Kym Bishop

Kym is married to Michael and they have three young children. She was born and raised in Pietermaritzburg and has served as a Methodist minister in the North-west Province, Gauteng and now here in KZN. Her passion in ministry is the local church's role in community empowerment and development and this is reflected in her leadership of our Khanyisa project and was the focus of her recent Masters studies.

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Sermons

Date Sermon Readings
Date Sermon Readings
2015-12-06 Advent 2 Malachi 3:1-7, Luke 3: 1-6
2015-11-22 Daniel Daniel 6: 10-24
2015-11-01 Noah Genesis 6:5-14, 19-22, 7:11-12, 24, 8:1-6, 15-22
2015-09-27 Simple speech Ecc 5: 1-7, Matt 5: 33-37
2015-10-11 Simple possessions Isaiah 58 : 6-12, Mark 10: 17-31
2015-09-13 Creation matters 2 Job 38: 2-15 and Romans 8: 18-27
2016-01-17 Why Jesus? 1 Col 1: 15-20, Isa 55: 1-13
2016-01-31 Why Jesus? 3 Isaiah 61:1-4, John 4:1-26
2016-02-10 Ash Wednesday Joel 2: 1-2, 12-17 and Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21
2016-01-03 Epiphany Sunday Matthew 12: 1-12, Ephesians 3: 1-12
2015-08-30 Prepare your heart Song of Songs 2:8-13, Mark 7:1-8
2015-08-16 Living by the Spirit Romans 7:14-25, 8: 1-17, 31-39
2015-08-02 The grace of God Romans 3:21-31, 4: 18-25
2015-07-05 Transforming our relationships Romans 12: 9-21, 2 Peter 1:3-11
2015-06-07 Ananias Acts 9:1-19
2015-05-24 Ruth Ruth 1:1-22
2015-05-14 Ascension day Acts 1: 1-11 Luke 24:44-53 Ephesians 1:15-23
2015-04-26 Surprised by hope 2 Colossians 1:15-20, Romans 8: 18-25
2015-05-03 Surprised by hope 3 1 Corinthians 15: 35-58
2015-02-22 Lent 1 Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1: 9-15
2015-03-08 Lent 3 Exodus 20: 1-17, John 2: 13-25
2015-03-22 Lent 5 Psalm3 51: 1-12, John 12: 20-32
2015-03-31 Holy week: Tuesday John 12: 1-8
2015-04-03 Good Friday Isaiah 53:1-13 John 19:1-30
2015-02-01 Covenant Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 15: 1-11
2016-02-14 Lent 1 Exodus 20: 1-17 , Matthew 5: 17-20
2016-02-28 Lent 3 1 Samuel 3: 1-10, Luke 11: 1-13
2016-03-06 Lent 4 Matthew 26: 26-30, Acts 16: 25-34
2016-03-13 Lent 5 Genesis 50: 14-21, Romans 3: 21-26 and Matthew 16: 13-20
2015-01-18 Eternal life now Genesis 28:10-16, John 10:1-18
2015-02-01 Covenant Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 15: 1-11
2014-10-26 Thanksgiving Habakkuk 3: 17-19, Luke 17: 11-19
2014-09-28 Living out trust Exodus 17:1-7, Matthew 21:23-32
2014-12-07 Expectation and fulfillment Isaiah 40: 1-11, Mark 1: 1-8
2014-12-21 God comes to us Luke 1: 46-55
2014-12-25 Christmas day Isaiah 52:7-10 John 1:1-14
2014-08-10 Greed Acts 5:1-11, Ecc 5:10, Lk 12:15, Heb 13:5, 2 Cor 9:6-8
2014-08-24 Pride Prov 16:18-19, Lk 18:9-14, Phil 2:1-11
2014-08-31 Gluttony Prov 23:20-21, Luke 16:19-31, Phil 3:17-19
2016-03-21 Servant Song 1 Isaiah 42: 1-9
2016-03-22 Servant Song 2 Isaiah 49: 1-7
2016-04-10 Joy Psalm 33 and Matthew 13: 44-46
2016-04-24 Anger Psalm 109; Romans 12:9-21
2016-05-08 The Book of Obadiah Obadiah 1:1-4 and Acts 1: 1-11
2016-05-22 Jude Matthew 22: 34-40, Jude 1:3-4, 17-25
2016-06-05 Salt and light Matthew 5: 1-16
2016-06-19 Sermon on the Mount 3 Matthew 5: 38-48 and 7: 1-6
2016-07-03 Sermon on the Mount 5 Matthew 6: 19-34, 7:7-12, 24-28
2016-07-31 Work Matters 2 John 4:27-42 , Luke 4: 14-21
2016-08-14 Work Matters 4 - Rest Exodus 31:12-18, Matthew 8: 18-27
2016-08-28 Fresh Water and Cisterns Jeremiah 2: 4-13 and Luke 14: 7-14
2016-09-11 A New Vision Acts 10: 1-35
2016-09-24 Jesus is Lord Acts 27: 13-35
2016-10-09 Joy in Humility Philippians 2:1-18
