1. Express your intent of leaving the church.
  2. Inform the pastor that you have spent a lot of time arriving at your decision.
  3. State a clear reason for leaving the church.
  4. Request a confirmation that your name has been removed from the church's list of members.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I regret to inform you that I am resigning from the [church name], effective this date.

I have given this decision much thought and consideration. My pure desire to share my knowledge of the Bible urged me to join this church. However, the past couple of years made me realize that the doctrines of this church are not in line with the Bible.

I wish to be removed from the list of members of this church.

I would appreciate it if you will provide me with a written notification that you have granted my request.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Resignation letter from your church position.

Further things to consider when writing resignation letters to religious leaders

Further things to consider when writing resignation letters to religious leaders

Resignation Letters

Resignation letters are letters written to employers to announce the intent to leave a currently held position. While the main objective of a resignation letter is to inform your employer that you are leaving, you can use it to maintain a positive relationship with the recipient by leaving with a positive final impression. Though you may feel as if this is a great opportunity to say how much you hated the company, it's always in your best interest to be polite so that your professional future remains secure. A resignation letter should be sent well in advance or as required by the contract to give the recipient enough time to fill your position.

Resignation letters are formal letters, and therefore, the writing tone must be professional. State your intention to resign clearly. If appropriate, give your reasons for the same. Thank the recipient for the experience and state how this position has positively influenced your profession. While at it, resist the temptation to make negative comments unless you want the recipient to remember you as an ungrateful employee. Wrap it up with a kind note and mention that you are willing to offer any assistance needed during the transition.

Letters to Religious Leaders

Letters to religious leaders are letters written to the leaders of a religious order or any person who has the capacity to lead others in a religious event. Knowing how to address your letter to a specific religious leader can be complicated because there are so many ranks of leaders in every religious order. However, if you want to appear respectful, it is important that you follow the right protocol. Apart from when writing to his Holiness, the easiest rule of thumb and the best way to seem respectful is to start your letter as "Dear[Rank]" as in "Dear Bishop", or "Dear Vicar".

Letters to religious leaders can be formal or informal depending on the content or your relationship with the recipient. Begin your letter with the proper salutation. Clearly state the reason why you are writing. Convey your message in a clear and direct manner. Provide only the necessary information regarding the purpose of your letter. Be brief and concise and avoid filling in the recipient with irrelevant details. Use a polite and professional tone and refrain from using words that may seem inappropriate or offensive to the recipient. Wrap it up on a positive note.

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