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Where is Baden?

Baden is a small town, just west of Kitchener/Waterloo. It was founded in 1855 and is home to around 6,000 people. It is the second largest community in the township of Wilmot, second only to the neighbouring town of New Hamburg.

Why Baden?

Baden is a rapidly growing community, with its population set to double in the next ten years. There is such a great need in Baden, and we believe God has called us to begin to fill that need.

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Our Mission:

"Introducing the hope of the Gospel into the heart of our community and the homes of its people."

Matthew 5:14-16

1..Introducing the hope of the Gospel...

The message that we have been called to share in Baden is one of hope - in spite of our sin, God sent us a saviour. Our mission is rooted in that hope, and its power to transform the lives of the people in our community.

Eph.. 2:4-5; 1 Cor. 2:1-2; Rom. 6:23; Jn. 3:16

2. Into the heart of our community...

Baden is a town with a strong sense of community. We want to be an active part of that community by showing the love of Christ in how we care for our neighbours and invest in the life of our town.

Titus 3:1-2; Matt. 5:16; Phil. 4:4-5; Jn. 13:34-35

3. And the homes of its people...

This transformation starts with intentional individual relationships. We believe in raising up spiritual leaders within our community who will join us in living on mission in Baden.

Col. 4:5-6; Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 10:14-17; Col. 1:28-29

The Kapteyn's


We are Nathan and Elaine Kapteyn. We were married in August 2020 and from the beginning we've had a passion to serve the Lord together in the local church.

We have a heart for small town ministry and since getting married God has led us on an amazing journey towards church planting. We both have a special love for the Wilmot area and we are so thankful and excited to be planting a new church in Baden.

Our Vision:

Imagine the transformation that could take place in Baden if we began to introduce the hope of the Gospel into the heart of the community and the homes of its people...

Imagine a community where...

  • The Gospel begins to impact the way the community functions.
  • As the community grows, people feel welcomed by the warmth and love of Christ through the church.

Imagine families...

  • That are built and strengthened through the power of the Gospel.
  • Where members of all ages are deeply invested in and discipled.

Imagine a church...

  • That is known for its love and investment in the community and its people.
  • That is established as a trusted pillar within the community.

Our prayer is to see the Gospel spread throughout Baden and transform our community and the lives of the people who live there.

Core Values:

As we seek to live on mission together, our core values show what we believe God has called us to, and how our mission is reflected in the life of our church.

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Gospel Centeredness

We believe that we are called to build our church on the foundation of the Gospel and teach people how the Gospel impacts every aspect of their lives.

Community Engagement

We believe that we are called to be deeply invested in our community through building authentic relationships and sharing the Gospel with our neighbours.

Multiplying Churches

We believe that we are called to be a multiplying church. We are committed to training leaders to go out and plant churches throughout our township and beyond.

Simple Hospitality

We believe the best way for us to care for our community, and build deep relationships, is through opening our homes and our lives to the people of Baden.

Deep Discipleship

We believe that we are called by Christ to make disciples and train up faithful leaders and Christ followers within our church and our community.



Our strategy to reach the community of Baden is focused on meeting the people of our town where they are, through partnerships in community events, inviting people into our homes and lives through missional communities, and regular Sunday services.

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Sunday Services

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Missional Communities

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Year 1


Our goals of what we want to see happen within the first year of our church.

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September 2022

  • Establish prayer and support team.
  • Finalize plans for the church and prepare to start recruiting.
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November 2022

  • Begin to recruit and train a launch team.
  • Develop a marketing plan and materials for the church.
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January 2023

  • Begin to meet with core team every other week.
  • Purchase equipment for services.
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March 2023

  • Begin attending community events in Baden with core team.
  • Join local community associations.
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June 2023

  • Launch first missional communities.
  • Identify a meeting place for Sunday services.
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September 2023

  • Commissioning service for Baden Central Church.
  • Launch first public Sunday services.

How Can You Be Involved?

Please pray for us:

Prayer is the most important part of our ministry. Please consider joining our prayer team by committing to pray regularly for our church and for the town of Baden. Here are some things you can pray for:

Pray for Baden:

  • That God would be preparing the hearts of the people of Baden to receive the Gospel.
  • That we would see lost people find hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the church:

  • The continued planning for Baden Central Church
  • That we would be fully supported by our launch in September 2023

Pray for our team:

Pray for the Kapteyn's:

  • That God would prepare us to lead this new church plant in Baden.
  • That God would provide a home for us in Baden.
  • That God would raise up the right people to join our team and help us plant in Baden.
  • That God would be preparing the hearts of our team to love and invest in our community.


If you would like to partner with us in this ministry, copy the link above to go to FEB Central's "donations" page to find out how.