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.
What does that look like?
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
Covenant is …
While we’re serious about our faith, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We are warm and approachable. We love a good laugh or an interesting conversation. Covenant is like coming home, like being welcomed into the family. We live and grow together, discipling one another in faith.
We’re committed to being our real selves. 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.
We are “in the community, for the community” —a beacon of God’s love to those around us. We see opportunities instead of obstacles. Our flexibility positions us to be first on the ground, serving our neighbors. We build our missions around the needs of our community meeting them where they are. We hope to always be an entity our neighbors know they can count on.
We believe that all ages benefit when we worship and serve together as a church family. Intergenerational relationships provide unique experiences, spiritual growth, and richer understanding.
One church in two languages
Covenant is honored to extend our ministry to both English and Spanish speakers. We intentionally seek opportunities to foster relationships and create a sense of family among people regardless of their primary language.
In the fall of 2011, fourteen people sat in Pastor Jason’s living room pondering what God desired Covenant Methodist Church to become.
These pioneers envisioned a new community-based Methodist church on the southern edge of The Woodlands.
In addition, they imagined a warm and casual atmosphere where everyone would feel welcome no matter their background or life journey.
Finally, they dreamed of a place where authentic relationships would serve as the vehicle for connecting and transforming the community through the love of Christ.
With the vision in mind, they threw themselves into the hard work of planting a church. As a result of their efforts, Covenant Methodist Church officially launched as a church plant on January 8, 2012. On March 1, 2015, Covenant was chartered as an official United Methodist Church of the Texas Annual Conference and on May 6, 2018, we broke ground on our new Kuykendahl Rd. and Creekside Green Dr. facility.
Finally, our vision came to fruition on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, as we opened the doors and welcomed the community into our new Creekside facility designed as a hub for community connection.
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.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.
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).
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 Kingdom of God
The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.
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.
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).
832.510.4823 or 832.868.4575 (español)
8555 Creekside Green Drive,
The Woodlands, Texas 77389
Covenant Methodist Church