Despite much hype...
1.5 MILLION LEAVE SDA CHURCH IN PAST 5 YEARS
During the July 2005 SDA General Conference, Bert Haloviak, director of Archives and Statistics for the Adventist world church, made the following statement:
…nearly 1.5 million left membership during the time period 2000 to 2005. The bottom line for this quinquennium is that for every 100 accessions, more than 35 others decided to leave. That total is considerably more than the 24 subtracted for every 100 added as reported at our last session in 2000…
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