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

  • 2015 Binghampton Summer staff

    From Small Town NC to Binghampton, SOS Summer Staffer Now Calls Memphis Home

    From Small Town North Carolina to Binghampton, SOS Summer Staffer Now Calls Memphis Home Interview by Jonathan King What brings a North Carolina Tar Heel grad to Memphis, TN? Recently, I sat down with Dalton Covington, who moved to Memphis just one month ago to......

  • Helpful Tips for Registering for SOS Camps

    Registration for SOS 2016 Spring and Summer Camps Opens WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 at 10:00 AM (CST)! We want you to be super well-prepared for getting on board with serving in Memphis through SOS in 2016! Please read through these tips and instructions and contact

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    Spending Ourselves on Behalf of Others

    This reflection on the paradigm-shifting book, When Helping Hurts (WHH), comes to us from SOS staff member, Emily Gluntz. “If you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your......

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    Builds is Back in Business!

    September 9th was an exciting day here at SOS with the kickoff of our second year of SOS Builds! SOS Builds is an after school program for middle school students at Lester Prep School in Binghampton. Each year Builders (SOS Builds students) have the opportunity to design......

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