Illustrations

Figures

  1. 2.1Oral theology and Christian worship 70
  2. 2.2Performance and experience 71
  3. 5.1Rituals at Ganggalah Church 135
  4. 5.2Rituals at POTS 138
  5. 5.3Rituals at Eagle Rock Community Church 143
  6. 8.1Nintiringanyi logo 198

Map

  1. 1Key Australian cities/towns xiv

Tables

  1. 3.1The research questions 86
  2. 3.2Unstructured “yarns” participant characteristics 91
  3. 3.3Semi-structured interview basic demographics 93
  4. 3.4Ethnicity of participants 93
  5. 3.5Languages spoken at home 94
  6. 3.6Participation characteristics: employment 94
  7. 4.1The Aboriginal leaders and ritual emphasis 126
  8. 5.1Church attendance 134
  9. 5.2Ganggalah order of service 136
  10. 5.3POTS order of service 139
  11. 5.4Order of service at Eagle Rock 143
  12. 5.5Values of self-determination and culture 147
  13. 5.6Cultural strategy for worship practices 150
  14. 6.1Experiencing the Spirit 159
  15. 6.2Experience of the Spirit 160
  16. 6.3Importance of communion and offering rituals 162
  17. 6.4Congregational narrative and outcomes 164
  18. 6.5Group narrative construction in congregations 174
  19. 7.1Self-reported well-being 177
  20. 7.2Other factors that improved well-being 178
  21. 7.3Definitions of worship 186
  22. 8.1List of the social engagement programs across sites 191
  23. 8.2Importance of evangelism and social justice through worship 201
  24. 8.3Godly power or Godly love 202
  25. 8.4Participation in community funerals 203
  26. 8.5Participation in fishing or hunting 203
  27. 8.6Participation in festivals or ceremonies 204
  28. 8.7Social engagement programs 205
  29. 9.1Cultural and missional strategies 211
  30. 11.1Missional imagination 257
  31. C.1Experience of the Spirit 280