Welcome to the Varsity Program at Gold Country Baptist Church.  We serve high school students who will turn 14 years of age on or before December 1 of each year.  The Varsity Program consists of the following components:

Sunday School

Come join us for Sunday School (8:45 to 9:45 a.m.)

Current topic:  Studying "Spiritual Disciplines with in the Church" by Donald Whitney

Sunday Nights

     –  Academic (school) year

2016-2017  program starts Sunday August 21, 2016 and ends May 21, 2017

We use the materials from  Awana Youth Ministries - Journey  for Bible study.

AWANA is an international, non–denominational, Bible-centered youth program for 3-year-olds through high school students.  The acronym AWANA comes from the first letters of the phrase, “Approved workmen are not ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15).  Our goal is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.

We study God’s Word, pray for one another, eat a great snack, fellowship together and have fun.

The Journey program includes a bible study each year:
2016-17: Journey Disciples Bible Study

Date: Friday & Saturday – March 10 & 11, 2017
Location of Fine Arts & Games - First Baptist of Fair Oaks & AwanaGames — TBD

NEW!! Online Registration requirement and online payment option

Click here to register online for the Journey Weekend - Bible Quizzing and Games competition.  Online registration is also required for leaders and parents who want to receive a T-Shirt and lunch. 

Payment of $25 can be made online with a credit/debit card or a bank draft payment.  Gold Country Baptist Church uses EFT Corporation to process payment transactions.



Friday Night, March 10th   

Fine Arts Festival begins at 6:30pm      Enter to sharpen your ministry skills or watch your friends participate!

Registration forms for the Fine Arts festival are here.   Only register for Fine Arts!  Scroll down the page & click on the Fine Arts Festival tab.

Submission Deadlines: 

Journey Tee Shirt Design: February 11, 2017
Journey Written Arts: February 25, 2017
All Other Fine Arts: March 4, 2017

  We will Register for Journey Weekend as a Team and you must also register individually through GCBC.


Saturday, March 11th

• Bible Quizzing Material Covered:

  1. All the memory verses and references from the “Gospel Wheel”, the Faith Foundation, Lessons 1.1 through 3.4 & the main verses from the Summaries.
  2. All the content from Lessons 1.1 through 3.4 of the Bible Study, meaning the Core Verse(s) & the introduction included with the passage, the Core Concepts section, including the Definition, and the Core Content (commentary in the book).
  3. The “Gospel Wheel” & “Clear and Confusing Invitations” material as listed on the web at cann/Journey%20Weekend/gospel-wheelinvitations-bible-quiz.pdf
  4. The current Bible Summaries which can be found on the web at


• AwanaGames High school students must complete the Faith Foundation to compete.


PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Saturdays, February 4,11,25 & March 4 
QUIZZING:  Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:30am     GAMES:    Saturdays: 10:30-12:00pm


Blessings, Mr. & Mrs. Balmet

Gold Country Baptist Church
1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

    –  Summer Program

June 5th – July 31st 2016 - June 5, 12, 26, July 10, 24, 31 
(No Varsity on Father’s Day, June 19th, nor July 4th Wknd 7/3, nor Family Camp Wknd 7/17?).

Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Gold Country Baptist Church
3800 N. Shingle Rd.
Shingle Springs, CA 95682


J-P Balmet
High School Pastor
Phone: (530) 350-0891