FYG is the 6th-12th grade student ministry at the Farmington Church of Christ. Welcome! My name is Robert Shepherd, I serve as the youth minister at the Farmington church, and I am passionate about helping young people develop a faith in Jesus that will last throughout their lives. Here you can find out some important information about what we are trying to accomplish in our youth ministry, but if you have any questions or if I can help you in any way, you can contact me via email.
BLESSED TO BLESS
Our youth group slogan is “Blessed to Bless,” which comes from Genesis 12 where God enters into a covenant relationship with a man called Abram, and tells him that he and his descendants will be blessed so they can be a blessing to others.
We realize that we are people who have been immeasurably blessed, but that God has not heaped those blessings upon us for us to keep them to ourselves—He expects us to use those blessings to bless others.
This is a key idea that we try to reinforce in FYG.
In our youth ministry, we have a lot of events and activities throughout the year, but they are each designed to help us accomplish one or more specific goals that we have for our students. Click on the images below to see a larger version (Credit and thanks to MJYG for providing the inspiration for these ministry goals).
The Youth In Family Ministry Handbook provides a comprehensive look at the way we do youth ministry at the Farmington church. Simply put, in Scripture, the task of passing faith onto the next generation is repeatedly given to two groups, the physical family and the faith family, and we try to equip these same groups to disciple our students.
In addition to sharing biblical and research-based support for what we do, the YIFM Handbook also provides our rules and expectations, as well a general calendar and descriptions of our yearly events.
This Medical Release and Behavioral Contract needs to be on file before a student can travel with us on any official FYG trip. This ensures that we have important information about your child should any need arise, and also establishes behavioral expectations.