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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
Regular Schedule  
  • Tue. Mar. 21st, Youth Leaders monthly luncheon at National Hghts BC; 12 noon -- RSVP requested
417 Youth Night with the Cardinals

The Springfield Cardinals will host youth groups from the 417 area again for a night of fun and connecting, Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Doors open for the pre game event in the Training Center at 5:30 PM.  Tickets are $8 each if purchased by May 1 -- $10 after that date.  Order these online at https://squareup.com/market/417-youth-leaders-network (a small fee is charged), or mail your order to the PO Box on this webpage postmarked by that date.  They may be delivered to 834 W. Batllefield, Springfield, 65807 as well -- dealine date applies. 

It is $1 brat night, and each ticket purchased received a Cardinals ball cap.  Youth leaders will be recognized, and other special events will happen throughout the game.  Bring your group for a great night of fellowship with other believers!  A flier to download is available under the "Info Center" menu above.

Reaching the Campuses

Every Student, Every School -- Check out the national emphasis at http://www.accelerate.everyschool.com/ , the app with great tools, for your phone, "Every Student Every School," and the website www.everyschool.com .  Get students involved in reaching their campus! 

We will be updating 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 dlwatson143@gmail.com, as you have changes or additions to the list, so we can keep it current!  We are working closely with the area FCA to find new ways for youth leaders to be connected on campuses!



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.

Each "Contributing Member" then automatically becomes  a voting member, and we ask for your attendance at FOUR quarterly business sessions during the year to conduct 417YLN business.  PLEASE consider this important part of your membership 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!