July 2016   
Upcoming Events


Youth Leaders Outing to Camp Barnabas
The camp will host youth leaders for a lunch and experience first-hand this ministry -- watch for details on departure time from the Springfield Office -- no cost!
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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  
  • No Network luncheons until Aug. 16!
Coming up!

Serve Springfield 2016 Report

Another great year of ministry loving and serving our city!  More than 250 students and leaders served for three days throughout Springfield, and prayed with dozens of people.  At least 12 churches joined together in this project.  Thanks to the leadership team including Micah Aubuchon, Jacob Johnson, Pat Findley, Ny McNeely. and others.  See more details and photos at #ServeSGF.

417 Youth Night with the Springfield Cardinals -- Report

Thank you to our Executive Team and their work to make the night go so well for everyone.  Over 300 teens from 20 area churches came together for worship and fellowship.  Special thanks to our singers Desiree and Brandi, who sang during the game, and to Micah Aubuchon who led us in worship!  Congrats to the winners of our drawings.  Enjoy your gifts from the Cardinals!

417 Youth Day at Whitewater, Branson Tuesday July 19

Everyone who registers through our Network contact will be able to purchase tickets for $20 for the day!  Bring your students to "splash around" with other teens from area churches.  Order your tickets by Tuesday July 12, through Brian Miller, e-mail bmiller@national heights.org, phone 417-833-4111.

"Back to School Blast" Incredible Lock-in

Friday, Sep. 30, 11 PM - 6 AM -- the "perfect" event for the busy youth leader -- register your students, get them there, and leave the night to us!  Early bird price of $25 (a $60 value for the night!) has a deadline of Monday, Sep. 26!   $5 more gets a session in the trampoline park (and we are working on a dodgeball tourney in the park)!  Details and registration at www.IncredibleFellowship.com.  A downloadable flier and sign-up for Spring Town trampoline park are available under "Info Center" above.

Reaching the Campuses

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 dlwatson143@gmail.com, 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!

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: 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!