What Is Q Commons?

Q Commons is a two-hour event that connects national and local leaders to neighbors and friends in your community for a conversation on how we can advance good thinking, action, and virtue in a tumultuous culture. Q Commons is known for doing more than just asserting opinions. It is known for creating a safe space where we can generate the best ideas on how to make a difference in our communities.

At Q Commons, the talks are short, TED Talks-style presentations from multiple sectors of society. The talks will be centered on this year’s theme, “The Power of We,” and will focus on how we can be leaders and engage our communities in a way that brings hope during this critical cultural moment.

Why Is It Important to Attend Q Commons 2018?

When you think of Q Commons 2018, think about a great dinner party, good food, good music, and great conversation. It’s been a while since Chase Oaks Church has hosted Q Commons, but I still remember how special that night was.

People came together from our neighborhoods, churches, schools, and businesses to engage some of our communities’ biggest challenges in a positive open-minded environment. I built relationships that night that (three years later) are still incredibly valuable to me.

Q Commons can give you a better understanding of our community and how we can come together to transform communities using our gifts and passions. It will provide encouragement and support and give you and your neighbors a voice in solving some of the most pressing issues in our culture today.

This year, the focus is all about hospitality featuring national talks from speakers like Bob Goff and local talks curated for and by the Plano, Sloan Creek (Allen/Fairview), and Woodbridge (Murphy/Wylie/Sachse) communities.

Who Are the National Speakers at Q Commons 2018?

There will be some amazing speakers at this year’s Q Commons. National speakers will include New York Times Bestselling Author Bob Goff, Author and Leadership Coach Jo Saxton, and charity: water Founder and CEO Scott Harrison.

Meet Bob Goff

New York Times Bestselling Author Bob Goff refers to himself as a “recovering lawyer” after he left his law firm (where he practiced law for 25 years) to pursue writing and speaking. With his books, Love Does and Everybody, Always, Goff has inspired millions of people to dream big and love better. He is also the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit organization that operates schools and pursues justice for children in conflict areas such as Uganda, Somalia, and Iraq.

When he is not connecting with others throughout the world, you can find him spending time with his wife, Maria, and their children.

Meet Jo Saxton

Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, leadership coach, entrepreneur, and visionary. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo Saxton has a unique perspective of leadership. She uses her unique experiences and perspectives to empower women and to help people discover their potential by seeing themselves through God’s eyes. She has authored several books, including The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For.

Aside from writing and speaking, Saxton has served on staff in multiple churches throughout the United States and United Kingdom. She is also the founder of the Ezer Collective, an initiative that empowers, equips, and invests in women leaders.

When she is not busy inspiring women and leaders around the world, she loves spending time with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters. Like you and me, she loves Starbucks and Target (but especially Target).

Meet Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison has a unique story that began when he made the radical decision to leave behind a decade of promoting nightclubs and all the vices that came with it to build a nonprofit organization that brings clean water to the world. He tells his story in his book, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and A Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World. His nonprofit, charity: water, has mobilized over one million donors around the world to fund over 28,000 water projects in 26 countries that will serve more than 8.2 million people.

Currently, Scott lives in New York City with his wife, Viktoria, son, Jackson, and daughter, Emma.

How Can I Sign Up to Attend Q Commons 2018?

You’re invited to have a seat at the table on Thursday, October 25, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. To make sure you do not miss out on this incredible event, reserve your spot at Chase Oaks Q Commons 2018. We will host Q Commons at three of our campuses: Legacy, Sloan Creek, and Woodbridge. Sign up for the community in which you live, so you can engage with your friends and neighbors.

The cost is $29 per person with discounts for students and couples. Childcare is available for $5 per child (with a maximum of $20 for four or more children).

Seating is limited on purpose to create an intimate experience. Last time we hosted Q Commons, it sold out, so be sure to register early! Cool things happen when people come together to think through and discuss the common good. I can’t wait to see you there!

Stay tuned to our blog as we reveal this year’s local speakers at Q Commons 2018. Each campus will have different speakers to help you engage in your specific community. You might even personally know some of our local speakers!