Preparing yourself physically for your trip is an essential part of the overall experience, and its benefits will extend long after you return home. While walking may seem like a natural activity that you’re already capable of, our tours involve hours of continuous walking over several days, often while carrying a daypack. This is likely different from your usual walking routine. To ensure you have a fulfilling and enjoyable trip, we recommend “training” for at least three months leading up to your departure. Engaging in regular exercise before the trip will gradually improve your fitness levels, allowing you to fully embrace the journey with enthusiasm and energy to spare. Engaging in moderate activities like walking carries minimal health risks. However, before embarking on any new exercise program, especially if you have a medical condition, are over 40 years old, are overweight, or have been inactive for a significant period, we advise you to consult with…
Helping Christians Go Deeper In Their Faith
In our high-paced lives, Selah offers experiences for Christians to go deeper in their faith through travel.
Travel opportunities including Holy Land and Bible Tours, or simply travel to a beautiful destination with like-minded people.
THE SELAH STORY
The concept of 'Selah' was birthed from Lisa Tarzia's personal experience. As the Executive Director of Selah, and formerly Mission Travel, Lisa has always been passionate about travel that transforms. Through her own journey, the 'selah-moments' she experienced were life changing. This drew her to a place where she wanted to provide opportunities for Christians to have these moments.
"Escaping from the busyness of life and making an intentional choice to stop and go deeper in faith is what I want to create. I guess it is a type of discipleship travel." says Lisa.
Selah provides these opportunities through travel to Biblical places, but also to places where God's creation makes us look to Him with awe and wonder. Custom made for the Australian Christian, the heart behind Selah is for people to grow and be transformed. Selah recruits tour leaders of excellence that can commentate and facilitate this growth.
The power of pausing and reflecting is incredible. As A.W. Tozer writes 'More spiritual progress can be made in one short moment of speechless silence in the awesome presence of God than in years of mere study.'
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Many travellers don’t consider themselves “tour people” – they prefer to do things themselves and at their own pace. There is a belief that tours are boring, herding people from place to place with no time to appreciate where you are. Whilst that can be true, we hope that is not what you experience with Selah. Each tour is customised – we don’t pump out the same itinerary for each tour. Instead, we consult with the tour leader, find out what their objectives are and what their group want to see and do. In Israel for example, many are sympathetic to the Palestinian plight and want to include time and effort into understanding better the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This can involve a home stay with a Palestinian family in the Bethlehem area, a visit to the Bethlehem Bible college or spending time at a refugee camp. Each tour is thoughtfully and carefully planned…
Sukkot is known as the “Time of Happiness” This weekend is the commencement of Sukkot. Sukkot is one of the three major festivals in Judaism, and is both an agricultural festival of thanksgiving and a commemoration of the forty-year period during which the children of Israel wandered in the desert after leaving slavery in Egypt, living in temporary shelters as they travelled. The tradition is to build a small shelter, known as a Sukkah, and spend the 7 days of the festival in it. Jews are asked to leave the material comfort of their homes, and build a structure that is imperfect, temporary and open to the elements. But the sukkah’s reminder that our existence is fragile helps us to treasure the joyous moments of life, and its outdoor location helps us focus on the beauty of God’s creation. In fact, the Sukkah has no roof – but instead is covered with greenery or bamboo,…