2016-10-23 Joy in all Circumstances Philippians 4: 3-13
2016-11-06 A Worshipping Community Psalm 133, Acts 2: 42-47
2016-11-20 Change our World Mich 6: 6-8 , Luke 10: 25-37
2016-11-27 Advent 1 Isaiah 2: 1-5, Matthew 24: 36-44
2016-12-04 Advent 2 Isaiah 11: 1-10 , Matthew 3: 1-12
2016-12-25 Christmas Day Isaiah 52:7-0 John 1: 1-14
2017-01-01 Start to a New Year Isaiah 63: 7-9, Matthew 2: 13-23
2017-01-08 The Baptism of Jesus Isaiah 42: 1-9, Matthew 3: 13-17
2017-01-22 Deeper - Fellowship Exodus 19: 1-10, Ephesians 4: 1-7, 11-16
2017-02-05 Deeper - Covenant Ezekiel 36: 24-28, Matthew 16: 24-26, 2 Cor 3: 1-6
2017-02-19 Hospitality Genesis 18: 1-15
2017-03-05 Lent - Jesus Saviour of the World Genesis 3: 1-7, Matthew 4: 1-11
2017-04-02 Lent 5 - Jesus Saviour of the World Ezekiel 37: 1-14, John 11: 1-45
2017-04-10 Holy Week Matthew 26: 36-46
2017-04-12 Holy Week - Wednesday Luke 22: 54-62
2017-05-07 Simplicity and generosity Ecc 2:10-11, Luke 12: 22-34
2017-05-21 Gratitude Habakkuk 3: 17-19 , Luke 15: 11-31
2017-06-11 The gift of friendships 1 Sam 18: 1-4 & Luke 6: 27-42
2017-07-09 Discipleship as Rest Genesis 24: 34-38.42-49, 58-67 and Matthew 11: 16-19. 25-30
2017-08-13 What we believe Romans 12: 1-2, Ephesians 2: 1-10
2017-08-27 Knowing God Exodus 1: 8-2:10, Matthew 16:13-20
2017-09-03 God Interrupted Exodus3: 1-15, Matthew 16: 21-27
2017-09-24 Lessons from the desert Exodus 16:2-15, Matthew 20:1-16
2017-10-22 The Letter to the Colossians Colossians 3: 1-17
2017-10-29 Thanks Giving 1 Samuel 7:7-13
2017-11-19 Moved to action Matthew 25: 14-30
2017-11-26 Christ the King Sunday Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24
2017-12-17 The Magi Matthew 2: 1-12
2018-01-14 Come and See 1 Sam 3: 1-9 & John 1: 43-51
2018-01-21 Would you go Jonah 3:1-5,10 & Mark 1: 14-20
2018-02-25 Life from death enesis 17: 1-7, 15-16 & Mark 8:31-38
2018-03-11 Jesus: The New Covenant Numbers 21: 4-9, John 3: 14-21
2018-03-25 Palm Sunday Mark 11: 1-11
2018-04-15 What's your next? Luke 24: 36-48 , Acts 3: 12-20
2018-04-29 Inclusive love Acts 8: 26-400, 1 John 4: 7-10
2018-05-13 Sent to the World Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26, John 17:6-9
2018-06-03 Law, Sabbath and Life Deuteronomy 5: 12-15, Mark 2: 23-3:6
2018-06-17 Scattering seeds Ezekiel 17: 22-24, Mark 4: 26-34
2018-07-01 Hope and Healing Mark 5: 21-43, Lamentations 3: 22-33
2018-09-02 A Heart Change Mark 7: 1-8,14-15,21-23 & James 1: 17-27
2018-09-16 The Surprising Life in Dying to Self Mark 8:27-38; James 3:1-12
2018-10-14 The rich young Man Hebrews 4: 12-16;Mark 10: 17-31
2018-10-28 Thanksgiving service Job 42:1-6;Mark 10:46-52
2018-11-11 The Good News 1 Kings 17: 8-16, Mark 12: 38-44
2018-11-25 Christ is King John 18: 33-38, Rev 1: 4-8
2019-01-06 Epiphany Sunday Matthew 2:1-12, Isaiah 60: 1-6
2019-02-03 The Covenant Luke 4:21-30, Jeremiah 1: 4-10
2019-02-10 Epiphany 5 Isaiah 6:1-8;Luke 5: 1-11
2019-02-24 Epiphany 7 Genesis 45: 3-11,15;Luke 6:27-38
2019-03-10 Lent 1 Deuteronomy 26:1-11;Luke 4: 1-13
2019-03-31 Lent 4 Joshua 5:9-12;Luke 15:1-3,11-32
2019-04-14 Palm Sunday Isaiah 50: 4-9, Luke 19: 28-40
2019-05-05 Easter 3 John 21: 1-19
2019-05-26 Easter 6 Acts 16: 9-15
2019-06-09 Pentecost John 14: 8-17, 25-27 & Acts 2:1-21
2019-07-07 Sent out by Jesus Luke 10: 1-11
2019-08-11 Women's Auxiliary service Genesis 15:1-6;Luke 12:32-34
2019-08-25 Justice, generosity and joy Isaiah 58:9-14;Luke 13:10-21
2019-09-08 Choose Life Deut 30:15-20, Luke 14: 25-33
2019-09-22 The shrewd manager Luke 16: 1-13
2019-10-06 Faith Lamentations 3: 19-26;Luke 17: 1-10
2019-10-20 Perseverance Genesis 32:22-31, Luke 18:1-8

