September 2016  
Upcoming Events


See You At the Pole 2016
Annual world-wide student prayer event around flagpoles on campus 30 min. before school begins -- details at


Back 2 School Blast Lock-In
At Incredible Pizza In Spfld, 11 PM - 6 AM, featuring live band, contests, and more; must register at


Walk / 5K Run for Life
In support of the Springfield Pregnancy Care Center. Student groups are encouraged to gather sponsors for their walk or run, and/or volunteer for the day. Details at


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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. Oct. 18th Youth Leaders luncheon, 12 noon @ Classic Rock Cafe, Spfld -- RSVP requested
Coming up!

"Back to School Blast" Incredible Lock-in

Friday, Sep. 30, 11 PM - 6 AM -- featuring the outreach ministry Of Real Encounter!  We'll have a demo with BMX and motocross bikes, and a gospel presentation!  This event is the "perfect" night 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 new trampoline park!  Details and registration at  A downloadable flier and sign-up for Spring Town trampoline park are available under "Info Center" above.

Reaching the Campuses

Every Student, Every School -- Check out the national emphasis at , the app with great tools, for your phone, "Every Student Every School," and the website .  Get students involved in reaching their campus!  Use the "See You At the Pole" event in September to help them connect with other students and make a "stand" in prayer for 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, 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.

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!