Tony Merida

Christ-Centered Preaching and Teaching

6-months, Limited to 12 people

"I'll help you prepare and deliver engaging, Christ-centered sermons or lessons."

$185/month or $1000

Six Session Overview
 (over 6-months)

1) Biblical Convictions for Preaching and Teaching. In this session, we will discuss some of the essential convictions for Christ-centered exposition. We will do this by examine a variety of important texts.

Book: The Christ-Centered Expositor
Video: Foundations (2 Timothy 3:14-4:4; Nehemiah 8)
Cohort Meeting Discussion Topics: Colossians 1:24-29, and The Christ-Centered Expositor, Preaching Rhythms   

2) Marks of An Effective Expositor. Because faithful and effective preaching and teaching involves more than mechanics, this session will focus on the life and heart of the expositor.·     

Book: The Christ-Centered Expositor
Video: What and Why of Christ-Centered Exposition
Cohort Meeting Discussion Topics: Marks of an Effective Expositor

3) Message Preparation. Here we will talk about the process for message preparation.

Book: HB Charles, On Preaching
Video: Five Steps

4) Sermon Application.
This session will highlight some of the key components of engaging sermon application, concentrating on the sermon application grid in CCE.

Book: HB Charles, On Preaching
Video: Application Grid Example (1 Peter 1:13-2:3)

5) Multiplication. In the spirit of 2 Timothy 2:2, this session will talk about investing in future ministers of the word.

Book: Keller, Preaching Or Thabiti Anyabwile, The Faithful Preacher
Video: Our Aspire Program (Training program for aspiring ministers)
Cohort Meeting Discussion Topics: Total Church, Training Programs

6) Preaching and Church Planting. This session will focus on the work of church planting and the importance on leading with the Word in a church plant.

Book: Keller, Preaching Or Thabiti Anyabwile, The Faithful Preacher
Video: Lessons Learned on Church Planting
Cohort Meeting Discussion Topics: Keller Book, Church Planting Principles and Models. .

About Tony

Tony Merida is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. He’s also the Content Director for Acts 29, producing blogs, podcasts, and other resources on church planting. He serves as Dean and Professor of Preaching at Grimke Seminary.

Tony, a former seminary professor, is a visiting professor at various schools, 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.

He is happily married to Kimberly, and they have five adopted children. You can follow Tony on Twitter here. 

Who is this for?

  • Pastors

  • Preachers

  • Teachers

  • Church Planters

What do I get?

  • 6 livestream coaching sessions with Tony & your group (monthly). This will be 75 minutes of discussion and Q/A (via Zoom Meeting)

  • 6 tailored video teachings that you'll review before each coaching session. 

  • Private online community (via Slack) to collaborate with Tony and group (12 people max)

  • One-on-one coaching call with Tony

  • Optional peer-to-peer live-stream discussion each month

  • Access to video sessions, to rewatch or
    if you missed a call

What do I invest?

  • $185 / month or $1000 one-time payment. ($USD)

  • Participation on live video calls for at least 5 of 6 months

  • Engagement in ‘Slack’ online community, sharing questions, ideas, and goals

  • Purchase and read books Tony highlighted in the sessions above

The Steps

1. Apply and pay registration before the group is full (12 spots). 

2. We set you up in your online group, where you can ask questions and connect (via 

3. Start 1st video call on October 15th, growing with Tony over 6 months and becoming who God wants you to be.


Here is the group session schedule: From 11:00AM-12:15PM EST, on October 15th, November 12th, December 17th, January 14th, February 11th, March 3rd.

If you can't make a session, you will have access to a video recording. 

Don't let your ministry plateau, develop your preaching gift & apply below: 

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