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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    Interview with Big Dog

    If you’re friends with Big Dog or follow him on Facebook, you know that he’s always up for a chat – an a lively one at that. I recently sat down with him to hear what he’s been up to so that I could give you......

  • SOS Represents at National Youth Workers

    We are always pumped to go wherever the Youth Specialties’ National Youth Workers Convention take us! This year we trucked it down to Atlanta, Georgia for a four-day conference with over 2,500 youth ministers, volunteers, pastors, and friends from all over. We actually met a......

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    SOS Community Christmas Party Dec 18

    Please join us for the… THIRD ANNUAL SOS COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY This is an event you definitely do not want to miss! We will spend time fellowshipping with one another, sing some Christmas carols, share some wonderful food, and take pictures in our photo booth.......

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    Meet a Homeowner – Ms Gladys

    In the latest installment of “Meet a Homeowner”, SOS Academy intern, Emily Gluntz, sat down with Ms Gladys whom SOS and Team Leader, Nick Stevenson, partnered with in summer 2014. Emily: SOS had the privilege of partnering with you this last year, can you share......

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