Welcome to 417 Youth Leaders Network Online! We have a new name and a new focus.
"TOGETHER WE CAN"....
...continues to be the catch phrase for this ministry. Working together as youth leaders, churches and organizations in the 417 region of Missouri, we can be more effective.
To unite and encourage youth leaders as we minister and equip students to impact our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
"The youth leaders network has given me the opportunity to use my gifts to serve in Kingdom work outside the scope of my church position. It is vitally important that we partner together to accomplish what we cannot do apart... I have seen dozens of students come to know the Lord as a result of the efforts of the Youth Leaders Network!"
Local Youth Minister, Springfield, MO
Just over 500 students and adults from 28 different churches and ministries gathered for worship, prayer, and then a night of fun together at 417 Youth Night (#417YouthNight)! Congrats to the student Austin Driskell from FBC Willard who threw out the first pitch, and Fred Toomey and his team from Nixa who won the "trike" race!
Thanks goes to Luke Tolley and the excellent worship team from FBC Springfield and their leadership, Micah Christopher AuBuchon and the awesome singing of "God Bless America" during the game, to the Springfield Cardinals' organization for the great arrangements and gifts for each church youth leader, and to YOUR Network Exec Team for all their work!
Serve Springfield accomplished all the goals of the team, and more! 219 students from 10 churches came together in Jesus' name to serve our city for three full days. 398 different people were prayed for in in person across Springfield, and the gospel was presented to 20 individuals! Two truckloads of food and clothing were gather for Victory Mission, and the students donated a total of 6,570 hours of service! Thank to you the leadership team who made this ministry happen: Justin Chandler, Jake Johnson, Ny McNeely, Emilee Garrison, Pat Findley, their staff, and several others who gave direction to this!
Check out the new national emphasis at http://www.accelerate.everyschool.com/ , the new app for your phone, "Every Student Every School," and the website www.everyschool.com . We are compiling a list of ministry at every Middle and Sr. High School in our region, and need your help. Watch for the posted resource list with details we need. You may e-mail the list of schools you or your minister to or "adopt" to Doug Watson, or post on our Facebook group.
Be sure to check out the list of nearly 20 discounts arranged just for youth leaders who are Contributing Members of the 417 Youth Leaders Network! Special rates and prices are offered for a variety of retailers, including restaurants, caterers, printing, t-shirts and specialty printing, amusements and games, and even a mortagage loan company!
You've got to get one of our cards and take advantage of these businesses this year! See the "Membership" and "Youth Leader Discount Card" links under the Info Center menu above!
Involvement in our area Network is always free, but for those who make a donation to become a Contributing Member, you'll receive our discount card for area retailers, including cards for your family as well! See the retailer list under Info Center above.
We also offer a voting membership to each "Contributing Member" and request your attendance at FOUR quarterly business sessions during the year to conduct 417YLN business. PLEASE consider joining us for this important position when you make your contribution!
It's SO IMPORTANT to have the support of your church, organization or individual donations to help this ministry and our Coordinator continue their effective work around our region. All donations are tax-deductable. This support helps our ministry continue to serve area youth leaders and their teens, underwrite large group events, and maintain communication and fellowship opportunities.
We now have a Credit / Debit Card option to make your membership or other donation, go to this link: https://squareup.com/market/417-youth-leaders-network. You may also send donations and special contributions to the mailing address on this page. Forms and documents for downloads concerning Membership or Church Donations can be found under the Info Center tab above. Thank you in advance for your gifts and support!