Our vision is to plant a church in Baden which will meet the needs of the growing community, and see people’s lives changed by the Gospel for the glory of God.

Planters: Nathan & Elaine Kapteyn

Both Nathan & Elaine have a strong passion for small town ministry, and a special love for the township of Wilmot. We believe that God has uniquely equipped us as a couple and we have a desire to plant a church in a rural community, that will
be centered on the Gospel, and be a tool to see the community transformed by the Gospel.


Baden: The Need at a Glance

A community of approximately 5,000 people. There are many churches nearby Baden there are not very many in the community itself.  Additionally there is significant plans to expand housing in the area, specifically in the area between Baden and New Hamburg.

Planning: From Here to There

  • Year 1 Planning = Gathering support, specifically a core group of people and sufficient donors to maintain the ministry.
  • Year 2 Planting =  finding a space to meet, goal is to start weekly meetings and fellowship among the community.
  • Year 3 Establishing = Deepen our connections to the community. expand our ministries.
  • Year 4 Growing = Continue to strengthen our ministries in the community, as well as start a Biblical counselling ministry.
  • Year 5 Building =  Aim to be financially independent as a church and have our own building as a church

How can you be involved?

The first and most important thing is to keep us in your prayers.

We recognize that prayer is going to be the most important element of this ministry. Will you partner with us in praying for the community of Baden, the people who live there, and the ministry that God has called us to? Some specific things we would covet your prayers for.

  • Pray that God would be preparing Baden, and the hearts of its people to receive a new church.
  • Pray that through this church plant we would faithfully proclaim the Gospel and see many people in Baden put their faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for Elaine and I as God prepares us for this ministry.
  • Pray that God would provide financially for the church, raising up those with generous hearts to support the ministry of FBC Baden.
Second way to get involved is to support financially.

If you would like to partner with us financially we appreciate your support! you can provide donations HERE. The page has forms that you can easily fill out and email back to FEB for both one time, and ongoing gifts. There is also a service that lets people give online. Please specify that the money is for Nathan and Elaine Baden Church Plant.

In depth details of our church plant FBC Baden Final