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Appreciation Letter for Faithful Service to Church- Resigning Associate Pastor

Dear (FIRST NAME)

“And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.”
— Jeremiah 3:15

As pastors, we take on the shepherd’s role. It’s our job to seek after the Lord so that we are fed with His knowledge and understanding in order to lead His people.

For INSERT NUMBER of years, you have helped shepherd our church. You have worked to carry out the message and wisdom of Christ to our congregation. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Thank You for Serving on Church Pastoral Search Committee

Dear (FIRST NAME),

I know there have been many hours of prayer, study, and thoughtful discussion taking place during this search for a new pastor. I know that the committee has been working hard to listen to and follow God’s leading. To serve on the committee requires one to put aside their own interests in order to spiritually discern what is right and best and God’s true calling for the church. After all, you are seeking the Lord’s guidance and direction on who it is, exactly, that He is calling to be the next pastor of CHURCH NAME. We trust that, through Christ’s leading, the committee has found/will find the right person will come to serve CHURCH NAME as our new pastor. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Invitation to Minister to Candidate for Pastor

Greetings in Christ!

On behalf of the leadership team here at (NAME OF CHURCH), I would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you to come and minister in the Word as soon as we can determine a date that works with your schedule. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Pastor Resignation – 1

Dear (Board Secretary or Chairman),

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The purpose of this letter is to inform you that I am resigning my position as Pastor of First Christian Church, and will be leaving 1 month from the date on this letter. (Use the information that is in agreement with your Constitution and By-Laws if such language exists). Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Church Resignation Letter – Pastor

I am writing you to deliver the news that as of (date), I will be stepping down from my post as pastor of Christian Life Church. I assure you that this was not an easy decision, but it is time for me to move on to the next steps in God’s plan for my life. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

It is with mixed emotions that I write this letter.  After many years of joyful service, I must annouce that I will be resigning my pastorate here at  First Christian Church.   While I have no doubt that it was God’s will for me to be here, I now believe that God is calling me to pastor at another church. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Brothers and Sisters,

The time has come for me to bid farewell to Christian Life Church.  As of (date), I will be stepping down as Worship Pastor and would like to thank you for all of the support you have provided me during my time here.  Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Dear Parishioners,

It is with sadness that I write to you today to inform you of my resignation as pastor, effective (INSERT DATE).

I have developed deep and lasting relationships with many of you and I am thankful to God for allowing me to serve you for the last (INSERT NUMBER) years. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Dear Parishioners,

It is with sadness that I write to you today to inform you of my resignation as pastor, effective (INSERT DATE).

I have developed deep and lasting relationships with many of you and I am thankful to God for allowing me to serve you for the last (INSERT NUMBER) years. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!

Brothers and Sisters,

This letter is to inform you that (date) will be my last day of service as an Associate Pastor of Christian Life Church.  While this has been a difficult decision, I am setting out to explore the rich opportunities that the Lord has blessed me with.  You have been a wonderful congregation to welcome me into your hearts and lives, providing fellowship and a sense of family.  I can only pray that my service to you has been in some way commensurate to your service to me.  Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!