Blogs

Date Blog title
Date Blog title
2015-12-13 Can Christmas still change the world?
2015-11-29 Narrative therapy
2015-11-15 The Hero book
2015-10-18 Faithbridge visitors
2015-10-04 Thanksgiving
2015-09-20 Khanyisa
2015-09-06 Creation matters
2015-08-23 Container village
2015-08-09 Midrashim
2015-07-26 Eastern Cape connections
2015-07-12 Connecting with community
2015-06-28 The privilege of education
2015-06-14 Dust
2016-01-10 Hopes and plans
2015-05-31 Marathon
2015-05-17 Connected
2015-05-10 Sunday services
2016-01-25 Life-giving service
2016-02-08 Grow through serving
2015-04-19 I was a stranger
2015-04-12 Rest
2015-03-29 Shaking the gates of hell
2015-03-15 Hands-free Mama
2015-03-01 40 Acts
2015-02-08 Strategic planning
2015-01-25 Back to school
2015-01-11 Seasons
2014-12-14 Intentional habits
2014-11-30 Advent
2014-11-16 In this house
2014-10-12 Marcia
2014-10-05 Confirmation
2014-09-21 Ordination
2014-09-14 Conference
2014-09-07 Personality and prayer
2014-08-03 Twenties
2014-07-20 Heroes
2014-07-13 Leaders meeting
2014-06-29 Buzzing
2014-06-08 Be still
2014-05-25 Group life
2014-05-11 Gifts
2014-04-27 Disciplines
2014-04-20 Resurrection
2014-04-06 The storms of life
2016-02-22 The week that was
2016-03-14 WA Annual District Meeting
2016-03-22 Palm Sunday 2016
2016-03-29 Easter Sunday 2016
2016-04-18 Liberation theology
2016-05-04 Leaders feedback
2016-05-16 Prayer and procrastination
2016-05-30 Mission news
2016-06-13 Connect and Serve
2016-06-27 Engaging with tough issues
2016-07-25 Upcoming events
2016-08-08 Diary for UMC'S Youth and Children Ministry
2016-08-22 UMC Mission Week
2016-09-05 Community news
2016-09-19 Connecting meaningfully
2016-10-03 Spring training
2016-10-17 The Peace of Wild Things
2016-10-31 Halloween
2017-01-16 Super-powers
2017-01-30 2017 plans
2017-02-13 Queue lessons
2017-03-13 Lessons from our garden
2017-04-10 To march or not to march?
2017-05-14 The Examen
2017-05-29 Aldersgate
2017-06-05 A visit to Faithbridge in the USA
2017-06-19 Making Changes
2017-07-03 News from our trip to Faithbridge
2017-08-07 Support for the journey
2017-08-21 Right choices
2017-09-12 MCSA Conference 2017
2017-09-18 Keep your Big Boots on
2017-10-09 Godly play
2017-10-16 Youth and Children at UMC
2017-11-20 Paddling around Mauritius
2017-12-04 Khanyisa 2017 year end
2018-01-08 Sea-kayaking around Marutitus
2018-02-12 Lost and found
2018-02-19 Get Connected
2018-03-05 Perspectives
2018-03-19 Heart stirrings
2018-04-03 Living as Resurrection People
2018-04-23 Teaching and learning
2018-05-08 Agents for change
2018-05-21 Togetherness
2018-06-11 Learning
2018-06-25 Resting
2018-09-11 Balancing Life
2018-09-27 Mission Week
2018-10-22 We belong
2018-11-06 What are you reading?
2018-12-03 How good are you at waiting?
2019-01-14 Listening Time
2019-01-28 Synod is coming!
2019-02-04 The Covenant
2019-03-04 Systematics
2019-03-18 A week of guided prayer
2019-04-08 Seasons in our Lives
2019-04-23 The beginning of Easter
2019-04-29 The map you make yourself
2019-05-13 And now the work begins
2019-06-03 Time to build
2019-06-18 Children and Youth
2019-07-15 Ignatius of Loyola
2019-08-19 Nkosi Bomvu High School
2019-09-16 Listening
2019-09-30 News and plans for 2020
2019-10-14 Mission Work