(Name of Church leader)
(Name of Church)
(Address of Church)
Dear (Last name of leader with honorary)
It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to you today to inform you of my departure from your congregation. (Give a short reason for leaving) I will be moving to California with my family because I have accepted a new job in the state.
(State the positive experiences int he church) I have grown a lot spiritually during my 10 years with the church. Your leadership and sermons have always inspired me and helped me be better person. I have made very good friends at the church and will miss them all. (Last date of attendance) will be my last day as a member and It will be a very sad day for me.
I would appreciate it if you could recommend any churches in my new location that are similar to your church. I would appreciate your help in that matter and a letter from you confirming my attendance at your church would be appreciated.
Thanks and much Love,
(Pastor/Father full name)
(Your complete name)
I have decided to conclude my relationship with (Name of old church) church and will be moving to (Name of new Church)church in downtown. I will not be attending any more sermons with the congregation starting from (Last day at church).
I have had a lot of positive experiences over the (number of years at church) I have spent as a part of your flock. I have felt great accomplishment in the many humanitarian and Christian activities I have taken part in with the church. However, I have been sourly disappointed with the direction the church and its leaders are taking for the last few months. I do not think that I can be part of a church that is rejecting the teaching of the bible by (Clearly state the reason for leaving).
I would like you to issue me a letter that states my membership at the church to date so that I can send it to the leaders at my newly chosen church.