Today is a day I have been looking forward to for almost a year now.  Before I get into today though, let me catch you up for a moment.

In April 2013, I publicly launched Marketing Matters, a media and marketing company for churches.  We specialize in helping congregations 500-1000 in size with virtual creative staffing.  Essentially, everything a church could get from a full-time media person,they get from us for about 1/3 of the cost.  We don’t office at the church because presence doesn’t equal production in our world. We work remotely. 

Since I launched, I get calls from church leaders all the time needing help with their media and marketing.  95% of the pastors who call are well under 500 in attendance.  In fact, after some research, I found that over 85% of churches in America are under 200 people.

These pastors want help.  They desperately need help.

And while Marketing Matters is a great value and service to our current medium size church clients, it is really hard for smaller churches and church plants to justify our services with their current budget.

I absolutely hate not being able to help a church leader because of a budget constraint.  These men and women are bi-vocational,part-time, or volunteer. Some are the only staff member at their church. Yet, they desperately want to see their church grow and flourish in their community. I want to help them.

I am a bi-vocational pastor myself.  I serve as Associate Pastor of Northwood Church in Spring, TX.  I understand limited resources, juggling time between church and family, AND trying to get ready to preach or lead every week.  It’s exhausting.

Last year around this time, God begin stirring a dream in my heart. I needed to do something to help church leaders at smaller churches.  It began with an idea to create a product that truly helped.  I didn’t want it to be another flashy come and go product thatindividuals buy but never really use.  Through thinking, studying, and research I realized an important truth: the greatest products solve problems.

Pastors who called me knew media and marketing were essential to communicating the Gospel. Yet, they felt inadequate or inefficient in the area of creativity.  Many people I talked to said the creative projects they did attempt to work on literally ate their time alive.

With this in mind, I am thrilled to announce to you, Ministry Pass™.

Ministry Pass

Ministry Pass is a membership product line with compelling church content for busy church leaders.  It will help you become more efficient and effective.

Because of Ministry Pass, you will have the freedom to be a pastor, not a graphic designer.  You will have unlimited access to creative church content for your entire church.  Your weekend services, student ministry, and kids ministry can all use Ministry Pass every week.

One of my favorite features of Ministry Pass is the opportunity for your entire church to learn together.  We’ve produced age-specific content so you can speak with relevance to every demographic in your congregation.

Ministry Pass

Ministry Pass provides done-for-you resources that include sermon series (for students, adults, and children), special event packages (VBS and youth big event night materials), and weekly announcement slides. Every bundle comes with:

  • Sermon Series Guide
  • Photoshop Layers
  • Series Title Jpeg
  • Scripture/Point Jpeg
  • Facebook Cover Image
  • Facebook Timeline Image
  • Instagram Image
  • Print Ready Postcard Front
  • Bulletin Shell Cover

Ministry Pass

Ministry Pass is launching later this fall, but I do have a few more spots open for early access next week.  If you would like to be one of the first people to use Ministry Pass click this link and send me your email and I will add you to the list. I am only allowing a small group of beta users so if you want in, sign up today.

I am honored to serve church leaders wanting to make a difference in their community.

Justin Trapp



Ministry Pass Website



Justin Trapp

Founder at Ministry Pass
Husband to Tisha, Father to Shiloh and founder of Ministry Pass.
Justin Trapp