A strategic organization of the ACTS Group
An Invitation to the Party
Q Commons is a live learning experience that challenges attendees to stay curious, think well, and advance good in their communities. This year, we will be convening at Ferguson Hall, which has been a meeting place for church, business, non-profit and city leaders at Fremont Presbyterian Church in East Sacramento. The theme this year is "Create a Better Future" in which we will imagine together how we can create a better future for our neighbors, our city, our churches and our own lives.
Meet the National Speakers
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink,Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is also the co-founder of Pushkin Industries, an audio content company that produces the podcasts Revisionist History, which reconsiders things both overlooked and misunderstood.
Francis Chan is the former teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, CA. He is also the Founder and Chancellor of Eternity Bible College and author of the best-selling book, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, and Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit.
Rebekah Lyons is a national speaker and bestselling author of You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are and Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning. Alongside her husband, Gabe, she serves as co-founder of Q Ideas, a nonprofit organization that helps Christian leaders winsomely engage in culture through events such as Q Commons and Q Hosts.
Get to Know Your Local Speakers
Eric Knopf - Breaking the Rules of Company Culture
Eric Knopf is a lifelong entrepreneur and startup founder who has helped start or grow over 200 companies and ideas. Most notably, Eric is the co-founder of Webconnex – a Sacramento area tech company that makes powerful software for events and fundraising. To date, Webconnex software has been used to process over $2B in payments and is used by millions of people every month. Eric is passionate about impacting the world through equipping leaders and co-creating with God through entrepreneurship. He is married with two kids, considers himself a closet theologian, and is an adrenaline junkie with his love of motocross, surfing, and skiing.
Dena Davidson - We Can Stop Being Afraid of the Tough Questions
Dena Davidson has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Master’s degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. She serves as the Campus Life Director for Thrive School, a discipleship program for college age students in Sacramento, CA and oversees the Thrive Apologetics Conference. She's married to her favorite person, Cheyne and they are just beginning the adventure of parenting Rylee Grace. Her work involves listening deeply to the tough questions people have about Christianity. Her goal is to bridge the gap between those questions and the God that has the answers.