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
Thank you to area leaders who caught the vision for this year's event and "Hope for the Hungry," and brought your students. You were part of a "God-sized" challenge to pack a never-before-attempted 50,000 meals in one afternoon to send directly to Haiti. In fact, these groups in attendance packed over 53,300 individual meals that day!
And to top it all off, 12 students gave their lives to Christ during the decision time, with 21 total commitments.
Thank you especially to the YouthQuake team of youth pastors and leaders who made this event happen, especially Ridgcrest B.C. and Pat Findley who hosted and generously supported the event. Plans are in the works to consider asking Food-Aid to bring the project back to Springfield next year with an even larger goal!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, as you have changes or additions to the list, so we can keep it current!
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 .
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!