Service Over Self

Organization Type: 
Agency

Contact Information:
Drew Haltom
901-681-9044
2505 POPLAR AVE
MEMPHIS, Tennessee 38112
United States of America
Booth Number: 
719
Primary Exhibit Hall Category: 
service
Vision: 
Service Over Self exists to glorify God by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed through urban home repair camps.
Describe the types of ministry opportunities your agency will offer to Urbana 12 participants: 
Summer Urban Internships- Each summer SOS looks for approximately 45 college-age men and women with a desire to pour themselves into the lives of others as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. SOS needs people to fill construction, photo/video, administrative, and various other support positions. Each summer, close to 1,500 Jr. High and High school students and their leaders will come to SOS to serve for a one-week mission trip. With the help of these volunteers, SOS hopes to work on 45 homes in the inner city neighborhood of Memphis known as Binghampton. However, in order to do this ministry, we need summer staff to lead these groups as we do home repairs for the poor and disabled in Binghampton. To fill these summer staff positions, we are looking for devoted followers of Jesus Christ who desire to commit themselves to making disciples of all nations and peoples. Not only is SOS a ministry to high school students and homeowners of Binghampton, but also a ministry to the summer staff. We want them to leave SOS having cultivated a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, new friends and family for years to come, and with a heart devoted to reaching the poor and oppressed in the name of Christ. Year-long Urban Internships- 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. Each year we accept no more than 10 interns to participate in the SOS Academy. Our interns will gain practical, hands on experience in urban ministry. They will be discipled and equipped as followers of Christ. And they will do all of this while living in community in an urban poor neighborhood in Memphis, TN. The SOS Academy runs from September 1 – July 31.
Term of service offered: 
two months to 1 year