When writing a letter to leave church, the writer should always keep in mind that they must keep a cordial tone through out the communication. Even if the reason for departing is a negative one, it is best to inform the leaders of the church in a manner in which they will issue you letters or certificates of membership. These can be useful when joining another church. Another important point to keep in mind is that you must clearly state that you do not wish to be a member of the church any more. This needs to be followed by the reason for your departure. Try to end on a positive note and mention all the good and positive achievements you have made with the congregation.
Address your letter to the head of the congregation. In most cases this is the pastor or father. Include their full name and the church address.
Include your complete name and correct mailing address.
This is an important piece of data that should never be missed from any letter.
Start of by addressing the church leader with their last name and honorary.
You should immediately state that you want to leave the church. A short reason and the date of departure should also be mentioned.
Reason for leaving
When you state the reason for leaving the church always be formal and cordial. Do not be mean and negative. Your purpose is not to embarrass or hurt the congregation.
It is always nice to mention the positive aspects of your tenure with the congregation. It finishes off your letter in a positive note.
Thank the pastor or father for their time and finish with your complete name plus a signature.