Pastor Discovers Unique Way to Witness

October 01, 2003 | Amy Schrader

"Hey, what’s that sticker mean?"

“Cool decal. What is it?”

“Is that a Bible?"

These are just some of the questions Walter Mancia, Riverside and Stevenson (Wash.) pastor, has encountered after placing a small decal on the rear window of his vehicle. The decal is simply the “new” logo of the Adventist Church, but it has very little recognition in the community much less within our own denomination.

After simply placing the decal on his window, people have been asking what it symbolizes. Mancia is proud to explain the logo and how the open Bible represents the biblical foundation of Adventist beliefs. The flame symbolizes the Holy Spirit, and the three angels of Revelation 14 circling the globe with the commission to take the gospel to the world. The cross represents the gospel of salvation and Christ’s sacrifice—the central theme of our church. (For a more complete explanation, visit

So many Adventists have asked Mancia how to obtain their own decals that he has arranged to have more made. If you would like a decal for your vehicle, contact the Riverside Church at P.O. Box 367, Washougal, WA 98671.