Sample church resignation letters (7 samples)

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In this brief article, we will curate a list of  “ sample church resignation letters  “.

Sample 1: sample church resignation letters

“    [Church Logo or Letterhead]


[Recipient’s Name]

[Recipient’s Address]

[Recipient’s City, State Zip Code]

Dear [Recipient’s Name],

This letter serves as my resignation. My last day of employment will be [Date of Resignation], two weeks from today.

Leaving [Church Name] was a very difficult decision. I was recruited to this position and I wanted to let you know it took numerous prodding to create any interest on my part. Once I finally looked at this opportunity, it offered such significant career growth and challenge that professionally speaking I could not turn it down.

[Recipient’s Name], thank you for your mentorship and guidance over the years. You have made important contributions to my spiritual and professional development. I enjoyed working with you and wish you all the most professional and personal success possible.

I intend to make this transition as smooth as I possibly can. I will do my best to tie up loose ends before I leave. Of course, I’m available to help at any time. I will give you my number so you can reach me if there is a need or a problem. I appreciated my time here and will always speak highly of this church as an employer.


[Your Signature]

[Your Name]


Sample 2: sample church resignation letters

“   April 9, 2017

Stuart Tabac

Resurrection Catholic Church

1251 New Avenue

Townville, CA 90121

(123) 123-5555

Dear Father Tabac,

It it with my most sincere regret that I will be stepping down from my position as Worship Leader of Resurrection Catholic Church. This was an unexpected decision which was brought up by the fact that my health has been in question ever since my back surgery last year. Therefore, I will be resigning as of March 1, 2017.

As you know, my back pain has become an issue over the last few months and even more so within the past two weeks. While I wish the pain were such that I could continue serving as head of the worship team in an effective manner, however, I feel that it would be best if took my leave and focused on recovering.

It has been a great experience learning from yourself and the other members of the Church. I have not only become a better leader, but I’ve also grown as a follower of Christ. Thank you for your mentorship throughout this entire process.

Please let me know if there is anything that can be done on my part to find a suitable replacement. I will always be willing to lend a hand whenever possible.

Forever in Christ,

George Smith


Sample 3:sample church resignation letters

“    December 4, 2017

Bonnie Grant

Big City Church

44 Charles Street

Big City, NY 12000

(555) 555-5555

Dear Pastor Grant,

I have written this letter to inform you that I will be resigning from my position at Big City Church. I have made the decision to pursue a new career in entertainment where I hope to one day act on Broadway. My last day will be December 23, 2017.

My departure might come as some surprise to you as I have always been deeply committed to my position at the Church. However, I feel that at this point in my life I must take a ‘leap of faith’ and follow my dreams.

Your contributions have been appreciated and I will continue to uphold the values I have learned while serving under your leadership. You will always have a place in my heart.

Thank you once again for the opportunity.

Your friend,

Tanya Knowles


Sample 4: sample church resignation letters

“     December 12, 20XX

Mike M. Smith

The Great Commission Church

34 Parklands Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 8003

(441) 675-6677

Dear Pastor John,

Please accept this letter as my official notice for my impeding resignation from The Great Commission Church. My last day of work will be December 24, 20XX.

My decision to quit has been motivated by my plans to pursue further education. I understand you’ll find a hard time accepting my choice due to the deep relationship we have had for the last seven years, but please allow me to start my next phase in life. I believe it’s time to practice my faith and follow my dreams.

I am thankful for the experience and mentorship I have received working under you. I believe the values I have learned will be instrumental in shaping my future career.

Again, thank you for the opportunity. I wish you all the best.

Yours in the lord,

Melisa Whales


Sample 5: sample church resignation letters

“       Dear Mr. Miller,

I am writing this letter to inform you of my intentions to resign from my position as choir director at Grace of God Church. As you may be aware, my health is on the decline and a few of my family members have recently moved back into town. In order to best care for myself and my family, I believe it would be in the best interest of all parties for me to resign from my position and hand it over to a new director. My last day will be May 15, 2014, so please consider this as my two weeks’ notice of resignation.

