The present book is about the contribution and role of women leaders in the growth and
development of Indian Churches in general and Assemblies of God Church in particular. The
author argues that though women constitute the major precinct in the Assemblies of God
Church and are actively involved in all Church related activities and developments; their
contributions are taken lightly by the male historians. Their roles, functions and
contributions are not recorded or recognized sufficiently in the historical records and
writings of the Churches.
The author did an extensive research and brought out women pioneers and leaders who
played a pivotal role in the growth of the Indian Churches.
The author proposed some of the steps to be undertaken for a leadership development
programme for women that will empower women's leadership in the Church and Society.
1. Origin and Growth of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements in Kerala
2. The Role of Women Leaders in the Origin and Growth of the Pentecostal Movement in
3. The Status and Roles of Women in the Present Day Asemblies of God in General and
Kannur District in Particular
4. Leadership Development Programme for Women in Assemblies of God in Kannur District
Index of Subjects
Index of Authors and Leaders
Dr. Clara Mathew Shiju is a member of Christian Evangelistic
Assemblies. She hails from Kannur district in Kerala. Her theological journey started in
the year 1992. She did Bachelor of Theology from Madras Theological College under Senate
of Serampore College (University), Bachelor of Divinity from Union Biblical Seminary/New
Theological College under Senate of Serampore College (University), Master of Divinity
from Gospel For Asia Biblical Seminary (now known as Believers Church Seminary), and
Doctor of Ministry from Senate of Serampore College (University).
She served as lecturer in Bible College of Ministries, Visakhapatnam; Doon Bible
College and New Theological College, Dehradun. Her area of interest is Christian Ministry
and Church History.