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About Q Ideas

About Q Ideas

Q Ideas 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 Christian leaders 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 Approach

Q Ideas was founded by Gabe & Rebekah Lyons in 2007 as a platform to help leaders and influencers engage culture from a biblical worldview. Today, we accomplish this mission through media and live events designed for the thoughtful Christian. The “Q” in our name stands for questions, and it comes from the belief that an informed, winsome and theologically faithful approach starts with Christians who seek to understand, learn and grow. Unfortunately, the letter Q has recently become associated with a conspiracy theory and political movement in which we have no affiliation. We existed many years before Q Anon and our work will continue well beyond it.

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

  • Culture Summit

    Culture Summit - 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 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.

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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.

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