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Our beliefs

What we believe at Covenant
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Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to connect people in Christ

From its inception, Covenant Methodist has been about connection. We believe that connections form through relationships we have with each other, with our community, and with Jesus.

We envision a community both connected and continually connecting in Christ.

Vision & Purpose

Community connecting in Christ

We believe in stripping away pretense and allowing ourselves to be “real” because, in this vulnerable space, a deeper and more meaningful connection develops allowing us to grow in our faith.

We commit ourselves to act as examples of Christ’s love in all of our day-to-day interactions—with our families, our neighbors, in our schools, at our workplaces, on the ballfield, in the local stores—anywhere we find ourselves. We pledge to respond to others with love, peace, forgiveness, joy, and hope. As a church, Covenant Methodist will be a partner the community can rely on to provide support, sanctuary, and partnership.

We are not perfect, but through the strength of our relationships, we walk a path towards greater holiness, sharing life with each other along the way.

Our vision extends beyond the walls of this facility. We believe that if we each endeavor to live out Christ’s love in our community, the community itself would be transformed. Inspired by our example, others may draw closer to God.

What would this transformed community look like? People could step out from behind pretense and status to be honest about their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs. They would really know, love, and care for their neighbors. The expression of love, peace, forgiveness, joy, and hope would be culturally pervasive.

 

Our Core Values

Our Core Values

Connecting

While we’re serious about our faith, you’ll find we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are warm and approachable. We love a good laugh or conversation. Covenant feels like coming home. It feels like family.

Authentic

We don’t try to pretend like we’re better than we are. Our pride is in being ourselves. We’re not perfect. We don’t have it all together, but that’s OK. We acknowledge that faith cannot grow without doubt and struggle.

Creative

Maybe it’s because we’ve been a mobile church for years, but we’re pretty good seeing opportunity instead of obstacle. Our flexibility positioned us to be one of the first churches on the ground,  serving our neighbors when Hurricane Harvey hit.

Serving

We exist “in the community, for the community.” We are not here to serve our members, but to be a beacon of God’s love in our community. We designed our facility based on community desires and have dedicated it to become a community hub.  We continue to build missions around the needs of the community, and hope to always be a partner the community can depend on.

Intergenerational

We believe that all ages benefit when we worship and serve together as a church family. Intergenerational relationships provide unique experiences and understanding.

One church – two languages

Covenant is honored to extend our ministry to both English and Spanish-speakers. We intentionally seek opportunities to foster relationships and a sense of family among people regardless of their primary language.

What do Methodists believe?

Covenant Methodist is part of the United Methodist Church. As such, our beliefs reflect traditional Wesleyan thought.

God
We understand of God as a Trinity—three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons. God is transcendent (over and beyond all that is), yet at the same time immanent (present in everything). God is omnipresent (everywhere at once), omnipotent (all-powerful), and omniscient (all-knowing). God is absolute, infinite, righteous, just, loving, merciful…and more.
Jesus
We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death, and resurrection demonstrates God’s redeeming love
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, it’s the Holy Spirit at work.
The Bible
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.
Kingdom of God
The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.
Grace—Given, not earned
Grace can be defined as the love and mercy given to us by God because God wants us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it. We read in the Letter to the Ephesians: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — not the result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Faith and Good Works

Faith and good works belong together. What we believe must be confirmed by what we do. Personal salvation must be expressed in ministry and mission in the world. We believe that Christian doctrine and Christian ethics are inseparable, that faith should inspire service. The integration of personal piety and social holiness has been a hallmark of our tradition. We affirm the biblical precept that “faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead” (James 2:17).

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832.510.4823

832.868.4575 (español)

8555 Creekside Green Drive,
The Woodlands, Texas 77389

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832.510.4823

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.