION 5,407 1,146,525 39,060 7,148 14,387 1,166,854 4,028
NORTHERN ASIA-PACIFIC DIVISION 2,157 659,630 15,544 1,354 968 672,887 1,302
SOUTH AMERICAN DIVISION 11,432 2,037,772 222,204 7,667 86,897 2,159,368 4,079
SOUTH PACIFIC DIVISION 1,997 423,579 17,108 1,727 10,495 401,549 1,018
SOUTHERN AFRICA-INDIAN OCEAN DIVISION 8,999 2,857,402 204,621 5,784 27,343 3,009,605 1,427
SOUTHERN ASIA DIVISION 4,320 1,617,190 38,118 1,884 66,895 1,547,323 823
SOUTHERN ASIA-PACIFIC DIVISION 6,959 1,138,285 89,528 2,254 8,816 1,216,369 2,348
TRANS-EUROPEAN DIVISION 1,167 82,643 2,075 928 739 83,734 550
WEST-CENTRAL AFRICA DIVISION 3,497 878,296 48,764 2,757 38,110 866,254 1,259
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA UNION MISSION 46 3,123 123 7 0 3,210 46
ISRAEL FIELD 13 859 75 4 98 717 6
General Conference 74,299 17,479,890 1,114,574 47,780 454,195 17,881,491 25,281
Field Name Accession Rate Death Rate Dropped/
Missing Rate
Members/
Accession
Members/
Church
Churches/
Minister
Members/
Minister
EAST-CENTRAL AFRICA DIVISION 8.53% 0.20% 4.30% 11.73 231.02 5.35 1,234.89
EURO-ASIA DIVISION 2.89% 1.59% 1.94% 34.57 62.21 1.65 102.42
INTER-AMERICAN DIVISION 5.39% 0.18% 2.11% 18.54 312.21 3.43 1,072.14
INTER-EUROPEAN DIVISION 2.44% 1.33% 1.14% 41.01 70.36 2.07 145.80
NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION 3.41% 0.62% 1.25% 29.35 215.80 1.34 289.69
NORTHERN ASIA-PACIFIC DIVISION 2.36% 0.21% 0.15% 42.44 311.96 1.66 516.81
SOUTH AMERICAN DIVISION 10.90% 0.38% 4.26% 9.17 188.89 2.80 529.39
SOUTH PACIFIC DIVISION 4.04% 0.41% 2.48% 24.76 201.08 1.96 394.45
SOUTHERN AFRICA-INDIAN OCEAN DIVISION 7.16% 0.20% 0.96% 13.96 334.44 6.31 2,109.04
SOUTHERN ASIA DIVISION 2.36% 0.12% 4.14% 42.43 358.18 5.25 1,880.10
SOUTHERN ASIA-PACIFIC DIVISION 7.87% 0.20% 0.77% 12.71 174.79 2.96 518.04
TRANS-EUROPEAN DIVISION 2.51% 1.12% 0.89% 39.83 71.75 2.12 152.24
WEST-CENTRAL AFRICA DIVISION 5.55% 0.31% 4.34% 18.01 247.71 2.78 688.05
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA UNION MISSION 3.94% 0.22% 0.00% 25.39 69.78 1.00 69.78
ISRAEL FIELD 8.73% 0.47% 11.41% 11.45 55.15 2.17 119.50
General Conference 6.38% 0.27% 2.60% 15.68 240.67 2.94 707.31

Main Sub Fields Annual Stats
Annual Charts and Statistics
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Field   2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012  
Churches  53,502  55,826  57,850  60,273  61,818  64,017  65,961  68,225  70,188  72,144  74,299
Companies  58,775  58,707  59,887  61,352  61,361  61,700  62,430  63,800  65,157  67,078  67,669
Beginning
Membership
 12,320,844  12,894,015  13,406,554  13,936,932  14,399,072  15,115,806  15,660,347  15,921,408  16,307,880  16,923,239  17,479,890
Baptisms  953,171  966,541  1,042,510  1,032,330  1,074,938  1,011,174  1,005,720  1,030,037  1,023,882  1,109,219  1,082,654
Professions
of Faith
 27,749  25,176  28,625  25,522  32,487  29,468  27,814  25,275  26,903  29,781  31,920
Transfers In  186,150  257,620  152,753  247,996  226,333  157,875  350,604  329,699  287,369  394,100  214,130
Transfers Out  198,197  258,887  171,753  262,693  241,153  169,617  372,646  341,327  301,803  404,430  215,806
Deaths  44,021  45,069  47,211  47,360  48,558  48,982  50,917  53,077  48,573  54,916  47,780
Dropped  133,440  136,004  161,791  243,021  159,364  210,602  235,544  242,603  189,302  264,638  239,672
Missing  93,594  213,720  201,249  233,330  108,790  130,507  227,506  234,000  167,741  178,755  214,523
Total Gains  1,167,070  1,249,337  1,223,888  1,305,848  1,333,758  1,198,517  1,384,138  1,385,011  1,338,154  1,533,100  1,328,704
Total Losses  469,252  653,680  582,004  786,404  557,865  559,708  886,613  871,007  707,419  902,739  717,781
Adjustment  -124,647  -83,118  -111,506  -57,304  -59,159  -94,268  -236,464  -127,532  -15,376  -73,710  -209,322
Net Growth  573,171  512,539  530,378  462,140  716,734  544,541  261,061  386,472  615,359  556,651  401,601
Ending
Membership
 12,894,015  13,406,554  13,936,932  14,399,072  15,115,806  15,660,347  15,921,408  16,307,880  16,923,239  17,479,890  17,881,491
Growth Rate  4.65%  3.98%  3.96%  3.32%  4.98%  3.60%  1.67%  2.43%  3.77%  3.29%  2.30%
Accession Rate  7.96%  7.69%  7.99%  7.59%  7.69%  6.88%  6.60%  6.63%  6.44%  6.73%  6.38%
Death Rate  0.36%  0.35%  0.35%  0.34%  0.34%  0.32%  0.33%  0.33%  0.30%  0.32%  0.27%
Ordained
Ministers
 14,804  15,229  15,381  15,735  15,813  15,916  16,615  16,949  17,272  17,530  18,182
Licensed
Ministers
 6,439  6,625  6,138  6,220  6,638  6,724  6,425  6,492  6,765  7,226  7,099