About Q

About Q

Q is a proven vehicle for building and sustaining a vision for restoring the credibility of the Christian faith in Western culture for new generations. Our long-term goal is to see the Christian faith become increasingly attractive, credible and influential in the church, our communities and the next generation.

By equipping strategically positioned Christian influencers to renew the way they believe, think and act in regard to culture, we can increase the positive and ameliorating effect Christianity has on society.

To restore Christian credibility and influence in Western society, Christian leaders in the Seven Channels of Culture (church, business, education, social sector, arts & entertainment, government and media) must recapture a biblical, three-part framework for engaging the world:

Our Lenses of Culture

  • 7 Channels of Cultural Influence

    The Seven Channels of Culture touch every citizen in a society. It is historically proven that when leaders from each channel work together toward a common goal, cultural change is possible.

  • Six Practices of the Church

    These six practices have historically guided the faithful in a myriad of ways no matter how the culture looked.

  • Current Issues

    By thoughtfully engaging current issues, we seek to address what is happening in the world and why it matters, so thoughtful leaders can engage today’s most pressing topics and difficult conversations from an informed starting point.

    Current Issues

Our Offerings

  • Q Conference

    Q Conference - An annual gathering showcasing educational talks by thought leaders and stories from change-makers that inspire and equip Christian leaders for culture-shaping conversations and opportunities in the year ahead.

  • Q Commons

    Q Commons - Local events and forums in cities, churches, and homes that encourage Christian leaders to demonstrate virtues of our faith that can positively influence their families, friends, and communities.

  • Q Union

    Q Union - Equipping student leaders on college campuses to persuade their peers of the intellectual depth and societal relevance of Christian ideas through events and chapters that engage the broader student population.

  • Q Media

    Q Media - Delivering education and inspiration to a massive network of thoughtful Christians through a robust library of Q's best digital resources, including Q Talks, podcasts, documentaries, films, online learning, and live events.

Give to Q

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Our Leadership

Gabe and Rebekah Lyons founded Q in 2007, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society. Described as “sophisticated and orthodox” by The New York Times, they convene leaders in America’s most influential cities and equip them to engage public life in winsome and thoughtful ways. Gabe is the co-author of Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme, author of The Next Christians and co-author of UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters. These books and the numerous writings and events Lyons’ hosts are credited with shaping a new imagination for how the Christian church can live faithfully and engage modern times.

Rebekah is a national speaker and bestselling author of Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose, You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are and Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning. 

Prior to launching Q, Gabe served on the team that co-founded Catalyst, the largest gathering of young church leaders in America. After seven years of leading the Catalyst movement, he recognized that there was a deep need within the American church for heightened cultural exposure and understanding, Gospel-centered critical thinking, and active collaboration among church leaders who would chart the future of the church in the West. Gabe and Rebekah’s work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, The New York Times, Fox News and USA Today. They have four children, and live in Franklin, TN.

Our Team

  • Gabe Lyons

    Founder + President

  • Rebekah Lyons


  • Rob McCloskey


  • Duncan McFadzean

    Strategic Initiatives & Finance

  • Matt Hogan

    Partnerships + Development

  • Angela Cross

    Events + Operations

  • Helen Gibson

    Content + Marketing

  • Annie Glover

    Q Fellow + Marketing

  • Grace Graves

    Q Fellow + Operations

  • Victoria Parsons

    Q Fellow + Sales & Partnerships

  • Michael Natelli

    Q Fellow + Sales & Partnerships

Q Fellows Program

Q Fellows Program

The Q Fellows Program is a 9-12 month long leadership training program for college students or recent graduates who have a strong desire to engage our cultural moment and grow in a work experience.

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