I truly regret any inconvenience that may be caused to Grace of God Church by my resignation. I would be happy to put forth all effort in selecting a replacement or transferring responsibilities over to another member and in fact have a few qualified replacements in mind. If you would like to discuss this with me further, please contact me via phone at (555)-555-5555 or email at [email] I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as choir director and have been blessed by the support of all the members. I am sorry to leave the position behind, but look forward to having more time to put into my higher priorities. I appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Caleb Meyer

Caleb K. Meyer

Choir Director

Grace of God Church


Sample 6: sample church resignation letters


[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 –


Sample 7: sample church resignation letters

“ 100 Main Street, London, UK NW80QE | | M: |

September 1 2014

Pastor Michael Williams

First Assembly Church

100 Broadway Lane

London UK NW80QE

Dear Pastor Williams

It is with a very heavy heart that I am forced to resign my position as choir director for First Assembly Church effective two weeks from today. My husband’s transfer to Europe means that I am about to experience a whole new chapter in my life. While I am excited I am also sad to leave behind the friends I have made.

I have discussed this situation with April Anderson and she is very anxious to discuss the possibility of her taking over this position with you. I fully endorse April as she is extremely talented and a very dedicated member of the choir. Her enthusiasm for the position also makes her the ideal candidate.

I would like to thank you for everything you have done to make my life so wonderful these past few years. My husband and I will both be sad to leave and we both wanted to tell you that you have enriched our lives so very much. If you need more details or further information I can be reached by phone at 555-343-5432 until October 1 2014. You can always reach me by email at [email protected]

Sincerely Yours

Veronica R. Sherman

Sample 8: sample church resignation letters

“ Your name

Your date of birth

Your current address

The date

Member Records

50 E North Temple, Room 1372

Salt Lake City, UT 84150-5310

United States

This letter is my formal resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it is effective immediately. I hereby withdraw my consent to being treated as a member and I withdraw my consent to being subject to church rules, policies, beliefs and ‘discipline’. As I am no longer a member, I want my name permanently and completely removed from the membership rolls of the church.

I have given this matter considerable thought. I understand what you consider the ‘seriousness’ and the ‘consequences’ of my actions. I am aware that the church handbook says that my resignation “cancels the effects of baptism and confirmation, withdraws the priesthood held by a male member and revokes temple blessings” I also understand that I will be “readmitted to the church by baptism only after a thorough interview”. (quotes from the current Church Handbook of Instructions)

My resignation should be processed immediately, without any ‘waiting periods’. I am not going to be dissuaded and I am not going to change my mind.

I expect this matter to be handled promptly, with respect and with full confidentiality.

After today, the only contact I want from the church is a single letter of confirmation to let me know that I am no longer listed as a member of the church.

(you can add any comments or reasons here)


Your signature

Your name, printed

Sample 9: sample church resignation letters


Let me take this wonderful opportunity to thank my heavenly Father for the gift of life that He has given me to be a live at this hour.

Let me also thank the church management for according me the chance to serve as the chairman of the building committee for the last two years of which we have managed to come up with projects that have assisted the church to be where it is today in terms of infrastructure.

Due the illness that has persisted and made me derail in terms of executing my duties I want to request the church to relieve me from the position so that I can have humble time in nursing my body but I can remain a members for consultation purposes.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon for further guidance.

God bless you

Yours in the Lord


Chairman, building committee.

Sample 10: sample church resignation letters

“ Dear(Recipient)

Greetings in Jesus name.

I want to take this opportunity to thank our God who is in heaven for allowing me to see this day.

It is with much sadness that am writing this letter when it is needed not, as we discussed last, please accept my humble resignation from the position of church secretary. 

I want to thank the church for according me the opportunity to serve for the last 5 years and have seen myself grow not only spiritually but also in terms of relationship with others.

I praise God that within that period, the church gave me humble time and resources that assisted me execute my mandate, may God bless you all for the good chance you gave me.

I look forward to rejoining the church in the near future if any chance arises again.

Thank you and God bless you

Yours in the Lord

sis Joyce

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