• Welcome to Selah!

    Selah comes from the Hebrew word used for the break between the psalms. It is said to mean “pause” or “stop and listen.” We invite you to pause and create the space in your life to focus on God.
  • Church leadership

    A primary objective of Selah is to provide renewal and sustenance for church leaders–both clergy and laity. Programming specific to this population and their families is given alongside other available offerings.
  • Certificate in Spiritual Direction

    Our Spiritual Direction certificate program prepares you to walk alongside those who come to you for spiritual guidance. Prerequisites are a desire to serve as God’s instrument and a foundational life of study, prayer, and service. Apply now.
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Our Mission

The mission of Selah Center for Spiritual Formation is to promote an understanding and experience of God as love. It is to be a proponent for joining into God’s plan of being healing love in this hurting world.

Leaning Into God's Embrace is a guide for those who are beginners with contemplative prayer. Halstead offers an insightful collection of prayer forms to center your mind in a posture of listening. She also includes easy-to-use templates that leaders can use with groups seeking to explore these new ways of being with God. Her variety of prayer forms allows readers to discover how they can lean into God's loving embrace.

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Our Services:
Spiritually focused education and training

Spiritual formation.

Spiritual direction, art and worship, immersion in the Christian spiritual disciplines, listening to God, prayer, scripture, simplicity, silence and solitude.

Body spirituality and wellness.

Healthy eating, body prayer, the spirituality of taking care of one's body. Weight control.

Spiritual Direction Certification

One of our most popular trainings is our certification in spiritual direction. This is a year-long certificate course that consists of 2 week-long retreats at the beginning and end of the course as well as a year of continued education, practicum, and mentorship.

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The Communion of the Empty Hands

Posted by Jackie Halstead | April 5, 2021
I want to share with you a favorite Easter reading. It articulates the beauty of and true heart of Easter.  Today is Resurrection Sunday. My first Easter in prison. Surely the regime can’t continue to keep almost 10,000 political prisoners in its gaols! In here, it is much easier to understand how the people in the Bible felt, stripping themselves of ...READ MORE »