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.

Why Church Planters Must Be Able to Teach

As goes the teaching, so goes the church.

21 Ways to Get Involved in Orphan Care

Adoption was never God’s plan B. It was always

The Gospel Does Not ‘Float Downstream’ from Big Cities

If we don’t intentionally give ourselves to seeing churches

Church Planting in a Politically Divided Age

How can a church remain united despite political disagreements?

The Amazing Opportunity for Church Planting in the ‘Migrant Crisis’

When it comes to the so-called migrant crisis, the