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LDS Church: Latest Numbers & Stats

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LDS Church: Latest Numbers & Stats

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Worldwide Statistics

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following report concerning the growth and status of the Church:

Growth of the Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally organized in a small log cabin in upstate New York in 1830. It took 117 years — until 1947 — for the Church to grow from the initial six members to one million. 

Total Church Membership:  15,882,417

Published Languages: 188

Congregations: 30,304

 

Missionary Program

The Church's missionary program is one of its most recognized characteristics. Mormon missionaries can be seen on the streets of hundreds of major cities in the world. 

Missionaries: 70,946

Missions: 422

Missionary Training Centers: 15

 

Humanitarian Services

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides relief and development projects for humanitarian purposes in countries all over the world. 

Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid: 189

Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries): 10,238

 

Temples

Temples are not regular places of Sunday worship for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Temples: 159

 

Education

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasizes the importance of continued secular and spiritual education 

Universities & Colleges: 4

Seminary Students Enrollment: 404,270

Institute Student Enrollment: 357,760

 

Genealogy

Genealogy is more than learning about one’s family history for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Latter-day Saints believe families can be together after this life. 

Family History Centers: 5,003

Countries with Family History Centers: 138