Strengthen the Bond

Youth Outdoor Education Week - April/May 2024

BIND Community volunteered at Wild Life 30A Nature Adventure School. This faith based camp helps young people learn and grow in a natural outdoor setting. Tom and Kim taught insect entomology, fishing basics, and the ancient art of gyotaku fish printing.

"Dream Big" Mini Workshop - March 2024

Tom and Kim Ryan hosted a special mini-workshop for young women who are ready to launch their own business and ministry. Ashley and Sara have been partnering with us for several years. We worked together to craft mission statements and outline business plans. These women are going places!

Couples Night of Prayer & Worship - March 2024

Tom and Kim Ryan facilitated a Couples Night of Prayer & Worship in South Carolina. This event allowed a men’s small group to host a dinner to include wives and share how meeting together weekly is helping them be better at work and at home.

“Made For This” Men’s Conference - March 2024

Tom was the Featured speaker at the “Made For This” Men’s conference hosted by Chapin Presbyterian Church (SC). Tom used the BIND Community curriculum to help equip men for leading in this new season.

What People Are Saying …

“Tom did a great job. Content was relevant and understandable. His willingness to share personal struggles openly was especially helpful.”

“Tom did and excellent job. Wonderful blend of testimony & scripture.”

“Excellent delivery of a powerful message.”

Young Professionals Workshop - February 2023

Tom and Kim Ryan used the BIND Community curriculum to help young professionals navigate the challenges of new career opportunities and life changes in a post-pandemic world. We blended practical marketplace leadership practices with spiritual wisdom. We utilized tools like the ‘Gallup StrengthFinders Top 5 assessment’ and the ‘Lead. Develop. Care.’ strategies to support and edify how God has designed us.

Organically Connected Couples Retreat - May 2022

An incredible opportunity to experience rustic luxury with a focus on the organic nature of relationships, organic and sustainable farming, exquisite cuisine, and lots of outdoor fun at Juneberry in Ridge, NC.

What People Are Saying …

“Time to focus on each other was exactly what we needed! It was the perfect blend of learning, fun and togetherness.”

Strengthen the Bond Event - April 2022

Our first major fundraising event featured Grammy Award Winner Mike Farris at The Farm at Ridgeway. Catered by Southern Way, it was a must-attend event. We shared the vision of how we are Strengthening the Bond through the programs of BIND Community.

Many Thanks …

“Our thanks to everyone who joined us for this special evening. Thank you for supporting our mission to encourage one another and build one another up.” -Tom Ryan

Empty Nesters Getaway Weekend - October 2021

Our Empty Nesters getaway was an intimate weekend with our couples enjoying their new season of life. The Skybox Cabin in Wolf Laurel, NC with such beautiful mountain views added to the wonder of this time together.

What People Are Saying …

“This retreat was perfect! Thank you all so much for putting this retreat together! Retreats like this are much needed in our country today. I wish all couples could experience this.”

Young Couples Marriage Retreat - September 2021

Our retreat at Natural Bridge was a resounding success! Couples enjoyed the great food and amenities of the hotel. Our BIND sessions were candid, deep, and spirit-filled. We kayaked the cool, clear waters on the Jackson River and enjoyed local attractions. We hiked Natural Bridge and toured a local winery.

What People Are Saying …

“Overall, I felt like the sessions and conversations we had were super meaningful and rich, I just wish I had more!“

Stay Tuned! 

new retreats are in the planning stages

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