Our soul mission is to Connect the hearts of people to the heart of God.  We do this by intentionally building community through public worship, LifeGroups, Collide Children and Youth Ministries and events.

we believe

Found People Find People

Growing People Change

Saved People Serve People  

Life is better together.

We believe this because we believe in what the Bible says (all of it).

We believe in the Trinity; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the local church.  We believe Jesus commissioned us make disciples of all nations.  We long to disciple God’s children to live as committed Christ followers together and impact the world around us.

Our Story

Connecting Life Church began with a vision of seeing an Acts 2 church come alive.

Acts 2:42-47 (NIV)

“42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

We believe that the church is most effective as we live life outside the walls of a building and that happens as we stay connected in faith, life and ministry.

A group of committed Christ followers began meeting at the Old South Range Middle School in May of 2018.  It is exciting to see what the Lord has done as we begin a NEW journey in reaching the world with the Message of Jesus!

Meet the PASTOR

Mike Hileman Founding Pastor

Pastor Mike Hileman has been married to his wife Stacy for 19 years.  They have been residents of Salem, OH for 17 years where they raise their three daughters Rebecca, Hannah and Sarah.

Pastor Mike has served in set-apart Pastoral Ministry for nearly 20 years in and throughout Northeast Ohio.  Since being called to ministry in 2000 Mike has had a passion to see the world change as committed followers of Jesus Christ live out their faith in real, relevant and practical ways.

Connecting Life is that church!  We are a group of committed Christ Followers devoted to living lives that will impact the world around us for the glory of God.