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 30 Years First Guest Post

    As we celebrate #sos30years we are kicking off a series of guests posts from alumni and friends of SOS. Here’s our debut post from one SOS summer staff alumnus, Kayla Rupp. My boyfriend and I were thorns in David Montague’s side that summer. He could......

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    Pray with us for Nepal & our vision trip

        I want to invite you to join us in prayer for our SOS Academy international vision trip to Nepal. Our team of eight – Philip, McKenna, Kayley, Yasmeen, Tyler, Zach, Sarah, Jonathan – leaves this Thursday morning for 13 days.   You might be......

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    Meet a Homeowner – Miss Leah

    Recently, our faithful homeowner relations staffer, Emily Gluntz, sat down with one of the homeowners we’ve had the pleasure of working with – Miss Leah. Here’s a window into their encouraging conversation. Miss Leah, we loved partnering with you this last summer and have had......

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    What did we read in 2015?

    Not everyone likes books, but I do! So, I thought it would be fun to survey the SOS staff team and see what books made to the top of their lists in 2015. I asked them: What were 3-5 of your top reads in 2015?......

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