Who We Are
We are a full-service virtual creative and strategy firm with a passion for bringing the vision of your church to life. We work side-by-side with Senior Pastors and creative support teams to craft ideas, develop strategies and execute custom solutions that will result in stronger teams and better weekends.
We help create unique and effective solutions that make your “impossible,” possible. We won't just identify the problem and leave you with a list of ideas; instead, we roll up our sleeves alongside you every day, with the shared goal of making your unique vision come to life through creative, effective branding and strategies.
Expertise: Naming / Identity / Brand Strategy / Content / Web Design and Development
The Project: kinectONE
The Client: Potential Church
Our work with Potential Church started with a simple conversation and a big dream. Pastor Troy Gramling wanted to create a new experience engaging people in church and leveraging technology to connect people.
The stated goal was for 300 people to express interest in kinectONE – but the interest ended up being greater than expected. Within just a few days, more than 1,200 people signed up to participate in kinectONE.
Send us a message and let us help you do your dreams!
Before The Weekend - Bridging the Gap Between Pastors and Teams, is a free e-Book from Justin Keller, former Creative Director at Woodlands Church and Founder of Circle50 Creative, and key contributors; Whitney George, Stephen Brewster, Pastor Troy Gramling and Pastor Kerry Shook.
There's a natural tension between teams and leaders, but how do we let it bring us together and not tear us apart. These raw conversations and confessions will help pastors and teams make sense of this critical relationship.
Start having better weekends and building stronger teams.
Before The Weekend will release Summer 2013, but sign up today to et your FREE copy and sneak peak posts along the way.
No Apology Policy
Remember when you were a kid and you believed you could do anything? Or when you started working in ministry and thought anything was possible? At Circle50, we never grew out of that stage; to us, not even the sky is the limit. Some might call it being overly optimistic; we just call it being ourselves.
Our philosophy is simple: optimism never needs an apology, it only needs permission. We love looking past obstacles you're facing and identify what's keeping you from experiencing the most creative and effective teams, campaigns and experiences possible.
We could show you all that we have done, but we're a little busy showing our clients what we can do instead. Don't worry, we know you will probably want to see some more work, and if you do then just shoot us an email.
For now, check out some of the kind words from our incredible clients we have the opportunity to partner with:
From Troy Gramling
The personal relationship with Justin Keller has provided me a resource for dreaming up big ideas and more importantly - bringing them to life. I can brainstorm ideas with Justin one night and trust that he's working with my teams to get them done right the next day. There's not many guys that get the heart of both the Senior Pastor and the Creative Team like Justin does.
Pastor Troy Gramling | Potential Church | Congregation 12,000+
From Kerry Shook
Justin Keller is one of the most creative and fresh thinkers I know. He brings great expertise and balance in ministry and creativity. I highly recommend him and have seen firsthand the invaluable impact he brings to any project and organization.
Pastor Kerry Shook | Woodlands Church | Congregation 18,000
From Tom Elmore
It was the ambition, strategies and creative approach of Circle50 that provided me the necessary perspective to launch Thrive Church. They think aggressively, practically and have the ability to solve problems at all levels.
Pastor Tom Elmore | Thrive Church | Congregation 800+
From Heredes Ribeiro
We've seen value in having Creative Direction from Circle Fifty in developing our teams, processes and branding solutions. It's been an efficient way for us to have access to top creative talent and solutions and we've really benefited from their expertise and fresh perspective. Circle Fifty works so closely with our team on a daily basis that they've really become part of our in-house team.
Heredes Ribeiro | Executive Pastor | Potential Church
From the Founder, Justin Keller / Virtual Creative Director
Growing up in a pastor’s home and then having the privilege to lead church creative teams for over 10 years, my passion for the mission, message and success of the local church is deeply rooted. It was through these experiences that my desire to see churches of all sizes do amazing things through their ministries. Now, I’ve turned my true passion into the creation of Circle 50, where every day I get to work alongside pastors and their teams to build and execute a unified and creative vision.
From the start, Circle50 was designed to be different. I didn't want the company to be your run-of-the-mill consultancy, coming in one day and rushing out the next. I also didn't want to simply create stunning visuals while remaining disconnected from the pastors and creative teams who live and breathe the mission every day. Instead, I pride myself in a unique, focused and passionate approach to creating and crafting unforgettable experiences and lasting relationships that support and unite teams around God’s will.
Ultimately, Circle50 is the result of your vision colliding with our creative solutions, providing complete brand experiences and stronger teams.
About Justin Keller
I am a visionary, designer, triathlete and business-savvy original who is passionate about building The Church and equipping pastors and teams. I’ve had the opportunity to work and lead alongside stellar senior pastors in churches ranging from a few hundred to nearly 20,000. Most recently I led the creative team and communication efforts for Woodlands Church in The Woodlands, Texas.
I'm blessed beyond measure to be married to the most incredible woman in the world, Anna. Together, we live in The Woodlands, Texas.
I look forward to hearing from you, talking creative strategies and helping your team become all that they are made to be. Pastors, feel free to email me directly to introduce yourselves to start the conversation about how Circle50 can help you achieve your creative goals.
Here's a look at what we can do for you and your organization. Just visit the contact page to get started working with us.
• Monthly Creative/Design Packages - For a fraction of a full-time creative staff you get access to designers, video and web expertise to finally have the visual presence you've thought you couldn't afford.
• Annual Giving Campaigns - We will equip you and your team with every design, video and strategy resource you need to experience and effective and generous giving campaign.
• Branding and Identity - Everything you need to make a lasting impression: Logo Design, Naming, Print Collateral Design, Brand Roll Out Strategy, Marketing Plans & Communication Calendars, Website Design and Development.
• Experience Design - Interior and Exterior
• Mission and Vision Strategy Consultation Sessions
• Weekly Creative & Brainstorm Sessions for Pastors and Creative Leaders
• Sermon Series Branding
• Sermon Series Bumpers
• TV Commercials
• Motion Graphics
• Video Stories
• Website Development and Design
• Event Strategy and Production
• Creative Team Culture and Staffing Sessions/Consultations