Welcome to COVkids Ministry—a safe place for kids to learn, explore, and discover who they are in Christ.

Children are important members of our church family. We want them to be part of our community, make friends of all ages, and learn about their faith. We understand, however, that big ideas can sometimes be tough for young minds. So, at Covenant, we use a step-by-step program to introduce them to “grown-up” worship.

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Infants & Toddlers

On Sundays, loving nursery care is available throughout the entire service for infants and toddlers. Our nursery staff are consistent, experienced, Safe Sanctuary trained, and background-checked so you can be sure that your little ones are in excellent hands.


Our preschool staff are background checked and Safe Sanctuary trained. They help little ones learn about God’s Word at their very own level. The stories read in preschool each week correspond to those learned by elementary students, and are accompanied by fun crafts and activities.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

We believe it’s important for kids to gradually learn to participate in “big” worship. During the sermon time, elementary kids will be dismissed and escorted to The Cove for a special time of fun, discovery, and learning. There they will gather with other students their age so they can learn about God’s word at their own pace and level.

We’re in this together

We understand that kids have different needs. If your child prefers to remain with you during worship, he or she is welcome to do so. We’ll be happy to discuss any special concerns regarding your child. We’re eager to partner with you in your child’s success at Covenant.

Your child’s safety matters to us. All COVkids staff and volunteers must comply with our Safe Sanctuary policy. Children will always be supervised by at least two unrelated adults. In addition, all adults who work with children or youth are background-checked and Safe Sanctuary certified. If you have questions about our Safe Sanctuary policies, please talk with us. We want you to feel confident in your child’s well-being at Covenant.

How check-in works

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Infants, Toddlers & Preschool
Before Service

You will check-in at the COVkids desk to receive both a printed nametag and a security tag.

Verify the phone number listed on the nametag as we will use this number to text you during service if necessary.

Place the nametag on your child’s back and keep the security tag with you for pick up.

Once checked in you are free to escort your child to his or her classroom:

Infants & Toddlers

(6 weeks – 2 year-olds)

Room 1


(3 – 5 years old)

Room 4

Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Before Service

All Kindergarten through 5th-grade children who plan to participate in COVkids MUST check in at the COVkids’ desk.

During Service

Kindergarten through 5th-grade children will start in worship with their families and will be dismissed to COVkids during the worship service.

Adult helpers will walk them to The Cove for assembly and class time.

Kindergarten through 5th-grade children will return to their families for the conclusion of the worship service.

Please ensure your child uses the restrooms in the Commons before service.  We have limited time with the children and want to make the most of our time together.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

(5 – 10 year-olds)

The Cove

After Service

Upon pick-up, show your security tag to the childcare worker.

What to expect your first time with us

First, visit our COVkids Check-In Area located just outside our main entrance. We will meet your family, check your child into our system, and walk you through how COVkids works.

Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask for the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):

  • Parent/guardian name(s)
  • Child’s name
  • Child’s birthdate
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children

Pre-register to save time

Complete registration questions prior to arrival to fast-track check-in for your child.

Meet our COVkids Directors

Amber Nicole Birkline

Amber Nicole Birkline

Children's Ministry Co-Director & Volunteer Coordinator

Amber Nicole is a native Texan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Sam Houston State University. She is honored to have the opportunity to share the word of God with the next generation and truly believes serving others is paramount. She is married to her husband Robert, and they have four children together: Skyler, Alaina, Bryce, and Caitlin.

Jen Creel

Jen Creel

Children's Ministry Co-Director

Jen has been a member of Covenant since April of 2022, when she and her husband (Covenant worship band drummer) Mike, joined the church. Prior to that, she served in the Kids Ministry at a church in Spring TX for almost 20 years. Jen has a bachelor’s degree from Marietta College in Ohio, where she majored in Radio/Television and French. She and Mike have three grown children, Becca, Alex, and Jack. Jen is thrilled to be with the kids of Covenant every Sunday. Together in COVkids they are all having fun and growing deeper in their understanding of the Bible, Jesus, and how we all fit into God’s story.

Summer events

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June 17-21

Explore the wonders of Maker Fun Factory where kids uncover their unique purpose crafted by God!

COVkids Superhero Saturday

COVkids Superhero Saturday

July 20 | 2-3:30

Step into the action and discover the extraordinary feats we can achieve with God’s help. For dads, sons, uncles, brothers

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Jumpstart 6 Overnight

Aug. 3-4

It’s time to level up and jumpstart your adventure from the Cove to THE SUMMIT in the most epic way possible. It’s the Jumpstart6 Overnight, jam-packed with fun, friends, and unforgettable memories.

Got questions?

If you have further questions or comments concerning our CovKids experience, or if you’d like to volunteer with us, simply fill out the form below.

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832.510.4823 or 832.868.4575 (español)

8555 Creekside Green Drive,
The Woodlands, Texas 77389

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832.868.4575 (español)


8555 Creekside Green Drive,
The Woodlands, Texas 77389

the connects life center

Take your next step at covenantconnects.life our connection hub and one-stop shop for life at Covenant.