The Nicodemus Society

LIVE Our Focus

Intended Impact

We are focused on those Seventh-day Adventist Christians who are best positioned to reach W3s with the Gospel for one of the following reasons:

  • They are socioeconomically, educationally, or culturally similar to W3s
  • They come into contact with W3s on a regular basis even if they are not themselves inherently similar
  • For both groups, our objective is to help maximize their willingness and ability to be an effective witness to W3s in their sphere of influence

In addition, for those who are themselves similar to W3s, our objective is to help:

  • Deepen their sense of community and affiliation within the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Encourage devotion to God within the challenging context of W3 society (Matthew 19:23-24)
  • Harness the time, talents, and treasure of this group in support of the broader Seventh-day Adventist Church and its mission

Organizing Principles

We believe based on guidance from the Bible, the Spirit of Prophecy, and our personal experience that W3s are most effectively reached through personal relationships with heart-converted Christians which leads to interest in knowing Jesus Christ.

Some are especially fitted to work for the higher classes. These should seek wisdom from God to know how to reach these persons, to have not merely a casual acquaintance with them, but by personal effort and living faith to awaken them to the needs of the soul, to lead them to a knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus. (The Ministry of Healing, p. 213)

—Ellen White—

Therefore, at its core, W3 evangelism requires increasing the number, commitment, and evangelistic capability of Seventh-day Adventist Christians who have the access and ability to develop personal relationships with W3s.

Given this foundation, we hold to the following principles in organizing our efforts:

1Community & Affiliation
Strengthening the sense of community and affiliation among W3 Seventh-day Adventist Christians will help retain, motivate, and activate this group for evangelism.

2Discipleship & Equipping
Developing resources, training, and methods for discipleship and personal evangelism specific to the W3 context will help deepen their personal walk with the Lord and equip them to be more effective witnesses in their spheres of influence. This will result in more personal evangelism being conducted among W3s.

3Supporting the Church & Ministries
W3 Seventh-day Adventist Christians have talents, experiences, and resources which could be leveraged to support the church as well as W3 focused ministries. This will result in greater evangelistic impact on this world, and a greater sense of ownership and investment on the part of this group.