Napkin Sketch

At staff meeting today, we did a napkin sketch exercise.

It’s something I learned from a new friend.

We handed each staffer a napkin, a pen, and an assignment: imagine you’re in a coffee shop and want to explain what our church is all about to someone you meet there. And the napkin is the closest thing you have to a piece of paper.

Using words and pictures, describe our church experience to your new friend.

The art people created this morning ran the gamut from text heavy to text empty; from very simple to highly complex.

There was strength to the different impressions, but also weakness in that no single, clear vision unified them all. That’s something we’ll work on.

What would your napkin sketch of your church look like?