Service Over Self exists to glorify God by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed through urban home repair camps.

Spring Break

College students travel from all across the country to partner with inner-city homeowners in making their homes warmer, safer and drier. Through relationship building and home repair, groups are invited to participate the kingdom work of bringing renewal in our city.

Summer Camp

SOS offers Junior High and High School students the chance to sacrifice a week of their summer to immerse themselves in the inner-city of Memphis. Students partner with homeowners to serve Memphis and our Savior by repairing homes in the Binghampton and Orange Mound neighborhoods.

The Academy

The SOS Academy is a one year internship that trains and equips 19-26 year olds to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with their God in an urban context. Interns will gain practical urban ministry experience and will be discipled as followers of Jesus Christ as they live incarnationally in a low-income urban neighborhood in Memphis, TN.

SOS Builds

SOS Builds is an after school program for urban youth providing educational, character, and leadership enrichment through hands-on construction training. Through SOS Builds, urban youth will gain practical vocational skills, learn to be servant leaders, and grow as followers of Jesus.




Homes Repaired


Summer Staff


Shingles Replaced

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    SOS Spring Clean – Volunteers Needed!

    SOS Spring Clean – Volunteers Needed! This summer we will host 1,400 high school and middle school volunteers from all over the country who are coming to Memphis for one week at a time with one single purpose: to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ......

  • Shop at Kroger and Support SOS

    SOS is enrolled as a participating organization in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. You simply register your Kroger card through their website and every time you shop, Kroger will donate a portion of the total amount you spend to SOS! See below for step by......

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    Meet a Builder

    SOS Builds is well into its inaugural year. Ally, our Builds director, sat down with an SOS Builder for an interview. Robert is an all-star of SOS Builds. He participated in the one-day pilot program in the Spring of 2014 and has been a member of the inaugural......

  • What is love?

    According to Merriam-Webster, love is “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person” ( Most people would agree with this definition. In fact, our culture has embraced the idea that love is primarily a feeling we have towards someone else. We see it......

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