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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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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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.
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.