dear belle aire family,

it is with great peace but a heavy heart that i write to share with you my resignation as the minister of children at belle aire baptist church.  through scripture, circumstances, and much prayer, i am accepting the call to be the minister of children at dawson memorial baptist church in birmingham, alabama.

i want to make it clear that i was not looking to leave belle aire, and i am confident that God is calling me to this new position.  i cannot stress enough what a tough decision this has been for me.  belle aire is my home church.  it is the place where i “grew up” spiritually, and the church body that took a chance on me in ministry.  belle aire is more than my place of employment or my church–belle aire is my family!

parents, please help your children understand that i couldn’t love them more and it breaks my heart to go.  this is a choice to obey God.  although this will be a challenging time for all involved, it is also an opportunity to teach children how God leads us in our life’s journey.
i have sought God’s direction and confirmation in scripture and have received great peace in the midst of this hard decision.  while this move and transition will be difficult, i am excited about the next season God has for me in ministry.  God has laid out a plan for me and i am seeking to follow His will for my life.

my last sunday at belle aire will be may 20th.  please know that every effort has been made to help the children’s ministry run smoothly this summer (i.e. vbs, camps, sundays and wednesdays).  kelly jackson, preschool minister, will be overseeing these areas and she will need your enthusiastic support.

it has been a privilege and honor to serve under the most humble and God-fearing man i know, dean sisk.  his leadership and passion for Christ is a blessing to this church and has made a lasting impact on me throughout my spiritual journey!

what a joy it has been to serve alongside you the last 15 years.  my heart treasures each memory and moment we sought the Savior together.  thank you!

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us; to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!  Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

in faith,
danielle bell

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