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
It's been a great Fall kickoff as youth leaders across the area lead their student and churches in ministry to the school campus. Several thousand students gathered at the Pole on Wed. Sep. 23 here in SW Missouri -- see some of the reports and pictures posted in our Facebook Group -- link here on this page. Many campuses will continue to have students meeting for prayer on campus -- be sure to see our "Campus Ministry List" in the Info Center above to help them connect to a leader or group on their campus. The Springfield area "pre" Pole event, The Stand, saw a great crowd of students gather Sunday night Sep. 20 to commit to take a stand on their campus, and a number of area events happened the night of SYATP across our area, encouraging students to grow in their commitment to Christ and reaching their friends on and off the campus!
Please use our resource under the Menu Info Center above, the "Campus Ministry List," to help you as you reach your local campuses! Please e-mail our Coordinator Doug Watson at email@example.com, as you have changes or additions to the list, so we can keep it current!
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!