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."

$175/month or $1000

Six Session Overview

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.


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.


3) The Theology and Philosophy of Christ-Centered Exposition (Part 1). In this session we will consider the “what” and “why” of exposition. We will define some terms, reflect on the theology that drives Christ-centered exposition, and underscore some of the benefits of doing it. We will also consider the need to make the hero of Scripture (Jesus), the hero of every message.

4) The Theology and Philosophy of Christ-Centered Exposition (Part 2). See above.

5) Message Preparation. Here we will talk about a five-step process for message preparation.

6) Delivering the Word. This talk will highlight some of the key components of engaging sermon/lesson delivery.


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.

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 your small group (monthly). This will be 75 minutes of sermon analysis (reviewing participants sermons) 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)

  • 1 60-minute video coaching call with Tony

  • Opportunity to have a sermon reviewed by Tony and group

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

What do I invest?

  • $175 / 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

  • Read books or articles Tony recommends for the sessions

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 September 13th, growing with Tony over 6 months and becoming who God wants you to be.


Here is the group session schedule: From 3-4:15PM EST, on Thursdays, Sept 13th, Oct 4th, Nov 15th, Dec 6th, Jan 17th, Feb 7th.

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

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