Women’s Ministry (Sevika Sanghom)


That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God. Colossians 1:10

Blessed is she, who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

Women are vital to a healthy church. In the Bible, it was the women who stuck by Jesus as he died on the cross. It was the women who discovered that Jesus rose from the dead and told the disciples. And it was the women who faithfully served in the early church in partnership with the apostles and elders. The early church was radical in that it encouraged women to learn the Scriptures and Jesus, encouraged them to serve and help build the church, and deemed women as equal image bearers of God, with distinct roles. Horeb Women’s Ministries is focused on helping women grow more deeply in their love of Jesus, grow in their knowledge of the Bible, and get connected with one another in community with the ultimate goal of creating disciples of Jesus who make other disciples.

The Suvisesha Sevika Sangham, the women’s wing of Mar Thoma church was inaugurated in 1919, during the Maramon Convention, under the leadership of Abraham Mar Thoma Suffragan Metropolitan. The motto of the Sevika Sangham is –

‘Service and Evangelism, in the life and mission of the Mar Thoma Church’.

Every woman of the Mar Thoma Church 18 years and above is a member of the Sevika Sangham.  Much of the organization’s early growth and development can be attributed to a self-sacrificing and tireless work of a woman named, Kandamma Varghese, who travelled far and wide in India, organizing branches in parishes, doing evangelistic work among Christians and non-Christians.