SOS 2024

Domestic Mission Trip

Who:  Students Exiting 8th-12th grade in 2024
What: Construction mission trip to Service Over Self
When: June 1-7, 2024
Where: Memphis, TN
Why:  To serve the community of Binghampton through construction, and grow closer to God
How Much: $300 ($50 due at registration, non-refundable)

Registration: Opening on Jan 17 at 8:30pm to Jan 24 at 8:30pm Register at

Information sheet - click here!

Service Over Self is an organization whose mission is to provide safer, warmer, and dryer homes for the people in the neighborhood of Binghampton. This is a low-income community with many families that are struggling to meet everyday, practical needs. Our role at SOS is to serve this community through a variety of home repairs including roofing, demolition, remodeling, painting, drywalling, and siding. When we arrive, we will be split up into small groups and assigned a worksite that we will be serving the entire week -- both with the physical work we will do and the relationships we will form along the way. It’s an amazing week of work, worship, and fun. It’s definitely an incredible opportunity that you won’t want to miss! We plan to leave at 11am on Saturday, June 1 and return home on Friday, June 7 around 6pm to 8pm.

Cost: The cost for this trip is $300. We are asking for $50 nonrefundable deposit upon registration and the remaining $250 must be submitted by March 10th. To ensure that we are the best stewards or our resources, registration will be open for this trip for a short period of time. Spaces are very limited, so don’t wait to sign up!

Registration: Go to to register. Registration will be open and active on January 17 at 8:30pm. If registration is full, please email  to be put on a “waiting list.” If we have extra spots, we will contact you and let you know that you have been moved from the waiting list to an officially registered participant and at that time, you will need to make a payment for the trip.

Paperwork & Meeting: We will send out paperwork to registered participants as soon as it becomes available. All completed paperwork must be submitted by May 5. We will have a mandatory mission trip meeting on May 5 at 5pm in the BCR (the day after all paperwork & payments are due). If you need a partial or full scholarship, please reach out to Mark Confer we will happily make it happen!

If you have to back out of the trip: If you can no longer attend for some reason, please let us know immediately. Your $50 initial deposit is nonrefundable. However, any additional funds that have been submitted towards your final cost will be returned in case of registration cancellation only if we have another person to fill the spot.

2024 Transformation Zone – We need YOUR help!

Transformation Zone is a local mission experience created out of a desire for students to experience missions locally and make an impact in the Central Ohio area.  For years, students have gone on mission trips, which they learned that can have the same impact in their own communities.  In 2008, a number of youth leaders joined together to create a local mission trip that would make those words a reality and since then, we’ve been doing Transformation Zone.  Our goal is equip and train students to serve in their own backyard. We are looking for three leaders to keep this awesome missions work alive in our community! For us to have Transformation Zone in 2024, we need these three positions filled by the start of T-Zone 2023 to be able to have a mission trip in 2024.

Positions Needed: 

  • (2) TWO Worksite Leaders
    • Set up sites to work with for the week (about 4-7 sites per person).
    • Keep contact with sites as we plan the year.
    • We have a good list of possible locations and their contact information.
    • Be the main contact during the week of T-Zone with your sites.

Position Filled: Mark Confer

  • Cornerstone Host
    • Create theme and logo. Find speakers for the week.
    • Contact a Christian University for camp team.
    • Room reservation at Cornerstone Church.
    • Maintain weekly schedule of events and activities for T-Zone.
    • Set up Half-Day activities at Zoombezi Bay.
    • Be the main contact for Cornerstone Church.

Position Filled: Rachel Stinemetz

 • Registration and Church Coordinator

  • Help get other churches to participate in Transformation Zone.
  • Ensure all church participants can register.
  • Be the main contact for other churches with registration needs and questions.
  • Keep track of how many attendees and that there are enough adult leaders.

What does being on the Leadership Team look like?
1) Shadowing the 2023 Transformation Leadership Team (July 9-14, 2023).
2) Being present for the 2024 Transformation Zone week (July 7-12, 2024).
3) Meet for 2 hours each month from October to June to help plan and implement all needed aspects to have a local mission trip.
4) There will be some tasks that need to be done between the meetings.
We are offering a 50% off discount for your kids if they participate in Transformation Zone if a parent is one of the leadership team members.
Questions or interested in filling one of these roles? Please contact Pastor Mark Confer at or 937-707-5690.
Thank you,
Mark Confer