Welcome! We know that visiting a new church can be a little nerve-wracking. Hopefully, the information below will help you feel at ease and ready for Worship.

We look forward to seeing you!

Worship Schedule:

Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.
Youth Group & Adult Choir Practice: 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service: 7:00 p.m.

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  • Relax. You will never be put on the spot, singled-out, or embarrassed.

  • Drop off your children. Our nursery provides an exciting, quality experience for your child and run simultaneously with the worship celebration.

  • Do not feel obligated to give at offering time--the offering is for those who consider Bethel their church home. You are our guest when you visit. Enjoy yourself.

  • Please complete the new visitor information page that will be provided by a church member in order for us to get acquainted.

  • Take advantage of the notes sheet inside the bulletin. It’s yours to write on.

  • Visit a Sunday School class. We offer Sunday School classes for children through adults. Come and learn about God’s Word together with us next Sunday at 9:30 am.

  • If you have any questions, please feel free to ask anyone.

  • If you would like to talk with Pastor Jerry Slye about your spiritual walk, a burden on your heart, or anything else, you may do so after any service, or by giving him a call (830-237-4395), or by emailing him at bethelpreacher@gvtc.com.

What is our purpose?

Our purpose is twofold; to perceive God and to present God. First, with the aid of the Holy Spirit, we are to come to an understanding of who God is. “But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me…” - Jeremiah 9:24. When we are seeing God as He really is, then we are naturally compelled to present Him to anyone willing to listen.

What are services like?

Our Sunday morning worship services are best described as “traditional.” The pastor’s message is the central object of our services that include great hymns of the church, gospel songs, choral and instrumental music, scripture readings and prayer. 

What does “Bethel” mean?

The Hebrew name “Beth-el” means “House of God” and communicates a number of things. Bethel is any place a human truly perceives the God of the universe. It describes the process by which the moral image of Christ is formed in the believer. "Bethel" is also the place where Jacob first perceived God. It was here that Jacob saw a vision of a ladder between heaven and earth with angels ascending and descending upon it. This is the process which Christ desires of all men - to “ascend” to learn a new truth about God, then “descend” to build upon the foundation of what we already know to be true.