Sample Resignation Letter
A basic four paragraph church resignation letter format is outlined below as a sample.
The purpose of this letter is to inform and build goodwill. Feel free to customize this
letter to fit your situation, just always keep it simple and polite.
Dear [Recipient’s Name]
1. The Facts:
This letter serves as my resignation. My last day of employment will be [Date], two
weeks from today.
2. The How and Why: (Sample is for an opportunity for career growth.)
Leaving [Church Name] was a very difficult decision. I was recruited to this position and
I want you to know it took numerous prodding to create any interest on my part. Once I
finally took a look at this opportunity, it offered such significant career growth and
challenge that professionally speaking I could not turn it down.
3. The Thank You to Your Boss:
[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 professional and personal success
4. The Goodwill Close:
I intend to make this transition as smooth as possible. I will do my best to tie up loose
ends before I leave. Of course, I am available to help at any time. I will give you my
number so you can reach me if there is a need. I appreciated my time here and will
always speak highly of this church as an employer.