The Author

Tony Merida is pastor for preaching and vision of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. He’s also the content director for Acts 29, producing blogs, podcasts, and other resources on church planting. Tony has an extensive itinerant ministry and has written several books, including The Christ-Centered Expositor, Ordinary, Orphanology, and eight volumes in the Christ-Centered Exposition commentary series, of which he also serves as a general editor, along with Danny Akin and David Platt. He is happily married to Kimberly, and they have five adopted children. You can follow him on Twitter.

21 Ways to Care for the Fatherless

In this podcast, Tony Merida lays out the clear command from James 1:27 to look after orphans with a focus on practical ways to

Learn to Labor and Rest in Church Planting

We work hard because Christ is worthy. And we

Earth’s Largest Unreached Nation Needs Churches

The great task of making disciples of all nations

Matt Chandler to Church Planters: Be Courageous

Courage changes the way we plant churches.

What Makes Hard Places ‘Hard’?

This is what the gospel does to us: it