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Youth Leaders Prayer & Feasting Luncheon
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Monthly fellowship lunch, free provided by Hope Church in Spfld; Prayer and Worship focus -- RSVP to or on FB event
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Welcome to 417 Youth Leaders Network Online!  We have a new name and a new focus.


...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.

Our Mission:
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

Contact Us  
417 Youth Leaders Network
P.O. Box 9893
Springfield, Missouri 65801
Phone: 417 848 0239
Email Us
Regular Schedule  
  • Youth Leaders "Prayer & Feasting" free lunch, Tue. Apr. 21, 12 noon, Hope Church, Springfield -- RSVP
417 Youth Night with the Springfield Cardinals

This annual event at Hammonds Field in Springfield will be held on Thursday, June 4.  The event begins at 5:30 with the "Praise and Prayer" event and rally for students in the Training Facility.  All pre ordered tickets can be picked up there this year.  Every youth leader bringing a group will receive a gift from the 417 YLN and the Cardinals, and we'll draw a student name to throw out the first pitch.  Youth leaders can enter a drawing to "ride the trikes" on the field during the game, and we will lead the "God Bless America" song again.  It is $1 brat night this year!

Purchase your tickets for $8 each BY MAY 18 with a credit / debit card at, or mail your check by May 18 to the YLN address above.  Call Joel at 417-597-5308 for questions on tickets.  Seats will be assigned according to the order payment is received.  A downloadable flier is available under the top menu in "Info Center."

Every Student, Every School

Check out the new national emphasis at , the new app for your phone, "Every Student Every School," and the website .  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!

Memberships, Discount Cards & Support

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:  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!