007 – Victor Somers – Socialpreneur

There are some leaders who just seem to draw us out of our comfort zone and into a fresh new reality.  Victor Somers is one of those guys.  In 2011 Victor returned to New Brunswick Canada with a passion to make a difference in a community that had been devastated by military and industry closures.  He had a dream of people’s lives being transformed by the gospel, but did anyone want to hear? 

Victor Somers is an entrepreneur.  He starts things.  He is always dreaming of what comes next.  So he did the unimaginable.  He purchased buildings.  Run down buildings.  Buildings that were emblematic of a better day in the past.  Buildings that connected with the community’s story.  People came.  They listened because Victor was leading a change in their town.  And the many who have listened have responded – and are now part of a change story that is subtly sweeping over the east side of Miramichi.

This episode is Victor’s story.  By his own admission, some of what he does makes him uncomfortable, but that’s what happens when you blaze a trail through a new frontier.  You might disagree with some of what Victor does.  My personal journey with Vic tells me that he is fine with your (or my) disagreement with him.  I can promise you but one thing.  If you will listen to his story, you will hear something that can change your life. 

Recommended resources

Here are some printed resources Victor has recommended to us:

  1. Circle Maker – Mark Batterson
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  2. The Problem of God – Mark Clark
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  3. The Nuts and Bolts of Church Planting – Aubrey Malphurs
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    US purchase: https://amzn.to/3h8QwiI

  4. Dreams in Small Places – Tom Nebel
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    US purchase: https://amzn.to/3h9PK4W

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